Times Square crystal ball is ready for the new year

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MANHATTAN, NY.– The iconic crystal ball that drops at the beginning of each new year is ready for its big annual appearance.

The 11,875-pound ball of crystal was tested Tuesday in preparation of the new year in Times Square.

Security is expected to be tight with an extensive number of police officers and radiation detectors to maintain safety during the celebration.

Performances this year will include Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, and Magic!

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