In an unprecedented and challenging year such as 2020, we find comfort in the enduring traditions that inspire hope and intentional moments. In that spirit and to mark the New Year, Waterfordreveals the newest design in their “Greatest Gifts” series: “Gift of Happiness.” This marks the eighth year in the series of designs and themes for the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball; the series will continue until 2023. In keeping with past themes, the “Gift of Happiness” collection speaks to something we could all use a little more of particularly during this holiday season.
For over twenty years, the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball has been the symbol of New Year’s Eve for people all around the world. Part of the yearly tradition includes replacing 192 of the 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles on the Ball with designs from the yearly “Greatest Gifts” collection. This year’s “Gift of Happiness” design will be included next to the past six designs and last year’s “Gift of Goodwill” pattern. On Friday, January 1st at 12:00 AM ET, billions of people from all around the world will tune in to witness the iconic 2020 Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball drop.
“While New Year’s Eve celebrations across the world will look different this year, we hope that Waterford’s “Gift of Happiness” collection will inspire everyone to share happiness and generosity in 2021. We’re thrilled that the iconic Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball stands as an enduring tradition and sign of hope, and happiness, in trying times,” said Tom Brennan, Master Craftsman and Spokesperson, Waterford Crystal.
Crafted since 1783 for this very moment, Waterford Crystal is made to bring joy to your holiday season. The 2021 Gift of Happiness Collection brings the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball home with the commemorative Crystal Ball Ornament ($100), Triangle Ornament ($65), Flute Pair ($175), Emerald Cased Flute Pair ($250), Masterpiece Ball Ornament ($85) and Times Square Snow Globe ($65).
If you want to watch the ball live on New Year’s Eve Click here: https://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/nye-history-times-square-ball