How to watch the 2024 New Year's Eve Ball Drop

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Whether it’ll just be on in the background during your epic NYE party, or watching the ball drop is your big event for the evening, watching the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square is a time-honored tradition. This year, you can catch performances from Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Janelle Monáe, NewJeans, Reneé Rapp on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, enjoy Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen’s commentary on CNN’s New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen! ring in the new year country-style with New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash! on CBS or stream the ball drop live for free on TimesSquareNYC.org.

Are you ready to welcome in 2024? Here’s how to watch the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

How to watch the NYE Ball Drop 2023

You can catch the 2023 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop to usher in 2024 on multiple channels, it all depends on which hosts you’d like to watch:

You can catch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024 on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. You may have ABC free over the air as a local channel. If not, you can get ABC through a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, Fubo or Hulu's Live TV tier.

There’s also New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen! airing on CNN on Dec. 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST. If you don't have cable you can catch Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on CNN through a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, Fubo or Hulu's Live TV tier.

Plus, you can watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash! hosted by Elle King and Rachel Smith on CBS on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET. If you don't already have CBS free as a local channel, you can get it through Paramount+'s premium Showtime plan, an old school TV antenna or a live TV streaming service.

How to watch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

(Sling)

Starting at just $22.50 for your first month, Sling TV's Blue tier offers access to local channels like ABC, CBS and CNN, plus 39 more news and entertainment channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage.

$22.50 for your first month at Sling

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Watch local channels like ABC and CBS

Fubo TV

Watch ABC, CNN, CBS and more

How to watch New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen!

(Sling)

Starting at just $22.50 for your first month, Sling TV's Blue tier offers access to local channels like ABC, CBS and CNN, plus 39 more news and entertainment channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage.

$22.50 for your first month at Sling

Fubo TV

Watch ABC, CNN, CBS and more

How to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash!

(Paramount)

Paramount+ has two tiers available: a $6/month ad-supported tier and a $12/month ad-free premium tier that includes Showtime and live access to your local CBS channel. Paramount+ offers a host of live sports, hit shows and new and classic movies. Unlike a lot of other streaming services these days, Paramount+ still offers a one-week free trial — so new subscribers can sign up to check out the Paramount+ library totally free for seven days.

$11.99/month at Paramount+

Sling TV Blue

Watch ABC, CBS, CNN and more

Fubo TV

Watch ABC, CNN, CBS and more

Where to watch the 2024 NYE ball drop for free:

There will also be a commercial-free webcast of the 2024 Times Square NYE ball drop (and all the performances preceding it) available on Times Square's official website, TimesSquareNYC.org, starting at 6 p.m. ET on December 31.

The webcast will be hosted by Jonathan Bennett and Jeremy Hassell, and will feature musical performances by Paul Anka and Flo Rida; a Chinese cultural performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association; and special guests pushing the crystal button that signals the Ball Drop.

How to watch the 2024 New Year's Eve Ball Drop in person

You can catch the 2024 New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop in, of course, NYC’s Times Square. So if you happen to be in Manhattan on Dec. 31 and want to watch the ball drop in-person you can join the crowd in Times Square for free.

Who is performing at the New Year’s Eve ball drop this year?

This New Year’s Eve, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest will have performances by Aqua, Doechii, Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Janelle Monáe, Loud Luxury x Two Friends with Bebe Rexha, Ludacris, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Paul Russell, Reneé Rapp with Coco Jones, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Post Malone NewJeans and more.

The free Times Square webcast will feature performances from Flo Rida and Sage the Gemini and Paul Anka.

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