Times Square Covered in Confetti Ahead of New Year's Celebrations

A crowd shouted “happy new year” in New York’s Times Square on December 29, during a confetti test carried out in preparation of New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Colorful confetti rained down from the Hard Rock Hotel’s marquee. On the actual night, 3,000 pounds of confetti will be released as 2022 is rung in.

Much like elsewhere around the world, New York’s celebrations have been scaled back due to COVID-19, with just 15,000 people, a quarter of the normal number, allowed to attend the Times Square shindig.

Footage posted by Silvia Gerber, who runs the Twitter account @NewYorkHoje, shows a crowd counting down before the confetti is released and dancers perform. Credit: @NewYorkHoje via Storyful

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