As diverse as NYC itself, New Years Eve in Times Square includes something for everyone. Stars shining on Times Square for New Year 2012 include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, Tony Bennett, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and more.
While teen dream couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will both ring in the New Year on Times Square, they appear in different shows.
Ryan Seacrest will host the traditional Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve live from Times Square in New York City. The show features Lady Gaga, who arrived in NYC on Christmas Eve ahead of Santa Claus.
Also in the show are Justin Bieber sans Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, LMFAO, Will I.am (with Fergie live from Los Angeles), OneRepublic, Florence + the Machine, Blink – 182, Hot Chelle Rae, the Band Perry, Gym Glass Heroes and Taio Cruz. The shows airs on ABC at 10 p.m.
Selena Gomez will be part of the MTV New Years Eve Bash 2012 in Times Square, co-hosted by Demi Lovato and Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey. Also performing are J. Cole, Mac Miller and Jason Derulo to appeal to the youthful crowd. The show airs on MTV at 11 p.m.
The classic crew will appreciate New Years Eve with Carson Daly, also in Times Square. The show will include the legendary Tony Bennett, Cee Lo Green, Drake, Jessie J. the Roots, Megan Hilty and Blake Shelton. The show airs on NBC at 10 p.m. The NBC website states the New Years Eve with Carson Daly “will be broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve destination – Times Square in New York City.
According to the Dick Clark Productions website, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve promises to be more exciting than ever. The site states, ““A much cherished annual tradition since 1972, ‘Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ is the most popular way for viewers to ring in the New Year, both in the US and worldwide. Hosted by Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, the show is a New Year’s staple with live performances in New York along with the iconic Times Square ball drop.”
An update at the Dick Clark site reveals Justin Bieber and Carlos Santana will take center stage doing a special collaboration live from NYC. The festivities actually start with the 40th Anniversary Party starting at 8 pm on ABC.
Free tickets to the MTV New Years Eve Bash 2012 are being offered at onsetproductions.com. According to their website, “Only our FACEBOOK FRIENDS will be considered to get tickets for New Years Eve, so ‘Like’ us today after you request. NO CALLS PLEASE. FREE TICKETS – This show films in New York City. This taping will air on MTV on NEW YEARS EVE NIGHT. No tickets are sold to this event. We are the exclusive audience company for MTV NYE.”
There are also a variety of other NYC New Years Eve parties and events happening in Times Square and throughout the city.