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  1. Breyone Burkett
    Breyone Burkett / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 but they didnt drop a ball 1942 or 1943 due to wartime restrictions 🙂

  2. Anne Mostella
    Anne Mostella / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 🙂

  3. Jackie Bode
    Jackie Bode / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Helen
    Helen / 1-5-2012 / ·

    december 31, 1907!! 🙂 i love mrs. fields cookies!

  5. Diane Lilleg
    Diane Lilleg / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  6. Erica Micheel
    Erica Micheel / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1904 was the first year

  7. kim culbertson
    kim culbertson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  8. debra affrunti
    debra affrunti / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  9. heather kline
    heather kline / 1-5-2012 / ·

    year 1907

  10. misty
    misty / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  11. Erica Best
    Erica Best / 1-5-2012 / ·

    year 1907

  12. Patricia
    Patricia / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 Thanks!

  13. Phyllis Cole
    Phyllis Cole / 1-5-2012 / ·

    First one was in 1907 in Times Square. 🙂

  14. Debbie
    Debbie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first ball drop was in 1907

  15. Molly Saccoman
    Molly Saccoman / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  16. Tawnya Peltonen
    Tawnya Peltonen / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  17. Ellen Cohen
    Ellen Cohen / 1-5-2012 / ·

    december 31, 1907!

  18. Diane
    Diane / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  19. Sue Barney
    Sue Barney / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The 1st ball dropped in 1907! 🙂

  20. Christine
    Christine / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 🙂

  21. Tamara B.
    Tamara B. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 🙂

  22. Sheila
    Sheila / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 🙂

  23. Adriana Wiley
    Adriana Wiley / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first New Year’s ball drop happened in 1907.

  24. MICHELLE WASHBURN
    MICHELLE WASHBURN / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  25. Amy Row
    Amy Row / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It originally dropped one second after midnight, so technically it was 1908, but it is recorder as New Years Eve 1907.

  26. Barbara patrick
    Barbara patrick / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  27. Stephanie
    Stephanie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  28. Tiffany Greene
    Tiffany Greene / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It was first lowered on New Year’s Eve 1908 (December 31, 1907)

  29. Adrienne Hayes
    Adrienne Hayes / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  30. Julie
    Julie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  31. Terri Seibech
    Terri Seibech / 1-5-2012 / ·

    In 1907

    1. ckuhn
      ckuhn / 1-6-2012 / ·

      Our lucky winner of this weeks Mrs. Fields trivia question is Terri S…. CONGRATULATIONS!! One of our Mrs. Fields representatives will be contacting you shortly. Thank you to all those who participated.

  32. Bonnie
    Bonnie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 1907, However they did not drop a ball 1942 or 1943 due to the wartime restriction.
    Happy New Year!

  33. Natalie Vandenberghe
    Natalie Vandenberghe / 1-5-2012 / ·

    I saw this question previously (somewhere else) and answered 1907…then, it occurred to me that if the celebration was on New Year’s Eve 12/31/07, the ball probably didn’t drop until after midnight–making it 1908. I’ll be eager to find out the true answer 😉
    Happy New Year!

  34. Maame
    Maame / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  35. Jerrilynn Atherton
    Jerrilynn Atherton / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Although the Times Square celebration began in 1904, the first ball drop didn’t occur until New Year’s Eve 1907.

  36. Susan
    Susan / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

    🙂

  37. Rhonda
    Rhonda / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907, and no Dick Clark was not the host. lol

  38. Heather
    Heather / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  39. Terry S.
    Terry S. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first New Year’s Eve ball drop happened in Times Square in 1907!

  40. John O.
    John O. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  41. Lynn Wittner
    Lynn Wittner / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first drop wasn’t until 1907, even though they began celebrating New Years at Times Square in 1904.

  42. Gennean Pidgeon
    Gennean Pidgeon / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 into 1908

  43. Sara
    Sara / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  44. Holly Thomas
    Holly Thomas / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It dropped in 1907 to ring in 1908!! 🙂

  45. Vango
    Vango / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  46. Penny McPherson
    Penny McPherson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Answer 1907

  47. Dawn
    Dawn / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first year that the ball dropped in Time Square on New Year’s Eve was on December 31, 1907. The ball is now in its sixth incarnation.

