Official Times Square New Year’s Eve Event Lineup Announced! Chelsea Cutler and JVKE to Lead Musical Lineup for Live!
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, have announced the official Times Square New Year’s Eve event lineup, which will feature live performances by Chelsea Cutler, JVKE, Jax, Ava Max, J-Hope, Osmani Garcia, New Edition, Sech, and Duran Duran, as well as an array of special activities and appearances that will happen throughout the evening.
The international celebration will build in excitement with hourly countdowns leading to the iconic Ball Drop when the Mayor of the City of New York, Eric Adams will push the Waterford Crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball and lead the 60 second countdown to midnight.
The ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM ET with the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square. This will be followed by a stunning performance from Hong Kong titled “Fusion, Motion, Inspiration – Hong Kong Rocks!”, presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA).
Returning as the evening’s host is actor and beloved TV personality Jonathan Bennett, star and Executive Producer of the Hallmark Holiday film “The Holiday Sitter,” star of the 2004 film, “Mean Girls,” and host of the Food Network’s top-rated “Cake Wars,” “Halloween Wars,” and “Holiday Wars.” Bennett will be joined by co-host Jeremy Hassell, an experienced live events and celebrity interview host, who most recently was with Regal Cinemas. Hassell has been a part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration since 2016.
For 118 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year’s Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year.
How to Watch
The Times Square 2023 Webcast will begin at 6 p.m. ET on December 31, 2022 and end at 12:15 a.m. ET on January 1, 2023. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, LiveStream.com/2023 and TimesSquareBall.net.