How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square Without the Crowds

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NYCVP announces its 2016 exclusive New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Eve Party in Times Square NYC

New Year's Eve Party in Times Square NYC

it was an amazing night, all of the staff were fantastic, the music and the atmosphere was incredible. Overall had the best night ever!!!

The biggest event of the year in New York City starts at 11:59pm on December 31st. That’s when the giant ball raised on top of One Times Square starts its world-renowned descent, counting down the final minute of the year, and New York City Vacation Packages (NYCVP) is holding an exclusive indoor party in the heart of it all to celebrate the event.

New Year’s Eve is the most memorable night of the year, and NYCVP is providing an exclusive New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Gala Party as a way to be in the middle of the action without having to spend all day and night standing out in the cold, cluttered streets of New York City.

Avoiding the crowds is the whole reason NYCVP created this annual event on the night of the ball guests could watch the famous Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve, in person, from an exclusive Manhattan party suite – high above the crowds.

One past reveler boasted that they “had the night of our lives. Venue superb, drinks fantastic and food delicious…would highly recommend”. Another gushed at the “incredible location with a DIRECT view of the ball drop and the fireworks in Central Park…the size of the event was perfect, not crowded at all”.

The party is being held at Convene Center (810 7th Avenue), towering 22 and 23 stories above the crowds below. This Ball Drop Gala showcases everything New Year’s Eve in Times Square has to offer with the added bonuses of food, drink, music and warmth.

New Year’s Eve has been a highly celebrated tradition in Times Square since 1904, with every New Year outdoing the last. One thing that never changes, however, is the rules, which state that revelers can’t even enjoy a traditional New Year’s Eve champagne toast because public drinking is illegal in the streets.

“All those people on the street stand shivering in the cold with no access to food, beverages, or restrooms for hours just for that 60-second glimpse of the ball drop. Instead, you could enjoy yourself at an exclusive party overlooking Times Square—complete with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner and desserts, music and dancing, and of course that gorgeous view of the ball drop and the fireworks,” explains Joel Cohen, NYCVP’s Vice President.

NYCVP matches the spectacle of being in Times Square for New Year’s by adding luxury and comfort to the experience. Convene’s large windows wrap around the walls, so guests will have a full view of all the festivities below and a grand view of the Ball Drop and even the Central Park fireworks. Large flat screen TVs will be in place broadcasting all the network New Year’s Eve specials, with the added entertainment of DJ dance music and a souvenir photo booth to ensure these memories will never be forgotten. There will even be a roving magician for the kids (or for the kids at heart).

After last year’s event, people who attended were exclaiming how “it was an amazing night, all of the staff were fantastic, the music and the atmosphere was incredible. Overall had the best night ever!!!”

NYCVP has accommodations for the event at special rates. The host hotel is the Sheraton New York Times Square, right across the street from Convene Center, with several other hotels also available. Rates start at $1,271.50 per person including 2 nights’ accommodations at the 4-star Sheraton, the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Party Gala from 8pm until 12:30am, all taxes, and bonus admissions to popular New York City attractions. The price for the gala party only, for guests not needing hotel accommodations, is $799. The tour company provides all guests with NYPD-approved credentials for entry into the Times Square area.
For more information visit or call NYCVP at 877 NYC-Trip (877 692-8747).


New York City Vacation Packages has been a trusted NYC travel information authority since 1983 and is the only major independent tour company in the United States devoted exclusively to NYC travel. NYCVP offers services to make sure your custom New York City vacation is safe and secure, and is a member in good standing of NYC & Company (New York City’s marketing and tourism organization), the National Tour Association, Better Business Bureau and the American Society of Travel Agents Tour Operator Program.

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