Many social VR platforms are playing host to informal New Year’s Eve parties, with users banding together to ring in the new year. VRChat is going the extra mile this year though to put on a 24-hour NYE bash that includes ball drops on the hour and live music so everyone can celebrate.

VRChat’s New Year’s Eve celebration is already in full swing, replete with a Virtual Times Square. The space, which is accessible on PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest, features community-created billboards, 16 community storefronts, and rooftop areas to view the ball drop and (of course) virtual fireworks.

Like any good NYE party, live music is being offered up from a number of artists, which is courtesy of Virtual Bass, a VR festival organizer group with focus on electronic dance music. Check out the schedule below, with showtimes listed in PST:

Image courtesy VRChat, Virtual Bass
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Jean-Michele Jarre NYE Concert

Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michele Jarre is also hosting a concert in VRChat that is slated to take place December 31st at 11:25 PM CET (local time here).

The concert is set to take place in a virtual recreation of Notre-Dame in Paris. Check out the promo video below.

There, Jarre will preform tracks from his upcoming album ‘Welcome to the Other Side’.

To experience it live, simply search ‘NOTRE-DAME CONCERT’ once in VRChat. The world is open to both PC VR and Oculus Quest headsets.

Replays of the concert will be available for 24 hours after the live performance.


Know of any other awesome NYE events in VR? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Jhon Shephard

    I really wanted to see the event, couldn’t even make it past 5 minutes due to the toxic “community”. Within not even 5 minutes, and the level not even fully loaded some asshole started yelling “are you a bitch”. I don’t even know who he was yelling at, what his username or avatar was. Immediately turned off the game and started Blade and Sorcery to vent my anger.

    • Tyler Makhoul

      Bro you know your the internet right…… You can mute selective memembers choose which worlds you join and who you play and talk to. But im not trying to be rude but I assume your an older fellow. This is just how people mess around on the internet.

    • gothicvillas

      Whoa.. sounds like I would rather ban you

  • Thanks for your support!! The concert did well in the end, I hope you had the occasion to visit it

    …and have a great 2021!

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  • Thanks for mentioning the JMJ concert, Scott!

  • Jonathan Winters III

    Nice, except the massive ads all over the place (Kia???). Really tasteless way to treat the ball drop.