Nobody rings in the New Year with a bigger bang than New York City. Great food, concerts and parties are all essential to a great NYC celebration. To make the most of your New Years Eve in NYC, check out these awesome events!
Where to Go For New Years Eve in NYC
Watching the Ball drop in Times Square may be a cliché, but a list about New Years Eve in NYC just wouldn’t be complete without it. Each year, people from all over the world head to Times Square to watch the famous New Year’s Eve Ball begin its descent at 11:59 p.m. The 12,000 pound ball has become a staple in the culture of NYC New Years celebrations. If you plan on watching the Ball drop, get to Times Square as early as possible because it gets crowded quickly.
Prospect Park Fireworks
If you’re the type of person who prefers a night outdoors in the open air to a night in a crowded club, check out the Prospect Park fireworks show. The New Year’s Eve fireworks in Prospect Park has become a beloved Brooklyn tradition over the years. This year, the show will feature live entertainment and hot chocolate.
If your idea of a great New Years Eve in NYC is attending a wild party, get a ticket to Riff Raff’s in the Flatiron District. To celebrate the arrival of 2016, Riff Raff’s is throwing a tiki party that includes four hours of premium open bar, party favors and an energized countdown in a Polynesian-inspired setting.
Union Square Ballroom
The Union Square Ballroom is a nightlife destination that New Yorkers love. A ticket to the party will grant you access to a six-hour, top-shelf open bar, a 2,500 square foot ballroom, party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. They’ve also hosted a laundry list of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert DeNiro in the past. So, if you want to party like a celebrity, head to the Union Square Ballroom!
Jimmy Buffett at the Barclay’s Center
There are always parties to celebrate New Years Eve in NYC, but it’s not every year that you can see the legendary Jimmy Buffett and The Reefer Band perform live. The event begins at 9:00 p.m. at the Barclay’s Center, which is conveniently located right across the street from the LIRR. Tickets are available here.
Bourbon Street in Brooklyn
For a NYC New Years Eve experience like no other, check out the Brass Bash at the Brooklyn Winery. They’ll be hosting a New Orleans-inspired party complete with a four and a half-hour open bar with top-shelf liquor, beer and their own wine. There will also be delicious antipasti spreads and hors d’oeuvres that use Louisiana as their muse. With dancing and live music, the Brass Bash is a fun and unique way to ring in the New Year. You can buy tickets here.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not New Years Party
A family-friendly event that is enjoyable for kids and adults alike, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is hosting a New Years Eve party of their own. Kids will enjoy face painting and over 500 incredible Ripley’s exhibits. For the adults, there is an open bar and a midnight champagne toast. Everyone will love the free food, live music and dancing. Here’s where you can buy tickets.
No matter where you choose to enjoy your New Years Eve in NYC, remember that safety comes first. Drinking and driving is never acceptable. For a safe ride home, call All Island at an office near you or make a reservation online. Happy New Year!