Welcome Cheer and Goodwill in 2020
To ring in the new decade, Waterford revealed the newest design in their "Greatest Gifts" series: "Gift of Goodwill." This marks the seventh year in the series which will release a new design and theme for the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball until 2023. In keeping with past themes, the "Gift of Goodwill" collection embodies an aspect present around the world, particularly during the holidays.
"Each year we gather around this beautiful Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball as we look forward to the year ahead. For centuries the pineapple has been a symbol of goodwill and good fortune, elements that each of us strive to achieve in our daily lives. We hope that Waterford’s "Gift of Goodwill" collection will serve as an encouraging reminder to everyone to live each day in 2020 with generosity and cheer," said Tom Brennan, Master Craftsman and Spokesperson, Waterford Crystal.
For twenty years the iconic Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball has served as the symbol of New Year’s Eve for people all around the world. Part of the yearly tradition includes replacing 192 of the 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles on the Ball with designs from the yearly "Greatest Gifts" collection. This year’s "Gift of Goodwill" design will be included next to the past six designs including last year’s musical "Gift of Harmony" pattern. On Wednesday, January 1st at 12:00 AM ET, billions of people from all around the world will tune in to witness the iconic 2020 Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball drop.
This holiday season, make your celebrations feel just as illustrious as the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball with the 2020 "Gift of Goodwill" collection which includes the commemorative Crystal Ball Ornament ($100), Triangle Ornament ($65), Flute Pair ($175), Ultra Violet Cased Flute Pair ($250), Masterpiece Ball Ornament ($85), Replica Ball Ornament ($55) and Times Square Snow Globe ($65).
For more information on the 2020 Waterford Times Square Holiday Collection, please visit waterford.com/shop/christmas/by-collection/waterford-times-square.
For more information on the Waterford Crystal Times Square Ball, please visit https://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/nye-history-times-square-ball.
The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants’ Quay in the heart of the Irish harbour town of Waterford. Its founders were two brothers, William and George Penrose, who were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." Today more than two hundred years later Waterford has the finest quality crystal sought after by collectors and connoisseurs around the world and the reputation for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries. To recognise an authentic piece of Waterford, each piece of Waterford is watermarked with the word "Waterford", a signature indicating the name of the finest crystal in the world. Waterford is making the everyday extraordinary by bringing people together through celebrations and social gatherings. Waterford was acquired by Fiskars Corporation in 2015 and is now part of Fiskars Living. www.waterford.com
Established in 1649 as an ironworks in a small Finnish village, Fiskars has grown to be a leading consumer goods company with globally recognized brands including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Royal Copenhagen, Waterford, and Wedgwood. With iconic products, strong brands and global ambitions, Fiskars’ mission is to enrich people’s lives in home, garden and outdoor. Fiskars’ products are available in more than 100 countries and the company employs around 8,700 people in 30 countries. Fiskars is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fiskarsgroup.com
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.