Since 1907, the geodesic sphere (11,875 pounds, 12 feet across and covered with 2,688 Waterford-crystal triangles and 32,256 LEDs) has descended 70 feet before an almighty 60-second fireworks display of more than 3,000 colorful effects and confetti is released into the city sky.
Make sure you arrive by 3pm (earlier if the weather is nice) to stake out a spot in the Broadway–Seventh Avenue bow tie and be prepared to stay put: There are no public restrooms or food vendors. Leaving means giving up your spot. Your endurance will be rewarded with performances held across two stages, beginning at 6pm. A burst of pyrotechnics from One Times Square, every hour on the hour until the ball drop at a minute to midnight.
Sylvia and Kinky Boots star Annaleigh Ashford will command the house at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below with her band the Whiskey 5. Guests will indulge in two course dinner, dessert, champagne and an open bar. After the show, the tables will be rolled off and 54 Below will return to its disco-dancing club roots for a late night revelry. 254 W 54th St. Prices start at $330
Sign up for this free night-ride event, which will take you from Brooklyn to Central Park to ring in the New Year. Bring your bike to the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge or the Washington Square Park arch for a group ride under the fireworks to Central Park’s Belvedere Castle. Once you’ve disembarked, you will join other endorphin-fueled revelers for a party in the park.
This New Year’s Eve, don’t strike out planning a memorable celebration. Head to Bowlmor New York’s largest bowling alley located just 2 blocks away from the world famous Times Square ball drop! With 90,000 square feet over 2 floors this is bowling-best!! Challenge your friends on one of 50 luxury lanes, classic arcade games, pinball machines and virtual simulators (just to name a few) will test your skills in order to win some fabulous prizes. 222 West 44th St. Prices start at $69.00
Feel the New York City lights this New Years Eve at the Copacabana.1500+ guests will make their away across the copa’s 3 floors and VIP Rooftop throughout the night. 268 West 47th St. Prices start at $75.00
Space Ibiza New York’s 20,000 square feet features multi-level main room, a lounge and a rooftop where you’ll see the New Year’s fireworks accompanied by the amazing West Side skyline. 637 West 50th St. Prices start at $79.00
Providence is lavish, dramatic and rich with history, this 13,500 square foot Midtown space features three levels, four bars, and great history. Once a church and then a world-famous recording studio (think Hendrix, Streisand, The Ramones, and Sinatra). 311 West 57th St. Prices start at $79.00
The upstairs room to the Pacha megaclub does not welcome just anyone. For one night only you can join the exclusive crowd for the New Years party of your life. 618 West 46th St. Prices Start at $79.00
Got game? This New Year’s Eve why not test your skills at Dave & Buster’s 31,500 square foot multifaceted entertainment complex with 200+ arcade machines, virtual simulators and classic amusement park games this high tech playground will bring the kid out in all of us. 234 West 42nd St. Prices start at $89.00
Yotel, New York City’s newest hotel brings a futuristic vibe to a luxury stay. 570 10th Ave., off 42nd St. Prices start at $99.00
Looking for a real Times Square fiesta? Well look no further por favor, because we’re taking you South of the border to Chevy’s Times Square! Just steps from the New Year’s ball drop at 259 West 42nd St. Prices Start at $109.00
Experience a New Year’s Eve like never before by sailing your way into 2015 on a Yacht. Come celebrate on our “New Year’s Eve Harbor lights Cruise”. This exclusive New Year’s Eve event will cruise you around New York City while the clock ticks off into the new year! Boarding is at Skyport Marina on East 23rd and FDR Drive. Prices start at $119.00
Located inside the swanky Night Hotel at 157 West 47th Street, Maple is the perfect New York hot spot just steps away from the world famous ball drop! Leave the madness outside since Maple blends sleek modern design and rustic chic to greet you with a warm luxurious setting like no other. Prices start at $119.00
Party with celebrities at Madame Tussauds in Times Square! With over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment. Madame Tussauds Times Square is the only place in the world where you can get up close with Miley, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Madonna and many more. Perfect for all ages. 234 West 42nd St. Prices start at $119.00
Penthouse 760 is the newest rooftop club in the city located in the heart of Times Square. Dancing and open bar. 760 8th Ave at 47th St. Prices start at $125.00
If you’re looking for a smaller and intimate way to ring in the New Year without having to sacrifice all of the revelry Times Square is known for, then join us at the luxurious urban oasis at Attic Rooftop Lounge formerly known as XVI. Ascend 16 flights above the bustling city streets and admire the 360 degree panoramic views of the New York City skyline. 251 West 48th St. Prices start at $129.00
In a place as exciting as New York, New Year’s Eve can be a little intimidating without the right guidance. Everyone wants to see the right sights, especially the Times Square Ball Drop, but it can get a bit complicated. You’re in luck this year, because the Times Square All Access Pass solves all your problems. Multiple admission to parties throughout Times Square and surrounding area. Prices start at $159.00
Times Square is home to TGI Friday’s. Located smack dab in the heart of Times Square. With comfortable, casual seating and a cozy ambiance, you can dance the night away with a live DJ spinning hits from yesterday, today and tomorrow! The Times Square ball drop just blocks away outside on Fridays’ large-screen TV’s. No need to brave the cold – stay inside and watch from the bar. 761 7th Ave. at 50th St. Prices start at $189.00
Ruby Tuesday has opened the doors of its Times Square location, we will be celebrating the New Year’s to welcome the arrival of 2016. Why spend your new year’s eve in the freezing cold when you can join us just two blocks south of the ball drop and enjoy the same amazing view right from the comfort of your seat? 7 Times Square. Prices start at $349.00
Ring in the New Year, and your orders at The Counter! This casual restaurant offers a great menu and is perfect for the whole family. 1451 Broadway. Prices start at $449.00
Enjoy the magic of the latest Hollywood films at the AMC Times Square! With 3 floors of movie magic fun, as you watch the latest Hollywood movies all night long. Then take a break from your movie marathon and hit the dance floor as the celebrity DJ plays the best in top 40, hip hop, house and rock! This family-friendly event has something for the movie star in all of us! 247 West 42nd St. Prices start at $559.00
Hyatt Times Square is a brand-new venue with one of the most sophisticated rooftop bars in New York City. With one of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline. The tallest rooftop bar in the city is the place to be for New Year’s Eve as it offers exclusive direct views of the Ball Drop. 135 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th. Prices start at $1,399.00