Waterford unveils crystal ball twist for New Year's Eve

Personal messages of Peace will kick off the New Year at Times Square

POSTED: 07:07 AM PST Dec 18, 2012 
NEW YORK -

Waterford is rolling out an updated crystal ball for New Year's Eve. The ball that will drop in New York's Times Square has 288 new crystal panels. Doves are chiseled into them as part of the theme "Let There Be Peace." The Irish crystal company says organizers are doing something special this year. You're invited to send in a personal message of peace via social media. Some will be read during a live webcast. The rest will be posted online.