And a happy new year! Already looking ahead to what exciting things 2018 has in store? Yeah, us too. Most especially, there's the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 celebration to look forward to. Every year, the live from New York City's Times Square event is full of amazing performances, exciting celebrity appearances, and more. Not to mention, you never know who's going to plant a smooch on who when that NYE ball finally drops at midnight and it's time to ring in 2018!
Ever since Dick Clark retired from his long-held NYE host position, Ryan Seacrest has been hosting the rockin' event and there's no change there this year. Last year, some celebs helped Ryan guest host — like Lucy Hale from the New Orleans location, Fergie from the California stage, and Jenny McCarthy, who braved the cold in the New York streets.
This year, the Live With Kelly and Ryan! star is getting some help again (not that he needs it — he's a total pro!) from Jenny, Lucy (who's back in New Orleans) and Ciara, who will be holding down the fort from the California location.
Want more details on this year's New Year's Rockin' Eve? Keep reading to find out who's performing, where you can watch, how to live-stream the show, and more!
What channel is New Year's Rockin' Eve on and when does New Year's Rockin' Eve start?
The annual New Year's Rockin' Eve celebration starts on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8/7c on ABC. Check your local listings for your TV channel.
How can I stream New Year's Rockin' Eve online for free?
Viewers can stream New Year's Rockin' Eve 2018 live from ABC's website or from the ABC app. As more live-streaming details become available, we will be updating this post.
Who's performing at New Year's Rockin' Eve this year?
It was recently announced that Mariah Carey would be headlining the event despite technical difficulties that impacted her performance last year. Ryan Seacrest has said that she will be performing a couple of songs, including "Hero."
This year's lineup is massive and features performances by Sugarland, Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Fitz & the Tantrums, Charlie Puth, Kane Brown, Marshmello, Imagine Dragons, Alessia Cara, Walk the Moon, Alesso, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, G-Eazy, Hailee Steinfeld, Watt, Zedd, and Portugal. The Man.
Can you still buy New Year's Rockin' Eve tickets?
Yes, there's still time, if you are 21 years or older! The Marriott Marquis Times Square offers VIP Party tickets that allow you to get a bird's-eye view of the celebration, from the eighth and ninth floors of the hotel. You can buy tickets on the Marriott Marquis NYE website, although they cost a pretty penny. General Admission is $500 a ticket, going up to $5,000 for the Direct Ball Drop View package.
This story was originally published on December 25, 2017. It has since been updated with new information.