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The best New Year’s Eve events in NYC

Don’t drop the ball on the city’s wildest holiday—check out the best New Year’s Eve events in NYC to ring in 2023.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Amber Sutherland-Namako
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Amber Sutherland-Namako

Time to yeet 2022 to the curb and ring in the new year right with the best New Year's Eve events in NYC. No matter how you’re hoping to ring in 2023—sloppy, sober, laid-back or buckwild—we’ve got the NYE celebration for you. So don your festive getups and get ready for a night of New Year’s Eve fireworks, amazing dinners and more first-of-the-year festivities with this roundup of the best attractions and events for ringing in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve events in NYC

  • Attractions
  • Sightseeing
  • Midtown East

This is midtown’s tallest and newest skyscraper. Its second New Year’s Eve celebration from 10pm-1am features two cocktails, DJ tunes, a midnight toast, and room to roam throughout a “multi-sensory space” across three floors with spectacular NYC skyline views. 

With the amazing backdrops at Summit, your photos are going to be the envy of everyone you know. 

Tickets are available here for $300

Need a little liquid courage to get on the dancefloor? Brooklyn Brewery's Open Bar Dance Party will do the trick. 

The NYE event includes a curated list of food items prepared by Chef Kelseay Dukae, who has been featured on Masterchef and Eater's Top Ten with her Japanese/Cajun inspired pop-up, "Kinoko," which appears regularly at Smorgasburg.

As for the open bar, the entire tap list is yours with a selection of rare barrel-aged "Ghost Bottle" beers selected by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. Plus, there's a toast at midnight for all — your choice of beer or champagne.

Now, about the dance party: DJ and music producer Morgan Wiley (former touring musician with Chet Faker) will be at the turntables, pumping in an eclectic batch of funk, R&B, hip-hop and personalized tracks.

Grab a ticket for $140 here.

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Chelsea
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The McKittrick describes this can't-miss party as "dazzling kaleidoscope of decadence," and isn't that what we all need after the year that was 2022?

The McKittrick Hotel’s Midnight Ball rolls throughout each of its distinct spaces, including its Gallow Green rooftop. Entry times are staggered for individual standard admission with an open bar, and still available in fifteen minute-increment slots from 9:45-10:45pm at press time. Tickets are $334.50, available here.

Dress in high style for this evening where past and present will collide in an escapist fantasy.


Want a free beer? Bring a masquerade mask to this party at Loreley Beer Garden. But no worries if you don't have one, they'll hand them out for free. 

This December 31 celebration on the Lower East Side includes a happy hour from 5-10pm (or should we call that happy hours?). There's also a free champagne toast at midnight and no cover charge. You can order from the regular menu a la carte, no prix fixe menu in sight.

Order festive drinks like the Boozy Bourbon Black & White Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallows; Spiked Eggnog with whipped cream and caramel; Hot Bourbon Apple Cider; Peppermint Nitro Martini with a candy cane; hot Gluhwein, Loreley’s signature mulled wine; or winter sangria. 

The whole spot will be decked out with over-the-top holiday lights and décor both indoors and outdoors in the heated beer garden. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. 

Looking for a party within walking distance of the NYE ball drop? Head over to InterContinental New York Times Square for a party at the hotel's bar/restaurant The Stinger on December 31.

For $195/person, you'll get access to open bar, canapés, live DJ, party favors and a bubbly midnight toast. Want to add in reserved seats plus a bottle of champagne? That's on offer for $295. Tickets are availabe here.

New Year's Eve at Ainslie
Photograph: By Thomas Laurance | Ainslie Williamsburg

7. New Year's Eve at Ainslie

Ainslie is hosting not just one but two New Year's Eve parties on December 31. One will be held at their Williamsburg venue (76 Ainslie Street) and the other at the Bowery location (199 Bowery).

Both bashes includes a live DJ, appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight within the general admission ticket price of $30. If you're looking to add an open bar to the mix, that's an option too ($85 in Brooklyn and $79 the the Bowery). 

Here's more info on the Brooklyn party and on the Bowery event.

A square meal, a stiff drink and top shelf jazz are on the menu for New Year’s Eve at The Django on December 31. This classy NYE event includes live jazz sets from Benny Benack III, fresh off of his recent stint on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The party begins at 10pm with a four-course tasting menu. Benny Benack will take the stage with an all-star quartet featuring Alex Claffy, Mathis Picard & Joe Peri, plus guest vocalist, TikTok sensation Stella Katherine Cole, for performances from 10-11pm and again from 11:30pm ’til late.

Tickets cost $250/person (plus tax and tip). 


It's a black-tie affair for this party at The Jazz Club at the newly opened Aman New York. The club's first New Year's Eve party on December 31 features Grammy award-winner Brian Newman with his 10-piece orchestra. Expect music from the Great American Songbook, up through modern day classics, embracing the lineage of jazz and the origin of the contemporary pop music of today.

Additional entertainment will include DJ Han Jiang and DJ Jeremy Bastard, along with multiple special acts (like aerialists and burlesque performers). Guests will experience the finest cocktails and spirits as they count down the clock into the new year. 

Reservations are required; email


Dress to impress in your finest black and white attire for this over-the-top masquerade ball on NYE at The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel. 

Admission includes:  Dazzling aerialist performances by Megan Hornaday; pop-up performances from The Beekman’s New Year’s Eve dancers and showgirls; live jazz from Seena & The Suits; and sets from DJ Kasey Berry. Plus, there's a premium open bar featuring handcrafted selections from the hotel's resident bar team, champagne toast, and canapes. 