  48. mayra
    mayra / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12/31/1907

  49. Amanda ODair
    Amanda ODair / 1-5-2012 / ·

    in 1907 🙂

  50. Cheryl Lohrke
    Cheryl Lohrke / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907~1st ball drop New Year’s Eve Times Square

  51. Renee Wapniewski
    Renee Wapniewski / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  52. Carol
    Carol / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  53. gennean pidgeon
    gennean pidgeon / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It was first lowered on New Year’s Eve 1908 (December 31, 1907). It originally dropped one second after midnight. Though The New York Times would later move its headquarters to a larger building at 229 West 43rd Street, the New Year’s Eve celebration at One Times Square remains to this day

  54. Lisa Lee Cook
    Lisa Lee Cook / 1-5-2012 / ·

    In 1907 to ring in the new year at 12:00am 1908

  55. Linda Sanders
    Linda Sanders / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The year of the first New Years Ball drop in Times Square would be 1907

  56. Jill Waldren
    Jill Waldren / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31,1907 New Years Eve !!

  57. Maureen E
    Maureen E / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  58. Sofia Tate
    Sofia Tate / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  59. Brandi
    Brandi / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 was the year the first ball was dropped in honor of the new year!

  60. Nicole Davis
    Nicole Davis / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

    I would love to win some free cookies! I’ve been trying forever :/

  61. Marge Brown
    Marge Brown / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!! fingers crossed!

  62. Shea
    Shea / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first ball drop in Time Square happended in 1907 (to ring in the new year January 1st 1908)!

  63. jill williams
    jill williams / 1-5-2012 / ·

    was dropped december 31 1907

  64. Noel
    Noel / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec 31 1907

  65. angela mitres
    angela mitres / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  66. Daniel
    Daniel / 1-5-2012 / ·

    I’d rather buy this cookie tin pack than waiting for this stupid trivia to end …and not knowing who would win this i can’t wait for such great cookies so i am going to the MALL to grab these in a quick ,because i don’t care how much they cost its not a biggie for me i love these cookies so i can pay any price.

  67. christina w.
    christina w. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  68. Chris Shari Alligood
    Chris Shari Alligood / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  69. LaVonne Terrell
    LaVonne Terrell / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New Year’s Eve 1907/New Year’s 1908

  70. carla carr
    carla carr / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  71. Sarah W
    Sarah W / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  72. daisy
    daisy / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 Yum Cookies!!!!!!!

  73. Barbara S.
    Barbara S. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907! 🙂

  74. Pamela Craig
    Pamela Craig / 1-5-2012 / ·

    In 1907!

  75. Christina
    Christina / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  76. Marsha R
    Marsha R / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first New Year’s Eve ball dropped in Time Square on December 31, 1907.

  77. Scot Weeks
    Scot Weeks / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New years Eve 1907 into New years 1908

  78. Lauren Reynolds
    Lauren Reynolds / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 😀

  79. Gina Sandoval
    Gina Sandoval / 1-5-2012 / ·

    on the eve of 12/31/1907 for the new year of 1908, so ball said 1908

  80. Brandon S.
    Brandon S. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    new years eve 1907/1908

  81. Sarah
    Sarah / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  82. Melanie Anderson
    Melanie Anderson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  83. Lori C.
    Lori C. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  84. Will
    Will / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  85. Beth
    Beth / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 is the year!

  86. Greg S
    Greg S / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  87. Patricia E
    Patricia E / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  88. Christine Mayfield
    Christine Mayfield / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31st 1907

  89. Sarah Evans
    Sarah Evans / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  90. Jessica Miller
    Jessica Miller / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  91. Jennifer
    Jennifer / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec 31, 1907

  92. cindy
    cindy / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  93. Carol Meyers
    Carol Meyers / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 into 1908 🙂

  94. Cindy C
    Cindy C / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  95. Lucy
    Lucy / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  96. Marcie
    Marcie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  97. Salman Shahid
    Salman Shahid / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 it is.

  98. Judith Delaney
    Judith Delaney / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New Year’s Eve 1904

  99. Amanda wilson
    Amanda wilson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907..70 years before Debbi and Randy Fields started Mrs. Fields cookies..lol

  100. Amber Saxby
    Amber Saxby / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  101. Jackie Kravitz
    Jackie Kravitz / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!!

  102. Heather
    Heather / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!!

  103. marissa delprince
    marissa delprince / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  104. kathy
    kathy / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first year the ball dropped on New Year’s was 1907. I would love to win your cookies..I love bringing cookies to my grandchildren when I visit them I am visiting this month and my grandson always asks if I will bring him cookies cause “I like cookies Grandma” and I would love the cookies to be yours they are the best..thank you…

  105. Anissa Jackson
    Anissa Jackson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  106. Cheryl M
    Cheryl M / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 into 1908

  107. Nikita Nik
    Nikita Nik / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first New Year’s Eve ball dropped in 1907, December 31. 🙂

  108. Tina M
    Tina M / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  109. Jennifer Verdi
    Jennifer Verdi / 1-5-2012 / ·

    december 31, 1907!

