What You Need to Know About the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop This Year
Like many NYC holiday traditions, the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop 2021 is closed to the public but will air on TV specials, a livestream, and an app to help families celebrate.
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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021
Where to watch: ABC, Dec. 31, 8pm EST
Hosted by: Ryan Seacrest, Lucy Hale, Billy Porter, and Ciara, with Jesse James Decker as Powerball correspondent
Performers and guests: Jennifer Lopez will headline, with performances by Nelly, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, and Jimmie Allen
NBC's New Year's Eve 2021
Where to watch: NBC, Dec. 31, 10pm-12:30am
Hosted by: Carson Daly, with Amber Ruffin and Stephen ‘tWitch” Boss as co-hosts
Performers and guests: AJR, Busta Rhymes, Chloe X Halle, Jason Derulo, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Pentatonix, Kylie Minogue, and Goo Goo Dolls
New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast of 2021
Where to watch: Fox, Dec. 31, 8-10pm and 11pm-12:30am
Hosted by: Ken Jeong and Joel McHale
Performers and guests: Additional guest appearances and musical guests to be announced.
New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Where to watch: CNN, Dec. 31, 8pm
Hosted by: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Performers and guests: John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls ,and Jon Bon Jovi
Livestream on Your Computer
Where to watch: You can watch the commercial-free webcast below, Dec. 31, 6pm
Hosted by: Jonathan Bennett
Performers and guests: Gloria Gaynor and Heroes of 2020, with more to be announced
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