I've been asked this several times today, so I thought it would be worth posting about. If you're looking for a way to experience the New York City New Years Eve experience, you can do so online through live streaming video. Now you can watch the Times Square ball drop live on your PC, Mac, smart phone, or tablet.

The most popular feed appears to be from Livestream (I've found several prominent sites with this stream embedded, like TimesSquareNYC.org). It's already live, and you can see it right here if you want...

Watch The Times Square Ball Drop Live Online

Some of those people in Times Square are partying like it's midnight already, and it's still several hours away. I can't even imagine how cold they're going to be by the end of the night. But it definitely looks like a once in a lifetime experience--one that we can now share thanks to the power of online video. Pretty cool.

Lady Gaga somehow grabbed the honor of pushing the button to make the ball drop, which will probably help lure some of her fans to watch that might not otherwise.

But for many folks, they won't care what celebrities show; it's just not New Year's until that ball drops. Everyone have a great New Year's Eve celebration and be safe. We'll see you again tomorrow in 2012.

  • Jennifer P Best

    Wish the stream would run since TV no longer works via airwaves. :( Ah well. Playing RISK (Lara), eating gingerbread (Julia) and enjoy a fun family-home evening with Prairie Home Companion playing a late-night New Year's Eve special. Radio trumps TV and internet - again! :) Happy New Years, ALL! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768752669 Rich Owen

      Happy New Year, Jennifer!

  • Marcelo Asceta

    Happy new year East Coast!

  • Kayla Introne Semple

    I use to like like that song (MURREDER!)

  • Sam Alfonz Koohripali

    The worlds going to end in an hour! EVERYONE REPENT BEFORE ITS TO LATE! THE RAPTURE IS COMING! FARAM.............

  • Cassie Beck

    watching the ball drop live on the internet!

  • Lee Mayo

    Happy New Years!

  • Kimberlee Benson

    I'm Really excited I found this for the family! we don't have Cable or Satelite..can't afford it... Thanks for whoever posted this! Really appreciate it! :)

  • Ed Hildebrand

    Nice way to bring in the new year! in the comfort of my living room....avoid all the screaming, bumping, pushing, shoving, language, rudeness, kicking, spiting, lewdness, traffic, parking, headaches, etc.etc.etc.

  • Jaafer Sadi Saad

    happy fuckin new years every one on earth.

  • Elaine O’Rourke

    watchin the ball drop happy new year to all and to all a good night lol.

  • Karrah Schlenkerman

    watchin the ball drop live online tonight thanks to this awesome stream! I don't have any regular tv!

    • Dawn Samantha Russo

      neither do I! will be tuning into timessquarenyc.com for the ball drop!

  • Ed Mann


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000281074148 David McBurrows

    IN NewYork watching the ball Drop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000515209825 Campbell Smith

    Yeah! Watchin the ball drop live online thx 2 amazin streaming! YEAHH GO FOR THE WEBSITE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597390115 Iden Sunrise

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600377177 Toby Kvalvik

    get shit faced. ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1273507589 Richard W Hutchings

    Happy New Year everybody.

    • Kimberlee Benson

      Happy new year world!!! Soon to hit 2012 in 2 hours :)