As the new year approaches, New York City gets ready for its annual New Year's Eve in Times Square celebration. The famous ball drop atop One Times Square has been a tradition dating back to 1906. Each year, over one million people descend upon Times Square to party and experience this free and memorable event!
Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition.
The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.
As the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square, an estimated one million people in Times Square, millions nationwide and over a billion watching throughout the world are united in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year, and expressing our joy and hope for the year ahead.
If you are planning to join the party, get there early and be prepared - you'll be corralled into barricaded areas where you'll have to stay for the duration. After the ball drop in Times Square, buy tickets and celebrate some more at one of the officially hot, popular New Year's Eve parties in NYC featured below!
Best New Year’s Eve Parties in NYC, Times Square and Manhattan
While NYE in Times Square may be the most famous New York event and celebration, the Big Apple plays host to hundreds of the best New Year's Eve parties each year. With many of the NYC bars and New York City nightclubs throwing their own New Year's party, NYC tourists in town for NYE have a huge selection of NYC events to choose from.
Whether you ring in the new year at an A-List New Year's Eve Party in Times Square, a mega party at one of NYC’s hot bars or clubs, or at the massive multi-level party superstructure know as Webster Hall, NYE in NYC offers a party for virtually every budget and party-goer taste. Before you decide, below is an official list of the hottest, best New Years Eve parties in New York for 2013! Most parties sell out quickly so get your tickets sooner than later.
How to Celebrate in New York City on New Year’s Eve!
As is typical in New York City, there are many ways to party and celebrate an event. But New Year’s Eve in New York is not just another event – it’s NYC’s biggest event of the year and with millions more eyes watching the celebration on TV, it’s become an iconic and symbolic tradition. So plan early and don’t leave things to the last moment – you’ll be sorry as restaurants and parties book up early and fast!
Dick Clark talking with former Mayor Giuliani.
A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration in NYC
One option is to head to One Times Square and hang out with an estimated one million other happy people and watch the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descend the flagpole at midnight! If you’ve never done it you should at least once in your life. If you end up in Times Square, visit the New Year’s Wishing Well located in the Visitor’s Center.
Another option is to have dinner or drinks somewhere in Manhattan and then hit one of the many parties held all over NYC. You can buy tickets to the most popular NYC parties in New York below, on this page. Buy early as the most popular NYE parties sell out fast!