How to Watch ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’

The party will be broadcast on TV and online in New York, L.A. and New Orleans

Last Updated: December 31, 2018 @ 3:34 PM

Another new year is nearly upon us, and that means ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and the largest New Year’s Eve party on the planet.

Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy will host the Times Square portion of the festivities in New York beginning at 8 p.m. EST, and the party will continue until 1 a.m. But this “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” won’t just stay in New York — this year’s edition will also feature parties in Los Angeles, hosted by Ciara, as well as festivities in New Orleans, which will be hosted by Lucy Hale.

All the locations will feature star-studded music performances, headlined by Christina Aguilera on the Time’s Square stage. Post Malone and New Kids on the Block will also perform in New York. New Orleans, meanwhile, will feature performances by Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris.

In Los Angeles, Ciara will double her hosting duties with a performance along with a slate that includes Camila Cabello, the Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Weezer, Macklemore and Skylar Grey.

All of this can be viewed either via a television service, streaming on or via the ABC app on smart devices and streaming boxes of all sorts. If you’re in a market in which streaming television service Sling TV carries ABC, you can also sign up for a free 7-day trial and watch that way.

The broadcast won’t be continuous from 8 to 1, though — it will break at 11 p.m. for local news before returning at 11:30 to get ready for the turn of the calendar.

If you’re not in the mood for Ryan Seacrest, you’ll have many other New Year’s celebrations to watch, including “Feliz 2019!” on Univision, which will feature roughly 20 different hosts in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. There’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” on CNN, and Fox News’ “All-American New Year.” And let’s not forget, of course, the standard Times Square ball drop stream, which will include performances Bebe Rexha, Lovelytheband and dance crew the Lab, which you can stream for free.


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