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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016 file photo, confetti falls during one of the hourly countdowns as revelers take part in a New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. Year after year, people watching New York City's New Year's Eve celebration are told by city dignitaries and TV personalities that they are watching a million people gathered in Times Square. The AP asks experts whether it is actually possible to fit that many people into the viewing areas. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s New Year’s Eve, which means Times Square in New York City will be stuffed to the max with celebrators.

What will happen: The New York Times explained what to expect from the massive annual event in the heart of New York City. The event will feature performers such as Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg and, yes, videogamer Ninja. It'll have the usual fireworks, confetti and buzz.

Journalists: 11 journalists have been tasked with pressing the crystal button that begins the discussion of the New Year’s Eve Ball, a move that is “part of an effort by organizers to recognize the erosion of press freedoms at home and abroad,” The Times reports.

Journalists featured at the event include:

  • Lester Holt of NBC
  • Alisyn Camerota of CNN
  • Jon Scott of Fox News
  • Martha Raddatz of ABC

Stars: The journalists will join star performers including John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Sting, New Kids on the Block, Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson.

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Ninja: “Fortnite” star Ninja will lead the crowd in massive Floss celebration, according to The Washington Post. Many will remember the Floss as a viral dance craze from 2018. Interestingly, the Backpack Kid, who launched the craze, has sued “Fortnite” creators Epic Games over the use of the dance.

Utah: If you’re looking for something to do in Utah, there are 13 different celebration events to ring in 2019, including a celebration at Temple Square, a party at the Natural History Museum of Utah and more, which you can read at the Deseret News.

Oh, and don’t forget to read Spencer Cox’s invitation to party.