One million visitors flocked the Times Square in New York City to watch the ball-drop and to welcome 2015 with cheers and excitement on the New Year's Eve.
Frigid temperatures that continued to drop did not deter the spirit and zeal of New Yorkers as they merrily welcomed the New Year. As the countdown stopped and the clock struck 12, the massive crowd cried with cheers, hugs and kisses.
As the New Year's Eve ball descended from high above and tons of confetti wafted down into zealous revelers underneath, the city witnessed a scene of massive celebrations and enthusiasm.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, assisted by his wife and two children, pushed the ceremonial button to complete the final 60 seconds of 2014 and to set the 11,875-pound Waterford crystal ball sliding down in motion, NBC reports.
And the spectre of joy and excitement was further accelerated as merrymakers from around the world – clad in pink foam hats and waving pink balloons – greeted each other and danced as Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" song reverberated the entire area.
The Times Square, which is known across the globe for its non-stop hustle and bustle, erupted in absolute cheers as the massive ball featuring 32,000 LED lights and 2,688 Waterford crystals, set into motion.
Over 200 million Americans watched the movement via television and on-line live streaming.
TV celebrity Ryan Seacrest hosted a televised live show ahead of the countdown while several musical stars including Taylor Swift and singer-songwriter Idinal Menzel were set to perform.
Watch the ball-drop 2015 below: