Expect Tight Security, No Umbrellas in Times Square for New Year's Ball Drop

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Thousands are getting ready to ring in the new year across South Jersey, but many travel to New York City for the traditional Times Square Ball Drop.

Revelers from around the world are set to welcome 2019 in New York City's Times Square.

The celebration takes place under tight security, with partygoers being checked for weapons and herded into pens to await the stroke of midnight.

While this year's party may take place in the rain, umbrellas are banned for security reasons.

Rain or shine, performers will try to light up the crowd, but at the center of the event is the 2019 Times Square Ball that drops at exactly midnight.

The 2019 ball is 12 feet in diameter, weighs nearly 12,000 pounds, and is covered with Waterford Crystal triangles and LED lights.

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