The 2017 design theme for the ball that drops on New Year’s Eve in Times Square: kindness
The crystals are cut thick enough to be weatherproof—resilient to any wind, rain, or temperature fluctuations. Each year, a few days before the ball drop ceremony, 288 of the triangles are replaced with the thematic design.
Waterford’s 2017 sentiment, unveiled at a Dec. 27 ceremony in Times Square by Waterford master artisan Tom Brennan, is a timely one. The theme: The gift of kindness. Brennan says the theme was not specifically intended as a response to recent political developments around the world, but take from it what you will.
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