New Years: By The Numbers


The New Year’s Eve ball is 12 feet in diameter, and weighs 11,875 pounds.


The first New Years celebration in Times Square occurred in 1904, and was attended by more than 200,000 people.


While 45% of all Americans make resolutions, 25% of them give up on their resolutions by the second week of January. The top resolutions are: to lose weight, get organized, to spend less and save more, to stay fit and healthy, and to quit smoking.


Americans drink close to 360 million glasses of sparkling wine on December 31, and January 1 alone.


Dubai was home to the largest fireworks display in history on New Year’s Eve 2014. The history-making performance saw 479,651 shells fired in just six minutes on New Year’s Eve, at a rate of almost 80K shells per minute and 1,332 fireworks per second.