  110. DOLORES DOWNEY
    DOLORES DOWNEY / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12-31-1907

  111. NICK P
    NICK P / 1-5-2012 / ·

    DEC 31 1907

  112. Timothy D
    Timothy D / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  113. Ellen B
    Ellen B / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  114. Stacey Perritt
    Stacey Perritt / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The 1st Ball dropped in Times Square at 11:59pm on December 31,1907 to bring in the New Year 1908

  115. tammy norton
    tammy norton / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  116. kim minton
    kim minton / 1-5-2012 / ·

    the answer is 1907:)

  117. Cristina
    Cristina / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12-31-1907

  118. Mary C
    Mary C / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec. 31, 1907

  119. Megan M
    Megan M / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  120. Shannon W
    Shannon W / 1-5-2012 / ·

    First lowered on New Year’s Eve 1908 (December 31, 1907)

  121. Cristina
    Cristina / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12/31/1907

  122. Nicole Toscano
    Nicole Toscano / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  123. Nyeasia Pippin
    Nyeasia Pippin / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907.

  124. Christine York
    Christine York / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  125. Jennifer Diaz
    Jennifer Diaz / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first ball drop in Times Square in 1907!

  126. Courtney Benoit
    Courtney Benoit / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It was first lowered on New Year’s Eve 1908, but technically its recorded as December 31, 1907

  127. Jonathan C. Diaz
    Jonathan C. Diaz / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Time Square’s first ball drop happened in Nineteen-O-Seven 🙂

  128. Merri matalon
    Merri matalon / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907.

  129. christina lavoie
    christina lavoie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    dec.31 1907

  130. Kristy Tucker
    Kristy Tucker / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  131. Anna Cheung
    Anna Cheung / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec. 31, 1907

  132. will
    will / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1908, one sec after midnight (dec 31st 1907)

  133. daniella
    daniella / 1-5-2012 / ·

    december 31 ,1907

  134. Robin P
    Robin P / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!!

  135. Debbie C
    Debbie C / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907. Love Mrs. Field’s!

  136. SANDY
    SANDY / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907newyears eve /1908 new year

  137. Elizabeth Beltran
    Elizabeth Beltran / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907! ♥

  138. Patti T
    Patti T / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec. 31, 1907

  139. Miranda
    Miranda / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  140. ashley wojcik
    ashley wojcik / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  141. Ashlyn Bangert
    Ashlyn Bangert / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  142. Rebecca Xavier
    Rebecca Xavier / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  143. Alvin Macale
    Alvin Macale / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The ball dropped on December 31, 1907.

  144. Susan
    Susan / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  145. DawnM
    DawnM / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  146. john juarez
    john juarez / 1-5-2012 / ·

    they drop the ball for the first time in 1904

  147. LeAnn V
    LeAnn V / 1-5-2012 / ·

    They dropped the first ball in 1907.

  148. Lynn s
    Lynn s / 1-5-2012 / ·

    started to drop pm Dec.31st1907/then am Jan.1st 1908 touch down… 😉

  149. Vicki Nittinger
    Vicki Nittinger / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Gonna go out on a limb and say 12/31/1907 LOL I love me some Mrs. Fields!

  150. Charise Shorty
    Charise Shorty / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It was lowered on New Year’s Eve 1908 ( but recorded on December 31, 1907).

  151. Michelle Dufrene
    Michelle Dufrene / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  152. Tiffany
    Tiffany / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31st 1907

  153. Sue Ellison
    Sue Ellison / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  154. Maria Coria
    Maria Coria / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Started to lower down on December 31, 1907 was completely down on January 1, 1908

  155. Jessamyn D
    Jessamyn D / 1-5-2012 / ·

    Dec. 31, 1907

  156. Greg Lechner
    Greg Lechner / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  157. carol
    carol / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New Year’s Eve 1907

  158. Pam Gonsalves
    Pam Gonsalves / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907! 🙂

  159. Michelle L.
    Michelle L. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first Ball Drop in Times Square happened on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1907 to ring in 1908.

  160. Krissie Stroud
    Krissie Stroud / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12/31/1907!!! RINGING OF 1908!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’ALL!!! <3

  161. NATALIE WEEKS
    NATALIE WEEKS / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1/1/1908 12:00 A.M. New Years Day in Times Square~

  162. Sharon
    Sharon / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  163. Maureen
    Maureen / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The Times Square Ball is a time ball that has been lowered or “dropped” from the flagpole of One Times Square nearly every New Year’s Eve since December 31, 1907 in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City.

