Take a New York holiday, see the world’s biggest disco ball

Holidays to New York for new year this time around could be bigger and better than ever before, thanks to efforts from the city’s tourist officials.

Although a huge ball counts the seconds down every New Year’s Eve, the usual one has been replaced with a whopper.

It’s 12 feet high, weighs double that of its predecessor and is studded with 2,668 Waterford crystals, meaning that the countdown should be bigger and sparklier than ever before.

George Fertitta, chief executive of New York City’s marketing and tourism organisation, said: “This year’s new ball reflects the vibrancy and excitement of New York City itself.”

He added that there will also be a host of activities going on to encourage visitors that NYC is the only place to celebrate new year.

Indeed, tourists will be able to see special operas and a New Year’s Eve performance of the Big Apple Circus, which is sure to delight families with young children who may not be able to keep those eyes open all the way to midnight!

For extra activities, people on holiday in New York may also wish to take a horse and carriage ride around Central Park or a helicopter ride to the top of the Statue of Liberty.

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