Countdown to 2013: Times Square ball heads back up

January 4, 2012 - 12:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A television audience of millions watched as the glittering crystal ball dropped at Times Square just days ago, ushering in 2012.

Fewer will watch Wednesday when it goes back up the pole.

But officials with the Times Square Alliance are holding a ceremony to relight the ball and return it to its 130-foot-high perch above One Times Square.

The ball will stay there until is lowered to replace some of its panels. Then it'll be time for the countdown to 2013.