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
- M Social Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Party
- Hyatt Centric Times Square Ball Drop Party @ Bar 54
- New Years Eve Times Square Ball Drop Dinner Soiree
- Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels
- New Year’s Eve Dinner Champagne Cruises
- New Year’s Eve Buffet Cruises
- Hornblower Infinity, Timeless Yacht, Lexington Yacht NYC NYE Party Cruises
- Gotham Hall NYC New Year’s Eve Gala
- Parker and Quinn NYC New Year’s Eve (@ The Refinery Hotel)
- Haswell Green’s Times Square NYC New Year’s Eve
- 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:
- New York Marriott Marquis – rooms with Ball Drop views, multiple parties in hotel
- M Social New York – Just re-opened with bar and lounge perched above Times Square boasting the perfect vantage point for the iconic Times Square Ball Drop
- The Knickerbocker – St. Cloud rooftop bar “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?”
See More: Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels, each confirmed this year.
You may also review our year-round Times Square Hotels and Neighborhood Guide
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruises – Best Sellers!
Every year, Circle Line’s Fireworks Cruises are the first to sell out, on both July 4th and New Years Eve. Soak up unforgettable views of the sparkling Manhattan skyline as you cruise along the New York Harbor, and enjoy unlimited drinks from the full bar accompanied by savory appetizers. At midnight, ring in the new year with a champagne toast and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty fireworks display. Age 21+.
New Years Eve Cruises & Dinners
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Hornblower Infinity NYC New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the Hornblower Infinity, a 210-foot yacht featuring 4 indoor decks with seating and an open-air Sky Deck. You’ll enjoy a premium open bar 9:30pm-1:30am and your dinner buffet includes Hand-Carved Prime Rib, Roasted Whitefish, Honey Sesame Chicken, Pasta al Forno, plus Assorted Salads, Sides, and desserts.
4 hrs, Boarding starts @ 9:30pm. Leaves from Pier 40 at Hudson River Park (353 West Street @ W Houston). From $279.
Timeless Yacht NYC New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the Timeless Yacht. The grand facilities include three levels of seating for up to 400 guests, plus a spacious outdoor top deck. You’ll enjoy open bar 9pm-12am and your dinner buffet includes Lemon Chicken, Penne Pasta w/ Broccoli, Stuffed Shells, Eggplant Rollatini, Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Garden Salad++.
4 hrs, Boarding starts @ 8:30pm. Leaves from Pier 36 @ 299 South Street, NYC. From $199.
Lexington Yacht NYC New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
A splendid evening awaits you amidst style and elegance aboard the Lexington Yacht. A fine vessel, with each piece of it’s interior designed with comfort, luxury, and decorum in mind. You’ll enjoy top-shelf open bar 9:30pm-1:30am and your dinner buffet includes Hand-Carved Sirloin Au Jus, Oven Roasted Salmon, Baked Orecchiette Pasta, Roasted Chicken Breast, Beet and Baby Arugula Salad, Roasted Fall Vegetables++.
4 hrs, Boarding starts @ 9:30pm. Leaves from Pier 61 @ Chelsea Piers NYC (West 21st Street & 12th Avenue). From $499.
Gotham Hall NYC New Year’s Eve Gala
Celerbrate New Year’s Eve at New York City’s Gotham Hall. This historical and now-renovated epic location is one of NYC’s most treasured event spaces – a sprawling and truly magical grand ballroom. You’ll enjoy a premium open bar 8pm-1am and your delicious dinner buffet will include Farfalle Pasta, Penne alla Vodka, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Stuffed Filet of Sole w/ Crabmeat, Sliced Flank Steak, Homemade Italian Meatballs++.
5 hrs, Doors open @ 8pm. 985 6th Avenue (at 36th Street). From $349.
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Parker and Quinn NYC New Year’s Eve
Step out for New Year’s Eve to the glamorous Parker & Quinn restaurant, inside the Refinery Hotel. Enjoy a rich nostalgic atmosphere, featuring classic New York City design touches from the 1900s to today. Includes premium open bar 8pm-1am + delicious complimentary appetizers.
