Revelers pack rainy Times Square to ring in 2019

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK CITY -

Monday night’s rain didn't stop people from ringing in the New Year in Times Square.

Hundreds of thousands packing into a rain-soaked Broadway and 7th Avenue to see the crystal ball drop at the stroke of midnight.

The weather dampening the mood, but only slightly. It was the first time in 25 years that the crowds rang in the New Year with rain.

Across the country, the Seattle Space Needle was lit up with fireworks. Revelers gathered in the city's downtown area to blast off into the New Year.

It was no different in Sin City. Fireworks shot off hotels along the Las Vegas strip, with the casinos all setting off fireworks at the same time.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."