The New Year is headed our way, and the final night of 2016 can be one to remember if you’re in town for the holiday. There’s lots to do on New Year’s Eve in Manhattan for your happiest new year yet.
Winter Holiday Events in NYC for a Happy New Year
The Ball Drop at Times Square
Be part of a famous tradition that is known all around the world. The Ball Drop is not just an iconic midnight countdown, it’s also an evening-long event where the streets of Times Square are full of music, wishes, and cheers.
Show up early to get a good spot. (The streets around One Times Square start filling up as early as 12 p.m. on New Year’s Eve!)
Warm up with some hot music at this buzzy festival that features endless jazz talent at clubs across Brooklyn. The six-day fest, running from January 5-10, will also include a two-day jazz marathon.
NYRR Midnight Run 2016
This special run ends the year on a runner’s high. Join in at 10 p.m. for music and dancing, and then get ready for a four-miler that will begin at the stroke of midnight. The run will be accompanied by fireworks and will take place at the inner loop at Central Park.
New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace
Held inside the beautiful nave of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, this concert is a beloved annual event that was started by Leonard Bernstein in 1984. The program will include a range of music, from Haydn to Bach to traditional spirituals by African-American composers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
We hope winter holiday events in NYC will end your year with a bang. From everyone at The Manhattan Club, have a very happy New Year!