Check out all the action – the ball drop! the celeb performances! – as they happen

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated December 31, 2013 05:30 PM
Credit: Michael Stewart/WireImage

Watching the ball drop on TV is so 2012. This year, there’s an even better way to ring in the new year: online!

Join PEOPLE as it webcasts the Times Square festivities Tuesday night via Livestream starting at 6 p.m. ET – no fighting the crowds or frigid temperatures necessary.

You can expect plenty of star power on the webcast, including: Melissa Etheridge, who’ll perform her new song, “Uprising of Love,” and a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”; a special video message from the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx; and appearances by Anderson Cooper, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the USO Show Troupe and more.

Plus, spy all the backstage drama via Vine, which will be live-Vining on Livestream throughout the evening.

Celebs and backstage antics aside, the webcast has not forgotten the real highlight of the evening: the Times Square ball drop. Watch the countdown live as you prep to smooch your loved ones at midnight. (That’s the one thing this webcast can’t do for you, although there’s nothing stopping revelers from kissing the screen. We won’t tell.)