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Out with the old, in with the new! It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome a new year. As you countdown the hours and minutes to 2024, there are various ways to ring in the new year without feeling as though you dropped the ball on your plans.
What are the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve? That depends on whether you prefer to stay in or go out. There are plenty of New Year’s Eve parties, concerts and other events happening this weekend, such as Billy Joel’s New Year’s Eve concert, Las Vegas residencies (including Kelly Clarkson and Luke Bryan) and Demi Lovato’s New Years’ Eve concert, staying home isn’t such a bad idea.
Plus, you can keep it classic by watching the ball drop from New York City’s Time’s Square, indulge in live performances from your favorite artists, and catch all the hilarious (and viral) New Year’s Eve moments, without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Rather than scroll through your channels the day of, we put together a list of the most popular New Year’s Eve specials to tune into. See below for a list of NYE specials to watch this weekend. If you don’t already have cable, satellite or local channels via a TV antenna, we’ve also listed ways to watch and stream live and on-demand (use ExpressVPN or NordVPN to stream from outside of the U.S. on select platforms).
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will return for its 52nd year with Ryan Seacrest as the host with Rita Ora joining him on stage in Times Square as co-host starting Sunday (Dec. 31) at 8 p.m. ET. You can expect a slew of performances by hit artists including Jelly Roll, Meghan Thee Stallion and Tyla. West Coast coverage will be done by host Jeannie Mai and will feature performances by Reneé Rapp, Beba Rexha, Aqua, Green Day and more.
CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
Country rockstar Elle King will join Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith in Nashville while Cody Alan and CBS anchor Lonnie Quinn provide coverage from NYC’s Times Square. You can look forward to performances by Kings as well as Old Dominion, Lainey Wilson, Trace Adkins, Grace Bowers, Kane Brown, Jackson Dean, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Morgan Wallen and Bailey Zimmerman. CBS’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on CBS on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7:30-10 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m.-1:05 a.m. ET/PT and will be able to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+.
CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen return to co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live airing live from New York City’s Times Square. The annual special is slated to air Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8pm ET on CNN and will feature performances and appearances from the Jonas Brothers, Darius Rucker, Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, Rod Stewart, Miranda Lambert, Jeremy Renner, Patti LaBelle, Bowen Yang, Neil Patrick Harris and more.
At 12:30am ET/PT, the duo will hand things over to CNN’s Sara Sidner and Cari Champion, who will be live in Austin to help the Central Time Zone countdown to the new year.
Univisions Feliz 2024
Starting Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT some of Latin’s biggest stars will take the stage to ring in the new year. The special wil co-hosted in NYC’s Times Square by Raúl De Molina, Alejandra Espinoza, Jackie Guerrido and Marcus Ornellas while Karina Banda and Tanya Charry serve as L.A.’s hosts. Appearances and performances you can expect to see include Yng Lvcas, Maria Becerra, Gente de Zona, Christian Nodal, Eslabón Armado, Guayna, Peso Pluma and Becky G.
Back that Year Up: NYE Special
Kevin Hart and Kenan Thompson host Back That Year Up now streaming on Peacock. The end-of-the-year special looks at the best moments in pop culture, sports, entertainment and more. In addition to Hart and Thompson, the special will feature appearances from Kelly Clarkson, Simone Biles, David Alan Grier, Jay Pharoah and more.
How to Watch: Peacock
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