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New York, New Year: The Best Ways to See in 2024 in New York City

November 13 2023

New Year in New York is iconic and one of the country’s best places to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome in the New Year. As the city that never sleeps, there are few better places to get lost and immerse yourself in the bright lights and big city. Make this NYE one you’ll remember for a lifetime. 

The Ball Drop 

The options in the city are endless, and perhaps the most popular event is the world-famous Ball Drop. In Times Square, you will find upwards of one million people taking part in the countdown to midnight – one of the world’s biggest New Year gatherings. If you’re tempted to tackle the crowds, head down to secure your spot as early as possible and wrap up warm! With light shows, confetti showers, and the iconic Ball Drop, there is nowhere in the world like Times Square on NYE.

two glasses of champagne in front of blurred colored lights

Galas and Soirees

If huge crowds and a lack of public restrooms aren’t your idea of fun, there are plenty of sophisticated events to attend in the city – in particular, one of the many NYE galas. From lavish rooftop parties with panoramic views across the skyline and fireworks displays to elegant soirees at several upscale venues across the city - why not ring in the new year with a night of luxury and indulgence?

River Cruises

Looking for something romantic with the best views of the city’s fireworks displays? Why not opt for a dinner cruise on the river Hudson? River cruises offer an intimate way to see in the new year, and most will include great food, unlimited drinks, and live music for entertainment – but be sure to book quickly because popular river cruises will sell out fast!

Fireworks above the city skyline and a new york bridge


Not fussed on seeing in the New Year? NYE is one of the quietest days to head to Broadway, with many theatres hosting special performances and a variety of post-show celebrations. Rather than battling the cold and the crowds, sit back, relax, and simply enjoy the show.


New York is the city that never sleeps, and the city’s incredible nightlife is a testament to that. Whether you’re looking for a bar, a club, or even a hidden speakeasy – the city offers something for every type of night owl. From intimate live concerts to crowded dance floors, a night out in New York at New Year's is a night you’ll never forget (alcohol consumption depending, of course).

However you choose to say goodbye to 2023, the Hotel Beacon is located in the heart of New York City and the perfect home away from home to use as your base for the big night.