Technically a part of the New York celebrations I reckoned this event was worthy of a page all of its own, not just because of it's iconic status, but also to avoid it getting lost amongst the plethora of other offerings across the New York area at new years.
This is an iconic event that has been taking place since way back in 1974, hosted initially by legendary US entertainer Dick Clark, who due to failing health was later joined by Ryan Seacrest who co-hosted the event and acted as the main anchor in Times Square until the sad passing away of Dick Clark in 2012. The event has retained the title of it's original host however, a fitting tribute to the man who made this occasion his own for so many years.
The event features guest hosts, that in recent years have included Jenny McCarthy and The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, and a range of big name musical acts such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga - genuine A-List names.
We'll bring you the full lineup for NYE 2016-2017 as soon as it's available. One thing we do know is that Ryan Seacrest will again be the main host - he recently extended his deal with the show for a "multi-year term" so looks like he'll be at the helm for the forseeable future.
As previously, the west coast part of the show will be hosted by the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, ably assisted by Jenny McCarthy.
The ABC broadcast gets underway at 8pm New York time.
You can keep an eye on all the build up in Times Square via the Times Square webcam.
On new year's eve itself the full event will again be streamed live online, for free - watch it live here:
If you would like to find coverage from the other major US new year's eve TV broadcasts then they are also available to watch as live online streams this year, find the stream details here:
If you're planning on visiting New York for the Rockin New Year, then early reservation is strongly recommended. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.
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