Ringing In New Year's Eve â?" Welcome 2015!

New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions where the ways in which people celebrate truly run the gamut from sedate (including sleeping through midnight) to all-out spectacular. However you opt to ring in 2015, the options are endless in New York City.

Braving the weather and the crowds in Times Square is a timeless tradition engaged in by people from all around the globe. It is indeed an unrivaled experience – being in the heart of the pulsating action in what many revere as the center of the world. Arrive early, dress warm, claim your spot and settle in until the ball drops to usher in a new year of promise and possibilities.

If you’d like to soak in the Times Square vibe but prefer to do so indoors, there are myriad choices of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and so much more in the area. Check out some of the offerings at, Time Square New Year’s, New Year’s Eve Central and Time Out New York.

Adding to the mix of fun times in the boroughs, the Brazilian-inspired Rio Grande restaurant at our hotel puts together an exciting evening of festivities and fantastic food to welcome 2015.

For a more active alternative, you can participate in the New York Road Runners Club’s Midnight Run, a 4-mile race that kicks off at midnight (but there’s dancing beginning at 10 pm and fireworks). The race starts at the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace.

Colorful fireworks add some style and flair to holiday celebrations. You can check out the displays at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn (the party begins outside the main entrance of Prospect Park with free hot cocoa and music) and New York Harbour near Liberty Island (hop on the Staten Island Ferry for some breathtaking views).

However you welcome in the New Year, we hope that on your list of resolutions will be a stay with us in 2015!


Image courtesy of Stuart Miles and