2024 is fast approaching — so it’s time to figure out your New Year’s Eve plans. As everyone counts down to the end of the year, the lively streets of New York City prepare to host one of the globe’s most iconic New Year’s Eve celebrations. From the technicolor dazzle of Times Square to the glitz and glamor of luxurious parties, the city comes alive with anticipation and possibilities for unforgettable year-end revelry. New Year’s Eve in New York City takes on many forms that extend beyond the traditional ball drop in Times Square, though that is certainly a must-see. 

Join us as we guide you through eight of the best things to do this New Year’s Eve in New York City. From sumptuous parties to nighttime cruises, these activities will make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Times Square Ball Drop

Undoubtedly the most famous New Year's Eve event in New York City, the iconic Times Square Ball Drop attracts millions of viewers and attendees each year. 

To bask in the joyous atmosphere, secure a prime spot by arriving at noon, dressed warmly in layers and comfortable shoes, armed with snacks and water. With these tips, you're set to embrace the magic of the iconic Times Square celebration!

Marquee New Year’s Eve Party

For a celebration that exemplifies sophistication and entertainment, The Lucerne recommends you head to renowned nightclub Marquee’s New Year’s Eve party. Headlined by DJ Jauz and featuring a three-hour open bar before midnight, Marquee is the perfect place to dance your way into 2024. Known for its high-end ambiance, chic atmosphere, and bumping music, this event promises an unforgettable night. Welcome the New Year in style at Marquee — get your tickets here.

New Year’s Eve at Edge

The Edge is the highest observation deck in the western atmosphere, and it is known for hosting a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration every year. Offering 360-degree views of the city, live music, and champagne, Edge allows you to celebrate the new year from the top of the world. Surrounded by the glittering lights of the city, make new memories this New Year's Eve with top-shelf drinks, delicious bites, and an incredible group of people. Tickets for the 2024 celebration have not been released yet, but continue checking Edge’s website for updates.

New Year’s Cruise

Embrace the enchantment of New Year's Eve aboard a cruise, sailing through the city's waterways. One such option is aboard the Cornucopia Princess yacht, an experience that will offer you a unique perspective on New York City's New Year's fireworks and the city's skyline. Cruise offerings include live entertainment, dining, drinks and dancing, providing a memorable nautical experience to ring in the New Year. Find out more about the Cornucopia Princess here

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Across New York City, various fireworks displays on New Year's Eve will transform the city into a breathtaking canvas of lights. From Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge, all of New York has a front-row seat to this dazzling spectacle. Savor the way the night sky comes alive this New Year's Eve, whether from a window, a park bench, a rooftop party, or a cruise.

Cipriani New Year’s Eve Party

Cipriani 42nd, an elegant, upscale restaurant and venue, is known for its refined New Year's Eve soirée. If you are seeking a luxury experience, this may be the event for you. Known for its Venetian-inspired splendor, Cipriani will transport you straight to Italy this New Year's Eve. With a six-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a live DJ in a magnificent ballroom, this exclusive party offers an opulent setting to mingle with New York City's best and brightest. Tickets and tables can be reserved  here.

New Year’s Eve Run

Looking for an active and refreshing way to welcome 2024? Parties not really your speed? Participate in the invigorating Midnight Run, a race starting in Central Park organized by the New York Road Runners. Whether you're a practiced runner or someone who likes to jog for fun, this four-mile run offers an opportunity to take in the city's unique energy on New Year's Eve, and to get a fun workout in as 2024 begins. Register here

Swing46 New Year’s Bash

For lovers of swing and jazz, Swing46 hosts a New Year's Bash that promises a night of energetic music and lively dancing. Also featuring an open bar and dinner, this event is an all-in-one way to spend your night, complete with a champagne toast at midnight. Located in the heart of the city, Swing46 — and the night's headliners, the George Gee Swing Orchestra — invite you to swing into the New Year with style and rhythm.

Spend your holidays celebrating in New York City, the city that never sleeps. Book your stay at The Lucerne today!