Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin' Eve has been a New Year's Eve staple since 1972. People tune into the special every NYE to watch all the celebrity musical performances, to laugh at the freezing cold tourists huddled in Times Square (sorry but true), and to watch the ball drop at midnight. But New Year’s Rockin' Eve isn't the only thing to watch on Dec. 31. So, here are fiveother New Year's Eve specials to watch this year.
But before I get into those, it seems unfair to leave Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin' Eve out of this list altogether, because the Ryan Seacrest-hosted special is featuring a ton of amazing musical artists this year. Performers who will take the stage during New Year’s Rockin' Eve include: Christina Aguilera (who is headlining), Ciara, Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Weezer, Dan + Shay, Bastille, New Kids On The Block, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris, Macklemore, Skylar Grey, and Post Malone, as noted on ABC's website.
That's a pretty sweet lineup — but if it doesn't impress you, perhaps you'd be more interested in one of 2019's other TV specials. Here are five other options for you this NYE.