If ever a year’s end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it.
Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year’s festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. Despite the pandemic, some celebrations will go on.
New York’s Times Square won’t be packed with impassable crowds this New Year’s Eve as it will be closed to the public due to the pandemic but the ball drop will go on, along with a few performances. All of which can be enjoyed virtually from anywhere.
The night’s performances include disco diva Gloria Gaynor’s singing of the apt-for-2020 anthem “I Will Survive” and Andra Day signing “Rise up.”
This year, the event’s special guests will be the “Heroes of 2020,” including first responders, frontline and essential workers and their families who sacrificed so much to provide care and support for their communities amid the pandemic.