  164. Alison
    Alison / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907. I love Mrs. Field’s cookies!!!

  165. Neal Trautloff
    Neal Trautloff / 1-5-2012 / ·

    it was 1907

  166. Shannon m
    Shannon m / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  167. tressma scott
    tressma scott / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 thank ya

  168. Jaleel H
    Jaleel H / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  169. Sarah McGough
    Sarah McGough / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907! 😀

  170. matt hutchinson
    matt hutchinson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31 1907

  171. Josh Hwang
    Josh Hwang / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  172. Stephanie V.
    Stephanie V. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12/31/07

  173. Sang T
    Sang T / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  174. Michele
    Michele / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  175. Richard He
    Richard He / 1-5-2012 / ·

    First dropped in 1907

  176. Kelly Lique
    Kelly Lique / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  177. donna drew
    donna drew / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first ball drop was in 1907. Mrs. Fields cookies are AWESOME!!

  178. Meryl
    Meryl / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  179. Louis
    Louis / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907.

  180. arlene robertson
    arlene robertson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  181. Jami
    Jami / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 into 1908

  182. Margaret
    Margaret / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 and finishing in 1908.

  183. Mike Mitres
    Mike Mitres / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New Years Eve 1907 (midnight so going into 1908)

  184. Molly Gomillion
    Molly Gomillion / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  185. Debra B
    Debra B / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  186. Colleen
    Colleen / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  187. Mary Ennis
    Mary Ennis / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1904. But the first Ball Drop didn’t happen until 1907. Since 1907, the ball has been dropped from One Times Square every year, except in 1942 and 1943 due to wartime restrictions on lighting in New York City.

  188. Lisa Lodter
    Lisa Lodter / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  189. Carol Buchman
    Carol Buchman / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  190. Lisa Janson
    Lisa Janson / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  191. Paula Gillespie
    Paula Gillespie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  192. Bethany
    Bethany / 1-5-2012 / ·

    it was 1907 when the first ball dropped : it always happens every NEW years in NEW york city

  193. Barbara Mayes
    Barbara Mayes / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!

  194. Stefanie
    Stefanie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The 1st ball dropped in 1907!

  195. Courtney Roberts
    Courtney Roberts / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907!! Was The First year! Thanks for the chance!!

  196. Carly Wiegand
    Carly Wiegand / 1-5-2012 / ·

    New Years Eve 1907! 🙂

  197. Philip Wiegand
    Philip Wiegand / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The year 1907

  198. Jenna
    Jenna / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  199. Pat J
    Pat J / 1-5-2012 / ·

    It dropped for the first time in 1908!!!

  200. Michael Haskin
    Michael Haskin / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  201. Justine Marie Gooding
    Justine Marie Gooding / 1-5-2012 / ·

    The first ball drop in Time Square for New Years was in 1907. Thanks for the contest.

  202. Annmarie
    Annmarie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 XD 🙂 😀

  203. Annmarie
    Annmarie / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907 XD 🙂 😀 🙂

  204. Janice
    Janice / 1-5-2012 / ·

    12/31/1907

  205. Gaile Gray
    Gaile Gray / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907.

  206. Gary Gray
    Gary Gray / 1-5-2012 / ·

    If you want to get technical, it started to drop on 12/31/1907 and ended at the final minute of that date (since the next day begins at 12:01 AM and not at Midnight like most people believe).

  207. Alla Grossman
    Alla Grossman / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  208. Janet G.
    Janet G. / 1-5-2012 / ·

    December 31, 1907

  209. CHRISTIE ROBINSON
    CHRISTIE ROBINSON / 1-5-2012 / ·

    FIRST BALL DROPPED DECEMBER 31, 1907 FOR NEW YEAR OF 1908.

    MRS. FIELDS COOKIES ARE THE BOMB!!!!!!
    I NEVER QUESTION THE QUALITY OF ANY OF THEIR COOKIES. IF I WANT GOOD COOKIES, I AUTOMATICALLY PICK THEIRS..I HONEST TO GOD DON’T BUY ANY OTHER BRAND…I’M SPOILED TO GREAT TASTE, WHAT CAN I SAY!!!!

  210. Michael Heithaus
    Michael Heithaus / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  211. Jennifer H
    Jennifer H / 1-5-2012 / ·

    1907

  212. BOB
    BOB / 1-6-2012 / ·

    1907

  213. Deborah Curran
    Deborah Curran / 1-6-2012 / ·

    1907

  214. kathy blouin-potvin
    kathy blouin-potvin / 1-6-2012 / ·

    1907! 🙂

  215. Linda Canevari
    Linda Canevari / 1-12-2012 / ·

    1907

  216. Amy C
    Amy C / 1-19-2012 / ·

    1907

  217. nancy
    nancy / 4-5-2012 / ·

    the ball

  218. Sara Rosebery
    Sara Rosebery / 5-10-2012 / ·

    ~1907~
    sooo, over a Century ago my jaw dropped! lol!

  219. Heather
    Heather / 2-7-2013 / ·

    in 1907

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