The countdown to New Year’s Eve begins

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The giant number 16 is delivered to Times Square ahead of the annual ball drop in New York City. Angela Moore reports.

The countdown to New Year’s Eve begins


The New Year’s Eve countdown has begun in New York City.

The giant one and six have been delivered to Times Square.

The special delivery marks the first of several events leading up to the big New Year’s Eve ball drop.

SOUNDBITE: Jeffrey Strauss, president of Countdown Entertainment, saying (English):

“The crew from Landmark signs will actually bring the numerals back to the top of 1 Times Square, where they will get ready and prep them for their big day on December 31st, where they will shine right above to greet the new year.”

On New Year’s Eve, the eyes of the world will watch as the sweet 16 lights are switched on high above Times Square.

About one million revelers are expected to crowd Times Square on New Year’s Eve.. with millions more watching the celebration on TV.

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