By Julia Zorthian
December 31, 2016

If you can’t make it to Times Square to watch the ball drop tonight, we’re here to help.

Watch the live stream of the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City above for the countdown, ball drop and celebration of 2017. You’ll join the estimated 1 billion people around the world who are expected to tune in.

The theme of the ball this year is “The Gift of Kindness,” with 288 new Waterford crystal panels on the ball (out of 2,688 in total) depicting a circle of rosettes that symbolize unity.

Read More: The Surprising Origins of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Tradition

And while you may be missing out on some spectacular confetti, you’re also skipping hours of waiting (and very limited bathroom access). So we hope you enjoy ringing in the New Year in relative comfort as you watch here instead!

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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