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A guide to New Year’s Eve in NYC

Make New Year’s Eve 2023 worth remembering using our guide featuring things to do and how to celebrate.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Shaye Weaver
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Shaye Weaver

New Year’s Eve 2023 is almost here, and 2024 is just around the corner, finally! The biggest party in NYC in Times Square but NYC has way more ways to enjoy the last night of the year! One thing is for sure — there’s much fun to be had as we kick 2023 to the curb. This is our essential guide to New Year’s Eve 2023 in New York City.

When is New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve takes place on the last day of the year: Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Where are fireworks in NYC on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks take place across the city, from Times Square to Coney Island. Here’s our list of the best places to admire the fireworks in NYC.

Where should I go for New Year's Eve in NYC?

That depends on the kind of celebration you want! If you want the iconic NYC New Year’s Eve experience, that should only be experienced once if ever, trust us, head to Times Square. If you want a party or a more chill event, there are plenty to choose from.

What channel is NYC New Year's Eve?

If you want to catch NYC’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, tune into basically any major TV channel. You can also watch the ball drop live at and

You can also watch Los Angeles’ Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Tips for celebrating NYE in NYC:

  • Make plans as soon as possible
  • Make your reservations now
  • Set a budget
  • Dress warmly
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Charge your phone

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