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Marriott Marquis Times Square New Years Eve Gala

Celebrate at this VIP New Years Party
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  • Experience the excitement of Times Square and the Live Ball Drop from the 8th Floor of the Marriott Marquis Times Square
  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar with Buffet, Dessert Stations, and Late Night Snacks
  • Formal Attire / Black Tie Optional

The basics


Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

btw Broadway and 8th Ave

New York, NY 10036

Start / End

Dec 31, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST

Jan 01, 2024 at 1:00 AM EST

Age requirements
Passed Appetizers, Dinner Buffet, and Dessert Stations
Premium Open Bar from 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM


Celebrate a New Year and a new golden era for New York at the Marriott Marquis’ iconic NYC extravaganza! This once-in-a-lifetime event is just steps away from the famous Ball and offers some not-to-be-missed views of the world-famous Times Square celebration and NYE Ball Drop. If you’re looking to get your gowns and tuxes out of mothballs, this formal attire soiree is your front-row seat to the return of classic New York City, and the entertainment and atmosphere is top shelf.

Party the night away amid the exhilarating energy of Times Square as you take in amazing views from one of two outdoor terraces, and gaze down on the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve main stage below. Inside, a live DJ is just one of the diversions we’ve provided! Feast on our dinner buffet, which includes a rainbow of cuisines inspired by the city’s diverse culture and neighborhoods, from Little Italy and Chinatown to the Meatpacking district and fresh seafood. Don’t forget about the dessert bar! All tickets include 5 hours of premium open bar, to wet your whistle before the complimentary midnight toast arrives in your hand, as if on cue.

This rare event only takes place once a year, allowing a select number of guests to participate in the largest party of the year from the comfort of the beautiful Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square! This private party and Terrace Viewing area is located on the 8th of the beautiful Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel and offers select ticketholders front-row views over the entire Times Square NYE extravaganza: the live show and performances, the neon lights and excitement of the millions of celebrants below, and the iconic Times Square Ball Drop.

At midnight, Direct Ball Drop View ticketed guests will experience an unobstructed view of the world-famous Times Square NYE Ball Drop as the party counts down with the millions gathered below. The confetti shower, the roar, and the thrilling energy of the Times Square crowd: it’s going to be an unforgettable NYE night.

Be at the heart of the most iconic NYE celebration in Times Square with all the warmth and luxury of a first-class NYC private event. The exclusive affair boasts NYC’s famed nightlife standards and offers VIP ticket packages with reserved seating, and VIP Terrace Access with Ball Drop views. Situated in the heart of Times Square, a stone’s throw away from the Ball Drop, Marriott Marquis Times Square features sophisticated décor – and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking glittering Times Square.

This premium event will be an unforgettable night - but be sure to check out our VIP upgrade packages! Group packages with bottle service and couples tickets with champagne are available, but most importantly, our VIP tickets will experience an unobstructed view of the world-famous New Year’s Eve Ball as it drops. The confetti shower, the roar, and the thrilling energy of the Times Square crowd: be there, usher in the New Year with the thrill of the Times Square NYE celebration and spectacular views of the iconic Ball Drop at the Marriott Marquis for this stunning event!

Let's dress up, have fun, and get ready for a night out in New York for New Year's Eve. Get ready to enjoy a fun evening of great music, dancing, celebrating, and ringing in the New Year ... We encourage all guests to dress in formal attire / black tie optional.

All guests will receive the following:

  • (5) Hour Premium Open Bar from 8pm - 1am
  • (3) Hour Dinner Buffet Stations from 8pm – 11pm
  • (2) Hour Dessert Bar from 11pm – 1am
  • Access to two Outdoor Terraces Overlooking Times Square until 11:15PM

☛ Only guests with "Ball Drop Terrace Access" tickets will have access to the Ball Drop Viewing Terrace from 11:15pm to 12:15am

Food menu

Dinner Buffet | 8 PM - 11 PM:

Sushi & Raw Bar

  • Fresh Rolled to Order Sushi
  • Clams on the Half Shell
  • Lobster Cocktail
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Seafood Salad

Mulberry Street

  • Salumeria Biellese
    • Cacciatorini Al Diavolo
    • Capicola
    • Coppa
    • Sopressata Tartuffini
    • Prosciutto Di Parma
    • Nduja
  • Hudson Valley Cheeses
    • Murray’s Stilton
    • Tumbleweed Cheddar
    • Humboldt Fog
    • Petite Basque
    • Manchego
    • Aged Provolone
  • Accompaniments
    • Fig Jam
    • Cherry Jam
    • Quince
    • Mostarda
    • House Made Focaccia
  • Antipasti
    • Fresh Mozzarella
    • Smoked Mozzarella
    • Burrata Roasted Peppers
    • Beefsteak Tomatoes
    • Grilled Artichokes
    • Romesco
    • Broccoli Di Rabe Rosemary Olives
    • Sundried Tomatoes
    • Sweet Peppadews

Sliders Station

  • Beef Sliders w/ Mushroom Duxelle and Balsamic Onions
  • Fried Buttermilk Chicken Sliders w/ Lettuce, and Hot Honey
  • Lobster Potato Roll Sliders w/ Mayonnaise Lobster Salad
  • Truffle Fries


  • Cold Sesame Noodles w/ Egg Noodles, Scallions, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, and Peanuts
  • Chow Fun Vegetable Fried Rice w/ Bamboo Shoots, Water Chestnuts, Mushrooms, Carrots, Snap Peas, Bean Sprouts, and Scallions
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken Tempura w/ Thigh Meat, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Bell Peppers, Onions, Pineapple, Carrots, and Scallions
  • Dumplings & Buns
    • Chicken Lemongrass Pot Sticker
    • Steamed Vegetable Shiu Mai
    • Shrimp Dumpling
    • Steamed Pork Buns
  • Sauces
    • Soy Sauce
    • Chinese Mustard
    • Sweet Chili Sauce
    • Chili Garlic Oil

Meat Packing District

  • Prime Rib w/ Crispy Onion Strings, Creamed Spinach, and Horseradish Cream
  • “36 Hour” Sous Vide Pork Belly Porchetta w/ Broccolini, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, and Chimichurri

Butler Passed Snacks | 11 PM - 1 AM:

  • Crab Cake Over a Corn Relish
  • Fried Buttermilk Chicken Potato Roll w/ Lettuce, Tomato, and Hot Honey
  • Dry Aged Sirloin Crostini w/ Foie Butter
  • Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Toast w/ Fresh Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna Taco w/ Lemon Vinaigrette and Pickled Wasabi

Desert Bar | 11 PM - 1 AM:
(All desserts are nut-free except for the Macarons)

  • Chocolate Puddle Tart
  • Key Lime Meringue Parfait
  • Gold and Silver Flecked Marshmallow Kiss
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Gluten-Free)
  • Chocolate Espresso Truffle Bar
  • Cheesecake Chocolate Lollipop
  • Passion Fruit and Coconut Profiteroles
  • Vanilla and Raspberry Champagne Panna Cotta (Gluten-Free)
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Bark (Gluten-Free)
  • Assorted Macarons (Gluten-Free)


☛ Menu Subject to Change
☛ This is a nightlife event and it is not intended to be a dining event -- If you wish to have a complete dinner it is recommended that you do so prior to attending this event

Drinks menu

Premium Brands Included in the Open Bar:


  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
  • Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whiskey
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Bacardi Superior Rum
  • Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
  • Don Julio Tequila
  • Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac
  • Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey


  • Samuel Adams Seasonal
  • Blue Point Brewery Hoptical Illusion IPA
  • Brooklyn Lager
  • Heineken
  • Amstel Light
  • Bud Light


  • Luxury Red, Sparkling, and White Wines Selection, including LaMarca Prosecco


  • Mineral Water
  • St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic Beer
  • Pepsi and Schweppes Sodas in Assorted Flavors

Fine print

Tickets are sold on an on-demand / dynamic basis, meaning the price increases as ticket availability goes down. NYE ticket prices often go up significantly (100% +) the closer it gets to New Year's Eve. IMPORTANT: Events will sell out in advance of December 31.


  • You MUST enter the area at a specific entry point in order to access this event
  • There will be barricades set up throughout Times Square at the discretion of NYPD that will limit where pedestrians can / cannot walk on New Year's Eve
  • The New York Police Department requires that guests present tickets in order to access party venues that are within the barricaded area of Times Square
  • Large crowds should be expected and you may be required to wait outside for a period of time (Show up early and help reduce the wait time)
  • Regardless of admittance time to your party, make sure to enter the Times Square area at your designated venue entry point no later than 8 PM
  • All movement in the area will be at the discretion of NYPD and guests accept all risks and agree to adhere to all NYPD rules and regulations for the evening
  • Strict admittance restrictions may be in place during the ball drop (11:30 PM - 12:15 AM)


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