Will Ragozzino
Sharon Clott Kanter
Jan 01, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Happy 2013!!! Did you watch the ball drop last night? Just days before the countdown, InStyle.com got an up-close look at the epic crystal ball to find out all the details about what it's made of, what makes it glow, what makes it special, and more. Click through the gallery to learn more about the almost 12,000-pound ball that ushered in the New Year!

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