Times Square in New York will once again fill with revelers ringing in the New Year on December 31.
Times Square in New York will welcome fully vaccinated revelers again this New Years Eve on December 31. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced it and said Times Square will be open for celebrations this New Years Eve, but only to fully vaccinated revelers. .
He said, “We are proud to announce the wonderful Times Square celebration, the ball drop, everything, the comeback, as we love it.” “Hundreds of thousands of people out there to celebrate, we can finally get together. It’s going to be amazing, it’s going to be a joy for the city.”
The mayor stressed that New York City is working with health officials to ensure the event is safe. According to reports, participants will be required to present valid photo ID and also provide proof of vaccination.
Appearing virtually at a press briefing, Tom Harris, the president of Times Square, noted that the well-known tourist site is already attracting more visitors, with its pedestrian count increasing by more than 50% in recent months.
In addition, he said more than 270,000 people visited Times Square last Saturday, as Broadway has already welcomed more than one million visitors. He added that much of this success is due to people getting vaccinated and feeling confident to venture out.