Don't miss the dramatic midnight balloon drop from the top of The Beekman's majestic nine-story atrium.

Tickets start at $270.

Have your pick of parties at PUBLIC:

The Roof: Looking for stunning views to watch the fireworks in the sky and ring in 2023 the right way? A night of jaw-dropping views, drinking and dancing to sounds by DJ Maya Jane Coles awaits. There's a four-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight included. Tickets start at $350 and $75 for admission after 1am.

Under Public: Dance 'til dawn with sounds by renowned DJs Serge Devant, Salome Le Chat, No Regular Play and Gui Machado. See live performances by Charlie Le Mindu and Coen Aerts. Enjoy a four-hour open bar and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $200.

Popular: If you are looking for a worldy feast to ring in the new year, Popular's prix fixe menu and wine pairing have you covered. Award-winning Chef Diego Munoz has curated the meal, which you can enjoy while listening to a Latin street band and watching dancers. Tickets start at $225. 

The Rooftop at The Rockaway Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy The Rockaway Hotel/Kyle Knodell

14. The Rooftop at The Rockaway Hotel

Hit the beach this New Year’s Eve, or at least gaze out upon it, from The Roof at the Rockaway Hotel. Apps will be passed, drinks will be unlimited and a DJ will spin from 8pm to midnight, which arrives with a Champagne toast. Tickets are $100, available here.

The Book of The Forbidden at Somewhere Nowhere
Photograph: By Nina Galicheva

15. The Book of The Forbidden at Somewhere Nowhere

Buzzy New York lounge, nightclub and rooftop Somewhere Nowhere is creating an enchanted getaway experience on New Year’s Eve this year. Enjoy live music from DJ Spade & Firpo, live theatrical performances and an exclusive fireworks display to kickoff the new year festivities. There will also be a premium open bar. Tickets begin at $290.

Garden of Cosmic Delights and Fandi Mata
Photograph: Courtesy of Fandi Mata

16. Garden of Cosmic Delights and Fandi Mata

Journey into the "Garden of Cosmic Delights" at this New Year's Eve party hosted at Fandi Mata in collaboration with House of Yes. 

The celestial evening includes a prix fixe feast, cosmic cabaret, live music, vocalists, circus spectacles, surprise celebrations and dance party magic. Wear your best getups evoking galactic glamour and stardust styles to complement the intergalactic jungle.

Tickets for dinner and a show include a welcome glass of bubbly, a cocktail, appetizer, entrée  and dessert and guaranteed admission to the subsequent party ($200/person). General admission for standing room is also available for $40/person. 

Shagadelic Disco at YOTEL
Adrian Wilson

17. Shagadelic Disco at YOTEL

Party like it's 1973 at YOTEL's over-the-top "Shagadelic Disco" NYE party.

The event includes a four-hour premium open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres with views of Manhattan's skyline and tunes from the '70s and today. Dance until the midnight countdown at this party, which will hand out complimentary champagne for a toast and exciting party favors. Tickets start at $189.

NYE at The Crown
Photograph: courtesy of The Crown

18. NYE at The Crown

The Crown, located atop Hotel 50 Bowery, is hosting a New Year’s Eve party to ring in the new year with style.

Music by music by Bad Ideas, Koala Mafia and Late Night Assistance, passed hors d’oeuvres, a bunch of free drinks, and a complimentary toast at midnight are all included with your ticket to the party. With stunning 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan, multiple lounge seating and VIP bottle-service available, there is no better place to party all night in the city that never sleeps. Grab a ticket here.

Glitzy NYE at The Campbell
Noah Fecks

19. Glitzy NYE at The Campbell

The Campbell, privately tucked into Grand Central Station, is hosting a glamorous masquerade ball this New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the roaring twenties like Gatsby – put on your most festive attire and step in the 1920s with The Campbell’s chic and timeless décor. With a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and passed hors d’oeuvres, it is guaranteed to be a night of glitz and glam!

  • Restaurants
  • East Village

The Moxy East Village rooftop bar’s newly reimagined “holiday disco” theme is replete with photo opportunities to document all of your NYE promises. There are two ticket tiers this year: one for the top floor fête featuring booze and tacos from 7pm-10pm, and one downstairs at Alphabet Bar with more to drink from 10pm-2am. Tickets are $135 for the roof alone, $75 for the second reveling, available here.

NYE at Ellen's Stardust Diner
Photograph: Courtesy Ellen's Stardust Diner

23. NYE at Ellen's Stardust Diner

Ellen’s Stardust Diner, which has combined 1950s-style decor with live singing waiters for more than three decades, is celebrating NYE with a three-course meal and a champagne toast after the ball drops right in the heart of Time Square. Tickets are $350 per person.

NYE at Panorama Room
Photograph: Courtesy Noah Fecks

24. NYE at Panorama Room

Panorama Room will be hosting a special NYE Party to ring in 2023. With three hours (9pm-midnight) of open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and a special guest DJ performance, it'll be a way to celebrate with an incredible view of the city. Cocktail attire is encouraged. 


If you’re in search of a Midtown masquerade to ring in the New Year, look no further than Royalton Rooftop at Royalton Park Avenue Hotel.

This elevated affair includes an optional five-course dining experience in the private Ivy Lounge where music will be played on the electric grand piano, along with hors d’oeuvres passed throughout the night, an open bar from 9pm-1am, and a DJ playing lively jams throughout the evening. Tickets start at $150.

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