Ring in 2016, the Waterford Way

Since 1907, throngs of people have crowded Times Square or huddled around their television sets to watch the “dropping of the ball” every New Year’s Eve.

The ball’s name? The Waterford Crystal Times Square BallThat’s right! The same Waterford Crystal that BC Clark proudly carries at all three of our OKC locations.

And while the ball is widely viewed as an icon for the holiday, few onlookers truly understand the detail, precision, and collaboration that goes into making “the drop” happen flawlessly each year. The ball is comprised of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles of various sizes. The triangles, attached to the ball’s aluminum frame, are lit by over 30,000 LED lights.

Each year the ball, which weighs nearly 12,000 pounds and is 12 feet in diameter, has a theme.

“This year’s theme is The Gift of Wonder,” Waterford Master Artisan and spokesman Tom Brennan told ABC News. “So this year’s theme is all about the greatest gifts within us all; human kind’s desire to explore what’s out there. It’s about reaching for the stars and never giving up.”

Brennan said that over 100 people are part of the process to create the ball, from engineers to artisans to electricians. He added that they have a few rituals to ensure the ball drops without any hesitation.

“We cross our fingers and then we hold hands and then we say a prayer to the gods,” he detailed, “and, thankfully, it has worked in the past.” 

This according to a behind the scenes report from ABC News. 

Stop by and pick up a beautiful piece from our Waterford Collection, so that this year you can brag to friends and family that you own a small piece of the Times Square Ball. It’s sure to impress them as you gather around the tube to watch Ryan Seacrest usher in the New Year!

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