It’s just a few weeks away, but if you want to party in style in New York City, ringing in the New Year, then you need to get with the program now! Let’s face it, if you want to get close to the Ball Drop in Times Square, it’s going to be a bit pricey, but there are variations, and of course there is other fun stuff to do! Here are some suggestions on where to go, and please remember to make reservations asap!

Bar 54 @ Hyatt Centric

Bar 54 is a Rooftop Lounge on the 54th Floor of the Hyatt Centric, with stunning views of Manhattan. You will be able to see the Ball Drop, while enjoying 5 hours of a Top Shelf open bar, and 3 hours of passed hor d’euvres. This is not cheap, but sounds well worth it. Prices start at $1,399 per person.

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Mllenium Broadway

This premier Hotel in Times Square offers a New Years Eve Penthouse party with a Top Shelf Open Bar. Appetizers are being served for 3 hours as well. You will have the opportunity to watch the Ball Drop live. Prices start at $999 per person. Treat yourself!

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St. Cloud Rooftop @ Knickerbocker Hotel

This is probably the closest you can get to the Ball Drop with a direct view from a roof top. Tickets start at $1,900, which will get you a 5 hour premium open bar, a complimentary buffet and a live DJ. This is a very posh event, and you’ll be going into the new year in style!

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Penthouse 760

This is a brand new Rooftop Club in the heart of Times Square, While you will not see a live view of the Ball Drop, you will enjoy the live Broadcast of it. You might not care all that much, because this place sounds awesome. There will be an open bar for 3 1/2 hours and a 2 hour buffet. Prices start at $139 per person.

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Ruby Tuesday Times Square

Not all of us can afford these upscale parties, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in style! Watch the Ball Drop at Ruby Tuesday’s in the heart of Times Square! Tickets start at $179. There will be passed Canapés for 2 hours. and a 5 hour open bar. Add to your ticket price, and your goodies will expand. This is an excellent deal!

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The Counter

This venue could never be mistaken to be glamorous, but make no mistake: this IS the closest you can get to the Ball Drop in NYC! I happen to love their burgers, so I really like this venue. Tickets are $279 per person, and it will get you gourmet sliders and fries for 2 hours, and an open bar for 5 hours. Simple but to the point, and as close as you can get.

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NYE Gala Cruise

Celebrate aboard the luxurious Cornucopia Majesty. Sail around Manhattan while dancing to a DJ, and enjoy the 4 hour open bar. There will be a dinner buffet and free party favors, then watch the fireworks at midnight. Tickets start at $169.

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Dream

If you want to stay away from Times Square, and just wanna party all night, then do go to Dream in the Meatpacking District! Eat before you go, there won’t be any food served. DJ Chuckie will provide the music, while you enjoy the open bar from 8 pm to 12:30 am. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $109.

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Gabriel Kreuther

Foodies stand up! Michelin Star dining in the Times Square area is of course optimal. 5 to 8 courses with varying prices between $215 and $475 will spoil you on this special day. Seatings will be at 5 and 7 30 pm. A caviar cart will be making rounds, and champagne and balloons are passed out.

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Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos is a few blocks away from the Ball Drop, but if you step outside right before midnight, you can watch it going down live. This is a really good deal in my opinion. For $350 per person you will enjoy an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a buffet and a live DJ. Sounds like fun to me. Ring in the new year with some tacos!!!!

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