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New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City

Rejoice in the celebratory mood as New York drops the ball with its momentous New Year’s Eve events.

We are all searching for sublime New Year’s Eve parties when the year comes to a close, ready to flaunt our newly bought party wear dresses/suits. While you get ready to go out and have some fun in the big apple, we have put together some of New York’s gigantic year ending activities.

From a night full of warm winter cocktails, breathtaking fireworks show, and a run in the moonlight, here are New York City’s finest attractions to end the year on an eventful note.

Times Square New Year’s Eve

Times Square New Year’s Eve

People gathered at Times Square for New Year’s Eve celebration, Source: Website, image by Anthony Quintano

You wouldn't want to miss one of the biggest New Year Eve parties on one of the world’s biggest stages. With over a million people gathered to raise the noise, Times Square New Year’s Eve kickstarts the party with confetti, glasses, hats, erupting music, and the famous ball drop.

So, when the countdown begins and the fireworks make a breathtaking display in the sky, cheer along with the crowd and enter the new year with a rocking mood. 

Location - Manhattan, NY 10036.

Timings - 6 pm onwards.

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New Year’s Eve at Ophelia

An elegant New Year’s Eve celebration at Ophelia awaits you with its warm and luxurious interior decorated with hanging snowflakes and white sheepskin rugs. To make your New Year’s Eve celebration a memorable one, book a VIP table at the rooftop cocktail lounge offering unobstructed views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline from the 26th floor.

The premium open bar will make sure your glasses are always full as you approach the timer with a champagne toast. 

Ticket price: starts at $100 per person.

Location - 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor, New York, NY 10017.

Timings - 9 pm to 2 am

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Watermark Winter Wonderland

Welcoming you with a tunnel of illuminating Christmas trees, Watermark Winter Wonderland is a unique dining experience with waterfront views from Pier 15 in a climate controlled glasshouse. As you make yourself comfortable with the handwarmers, you will be served with hot apple cider, mulled wine, boozy hot chocolate, and other winter drinks.

The outdoor patio is also decorated with lit up Christmas trees, a jumbo screen, and other winter decorations such as Santa's giant sleigh. 

Ticket price: bookings start at $200. 

Location - 78 South St Pier 15, New York, NY 10038.

Timings - 1 pm to 2 am

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New Year’s Eve at The McKittrick Hotel

New Year’s Eve at The McKittrick Hotel

New Year’s Eve party at The McKittrick Hotel, Source: Facebook

New Year’s Eve at The McKittrick Hotel will animate things with its live performances and an open bar that runs throughout the night. Every guest is expected to dress up in a flashy and over the top attire, to what seems to be an extraordinary ball at The McKittrick Hotel. 

For when the bells ring your presence will be required to cheer up the celebratory mood.

Ticket price: starts at $200 per person.

Location - 530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001.

Timings - 9 pm onwards.

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NYRR Midnight Run

NYRR Midnight Run

NYRR Midnight Run, Source: Instagram

For all those fitness freaks looking to avoid the usual New Year’s Eve party, we have just the right activity for you: NYRR Midnight Run. With fireworks lighting up the background your adrenaline won't spike any higher as you kickstart the new year with a fresh spring in your step.

Also, those who have been making fitness resolutions at the end of this year, we suggest you have a look at this event for an extra boost of motivation.

Ticket price: $70 (non-members) and $60 (members).

Location - Between 59th and 110th Sts. New York 10023.

Timings - 11.59 pm

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Capitale New Year’s Eve 2022 Party

Capitale New Year’s Eve 2022 Party

Capitale New Year’s Eve 2022 Party, Source: Website

A glamorous A-class venue in New York, Capitale is where you have a high chance of bumping into celebrities like John Legend and Gwyneth Paltrow. Hosting a premium New Year's Eve bash, Capitale New Year’s Eve 2022 Party will open its doors for high profile guests, entertaining them with a special DJ performance and an open bar for 6 hours.

If you wish to celebrate New Year’s Eve with an elite group, Capitale is the place to be at. 

Ticket price: starts at $50 per person.

Location - 130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013.

Timings - 8 pm to 3 am

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Book your tickets here.

Header image - New Year’s Eve at Times Square, Source; Website, image by Anthony Quintano

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