TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan - As 2016 nears its conclusion, preparations are already underway for the annual New Year's extravaganza in Times Square.
So what is "wishfetti," and how is it being created for the celebration?
New Year's Eve in Time Square is a worldwide symbol of hopes and dreams for the new year, but as 2017 rings in, wishes will literally take flight.
That's because New Yorkers and people from around the globe can write their wishes on the actual confetti that will be released after the ball drops.
This year will mark only the second time that wishes - which are expected in as many as 15 languages - have gone airborne.
You can make your wish in person any time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. up until December 29 (Christmas Day excluded) at the New Year's Eve Wishing Wall. You can also share your wish virtually, on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ConfettiWish, or online at TimesSquareNYC.org.