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Yes folks, the new year's eve ball is currently on display at Macy's Herald Square through December 10th.
Why, you ask? Well, it's a "new" new year's eve ball that will starts its descent from the pole of One Times Square at 11:59 p.m on the 31st of December. A brand new ball to mark the 100th birthday of the new year’s eve ball!
"It was in 1907 that the new year's eve ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square. This original ball, constructed of iron and wood and adorned with 100 25-watt light bulbs, was 5 feet in diameter." , I learned from timessquarenyc.org. I highly recommend the click if you want to learn all about the new year's eve ball history.