New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square will be virtual this year

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New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square will be a lot less exciting this year.

NEW YORK (KHON2) — New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square will be a lot less exciting this year.

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Crowds will not be allowed to gather in Times Square, and the ball drop will be virtual.

Organizers say that there will be some small, scaled-back live events that will follow social distancing guidelines.

An in-person audience of the events will be limited to a small group of honorees.

The ball has been lowered every New Year’s Eve since 1907, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts.

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