NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: A general view of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball during the installation of 288 new Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball at Times Square on December 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Bar
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Check out Times Square on New Year's Eve sounds exciting in theory, but when you think about all of the waiting around and the drunk crowds, it loses a bit of its luster. Lucky for everyone not paying a visit to New York City this New Year's Eve who still want to watch the ball drop at midnight, there's a livestream for you. Get a group of friends together, make your favorite food, and revel in the fact that you didn't wait hours in the cold for a sub-par view.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.