2013 Times Square Ball Drop: All the Ways to Watch It on New Year's Eve (VIDEOS)

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new year's eve times square ballIn less than 24 hours, 2012 will officially come to a close and we'll usher in 2013, with high hopes for a happy new year! Whether you're going to a party or hanging out with your honey and the kids on the couch, there are a plethora of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve ... But most celebrations generally have one thing in common: Watching the Times Square Ball Drop, of course! Because it just wouldn't exactly feel like New Year's until the ball falls and we see 2013 in lights.

Thankfully, this year especially, there are more ways than ever to watch the ball drop live. Check 'em out ...

Of course, you can check it out on TV during the regular ol' standby, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, which will air on ABC at 10 p.m. ET. There are also a bunch of other cool New Year's Eve specials airing tonight, many of which I'm sure will bounce to the ball drop at midnight.

You can also check it out on the Times Square NYC website, which will begin a live webcast starting at 6 p.m. ET and ending at 12:15 a.m. ET. You can also see this broadcast via Livestream.com.

There's also the EarthCam.com, which presents a live look at Times Square, and even has a special New Year's site set up for online revelers.

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The coolest new way to watch has to be on the brand new 2013 Times Square Ball App, which is available to download here for both iOS and Android on iTunes and Google Play, respectively. The app will offer a six-hour live stream with no commercial breaks. Sweet!

Finally, if you just can't wait to watch the ball drop or you're thinkin' of faking midnight for your kids at 9 p.m. (ain't no shame!), check out some of the best clips of how it's gone down in the past (literally, hee hee) ...

Here Lady Gaga and Mayor Bloomberg ring in 2012 ...

Here's a fun flashback to 2000, when the world didn't quite end at the turn of the millennium ...

And this is pretty cool, too -- look how NYC kicked off 1958 ...

How will you be watching the ball drop tonight?

 

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