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Who wants to spend the first moments of the new year in the City wedged between one million of your not-so-nearest-and-dearest? We have our own New Year’s ball drop right in White Plains. See how it compares to the one in Times Square.
 

 
  White Plains Times Square
Ball Created By: Healy Electric, White Plains Waterford Crystal
Cost: $10,000 $2 million
Weight: 750 lbs. 11,875 lbs.
Diameter: 8 feet 12 feet
Ball Made Of: Aluminum, chicken wire, and 10,000 LED Christmas tree lights 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs and 2,668 Waterford crystal triangular panels
Ball Drop Produced By: White Plains Business Improvement District Times Square Alliance
Ball Descends: 200 feet 77 feet
First Year Ball Dropped: 2006 1907
# of People Watching Ball Drop Live: 15,000 to 20,000 1 million
Ball Operator: A&J Cianculli, Yonkers Landmark Signs, Manhattan
     

 

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