New Years Eve Revelers Gather In Times Square

Times Square New Year's Eve security to include NYPD drone for the first time

At the top of each hour, Hagendorf will be joined by a special guest who will talk about his or her New Year's Eve experience and Confetti Wish for the New Year and then lead the revelers in an hourly countdown. This year's event will once again be hosted by television personality Steve Harvey; actress and journalist Maria Menounos will co-host.

She says this year's rain isn't bad compared to past years, when the temperature was below freezing.

"In one of the world's most famous public squares it is fitting to celebrate free press and free speech as we reflect on where we've been during the past year and what it is we value most as a society".

Who's performing: Look out for performances from Christina Aguilera, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Post Malone, New Kids on the Block, Halsey and more.

"It was like a true state of pure bliss and unity and love, and it felt like there was no hate in the world", said Brie Dunn, 22, of NY. DirecTV Now, Hulu (with a live TV package), PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV can provide your fix. "That's what I hope for in 2019 and all the years to come".

"You have to come here in person", she said before applying lipstick and asking a stranger to take her picture on her cellphone.

Umbrellas are banned for security reasons.

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"My boyfriend's coming and he's bringing us garbage bags, so we'll put those over ourselves", said 21-year-old Annika Clary, a dancer from Vancouver, Canada, who was counting down to 2019 with her sister. Vendors charged up to $10 for ponchos that ordinarily sell for $2.

It's nearly time to ring in 2019!

The live stream will allow you to watch the whole event without having to tune into one of the networks hosting their own celebrations from Times Square. The New York Police Department continues to maintain a robust overlay of police officers to ensure the safety of the celebrators.

Rain or shine, performers will try to light up the crowd.

The organisers chose to honour press freedom and the contribution of journalists partly because of the deadly hostility that some reporters have faced this year.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi columnist for the Washington Post and USA resident, was killed inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. The other was the mass shooting in June in the newsroom of The Capital, a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, in which five employees were killed.

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