“The confetti test passes with flying colors! We’re ready to ring in the New Year with Planet Fitness in Times Square,” stated Tim Tompkins. On the big night, about 100 people at the tops of buildings all around Times Square throw it out by hand at midnight. “One of the secrets is they actually start throwing it 45-seconds before midnight because they’re so far up that it takes a while for it to fall down,” Tompkins said. “A little before midnight if you actually look up you start seeing these little pieces of confetti coming out of windows and rooftops but you don’t really see and feel it until midnight hits.”
People from all around the globe have written messages and wishes for 2017 on the confetti.