Photo courtesy Times Square Alliance.

For the first time in the history of the New Year’s Eve Ball, the numbers will be lit in colors and patterns that can be changed and controlled. AND you can see number 14 on display at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center until December 26th, when it will be installed. Other fun things at the Visitors Center: write a wish on the confetti that will fall on revelers on New Year’s and get up close with the centennial ball which was atop One Times Square in 2007. If you want to see what the current Times Square ball looks like in person, check out photos from Untapped contributor Ben Helmer from our recent visit with Atlas Obscura.