Times Square prepares to ring in the new year

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Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and people from all over are eager to gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop as they ring in the new year. 

Organizers completed preparations for the New Year’s Eve ball drop on December 30th in New York City, testing the ball’s progress up and down the pole as well as its lighting display. 

The ball will drop down a 130 foot pole in the middle of Times Square precisely at midnight on January 1st, ushering in 2018. 

This New Year’s Eve will mark the 18th consecutive year that Philip’s Lighting has facilitated the ball drop, though 11 years ago the company replaced the light bulbs with more energy-efficient led technology. 

Organizers are also warning event-goers to dress accordingly as temperatures will only be in the teens. 

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