A New Crystal for a New Year

By Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
December 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—The Times Square Alliance and Waterford Crystal unveiled the new panels of the Waterford Crystal Ball that will drop for the New Year countdown Dec. 31st, 2013.

The ball, which has 2688 crystal panels was totally redone this year. One special panel was designed by 12-year-old Coraliz, a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

That panel represents “Imagination,” the first in a ten year series of “Greatest Gifts” to be introduced over the next ten years.

According to an Associated Press poll released Dec. 26, 150 million Americans will watch the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration.