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:
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
New Year’s Eve Cruises – Best Sellers!
There are several New Year’s Eve cruises, with plenty to eat and drink, fireworks over the Statue of Liberty and a champagne toast at midnight. Sail by all the NYC iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, Battery Park, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chrysler Building.
New Years Eve Fireworks Boat Cruises 2016
- New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise – Classic Harbor cruises has a special New Year’s Eve treat just for YOU!!! Bring in 2017 with a short Champagne Tasting Class, followed by passed hors d’ oeuvres, a Live Jazz Trio and the New York Harbor Fireworks just off of the Statue of Liberty at midnight, all aboard an intimate and elegant 1920s style yacht. Ages 21+
These cruises SELL OUT QUICKLY, so make sure to head over to: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise and save $5 on any cruise ticket with code "INSIDER5"
- New Year’s Eve Cruise – Sail the New York Harbor, featuring views of the famous New Year’s fireworks, an open bar, live DJ entertainment & dancing, champagne toast at midnight, desserts and coffee. **Food not included. Light meal options available for purchase on board. Ages 21+.
- More Coming Soon
New Years Eve at the Knickerbocker Hotel
Enjoy this UBER-EXCLUSIVE New Year’s Eve Package for Two at the Knickerbocker Hotel with a discount! 2015 Review: “New York, New Year’s Eve, Times Square, private party on roof top where you can watch the ball drop 180 feet away – what else could you ask for?”
The deal includes an overnight stay at the hotel, a pre-party blowout, dinner and dancing by Charlie Palmer, and the pièce de ré·sis·tance, the rooftop reception at St. Cloud, where you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the city and an up-close look at the magical Times Square ball drop.
New Years Eve Private Parties
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New Year’s Eve Parties with LIVE BALL DROP Views
Is seeing the Times Square Ball Drop on your Bucket List? Not for the light-walleted, these parties with LIVE Ball Drop Views will take one more thing off your New Year’s Resolution list…
- Hyatt Bar 54 Times Square (21+)
- NYE at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – (Both Family friendly & 21+)
- AMC Times Square Live View Ball Drop Party – (Both Family friendly & 21+)
- More New Years Eve Parties (Cipriani 42nd St, Bowlmour Lanes, BB Kings Blues, Central Park Lounge and more!!!) at balldrop.com
New Years Eve Family Friendly Parties
Looking for fun things to do on New Years Eve with your Under 21 year old dates? No problem, there are tons of fun and family-friendly ways to spend your NYE in NYC.
- AMC Times Square Family Fun Fest
- NYE at Dave & Buster’s Times Square
- NYE at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Times Square Family Party Pass
More New Years Eve Parties (Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Bowlmour Lanes, Planet Hollywood and more!!!)
New Years Eve NYC Concerts and Shows 2016
More New York City Concert and Show Listings (Broadway, Concerts, Opera, Sports and more!)
New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Dinner Soiree
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.
Midnight Millions Interactive Theater Event
To usher in 2017, The Game Theatre presents Midnight Millions, an interactive experience where players must try to spend 1 million dollars in order to inherit a financial empire. Midnight Millions is a grand social game that will be experienced as interactive theater in an exclusive lair underneath Manhattan’s historic South Street Seaport!
More Info: New Year’s Eve Interactive Theater Event
New Years Eve Times Square Vacation Package
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
New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic
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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
New Years Eve Discounts to Upscale Parties
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! Another great place to check for killer deals is Groupon New Year’s Eve
Online New Year’s Dinner Reservations at Open Table
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.
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
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!
New Year’s Eve Family Friendly Options
New Years Eve Spanish Style at Las Ramblas!
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
New Years Eve Concerts and Shows NYC