Don’t drop the ball on this holiday. Here are the best ways to ring in 2024 in New York City.

Don’t drop the ball on this holiday. Here are the best ways to ring in 2024 in New York City.


Time to don your festive attire and get ready for a night of fireworks and festivities in the Big Apple. Ring in the new year right with this lineup of New Year’s Eve and Day events, happenings, and activities taking place all around New York City.


Catch the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

A New York City holiday tradition, the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes is a great way to (high) kick off your NYE celebrations with a morning or early afternoon performance on December 31. Performances run through January 4, 2024.


Visit Bryant Park’s Winter Village

Just outside Park Terrace Hotel’s doors, you’ll find Bryant Park’s Winter Village. The glittering winter wonderland features ice skating and holiday shopping in a European-style open-air market. Here, you can experience iceless curling; reservations include a dedicated curling lane and heated dome with food and drinks for up to eight guests. Or take a spin on the centerpiece of the Winter Village—a 17,000-square-foot rink that offers free ice skating sessions as well as rental skates.


Dine at La Pecora Bianca

Start your evening off with dinner at La Pecora Bianca’s Bryant Park location, connected to Park Terrace Hotel. The restaurant is serving up a special prix-fixe menu that includes Italian classics like truffle tagliatelle and branzino, along with local burrata, meatballs, and tiramisu for two.


See Phish perform at Madison Square Garden

The band is returning to Madison Square Garden for its annual New Year’s Eve run, taking place on December 28, 29, 30, and 31. Trade in the sequins for tie-dye this year and jam out with other Phishheads on New Year’s Eve at the New York City arena.


Lace-up for the New York Road Runners Midnight Run

Get a running start into the new year with the NYRR Midnight Run. At the stroke of midnight, a fireworks display lights up the sky and kicks off the start of the four-mile race. The course runs on Central Park’s “inner loop,” starting and finishing on the 72nd Street Transverse.


Take in the views from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Ring in 2024 from one of New York City’s highest observation decks—which already gives off the feeling of being inside a disco ball thanks to its mirrored surfaces. The SUMMIT’s NYE package includes entry, two cocktails, a dessert, and a champagne toast at midnight.


Watch the ball drop in Times Square

Be sure to bundle up to see the ball drop during this iconic New Year’s Eve celebration, and plan to arrive as early as possible if you want a good spot. Revelers usually begin to gather in the afternoon; the entrance to the viewing areas opens on a first-come, first-served basis. You can expect festivities to kick off at 6 p.m. with live performances. Keep in mind that using the restroom can be a tricky feat; once you leave your spot it’s almost impossible to get back to it.


View the fireworks displays

Stand along the waterfront in Manhattan (and parts of Brooklyn) to see the fireworks display over the Statue of Liberty. There are also cruises you can board to get an up-close of the dazzling showcase. Also, in Brooklyn at the Grand Army Plaza, just north of Prospect Park in Park Slope, you can join the crowd for a free fireworks show that includes live entertainment before the sky lights up.


Dive into the New Year with the Polar Bear Plunge

Brave the freezing waters off the coast of Coney Island during the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. For over a hundred years, every New Year’s Day fearless folks dive into the freezing Atlantic to symbolically wash away the year before. You can participate as an individual, join a team, or create your own team to help raise funds for local nonprofits. Or if you’re not into turning into an icicle, you can donate at instead.


Celebrate New Year’s in New York City and ring in 2024 in style. Book your stay at Park Terrace Hotel today for the perfect end-of-year escape.

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