VIDEO: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop test in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo officials were at Iskalo Development Corporation’s Electric Tower on Friday morning for a test of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Hundreds of lights and the timing of the ball’s descent were tested shortly before 11:30 a.m.

The actual ball drop will take place where the test occurred — 535 Washington St.

The event will be the 30th annual New Year’s Eve “Buffalo Ball Drop & Fireworks.”

Watch the test again in the video above. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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