According to the national media, seven-foot-tall 2023 numerals arrived in Times Square ahead of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
The four numerals arrived Tuesday morning following a cross-country trip that started in Los Angeles and included several stops along the way. The coast-to-coast tour started at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California, and visited holiday events in Nevada, Tennessee, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, giving people across the country an opportunity to cheer the arrival of 2023.
The four numerals are lit with a total of 602 energy-efficient LED bulbs; the numeral “2” contains 145 bulbs, the “0” contains 164 bulbs, and the “3” contains 148 bulbs.
The numerals will stay on the Times Square plaza for the public to have the opportunity to take photos with them through noon on Friday.
They will then be placed atop One Times Square and will light up at midnight on December 31.