Wednesday, January 1
(New York, NY) -- New York's Times Square is crowded with people ready to ring in the new year. More than a million people are expected to gather this evening. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will lead the 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to start the descent of the New Year's Eve ball. This year's ball is adorned with more than 25-hundred crystals and weighs close to 12-thousand pounds. Around a billion people worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the ball drop live at midnight.