Most revelers who would have flocked to Times Square joined people from other places to virtually celebrate the advent of New Year 2021. Viewers were enabled to enjoy a commercial-free webcast coverage of the celebrations via mobile streaming or on social media and websites.
People could explore Times Square virtually and had access to games, music, and art before New Year's Eve by tapping virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.
Users were also allowed to submit their New Year wishes to the organizers virtually this year in addition to a physical Wishing Wall in Times Square. The wishes are printed on pieces of confetti which were released at midnight at Times Square on New Year Eve with a total weight of around 2,000 pounds.
Happy 2021! My new year’s wishes? Canada finally treats First Nations kids fairly, Trump and his ilk go, and everyone observes public health and we get through COVID safe and sound. pic.twitter.com/Fq1GFlfBIJ