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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: The New Year's Eve Ball travels midway up the 77 foot tall flagpole atop 1 Times Square during the annual test December 30, 2003 in New York City. The ball will officially drop at the stroke of midnight, New Year's Eve as hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Times Square bring in 2004. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

I mean, I totally saw this coming. No one will be allowed into Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop this year.

It’s another casualty of the ongoing pandemic in New York City. Organizers of the annual event are planning a virtually enhanced celebration that everyone can take part in. The Times Square Alliance says a very small group of in-person honorees, who are socially distanced and will be the only ones to witness the ball drop in person.

We do know that the night will honor essential workers and others who have made a difference in 2020. The alliance says more details about the virtual event will be released as December 31st gets closer.

Source: USA Today

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