NYC prepares for New Year's Eve (17 images)

Crews in New York City started work on the Waterford Crystal ball set to drop over Times Square on New Year's Eve, and performed their annual Confetti Test in preparation for New Year's Eve festivities.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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Revelers gather under the Hard Rock Cafe while confetti is thrown from the marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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A girl catches confetti as it falls from the Hard Rock Cafe marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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A child holds confetti under the Hard Rock Cafe while confetti is thrown from the marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Children catch confetti as it falls from the Hard Rock Cafe marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Revelers gather under the Hard Rock Cafe while confetti is thrown from the marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Revelers gather under the Hard Rock Cafe while confetti is thrown from the marquee as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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A man in uniform removes confetti from his hat under as it falls from the marquee of the Hard Rock Cafe as part of the annual New Year's Eve Confetti Test in Times Square in New York City on December 29, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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