This year, Waterford and Times Square New Year’s Eve invite revelers to share in the “Gift of Serenity,” the fifth gift in the 10-year “Greatest Gifts” series that will decorate the Waterford Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball through 2023. Each annual edition of the gift series reflects sentiments that are shared globally during the holidays. This year Waterford celebrates Serenity – the art of balance that provides tranquility, peace and composure.
“New Year’s Eve is a holiday that encourages us to reflect upon the past year as well as distinguish what’s to come for the year ahead. The Gift of Serenity invites us all to take a look inward – transforming ourselves in ways both big and small – so that we can positively affect the lives of others by being the best version of ourselves. At Waterford, we’re excited to celebrate and embrace the Gift of Serenity and look forward to all that is to come in 2018,” said Michael Craig, Waterford Group Vice President, the Americas.
For 19 years, the iconic Waterford Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball has counted down to the New Year with revelers from all over the world, inspiring celebration and conviviality. Each year, Waterford designers introduce a new, signature cut crystal pattern, and the Waterford Ball is updated with magnificent new Waterford Crystal triangles. This year, 288 of the 2,688 crystal panels that adorn the Waterford Ball will be updated to feature the new custom-designed “Gift of Serenity” Waterford Crystal triangles, creating a quilt work pattern. Continuing the “Greatest Gifts” collection, the “Gift of Serenity” design features a cut pattern that resembles butterflies flying along in a meadow in a calm, peaceful and untroubled state, conveying a sense of tranquility, peace and composure.
The new Waterford Ball design is accompanied by the 2018 Waterford Times Square Holiday Collection, starting with gifts at $65.00 USD. The “Gift of Serenity” butterfly cuts invite the same peaceful sentiment into your home in a Crystal Ball Ornament, Square Triangle Ornament, celebratory Champagne Flute Pair and Ruby Cased Flute Pair. The House of Waterford Crystal has also created a special Times Square 14” Engraved Scene Vase in tribute to the annual worldwide celebration of the iconic ball drop.
In addition, the Times Square Gift of Serenity is venerated in the Waterford Holiday Heirlooms Collection with a 6” Masterpiece Ball Ornament, 4” Replica Ball Ornament and Times Square 6” Lighted Snow Globe.