For many in the city known for its glitz and glamour, New Year's Eve is something of an empty promise. The city's blase approach to the night famously resulted in much hand-wringing during the Millennium eve, when L.A.'s celebrations looked sleepy 

Despite its modern shell, the nearly twelve-thousand-pound ball in Times Square is a nineteenth-century contraption.

For many in the city known for its glitz and glamour, New Year's Eve is something of an empty promise. The city's blase approach to the night famously resulted in much hand-wringing during the Millennium eve, when L.A.'s celebrations looked sleepy 

You may not have started on your new year's resolution(s) but with the eve of the holiday just around the corner we thought it would be nice to see a rundown of the events around town for the festive evening.

They're all part of the lineup for ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" (beginning 10 p.m. ET), which also includes Blondie, Capital Cities, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique

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