Celebrate New Year’s Eve NYC Style

The ball drop in Times Square is iconic. But let’s face it: standing outside in the freezing cold for hours with no room to move isn’t ideal. Opt to celebrate with one of the city’s many other options this New Year’s Eve. Eat, dance and party your heart out as you ring in 2018!

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What: The New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center
Where: David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8pm
Why Go: Prepare to be awestruck by the New York Philharmonic’s Bernstein on Broadway New Year’s Eve concert. West Side Story, On the Town and Wonderful Town will be featured during the performance. Click to go

What: New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace
Where: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 7-9pm
Why Go: This annual tradition at Saint John the Divine brings friends together to inspire compassion and hope for the coming year. Music, dance and prayers will fill the cathedral. Click to go

What: Harbor Lights Cruise
Where: Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Drive (Between 23rd Street and FDR Drive)
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8:30pm–Monday, Jan. 1, 12:30am
Why Go: Celebrate New Year’s in style with a four-hour cruise around Manhattan. This is a black-tie optional event complete with an open bar, buffet dinner, live DJ, and of course, a breathtaking view of the city skyline. You may even see fireworks! Click to go

What: Spirit of New York Fireworks Cruise
Where: Chelsea Piers
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 9pm–Monday, Jan. 1, 1am
Why Go: A night of dancing on a rooftop lounge, toasting to the New Year with champagne, indulging in a buffet-style dinner and jamming out to the DJ’s tunes awaits with this Spirit of New York Cruise. An amazing fireworks display will take place at the Statue of Liberty. Click to go

What: New Year’s Eve at The Griffin
Where: The Griffin, 63 Gansevoort Street
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8pm–Monday, Jan. 1, 4am
Why Go: This exclusive Gilded Age-themed party features a live DJ and a six-hour premium open bar. Join New York’s elite for a sophisticated evening of cocktails, music, light fare and a midnight countdown. Click to go

What: The Peninsula New York New Year’s Eve Gala Package
Where: The Peninsula Hotel, 700 5th Ave
When: Sunday, Dec. 31
Why Go: The Peninsula Hotel is offering packages for guests to enjoy some of NYC’s hottest events with live music, specialty cocktails and delectable cuisine. Advance reservation of five days is required. Click to go

What: New Year’s Eve at Asellina
Where: Asellina at The Gansevoort Park Hotel, 420 Park Ave South
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8pm–Monday, Jan. 1, 2am
Why Go: Get the best of NYC’s premium nightlife with this classy New Year’s Eve party. Complete with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a live feed of the ball drop, this venue has everything you need for an unforgettable end-of-year celebration. Click to go

What: Avalon Yacht Cruise
Where: 2430 FDR Drive Service Rd. E
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8:30pm–Monday, Jan. 1, 1am
Why Go: Skyline views, live DJ, dance floor, open bar—what could be better? Revel all night in the spectacular views, enjoy a buffet and make it a New Year’s to remember. Click to go