The Ball Drop On New Year’s Eve in New York
It is a well known observation that the festive New Year’s Eve party in the beautiful city of New York is the largest and most festive celebration all over the world. Times Square, the crossroads of America, is the scene of this New Year’s eve part where millions of people gather together to witness the ball drop which is a traditional way of welcoming the New Year.
Despite having millions of visitors to the city in order to join the festivities for the New Year, billions are also watching on the television or computers all over the world, the events that are to take place at midnight. This is part of the bucket list of many people, to be there live on that day, and if you are not living in the New York area this means that you need to take a trip. So, instead of using commercial travel, why not kick that trip up a notch and charter your very own jet to get you there in style?
Chartering a jet means you don’t have to stand in line for security checks and you simply follow your own schedule. Flying in a charter jet flight is very convenient and comfortable because there is plenty of leg, head, and elbow room, and in this style you will arrive in New York to join the festivities at Times Square, the ball drop.
As early as 1904 people already started to gather in New York, but it was not until 1907 that the first ball was dropped. The first ball, decorated with a hundred 25 watts bulbs was 5 feet in diameter and was made of wood and iron. This ball weighed 700 pounds and would be the first of seven such balls redesigned throughout the years.
Today, you will see the New Year’s Eve ball all year long sitting atop One Times Square. The current New Year’s eve ball no longer uses 25 watt bulbs but is it decorated now with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and illuminated with 32,000 Philips Luxeon LEDs, and it weighs around 6 tons with a diameter of 12 feet.
Remember that this ball drop affair is actually an all evening affair that leads to the New Year. So, hours before the ball drop at midnight to welcome the New Year, you have to be there to witness the ceremony to light and raise the ball, and you can also watch live performances from entertainers before the midnight hour. To add to the fun, when the clock strikes midnight and the ball drops, one ton of confetti is dropped onto the revelers. It is a great experience to be actually there when the ball drops at midnight and cannot be compared with the experiences of those who simply watch it on TV.
With a charter flight you not only were able to attend the festivities in Times Square, you were also able to enjoy a fast and stress free flight.