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It’s time to make a wish for the New Year — and what better way to make a statement than by sending it into New York’s sky as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve?
Times Square Alliance yesterday launched their 2022 Wishing Wall at the Broadway Plaza between W46/47th Streets. You can write your wish on a piece of Times Square confetti from 11am-8pm every day until December 29 (excluding Christmas Day).
Your piece of oversized confetti will be part of the 3,000 pounds of paper dropped at midnight on New Year’s Eve by 100 volunteer confetti dispersal engineers on top of eight Times Square buildings.
If you cannot make it down to the crossroads of the world this month to handwrite your future dream, you can make your wish virtually via an online form or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ConfettiWish. Additionally, as the presenting sponsor of the celebration, Planet Fitness will collect wishes at www.PlanetFitness.com/confettiwishes. They will be added to the thousands of others released at midnight for all the world to see!
“The New Year is a time for people to come together and look ahead with hope for a better future,” said Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance. “The revelers celebrating safely in Times Square and everyone watching on TV will start the New Year with positivity and joy as they watch the confetti fall, coated in people’s wishes and goals for a new year.”
“When the Ball drops and the clock strikes midnight on 2021, we will all watch with amazement as a blizzard of confetti blankets the sky filled with the hopes and dreams of people from around the world” added Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment. “Submitting a confetti wish gives everyone the ability to be part of the magic that happens on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.”
Following a year without crowds, Times Square is gearing up to welcome back revelers this New Year’s Eve — but you’ll need to be fully vaccinated if you want to be there to witness the ball drop.
If you need an excuse to head to Times Square in person to write your message — go check out the cool oversized Broadway snow globes.