NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — What’s you wish for 2021?
Whether you’re looking for a new job, setting goals for yourself or just hoping the pandemic will end soon, you can set your wish into motion on during one of the biggest events of the year.
The New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall opened to the public on Thursday, offering people from around the world a chance the write down their wish for the new year on a piece of confetti that will be release at midnight in Times Square.
Wishes can be submitted virtually or in-person.
To participate online, confetti wishes can be shared at the Times Square New Year’s Eve Virtual Wishing Wall or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ConfettiWish.
Additionally, Planet Fitness, which is sponsoring the event, will also be collecting wishes on its website.
“In an unprecedented year, the Wishing Wall gives us a moment to look forward with hope for a better future,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. “Confetti wishes will rain down for all the world to see as we thankfully turn the page on 2020 and enter 2021 with joy and optimism.”
For anyone who wants to submit their wish in person, the Wishing Wall is located between 42nd and 47th streets, on one of the Times Square’s Broadway plazas.
People can submit a wish every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Dec. 29. The wall will be closed on Christmas Day.
“When the Ball drops and the clock strikes midnight on 2021, we will all watch with amazement as a blizzard of confetti blankets the sky filled with the hopes and dreams of people from around the world” said Jeffrey Straus, president of Countdown Entertainment. “I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.”
Each wish collected will be printed on a piece of confetti and become part of the 2,000 pounds of confetti released at midnight in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.