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New Years Eve Parties in New York City are world famous. Ring in the New Year at 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.
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Top NYC New Years Eve Parties
- New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Dinner Soiree
- Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels
- New Year’s Eve Dinner Champagne Cruises
- Times Square New York Ball Drop Vacation Package
- New Year’s Fireworks Cruise
- Phish @ Madison Square Garden
- New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic
- New Year’s Restaurant Dinner Reservations
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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 your special New Year’s Eve bash in NYC. Some of our favorites include:
See More: Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels, each confirmed for 2019-2020 NYE.
You may also review our year-round Times Square Hotels and Neighborhood Guide
New Years Eve Private Parties
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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.
Ring in 2020 on a New Years Eve Fireworks Boat Cruise
Classic Harbor cruises has a special New Year’s Eve treat just for YOU!!! Bring in 2020 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+. Choose from:
- New Year’s Fireworks Cruise on Yacht Manhattan or
- New Year’s Fireworks Cruise on Yacht Manhattan II (includes a short champagne/sparkling wine tasting class).
New Years Eve Cruises and Parties - NYC Insider Guide Exclusive Discounts
Use Promo Code NYCINSIDER for a 10% discount off your choice of New Years Eve fireworks cruises: Fireworks Cruise on Majesty Yacht or Family-Friendly Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Destiny. Treat yourself and loved ones to Open Bar, DJs, Buffet Dinner and of course, front row seats to the NYE fireworks by the Statue of Liberty. Tickets start @ $215. Read More: NYC New Years Eve Cruises
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More New Years Eve Fireworks Boat Cruises
- New Year’s Eve Circle Line Cruise – Full open bar, selection of deliciously prepared hors d’oeuvres, on-board DJ, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Ages 18+ (21+ to drink).
- New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise – Sail the New York Harbor on a Yacht, featuring views of the famous New Year’s fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, 4-course dinner, midnight champagne toast and standard open bar. All Ages (21+ to drink).
- VIP: Exclusive NYC New Year’s Eve Luxury Dinner Cruise
- Exclusive: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner
- New Years Eve Fireworks Boat Party in New York
- Rock the Boat: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party Cruise
- All NYC New Years Eve Options @ Viator
New Years Eve NYC Concerts and Shows 2020
- Phish – Madison Square Garden
- The Strokes @ Barclays Center
- Gov’t Mule – Beacon Theatre
- Blue Man Group – Astor Place Theatre
- Big Apple Circus – Lincoln Center
- New York Philharmonic
- Radio City Christmas Spectacular
More New York City Concert and Show Listings (Broadway, Concerts, Opera, Sports and more!)
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.
- Family-Friendly Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Destiny
- New Year’s Eve Cruise with View of the NYC Skyline and Fireworks
- Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
- Spirit of New York New Year’s Eve Family Lunch
- NY Water Taxi New Year’s Eve Family Cruise
- Blue Man Group – Astor Place Theatre
- Big Apple Circus – Lincoln Center
More New Years Eve Parties (Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Madame Tussauds, Bowlmour Lanes, Planet Hollywood and more!!!) see balldrop.com
New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Dinner Soiree
Towering 23 stories above the million or so partiers on 7th Avenue and Broadway below, enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations and desserts, DJ dance music and the view to end all views! At midnight, the ball drop, fireworks and confetti will create the perfect backdrop scenery for welcoming in the New Year in Times Square.
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
Groupon New Year’s Eve has some great 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, Yacht Cruises, 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!
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.
New Years Eve in Times Square
If you’re willing to brave the cold and crowds, the stars that perform 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 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, lasramblasnyc.com