Big Apple Bash: Best New Year’s Eve Moments in Times Square (PHOTOS)

By: Dylan Howard / December 31, 2012

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Just picture it: Bright lights, the hottest celebrities, rousing musical numbers, a sea of partygoers, and, of course, that big, sparkly ball. There’s no doubt that New York City has become the mecca of merriment for New Year’s festivities.

Year after year, Hollywood’s biggest names gather in the heart of Times Square to take part in the year-end revelry — that always provides for a multitude of memorable TV moments — which have viewers turning up the volume (or, in some instances, switching the channel).

Remember when Lady Gaga shared a smooch with New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, after ringing in 2012? Or when sexy Jennifer Lopez turned heads in nothing but a bedazzled bodysuit as she said hello to 2010.

Prior to making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Lindsay Lohan hit a high note in 2004, performing her song “Rumors.”

And who could forget Taylor Swift joining ex-beau Joe Jonas (and his brothers Kevin and Nick) on stage in 2008 — just months after their break-up. Awkward!

Speaking of TSwift, the “Red” singer returns for another NYE performance as she headlines ABC’s New Year’s Rockin Eve special hosted by Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31. Also joining the star-studded lineup are Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees in NYC, while Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, One Republic, and Pitbull will hit the stage in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley will ring in 2013 with Ke$ha, Ne-Yo and Rita Ora for MTV’s Club NYE 2013.

What’s been your favorite NYE moment ever? Sound off in the comments!

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