Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the annual Times Square Ball Drop. Nothing compares with the exhilaration of watching the fete from the streets, plus you can catch music and other performances before and after midnight. Last year's headliner was country superstar (and 2005 American Idol winner) Carrie Underwood. It's best to get to Times Square as early as possible in the day; street closures begin during the midafternoon and the choicest spots are usually filled by 3pm or earlier. For more information, visit newyearseve.nyc.