On Thursday, FOX 40 got an inside look at the New Year’s Eve ball that will help Binghamton residents count down to 2016.

It’s all part of the 1st annual Greater Binghamton New Year's Eve ball drop. The ball is six feet in diameter and has more than 5,000 LED lights. It will drop from a lift more than 65 feet high on State St. Organizers say they are hoping to make this an annual tradition as a way to entertain locals in the area.

“With all of the college students and the redevelopment of the entire area; this being part of the art district of Downtown Binghamton, it just seems like a natural fit to add this to the list of things to do in the City of Binghamton,” said Jamie Tuttle, co-owner of Social on State.

The ball will be located in a block party on State St., between Henry and Lewis Streets. This area will be closed off. You need to be 21 or older and pay an admission price to get in. However, Tuttle says families can watch the ball drop from the Lewis Street end outside of the block party. The ball will, of course, drop at midnight.