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Countdown to 2021: How to watch the Virtual Buffalo Ball Drop on New Year's Eve with 7ABC

Posted at 12:00 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 17:33:03-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 7ABC is proud to announce it will once again help your family count down to 2021, broadcasting the Buffalo Ball Drop live from Roosevelt Plaza in Downtown Buffalo on New Year's Eve.

Due to social distancing measures, the ball drop is being held virtually this year-- meaning people will not be able to watch it in-person in Downtown Buffalo. Instead, 7ABC is planning an evening of positive stories, local music performances, and more leading up to our live broadcast of the ball drop.

Starting at 8 p.m., only on 7 PLUS, we'll bring you the Best of Buffalo Strong. Our whole team of 7 Eyewitness News anchors is coming together to look back at the Buffalo Strong stories that left you feeling empowered and inspired throughout the year. You can watch the hour-long special at 8, 9, and 10 p.m. on 7 PLUS, available on the free WKBW app for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. The special will also be viewable on our website and on our free mobile app.

Our Best of Buffalo Strong: New Year's Eve special starts at 11 p.m. on air and online. You can watch through your TV provider or keep watching through your streaming device. 7 Eyewitness News anchors Ashley Rowe and Keith Radford host as we look back on 2020 and ahead to 2021. The special will also feature performances from local musicians and a few special guests! We'll bring you a live view of the ball drop in Downtown Buffalo and check in with Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in New York City.

WKBW is proud to sponsor the Buffalo Ball Drop, which helps support the Buffalo Police Athletic League. If you're interested in learning more about the Buffalo PAL and how to help, click here.