Lots of us will be ringing in the new year at home this year – and slamming the door on 2020.
While there won’t be large crowds in Times Square in New York City the ball will still drop and you can watch it on TV, from the comfort of your couch (like some of us already do.)
It would be best we not attend parties in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, so instead you can tune in to various outlets that will be broadcasting live.
Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this year’s event will be headlined by Jennifer Lopez. Other performers include Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and Jimmie Allen.
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021
Fox’s show will air in two parts, 8-10 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with new hosts Ken Jeong and Joel McHale replacing Steve Harvey. The show will feature a performance by newly crowned “The Masked Singer” artist LeeAnn Rimes, and “an intimate studio performance by global superstar Gloria Estefan and a special tribute to health care workers from 2020 quarantine’s fan-favorite singer Doctor Elvis.”
NBC’s New Year Eve 2021
NBC also will air in two parts, 10-11 p.m. then break for local news and return from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Carson Daly will return as the host. The broadcast will feature performances from across the country by AJR, Busta Rhymes featuring Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Sting featuring Shirazee.
Live From Times Square New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Cooper and Cohen will host the show starting at 8 p.m. ET. At 12:30 a.m., Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon will continue for the Central Time Zone.
CNN says performances and appearances will include John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls and Jon Bon Jovi.