New Year's Eve Celebrations in New York

View from Ava Lounge Penthouse

With its infectious energy and non-stop nightlife, New York provides the ideal backdrop to ring in the New Year. Here are a few last minute options to celebrate in style.

New Year’s Eve in a Penthouse overlooking Times Square

With nearly a million people gathering in Times Square to ring in the New Year, consider watching the famous Ball Drop from the comfort of nearby Dream Hotel’s swanky Ava lounge. With direct views onto Times Square, feel the excitement of the midnight ball drop from a  perch atop this Penthouse Lounge. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress with a black tie optional dress code.  Groove to DJ’s spinning hip-hop, rock, and 80’s tunes, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and end the night with the 3am breakfast service.

$175 General Admission Ticket can be purchased here or call the NYE Reservation Line: 212.956.7020

All Aboard

Celebrate New Year’s Eve wearing your best formal wear and cruising down the Hudson aboard Classic Harbor Line’s Manhattan Yacht.  Enjoy a champagne/sparkling wine tasting, passed hors d’ oeuvres, the soulful live jazz trio the “Sound Waves”, and the New York Harbor Fireworks at midnight aboard this intimate and elegant 1920’s style yacht. On this special four-hour cruise, take in picturesque views of the city’s skyline from the Manhattan’s heated glassed-in observatory. At midnight, enjoy dazzling fireworks by the Statue of Liberty.

$350 per person for a four hour cruise. Purchase tickets here.

Dance the Night Away

Ring in the New Year with fabled hip hop artist Q-Tip and guest DJ’s at the funky Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall. Ditch the frenzied happenings in Times Square and head to this minimalist hotel located in midtown Manhattan. Star DJ’s and this hipster haven provide the ideal backdrop for a festive celebration that won’t break the bank.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.acehotel.com/nycnye

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