How to celebrate the New Year's Eve in New York
An increasingly number of people makes plans to spend New Year’s Eve in New York. Already in the early afternoon, people start to converge towards Times Square, which traditionally hosts the New Year’s Dropping Ball party, with live music, dances and special effects that leave New Yorkers and Tourists alike speechless.
New Year's Eve in Times Square
When you say New Year's Eve in New York, you immediately think up one of the most famous events that takes place every year in Times Square; a great show broadcasted worldwide with live music, great performances and the famous Ball Drop. In the iconic Times Square, every 31st of December, there are at least a million people present and over a billion tuned in from all over the world to watch the countdown from the Times Square’s clock which has now become a worldwide tradition.
The schedule for this year Times Square New Year's Eve show will be available in December 2019, (New Year's Eve 2019 in Times Square Program
) but as always we expect some big names of the entertainment and music industry. We remind you that there is no Pass that gives exclusive access to the Times Square NYE Show, which is by the way totally free, the only way you get in is arriving in Times Square in the early afternoon hours and access one of the corrals as directed by the local authorities. It’s all first-come, first-served, so the earlier you get to Times Square the closer to the stage corrals you find. If you choose to attend dinners or events held in Restaurants / Clubs located around Times Square with the reservation you are given a PASS that you will present as your “passport” to reach the venue you have booked.
New Year's Video New York
What to do on New Year's Eve in New York
Another classic NYE Event are the Midnight Fireworks that are shot in different areas of New York. For a breathtaking views, you can go up to one of the observatories, recommended the Empire State Building or the new ONE WORLD. Fireworks are also launched in Central Park and near the Statue of Liberty. To really admire the main fireworks show in the New York Bay and over the Statue of Liberty, we advise you to choose one of the dinner cruises in the Bay of New York.
Let's see some of the most followed Free Events in New York:
- Running in Central Park. Surely this appointment will thrill runners, if you want to sign up for the ride visit NYRR Midnight Run if you want to attend the Midnight Fires and attend the party with Music and Dance the appointment is at Central Park Bandshell. You will find mostly residents and you will spend a more intimate New Year!
- Central Park Bike/skating. For all fans of cycling (cyclists, skaters and skateboarders) the appointment is at 22:00 and from the Arch in Washington Square Park for take ride up to Belvedere Castle in Central Park and then have fun at the party.