New York City is a classic destination for New Year’s Eve, with amazing parties, dinners and even the opportunity to watch the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop live in Times Square. Whether you’re looking for a big party, a fancy, intimate dinner or something entirely different, we’ve gathered a variety of different ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City.
Watch the ball drop in Times Square
If your New Year’s Eve in New York City fantasy involves watching the ball drop in Times Square, you’re not alone — approximately a million revelers fill Times Square to watch the ball drop at midnight. Prepare yourself with our list of things to bring to the ball drop in Times Square andtips for attending the ball drop.
Concert or Show on New Year’s Eve
Feast your way into the New Year
Sometimes the best way to celebrate the New Year is with a delicious meal. These restaurants will be having special New Year’s Eve menus. Consider early seatings if you want to toast in the New Year elsewhere and pick a later time for dining if you want to clink glasses at your table.
Dance or Drink the night away
From all-inclusive to very exclusive, these New York City clubs and bars will be hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Check details about what’s included at various places — some tickets include unlimited open bar, while other venues offer a range of tickets that each include different perks (keep in mind: sometimes the cheapest tickets are no bargain!)
Ring in the New Year from the New York Harbor
Celebrate the New Year aboard one of New York City’s many New Year’s Eve cruises. Whether you’re looking for an elegant evening aboard a yacht in formal attire, a New Year’s Eve booze cruise or even a family-friendly affair, one of these NYE cruises will fit the bill
Looking for something different?
Maybe the same-old, same-old isn’t how you want to start 2015? We’ve got some unusual ways to celebrate the New Year here, including a New Year’s Eve race and a Brooklyn Bridge walking tour!
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