New Year’s Eve Parties in New York 31-12-2024

New Year’s Eve Parties in New York

New Year’s Eve parties in New York are abundant, but which ones are the best? On this website, you can find a good overview of parties in New York. I selected the best parties from this extensive list and classified them into four categories: fancy, fun, families and youth (16-21). Most parties get started at 21:00 and continue until 02:00, although some of them continue until 03:00. Make sure you buy your tickets as early as possible, as prices can increase by $10 or even $20 a day as the 31st of December approaches.

See this website for a complete overview of all parties and to buy your tickets

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York is a marvellous experience, but it can also be an expensive one. Don’t be surprised if you have to pay $200! However, it is possible to arrange something for less. You can buy tickets directly through the aforementioned website. The best thing to do is to make sure to buy your tickets well in advance. If you are celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York without any plans, chances are you will be starting the new year highly disappointed. You can’t just show up last minute; at least not without ending up paying double.

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New York’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations

I have picked out my favourite New Year’s Eve parties for this year. My favourite parties are at Cipriani and Sony Hall. These parties offer an open bar and food! Ring in the New Year at one of these beautiful venues. Of course, there’s also a rooftop party on my list. At Unlisted, The Penthouse and Royalton Rooftop you can sip your drink whilst looking out over Manhattan.

Fancy

New York on New Year’s Eve is a fantastic experience. Are you in the mood to turn this unique event into a truly extraordinary one? Head to one of many luxurious, hip and happening parties in the city. For example at Sony Hall, or Gotham Hall. At Rockefeller Center, you can toast to the new year with views of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Get tickets for LAVO Nightclub to ring in the new year at one of the city’s most popular clubs.

Fun

Don’t want to go to an upscale, posh party but just looking to have a good time? Then go to Slate or Sons of Essex. Or go to Tito Murphy’s where you’re in a great place for an evening of laughter, drinking, and dancing with friends, old and new.

Families

Do you feel like it’s going to have to be a private party in your hotel room since you are celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York with (young) children? This is most definitely possible, but not necessary! There are some great parties on offer for families. At Frames and Bowlero even the youngest children will be entertained with a game of bowling. Also, The Counter and Dave & Buster’s are perfect spots to welcome the new year as one big happy family!

Youth (16-21)

In New York, you can’t toast the new year with a glass of champagne if you’re under 21, and for that reason, you’re not even allowed to enter most parties. Even so, there are a few good options for those in this “tough” age group. My choice for a fun night out would be Frames, Dave & Buster’s or Bowlero. For something more fancy, head to Edison Rooftop.

Rooftop parties

Ring in the new year with a memorable experience from one of New York City’s rooftop bars! Celebrate the start of a new year with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline as you toast to the new year. Head to The Penthouse or go to Sentry. Alternatively, enjoy the festivities at Unlisted, PhD Rooftop or Edison Rooftop.

After Parties

Are you looking for a post-midnight party? Maybe after seeing the fireworks from somewhere or enjoying a dinner cruise? Then buy a ticket for a New Year’s Eve After Party. These tickets are quite a bit cheaper than regular party tickets and in some cases, you can still enjoy the open bar. Celebrate the first hours of 2024 at, for example, Royalton Rooftop. Or get late admission tickets for PhD Terrace or PhD Rooftop.

Times Square Family Pass

The Times Square Family Pass is an all-ages party pass that allows you to hop through Times Square and the surrounding area. The pass includes entry to 3 to 5 parties, with at least one that will be inside the Times Square barricades. After buying the tickets, you will receive your scheduled route with the included venues.

Each party has a designated entry time, however, you are not required to attend all of them; if you are having a good time at a party, you can stay as long as you like.

You can also get the Times Square Party Pass. The party pass includes at least 2 venues for 21 years and older.

See this website for a complete overview of all parties and to buy your tickets

The Times Square ‘Ball Drop’

If you buy a ticket for a party on Times Square, don’t expect to experience the famous ‘ball drop’ up close and personally. Most places do offer screens showing the whole countdown spectacle. If you do want to see it live on Times Square, you can go to a ball drop party.

Boat Tour to see Fireworks

If you’d like to see the fireworks, I advise you not to go to one of the above-mentioned parties. You will stay inside more often than not during the night. Most places do have a smoking area, but you won’t see anything spectacular from there; the fireworks are mainly displayed close to the Statue of Liberty. Would you like to have a splendid view of this? Book one of the New Year’s Eve boat tours!

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