The New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square is among the biggest in the world, attended by over one million spectators, with more than one billion more tuning in on television to watch the illuminated ball atop One Times Square descend as the new year arrives. This year the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve party is coming to you live and direct from Times Square with a first-of-its-kind virtual experience – Virtual New Year’s Eve
WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE?
Brought to you by Jamestown, owner of One Times Square, Virtual New Year’s Eve (VNYE) is a brand new, immersive virtual experience that is bringing the world of Times Square to everyone, everywhere to celebrate the best of music, technology, art, and innovation. You can download the free VNYE app from all app stores or visit VNYE.com to participate in the virtual entertainment. Participants will be able to create personalised avatars and join the virtual Times Square, visit stores, buy products online, and participate in virtual events, concerts, and special competitions. Accordingly, through digital, virtual, and analogue means, the organizers will invite the world to participate in a celebration of the best of the human spirit, across different categories, ranging from essential workers and first responders to doctors and scientists, and of course both emerging and established entertainers, musicians, and artists.
KINGUIN AND ULTIMATE GAMER – VIRTUAL SPACE:
Kinguin, together with our partner, Ultimate Gamer, will be present at Virtual New Year’s Eve, next to international companies including: Samsung, Hasbro, National Geographic, Disney, KIA, H&M, Discovery and Starbucks. You can enter our virtual gaming zone and enjoy playing games with your friends and people all over the world. There will also be special competitions, where you can win video games, gaming accessories, or even brand new PCs.
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“We, at Ultimate Gamer, are taking a moment in time to celebrate the end of 2020 by providing multiple days of gaming-focused programming leading up to when the clock strikes midnight. We are excited to bring entertaining content and fun giveaways to millions of people during Virtual New Year’s Eve,” said Steve Suarez, Ultimate Gamer CEO.
“The whole Kinguin global team is excited to be part of New York’s Virtual New Year’s Eve at Times Square. It has been a rough year for so many families around the globe and we are grateful that we are able to give back to them through Kinguin’s virtual space at Times Square. We hope it’s going to bring smiles to their faces.” said Kinguin Founder and CEO, Viktor Romaniuk Wanli.
“More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, co-producer of the event with Countdown Entertainment, in a statement.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, “People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop. I commend the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties, and Countdown Entertainment on finding a safe, creative and innovative way for all of us to continue to celebrate this century old-tradition. A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate.”
Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, noted that, “We will miss everyone this year but we will bring our celebration to you, whether you want to turn off and turn away from the bad news of 2020, or turn to the new year with a sense of hope, renewal and resolution, you’ll be able to join us virtually like never before as part of the Times Square 2021 celebration.”