R Lounge NYC at Renaissance New York Times Square
NYE in NYC will always top the list of stand-out New Year’s Eve parties. Whether it’s counting down in Times Square or watching the fireworks soar above the skyline on a City Cruise, New York City smashes New Year’s Eve every time.
For a traditional NYC New Year’s Eve, head to Times Square for the Ball Drop. Ring in the big Midnight moment at New York’s most photographed intersection with the Times Square Ball’s final descent. Here, an explosion of confetti and high-octane cheers marks New Years 2023. Wrap up warm and get there early—you’ll need to secure your spot in the square by 11am at the latest, otherwise you’ll need a New Year’s Eve ticket to one of NYE Parties nearby.
Alternatively, side-step the crowds and secure a prime view of NYC’s finest NYE spectacle at a Ball Drop viewing party. The most sought-after tickets in town are for the Marriott Marquis Times Square New Years and AMC 2023 NYE Party. You’ll soak up the heady atmosphere, catch the best Ball Drop selfie from one of the terraces, and toast your NYC New Year’s Eve 2024 with a glass of something sparkling before dancing the night away with a live DJ.
Where Times Square has the Ball Drop, the City waterways host the fireworks shows. And New York City sure knows how to put on a dazzling display. If navigating the crowds is not your thing, head offshore on an NYC cruise. This is by far the best way to admire a sky-full of spectacular pyrotechnics. What makes the view particularly special? The Statue of Liberty silhouetted against New York City’s shimmering NYE backdrop.