As the new year approaches, New York City gets ready for its annual NYE Times Square celebration. The famous ball drop atop One Times Square has been a tradition dating back to 1906. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Times Square to experience this free and memorable event! If you are planning to join the festivities, get there early and be prepared - you'll be corralled into barricaded areas where you'll have to stay for the duration. After the ball drop in Times Square, celebrate some more at one of the hot, popular New Year's Eve parties in NYC shown below!