New Year’s Eve in NYC – A New Yorker’s Guide to Ringing in the New Year in Style



As another year draws to a close, all we can think about is how we’ll welcome 2016. There are countless parties and free things to do in New York City on New Year’s Eve, so it can be difficult to decide how you want to spend the holiday. The team at TailBus has composed a list of the best things to do on New Year’s Eve in NYC, so you can celebrate in style.


For People Who Love to Dance on New Years Eve in NYC:


Welcome 2016 Gatsby style with a party at Galapagos. This year, the theme is “Paris in the 1920s,” so you can indulge your inner love of flapper girls and gangsters. There will be burlesque and trapeze performances, followed by a hot dance party to keep you going from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours today for New Year’s Eve in NYC!

Glitterball NYC

The second annual East Williamsburg NYE party is sure to be a smashing success this year. There will be appearances from Willie Burns, Beats in Space, New York Endless, duo Soul 2 Seoul, and more! Put on your dancing shoes and head down to the party of the year this New Year’s Eve. Check out the Glitterball NYC website for more information.

Sons of Essex

You can party with a young, sexy crowd all night long at Sons of Essex. This place is known for its top-notch food and premium open bar, perfect for celebrating the New Year. Once you’re in the door, you’ll also be treated to a champagne toast and party favors to complete the experience. 

For People Who Love Music:

Jimmy Buffett – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

If you’re a country music lover, this New Years Eve in NYC is the perfect time to put on your cowboy boots and rock out to a margaritaville legend. Jimmy Buffett will make December 31st feel like a tropical paradise.

Phish – Madison Square Garden, New York

This rock and roll band is known for its extended jam sessions, musical improvisation, and mixing of genres. They’ve been together for over 20 years and have a dedicated fan base that lives for the musical genius. This year, they’re putting on 4 consecutive shows in Madison Square Garden, from December 30-January 2.

For People Who Love Fireworks:

On New Year’s Eve in NYC, the sky will light up with unrivaled firework displays. This year, there will be shows in Central Park, Prospect Park, Times Square and New York Harbor. The fireworks start at midnight, so be prepared to brave the cold with a warm coat and hot cup of coffee.

For People Who Love Tradition:

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

It’s cold. It’s crowded. It’s unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Bringing in the New Year in Times Square is a once in a lifetime event that every New Yorker should experience at least once. This year, there’s a star-studded line up of musical performances that will keep you entertained throughout the evening while you wait for that beautiful ball to drop on New Year’s Eve in NYC.

AVA Lounge at the Dream Hotel

If you want a beautiful view of Times Square and a place to party on NYE, check out the AVA Lounge. This hotspot offers a rooftop view of Times Square, so you can watch the ball drop and seven hours of premium open bar, appetizers, a champagne toast, party favors, and more!

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