New Year in New York: cruises, light balls and parties

Here we are with a new appointment for sostravel.com welcoming December! The most magical time of the year has finally arrived bringing with it many surprises and travel tips to welcome the new year in the best possible way. Last week we left you with suggestions for a roaring New Year in one of the trendiest eastern cities, Bangkok. Today we continue our journey and fly to one of the most sought-after destinations by travelers: New York.

Manhattan Skyline, The Statue of Liberty fireworks at Night, New York City

Skyscrapers, music, fireworks, Times Square and the light ball, there are many events organized in the city for New Year’s Eve, sostravel.com has selected some for you. Are you ready to discover the magic of New Year’s in the big Apple? Let’s start our journey!

We begin with an idea to spend New Year’s Eve in a romantic way, away from the crowd that invades the city in this period, we are talking about the romantic Hudson river cruises that will allow you to admire the fantastic Manhattan skyline and the colorful fireworks that will light up the sky of New York at the stroke of midnight. A unique experience that will allow you to enjoy the show from a privileged position. You can choose from the many cruises organized from those in 70s / 80s style or with DJ sets and house music.

New Year’s Eve celebrations from the Hudson River

If you want to totally immerse yourself in the New York atmosphere and get to know the true essence of the city that never sleeps, you can’t miss the many festivals around the city, one of which is the New Year’s Eve Party held at the One World Observatory: a location that will make you experience the unique thrill of celebrating the arrival of the new year from the 102nd floor of the skyscraper with snacks, music and toasts. Younger people can opt for the many parties organized in clubs scattered around New York from discos to sophisticated clubs hosted on the rooftops of luxury hotels.

But that’s not all yet! New York is a city that offers lots of fun for every type of person: from the very young ones, to families and those who prefer something more calm and less random. For this reason another experience selected for you and especially for families, is New Year’s in Central Park, the largest and most famous park in Manhattan! You can dine under the stars and wait for the fireworks that start from the Naumburg Bandshell, a small area in the center of the park that hosts many concerts. But the real characteristic of New Year’s in Central Park is the possibility to find yourself as the protagonists of numerous festivals that take place in every corner of the park. If you decide to opt for a New Year in one of the most beautiful parks in the world, go up to the top of the Belvedere Castle for a perfect view and wait for the fireworks that will start the new year.

New Year’s show in one of the theaters on Broadway

So far we have talked about parties and cruises but in New York there room above all for art and shows: from the circus performances of the Big Apple Circus where you can admire the best acrobats, clowns and trapeze artists in the world, to the musicals of Broadway. Whether it’s music, theater plays or other performances, taking part of a show in one of the 40 theaters on Broadway will take you into an artistic out of the ordinary atmosphere. Broadway has become an integral part of New York culture and synonymous with the highest level of theatre.

Finally, for those who want to go home and be able to tell about having resisted the cold of New York for 12 hours waiting for midnight, the event is only one: the ball drop in Times Square. A unique event considered the most anticipated of the year in which a sphere composed of 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles makes a descent of 23 meters. A ceremony that has been held for over 100 years now, broadcasted live on world TV and holding the entire city in suspense! Sixty seconds of pure adrenaline accompany the descent of the sphere from the One Times Square skyscraper.

The stroke of midnight in Times Square

Today’s article ends here. Which of the alternatives reflects your way of celebrating the New Year? Sostravel.com sets the appointment for next week with a new article and a new journey that will keep us company throughout the month of December. Here’s a clue for you: new destinations will share one common element. Keep following us to find out where sostravel.com will fly to!