2016-17 New Years Eve Parties in NYC

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New Years Eve Parties in New York City are world famous. There is the Times Square ball drop, New Years Eve Cruises with skyline views, dozens of New Years Eve events, private dinners and salsa dancing…basically, a New Years Eve soirée for everyone.

Most New Years Eve Parties in NYC do not open up until after October, but for the planners out there, here is list of what is available to book now and keep reading for more options, usually available in December. Add your event to the New Years Eve NYC Parties page.


Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels

If watching the world’s most famous ball drop at midnight from your own New Year’s Eve NYC Hotel is on your bucket list, then don’t miss your chance to reserve a special NYE package in NYC. Some of our favorites include:

Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels

See More: Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels, each confirmed for 2016-2017 NYE

You may also review our year-round Times Square Hotels and Neighborhood Guide

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New Years Eve Private Parties

New Years Eve Private Parties

Enjoy several New Year’s Eve options in NYC, from family-friendly to the ultimate Times Square Private View of the Ball Drop. Choose from:

Or add any of these choices on to a New Years Eve Hotel Package and save.

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New Years Eve NYC Concerts and Shows 2016

More New York City Concert and Show Listings (Broadway, Concerts, Opera, Sports and more!)

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New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Dinner Soiree

New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Gala Party

Join the Convene Center, 23 stories above the million or so partiers on 7th Avenue and Broadway, a 3-course seated dinner, premium open bar and DJ music for dancing.

Choose from:

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New Years Eve Times Square Vacation Package

Times Square New Years Eve NYC

Check out another great New Years Eve Times Square Vacation Package customized by local NYC vacation experts.

The package includes Times Square hotel, Optional VIP Celebration at Applebee’s on 42nd Street – with a view of the LIVE BALL DROP, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more.

Customize your NYC Vacation package any way you want to make the most of your NYC trip – the choices are endless.

The New Years Eve Times Square Vacation Package includes:

  • Accommodations for 3, 4 or 5-nights at your choice of hotels like Sheraton New York or Westin New York at Times Square, right in the middle of the action
  • Optional – New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Gala
  • Free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York or NY Water Taxi, Statue of Liberty Flex Pass
  • Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • More Info: New Years Eve Times Square Vacation Package

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New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic
© New York Philharmonic

Definitely not one of your typical New Years Eve parties! Usher in the New Year with Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic, and the musical duo, Igudesman and Joo, whom the Los Angeles Times crowned “The kings of classical music comedy … ”

More Info: www.nyphil.org

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New Years Eve Discounts to Upscale Parties

New York City Coupons Luxury Gilt City

Gilt City has some of my favorite upscale NYC deals! For New Years Eve, they have exclusive discount tickets to Times Square venues, Please Don’t Tell, Hotel Chantelle, Mondrian SoHo, the Dream Hotel, Birreria and lots more! Definitely take a look at their offers and you’ll be amazed at how affordable Manhattan can be, without comprising quality!

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Online New Year’s Dinner Reservations at Open Table

New Years Eve Dinner in New York City

Hundreds of NYC restaurants will post their New Years Eve Party and Dinner in New York City menus and begin accepting online reservations at OpenTable in November, sometimes earlier. With menus ranging from traditional to innovative, you’re sure to find a restaurant that suits everyone’s taste.

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Prior New Years Info (2015-16)

The following is prior New Year’s information and will be updated around November…feel free to browse and think about your plans as most of these parties and events occur annually.


New Years Eve in Times Square

New Years Eve in Times Square

If you’re willing to brave the cold and crowds, stars like Taylor Swift, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Idina Menzel, Florida Georgia Line and Magic! might make it worth your while. This is covered on over 1,000 websites, so I won’t spend much time on it. After all, this is the “non-tourist” tourist guide to NYC – and NO self-respecting New Yorkers do this on NYE. If you really want to see the ball drop in comfort, check out these Times Square Ball Drop Parties

If not the private party, then expect freezing temperatures outside for 7 or more hours, elbow to elbow with over 700,000 people, no bathrooms, backpacks or beverages. Once the ball drops, it will be an hour before you can even leave Times Square.

I did this when I was 16 years old, and it’s nice to be able to say you did it once, but you couldn’t pay me to do it again. Feeling Brave? timessquarenyc.org and newyearseve.nyc have the info you need and balldrop.com has tons of parties and tickets listed!

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New Year’s Eve Family Friendly Options

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New Years Eve Spanish Style at Las Ramblas!

Las Ramblas NYC

Celebrate New Years Eve at Las Ramblas – one of my favorite, tiny, but delicious, tapas restaurants in West Village. Las Ramblas hosts a spectacular night of fine tapas, wine, & celebration. Cava, traditional grapes, & party favors in abundance at 6pm (Spanish New Year) & 12 midnight. Hurry – Las Ramblas seats 28 people, but it is outstanding and a neighborhood gem. Not sure about the NYE menu, but generally, it is one of the best values in NYC. I bet their New Years Eve parties are great!

170 West 4th St (b/w Jones & Cornelia Streets & near 6th Avenue). 646.415.7924

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New Years Eve 2015 – Sold Out

  • Sold Out Hornblower Nautical New Year’s Eve Cruise (Save 10%) – This top of the line NYE gala includes 3+ hour top-shelf open bar, five-course sit-down dinner, midnight Champagne toast, DJ and spectacular views of fireworks against a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Ages 21+
  • Sold Out Hornblower Fireworks New Year’s Eve Cruise (Save 10%) – Similar, but slightly more casual than above cruise, includes prime views of the fireworks, midnight champagne toast, buffet dinner, premium open bar and cruise-style seating. Ages 21+

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New Years Eve Concerts and Shows NYC




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