More than one ton of confetti is dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
The wishes of people from around the world will literally rain down on revelers in Times Square at this New Year's Eve celebration when the confetti is dropped.
For the first time, anyone can write their wishes for the New Year on the multicolored confetti by visiting the Times Square Information Center or by typing a message on a "virtual wishing wall" online.
Messages can be serious or silly, said Tim Tompkins, a spokesman for the Times Square Alliance, which organizes the party.
So far, messages have included everything from wanting to be taller or having a smarter boss to asking for the safe return of a child from Iraq, he said.
Those message-carrying pieces of paper will then be mixed in with the rest of the confetti.