NEW YORK - The centerpiece of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration is ready to drop.

Crews installed the new Waterford Crystals to the 12-foot sphere Wednesday morning.

The theme of this year's tiles is "Gift of Serenity." 

More than 2,600 crystal panels and 32,000 LEDs make the ball sparkle.  

As always, you can watch the ball drop live on NY1. 

Our special coverage starts at 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve.