To bring a feeling of celebration, are more people turning to confetti?

Dec 31, 2021
While large gatherings like the one in Times Square are being scaled back, small sales of confetti are growing for some retailers.
People write wishes on confetti that will then be dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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Make money versus stay healthy: That's the New Year's Eve choice for bars, restaurants

Dec 30, 2021
Omicron is dashing hopes for a return to normal after last year's subdued celebrations.
A closed restaurant in New York during last year's holiday season. As omicron spreads, restaurants are weighing whether to remain open for New Year's — normally one of their most profitable times.
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Ryan, Carson or Anderson?

Dec 30, 2016
TV networks vie for your attention when the ball drops.
Confetti display atop Times Square at Midnight during the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in New York City. 
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Will college football playoffs change New Year's Eve?

Dec 31, 2015
ESPN hopes people will cheer their favorite teams as well as the new year.

Making midnight a big moment in New York

Dec 31, 2015
Dropping confetti on Times Square is a true labor of love for one man.

Demand is on the New Year's Eve menu in Times Square

Dec 30, 2015
$800 per person at Bubba Gump's, anyone?

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Uber has a rockin' New Year's Eve

Jan 2, 2015
More than 100,000 ring in 2015 in an Uber as demand for service is strong.

A New Year's Eve history lesson

Dec 31, 2014
The story behind the birth of the Times Square ball.

Catching an Uber on New Year's Eve? It'll cost you

Dec 31, 2014
Uber's "surge pricing" policy means prices go up when demand is high.
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight.
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