Last Minute Plans for New Year’s Eve In New York City

Experience last-minute New Year's Eve magic in NYC with tickets still available for firework cruises, family feasts, and lively parties to ring in 2024!

December 30, 2023

Last Minute Plans for New Year’s Eve In New York City

New York City's New Year's Eve magic is still within reach, even at the last minute! This guide unlocks hidden gems for families and adults, from dazzling firework cruises and cozy family feasts to lively parties, all with last-minute tickets still available. Skip the Ball Drop crowd and dive headfirst into the Big Apple's celebration, whether you're looking for kid-friendly fun or grown-up excitement. Ring in 2024 in true NYC style, even on short notice!

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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

Cruise Around Manhattan on a Luxury Yacht

Perfect for families or those seeking a more exclusive celebration, numerous yachts are still offering tickets for their New Year's Eve cruise around Manhattan. Enjoy the stunning Statue of Liberty fireworks display while grooving to live DJs, savoring delicious buffets, and for the adults, making the most of open bars.

Consider these top picks that are still selling tickets: the Lucille Yacht Cruise, the Horizon's Edge Cruise, and the Manhattan Elite Cruise. Act swiftly, as only a limited number of tickets are available at the time of this writing.

Indulge in a Mexican Buffet in Times Square


Experience the culinary excellence of Michelin Star winner and celebrity chef Rick Bayless at Tortazo in Times Square, offering an unforgettable Mexican food buffet just a block away from the Ball Drop. This event includes a Churros Dessert Bar and an open bar featuring Champagne Margaritas, ensuring a fun experience for the entire family.


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Enjoy the 5-Hour Open Bar at Pink Taco in Times Square


This two-level taco haven in Times Square is still offering tickets for its all-night party. Ring in the New Year in the iconic Times Square at Pink Taco with a 5-hour Premium Open Bar and a Live DJ spinning all the top 40 hits. For the younger ones, the open bar will also feature sodas.

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Feast on a BBQ Buffet and Enjoy a 6-Hour Open Bar at Dallas BBQ Times Square

Enjoy a BBQ Buffet and 6-Hour Open Bar at Dallas BBQ Times Square, just half a block from the Ball. This inclusive, first-come, first-served event promises a night of dancing with a DJ and festive party favors, keeping the New Year’s Eve spirit alive.


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Watch the Ball Drop at AMC Times Square


Celebrate across 4 floors in Times Square at AMC. Secure your last minute tickets for the New Year's Eve party, a top choice for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a live DJ, open bar, movies, popcorn, and the real Ball Drop view from the VIP terrace at this exclusive event.


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Celebrate at Times Square’s Newest Nightlife Spot


Warm up your New Year’s Eve at Yard House in Times Square. Their brand-new space is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve Bash, just a block from the iconic Ball Drop. This 21+ exclusive party features a live DJ, cosmopolitan appetizers, a chic buffet-style dinner (with select tickets), and an open bar. Enjoy the warmth indoors with high-definition screens for a great view of the NYE ball drop broadcast.


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Attend a Gala at Gotham Hall

Gotham Hall, located in Herald Square on 36th Street and Broadway, is a historical and epic ballroom. Once the Greenwich Savings Bank headquarters, the now-renovated space is a sprawling and truly magical grand ballroom. This year the venue is hosting a VIP only Gala with a 5-hour open bar, live DJ and buffet dinner. Tickets are still available for those looking for a fancy start to their new year.


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