5 hrs, Doors open @ 8pm. 64 West 39th Street (Between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue). From $99.
Tickets: Parker and Quinn NYC New Year’s Eve
Haswell Green’s Times Square NYC New Year’s Eve
Guarantee yourself a fantastic night at Haswell Green’s on New Year’s Eve. Indulge in an extensive and whimsical list of cocktails, spirits, and cuisine at this extravagant, two-story, state-of-the-art pub. Enjoy open bar 8pm-12am as well as Complimentary Appetizers including Grilled Cheese, Meatballs, Wings, Pigs in a Blanket, Veggie Spring Rolls++.
8 hrs, Doors open @ 8pm. 240 West 52nd Street (Between Broadway & 8th Avenue). From $89.
Hyatt Centric Times Square NYC New Year’s Eve
Spend this New Year’s Eve perched atop the 54th floor of the Hyatt Centric Times Square. Bar 54 offers sophistication alongside one-of-a-kind views of the Manhattan skyline, and, of course, direct views of the famous Times Square Ball Drop. Enjoy premium open bar 9pm-2am as well as Complimentary Appetizers including Mini Ratatouille Tart, Miso Glazed Shrimp and Green Onion Skewer, Chicken and Fire Roasted, Vegetable Empanada, Vanilla Bourbon Glazed Slab Bacon Skewer.
5 hrs, Party Starts @ 9pm. 135 West 45th Street (Between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue). From $1249.
Marriott Marquis NYC Times Square New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year a stone’s throw away from the Ball Drop, situated in the heart of NYC, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Get ront-row views over the entire Times Square NYE extravaganza, and at midnight select ticketholders will enjoy an incredible direct view of the live ball drop. Tickets proivde premium open bar 8pm-1am as well as an extensive assortment of dinner buffet options including a Sushi and Raw Bar, Italian Meats and Cheeses, Various Sliders, Chinese Dumplings and Buns, Prime Rib, and more.
5 hrs, Party Starts @ 8pm. 1535 Broadway (Between Broadway & 8th Avenue). From $1250.
M Social Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Party
Ring in the New Year right in the middle of Times Square at M Social. Boasting a wrap-around 5,700 square foot terrace and an indoor glass perch, all guests are guarnteed a live view of the famous ball drop. Tickets proivde premium open bar 8pm-1am plus delisious passed appetizers.
5 hrs, Party Starts @ 8pm. 226 West 52nd Street (Between Broadway & 8th Avenue). From $899.
New Years Eve NYC Concerts and Shows 2023
New Years Eve Concerts and Shows NYC
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.
More New Years Eve Parties (Madame Tussauds, Bowlmour Lanes, Planet Hollywood and more!!!) see balldrop.com
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.
Restaurants with Ball Drop Views
These are not confirmed for 2023 yet, but here are some restaurants that have offered NYC NYE Ball Drop Views/Dinners in prior years:
- Brooklyn Diner
- The Skylark
- Rosie O’Grady’s
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 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 Bucket list…
- Best Live Ball Drop New Years Eve NYC Hotels
- See Private Parties @ balldrop.com
- New York City Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration
- AMC Times Square Live View Ball Drop Party – (Rated Best Views of the Ball Drop. 21+)/li>
- Millennium Hotel 52nd Floor Party – Live ball drop from atop the 52nd Floor of the Millennium Hotel in Times Square
- Hyatt Bar 54 Times Square (21+)
New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic
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N.Y. Philharmonic: Bernstein New Year’s Eve/ Definitely not one of your typical New Years Eve parties! Tovey’s New Year’s Eve program is a celebration of the upcoming centennial of one of the Philharmonic’s great composer-conductors, Leonard Bernstein. It’s an all-Lenny feast—including the Overture to “Candide” and selections from “On the Town,” “Fancy Free,” and “West Side Story”—with a slate of performers that includes the Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit; Lonny Price directs the show.”
More Info: www.nyphil.org