New Year's Eve in Times Square: What It's Like

By Nick K, Posted on 12 Aug, 2022 at 02:46 am

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Are you planning a trip to celebrate New Year’s Eve at time squares this time? So here is the perfect blog for it. It's all about the celebrations of times square on new year's eve. But first of all, you have to book a room for yourself at hotels in advance in Times Square, as the hotels are fully booked during this period! The New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square is so much fun to watch that it looks like a movie. Millions of people swarm the famous square, and people keep coming back every year to enjoy the scene. It's a spectacle unlike anything else you'll see!

Tip: try to go from the public transportations at this time because the place gets so crowded and you may get stuck there, or you can book a hotel at times square to avoid the hassles, we would recommend you the Westin Times Square!


What It's Like To Be In Times Square on New Year's Eve:

If you're like most people, you'll be spending New Year's Eve in Times Square. It's the place to be, and there's no better way to ring in the New Year than by partying with your friends and family. Here's what it's like to be in Times Square on New Year's Eve:

The stratosphere is electric! The sound of partygoers cheering and clapping fills the air, and the bright lights of Times Square make everything seem even more festive. There are fireworks going off everywhere you look, and it really is an unforgettable experience.

But being in Times Square isn't all about celebrating. You'll also want to make sure you get a good picture (or several!) of yourself surrounded by all the craziness!


The Celebration:

When the popular New Year's Eve Ball is brought down from the flagpole in One Times Square, approximately one million viewers from the streets, millions across the country, and more than a billion people around the world come together to watch. The people join this to say goodbye to the year gone by and express the joy, happiness, and hope that bring next year. If you want to join the celebrations, here are all the details for you!

People start to gather late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve. Times Square bow tie is completely closed to the traffic. People have been instructed by the NYPD to congregate in separate viewing areas. When a section is full, police direct people to another viewing area.


What Not to Miss:

Do not miss the chance to experience the New Year’s Eve Rockin' eve performance, one of the most joyful and entertaining parts of New Year's Eve in Times Square. Around 8 pm, your favorite musical guests will take the stage. If you’re a concert or music lover it will be the perfect music night for you.



The New Year's Eve ball starts to count the last 60 seconds right before the main moment. As the clock hit midnight, the ball's lights are extinguished and the New Year’s number comes to life over Times Square. The world-popular new year's eve confetti bursts from the top of the roofs of Times Square buildings in a multitude of colors. A huge blizzard of colorful confetti is born as the visitor's ring in the new year with fireworks effects.


Get Into An After Party:

New Year Party in New York City

There are many open bar and club parties in times square on New Year's Eve. Many of the parties offer extravagant dinner options and open bars to enjoy the night. You can cheer the after-party drinks with your friends to make New Year’s night memorable. Choosing a hotel in Times Square like Westin Times Square can help you go back to your hotel easily after having a night full of fun!

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Nick K

Nick K, a travel blogger based in Europe, has been a solo traveler for over 15 years. He always has had his head over the skies and his backpack all over the world. He has traveled to over 30 countries and has penned down his experience with the motto of "on the next destination." He has written over 300+ blog posts written with a combo of videos and photography.