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New Year's Eve in New York City

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

Times Square in New York City is a popular destination for travelers looking for an exciting New Year's Eve celebration


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Blinding neon, world-class performers and that famous ball drop. Times Square is a given for merrymakers who want to go the classic route. As for those who prefer their festivities with an edge, there's only one choice. Purchase a Times Square Official Party Pass and you'll glide past the velvet ropes at the city's top bars and clubs — premium open bars included and bragging rights guaranteed.


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Diamond Horseshoe: This NYC venue, home to the theatric piece Queen of the Night, presents a New Year's Eve celebration inspired by James Bond. Themed "Tomorrow Never Dies," the black-tie event promises an evening of sheer opulence that includes live performances, a lavish midnight champagne toast and theatrics by the cast of Queen of the Night. (This will also be the final Queen of the Night performance on NYE.) General admission and VIP tickets with table service are available, or go all out and purchase the $25,000 event package (contact events@eclgroupny.com for this package).

STK Rooftop: High notes include an A-list clientele, live DJ performance and five-hour premium open bar in the Meatpacking District overlooking the Hudson.

Monarch Rooftop Lounge: This Midtown hotspot offers alluring designer décor, DJs, a six-hour premium open bar and gasp-worthy views of the Empire State Building, all within easy walking distance of Times Square.

Beauty & Essex: Head to the Lower East Side to party at this hip nightclub and restaurant. A chic atmosphere and trendy clientele make this the place to see and be seen.


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New York Marriott Marquis: The perfect Times Square home base, the New York Marriott Marquis is home to two festive NYE parties, including a gala and five-course dinner at The View, 48 floors above the city.

The Knickerbocker: This year, the infamous NYC hotel will offer a select number of VIP packages for its New Year's Eve event. The package includes a three-night stay in one of the stylish guest rooms, a private gala event at the St. Cloud rooftop bar and an up-close view of the Times Square ball drop. Also included is a sumptuous New Year's Day brunch in Charlie Palmer at The Knick.

Learn more about New Year's Eve in Times Square at the official website


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