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Best places to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC

Check out the best New Year’s Eve fireworks NYC has to offer and ring in 2024 with a bang (literally)!

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Could it really be New Year’s Eve without fireworks? Hardly! New York City has some pretty amazing fireworks displays every NYE, from the Ball Drop at Times Square to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. No matter where you are or what you’re doing on that beautiful night, you’re likely to see gorgeous, sparkling firecrackers explode in the sky.

Below are our favorite fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve in NYC.

RECOMMENDED: See the full guide to New Year's Eve in NYC

What time do the New Year’s Eve fireworks start?

Typically, they go off right as the clock turns to midnight. 

Are the fireworks being livestreamed?

The fireworks in Times Square will be livestreamed. Read more about that here.

Where can I watch NYE fireworks in NYC?

Find out below!

New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC

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New Year’s Eve in Times Square is the sparkling event of the season. The iconic party in the square celebrates big with live musical performances, the famous ball drop and, once the clock strikes midnight, a massive fireworks display. If you’re brave enough to put up with the crowds and the cold, this display is one you’ll want to see.

2. Near the Statue of Liberty

Every year, New York City shoots of fireworks by the Statue of Liberty. What could be more New York than that? You can stand along the waterfront in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn to see it, but there are many cruises you can hop on to see them up close (and with food and champagne), including from New York Harbor Tours, Liberty CruiseCircle Line and Classic Harbor Line.


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