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As we all know, right now is just not the time for big gatherings. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is for the foreseeable future. I know everyone is desperately wanting to get out of their homes right now, especially for an event specifically marking the end of this awful year, but just hold tight a bit longer. The symbolic ending of 2020 doesn't mark the end of why we're having to stay home to begin with. Gathering in Times Square would be a ton of fun, but will most definitely make things worse.
That being said, this is the perfect year to celebrate the new year in a virtual way. Yeah, it's not the same. But there are tons of people putting everything they have into making it the best it can be.
Here's a few cool virtual New Year's Eve parties I've found so far.
Times Square Ball Drop
This is the big one. Normally thousands of people would be gathered at Times Square to watch the famous ball drop at midnight. This year is quite different. Events will be live streaming staring Thursday around 6pm. Not positive on the details yet, but I expect it will be a cool show.
Mr Scruff and DJ Yoda Rave to the Moon
This one is super cool. Completely online digital rave. The idea is that an average dancer dances about 6,000 steps in an hour. So if atleast 16,000 people attend the rave and dance for atleast an hour, that would total 577 million steps, enough to get to the moon. Plus all proceeds raised by the rave (if you choose to donate) go to charity. You can watch the event on MixCloud live.
BTS New Years Eve Show
This event marks the first time BTS has performed since cancelling their world tour earlier this year. This show wil be performed near Seoul and will have other performances by Halsey, Lauv and Steve Aoki. You can stream the show online Weverse. Not sure on pricing, but looks to be around $30.