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Waterford New Years Ball Drop


Waterford New Years Ball Drop


Countdown The New Year With Waterford


Countdown The New Year With Waterford


Waterford & The Famous Times Square Ball


The next time you're in Times Square, look up and you'll catch the colorful Waterford Crystal Times Square Ball - a geodesic sphere weighing around 11,875 pounds and covered with a total of 2,688 Crystal glass triangles - awaiting the New Year's Eve #NYCballdrop.

The Times Square ball drop history is a colorful one too. The first New Year's Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square was in 1907, when the ball was made of iron and wood covered with 100 light bulbs. Several updated versions of the Ball have been designed through the decades using diverse materials - from aluminium, rhinestones and computer controls and, of course Waterford Crystal - making the Times Square ball a universal symbol of welcoming in the New Year.

Waterford's first association with the famous Times Square Ball came in 1999, when a crystal Ball was created from 2,688 crystal cut glass triangles to welcome the new millennium. Since then, Waterford has been synonymous with counting down the New Year.

For the 2018 New Year's Eve Ball, 288 new Waterford Crystal triangular glass panels will be featured and introduces this year's theme - Gift of Serenity - a crystal cut pattern design that celebrates the thoughts, deeds and reflections that provide tranquility, peace and composure.

New Year is a wonderful time to reflect on the year before and look forward to the next - so we're proud that every year all eyes are on Waterford's Master Craft Ball to welcome and rejoice the coming year and its possibilities. Illuminated by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs in red, blue, green and white, the Waterford Ball will display a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and patterns to create a spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square - a sight not to be missed this New Year's Eve.

Wherever you celebrate New Year, join us LIVE as we countdown the famous Waterford Crystal Ball Drop.


Watch Live as the Waterford Times Square Ball Rings in 2018!



From December 31st at 5:55 p.m. to January 1st at 12:15 a.m. EST





The eighth annual webcast, enabled by Livestream, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop.



Watch Live as the Waterford Times Square Ball Rings in 2018!



From December 31st at 5:55 p.m. to January 1st at 12:15 a.m. EST





The eighth annual webcast, enabled by Livestream, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop.



Waterford New Years Ball Drop


Waterford New Years Ball Drop


Taking inspiration from the famous Times Square Ball, Waterford's designers have crafted Times Square 2018 ornaments and glassware to celebrate the season and coming of a New Year.

Designed to make a bold statement, the Times Square Replica Ball Ornaments, Times Square Engraved Crystal Scene Vase, Times Square Flutes in clear or Ruby crystal and 2018 Gift of Serenity Ball Ornament celebrates the unique Waterford craftsmanship of the Times Square Ball to enjoy in your own home. Collect and treasure these unique pieces from the Times Square 2018 collection for celebrating the now and good fortune ahead.

Times Square Collection


Times Square Collection


As creators of the Masterpiece New Year Ball, we naturally love a New Year celebration...


An intimate celebration for two or a big NYE party at home with family and friends, Waterford's glassware is perfect for creating an unforgettable celebration in your own home to impress your guests and say cheers to the New Year!

FOR UNFORGETTABLE CELEBRATIONS

Whether you love mixing an array of innovative cocktails or simply enjoy a glass of champagne, Lismore is designed to inspire a stylish New Year celebration with family and friends. Characterized by intricate cuts and rendered in radiant fine crystal, the Lismore Diamond and Lismore Essence collections showcase the same high levels and quality of the loved classic Lismore that's made Waterford famous around the world!

Refined and specially designed to accentuate chilled champagnes and classic cocktails, classic Lismore Toasting Flutes, Lismore Diamond Flutes and Lismore Essence Gold Flutes add a touch of glamour to your famous family get-togethers and dinner parties with friends. For an unforgettable celebration, create a stylish drinks table or cart set up with mixers, stirrers and nibbles so guests can help themselves. Make sure your Ice Bucket is topped with ice to keep drinks cool. This glassware can also be personalized with a phrase or name of your choice as an elegant gift or engrave with the date - 2018 - to create a unique party look. Gather friends and raise a toast to 2018 in true Waterford style.

New Years Glassware


New Years Glassware


FOR INTIMATE AND ELEGANT ENTERTAINING

Made to be together for an intimate yet elegant New Year - the perfect fluted glass and a good bottle of champagne.

Waterford believes that true appreciation of your favorite drink can only be fully experienced in proper vessels. Whatever drink you prefer - from a prosecco or Cava to a champagne cocktail - Elegance glassware has been designed to capture each subtle flavor for the ultimate taster experience.

In furnaces reaching temperatures of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, Waterford's Master Blowers manipulate and transform molten balls of glowing crystal to reveal elegant shapes for our drinkware collections - a skill perfected over hundreds of years. Using the same traditional sculpting techniques, but with a modern and sophisticated twist, the Elegance Optic fine crystal is the essential collection for an elegant New Year dining experience. Paired with fine food and delicious desserts, the glassware enhances your senses and appreciation of fine champagne and spirits.

Designed with form and function in mind, Elegance glassware is perfect for champagne and spirit lovers alike. Its elegant shape means you can mix and match with original Elegance elements for a relaxed, casual New Year's evening.

New Year's Glassware


New Year's Glassware


With the perfect glassware and good bottles of your favorite champagne - all that's left to do is gather friends and family or a loved one, reflect on 2017, raise a toast to the future and countdown the New Year with Waterford!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!