The end of the year signifies the start of a new chapter. What better way to start 2023 than with a special live stream event on your channel? If you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve on stream, we have a few ideas to help you make it a memorable night. Don’t forget to add a New Year’s overlay from the Streamlabs library for an extra special touch.
Countdown to Midnight
A classic never dies, which is why a countdown stream would be a great way to spend New Year’s Eve. You can stream your normal content and switch gears as it gets closer to midnight, or combine a countdown with one of our other ideas below. There’s nothing quite like counting down to midnight with a group of friends, even if you’re only together virtually. Consider creating a special emote for your chat to use to celebrate the occasion with Streamlabs Emote Maker.
Year End Wrap Up
No matter how long you’ve been streaming, you can spend your New Year’s Eve stream going through some of your channel highlights and favorite moments of 2022. Talk about any special events you held, such as subathons, 24 hour streams, or collaborations, and list interesting channel data (followers gained, hours streamed, etc.). If you streamed all throughout 2022, feel free to break up the data by month for clarity. You and your viewers can watch some of your saved clips or reminisce about funny moments that happened on stream. Not only will your followers enjoy a walk down memory lane, it will be fun for you as a streamer to see how your channel has grown.
2022 Favorites List
Whether you stream games, music, or something else, a New Year’s Eve stream is a good opportunity to go over your favorites from 2022. Game streamers can choose to talk about their most enjoyed games or equipment, IRL streamers can talk about their favorite places they visited, makers can list their favorite projects, etc. The classic “Top 10” format is a good place to start if you’re stumped for ideas. When you're finished, you can use Video Editor, a free video editor, to upload your VOD to YouTube. "Listicle" videos do really well on YouTube, so use the opportunity to bring more traffic to your streams.
Goals for 2023
For New Year’s Eve, why not try a chatting stream where you talk about your goals for 2023? You can discuss your channel-related goals, such as events or collaborations you’d like to participate in and share your content plans for the new year. If you’re planning to switch things up on your channel, now would be the perfect time to share the news with your viewers. Streamers who don’t mind sharing bits of their personal life can share other info too, such as work, education, health, or family related goals.
Having a get-together at your place? You can stream everything from the food and drink preparation to the countdown to midnight and even the cleanup afterwards. A wireless camera you can control with your phone, such as the Logitech Mevo, will capture all of the fun without the limitations of a webcam.
If you’ve got the equipment to stream outdoors, consider attending a party with your viewers in tow (providing the host approves). Alternatively, you can use your phone and the Streamlabs Mobile app to share fireworks and any other New Year’s festivities you decide to partake in.
Spending New Year's Eve with your followers on stream is a great way to celebrate the start of 2023 in a unique and memorable way. Whether you're planning on a simple countdown to midnight or an IRL bash, sharing the night on your channel will make for a fun change of pace. Streamlabs wishes you and your viewers a safe holiday and a prosperous 2023.