Maybe you were one of the thousands who filed into Times Square by noon on New Year's Eve; maybe you were one of the diaper set who ended up there for the ball drop at midnight; maybe you only dared set foot in Times Square in the wee hours of the morning; or perhaps you were one of the millions of other New Yorkers who avoided the area like it was the Atlantic Ocean during wintertime.

Either way, you can turn back the clock about 60 hours with the timelapse video below of the midtown festivities. It's the safest way to relive the exuberance of ringing in a new year while mostly avoiding any of the alcohol-induced flashbacks of the actual night.

New Year’s Eve - New York City from The Timelapse Group on Vimeo.