Times Square was the place to be on Monday night as millions of fans packed the iconic district and shared a moment with the world as 2013 was ushered in. The brightly lit ball came down the pole to ring in the New Year as party goers counted down the final moments of 2012. One man seen on stage moments before the ball dropped was Mayor Bloomberg who helped New York City celebrate.
“Wishing everyone a happy 2013! Whether you live here or are visiting our great city, there's no better place to be on #NYE than #NYC,” tweeted Mayor Bloomberg from his official Twitter account only moments prior to the New Year’s Eve ball dropping.
For millions watching at home braving the brisk cold in New York City wasn't an issue, but they still got to party in style. The fans watched as the entertainers took to the streets to share some holiday cheer with performances prior to the ball dropping event. After 2013 was ushered in and the ball dropped, fireworks lit up the sky and the fans got to hear the classic tunes traditionally played on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
Take a look at the video clip of New York City ringing in 2013 with the ball drop in Times Square.