Top Five Exclusive Events for NYE in Times Square 2013

by Carolina Galli


Planning to spend New Year’s Eve 2013 in Times Square? Get the inside rap on what’s awesome and what’s not and avoid showing up at a party that leaves you out in the cold! A bad NYE celebration is one of the most depressing ways to launch into the New Year.

Here are five exclusive Times Square Events that promise to deliver something special!

1. Exclusive Opportunity – Guaranteed Ball Drop View

If your idea of a rocking NYE in Times Square rests on whether you get to see the ball drop or not, reserve the Ball Drop Viewing Area ticket in Times Square.

For the FIRST TIME EVER, a private barricaded area has been reserved for a few, very select number of ticket purchasers. A direct view of the ball drop is guaranteed at midnight!

With this option, you can show up whenever you feel like it! You’ll be personally escorted to the private viewing area at 10:30pm and spend NYE in Times Square like royalty. For the person that wants to guarantee a great night without all the hassle, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

2. Multiple Parties, One Ticket

You’re someone who has to have it all! You can never decide what to choose from a restaurant menu and you always end up wanting what somebody else has on their plate when it arrives. 

The only way for you to enjoy NYE in Times Square is to have access to multiple parties, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs and event spaces in and around Times Square, which is why The Ball Drop Pass – Times Square is the ticket for you.

Explore everything that Times Square has to offer for New Year’s Eve 2013 with this multiple ball drop pass and gain access inside the barricades when the time comes to watch that ball come down in style. Options include:

  • A multiple-pass ticket beginning at either 7pm, 8pm or 9pm
  • The option to dine at Gossip or Johnny Utah’s from 5pm on the 7pm General Admission option
  • Entrance to the Exclusive Ball Drop Viewing Gallery when you choose the 8pm General Admission option

NYE in Times Square is one moment in the year when you don’t have to choose; you can have it all! 

3. Think Big and Party with the Stars 

For you, size is everything. If it’s not the biggest and best, you’re not interested. Check out Party with the Stars in Madame Tussauds, the most epic of all NYE parties to be hosted in Times Square. 

Madame Tussauds is an 85,000 square foot beast of a venue and, during New Year’s 2013, the famous multi-level museum will be hosting the biggest night of food, fun, champagne and cocktails on the Times Square circuit. 

Tower above the crowds in Times Square as you celebrate alongside more than 200 life-sized wax models of the world’s biggest musicians, celebrities, sports figures and historical icons. DJs will be spinning live music throughout the night and the 4D Cinema will keep you entertained with 3D technology and special effects unlike anything you’ve seen!

The best thing about the big NYE party in Madame Tussauds New York is that it caters for everyone. Adults over 21 get access to a premium open bar, family ticket packages and private tables can be booked, and early access tickets are available.

If this wasn’t enough to get lovers of all things big flooding through the museum’s doors, Madame Tussauds is also offering the Inside View package: from an exclusive roped-off second level area in the building, which looks out over 42nd Street, your big NYE party can get even bigger with the opportunity to see the ball drop live!

4. Upscale in the Big Apple

You’re looking for a chic New Year’s Eve party, you want to dress in the finest attire, be seen, and want an evening that will match the elegance of the year to come. If you want the exclusivity of an upscale party plus killer signature cocktails, then the Ava Penthouse New Year’s Eve Gala, a limited ticket venue, is the best way to experience the magic of Times Square. 

The AVA Lounge, located on the penthouse level of the Dream Hotel, is hosting a black-tie-optional party which has sold out for the past five years in a row. Most venues will be offering a champagne toast at midnight and a premium open-bar for those looking to celebrate in style, but the AVA Penthouse wins hands down for natural class and stunning decor. 

As a lover of the finer things in life, you might also want to take the opportunity to book a private table with a view of Times Square, or razzle and dazzle with the best of them under the stars via AVA’s rooftop VIP experience. The terrace will be heated (luxury and comfort lead the way in this event) and “Hot CoCoa” cocktails are served so that you can snuggle under an AVA Lounge blanket as the famous ball makes its 60-second descent. 

The private rooftop tables make it the perfect NYE choice for couples or the single romantics at heart. Perfect for spending a romantic New Year’s with your sweetie—and you can have your midnight kiss at a private roof-top table with our special couple’s package. If you’re in New York on December 31, 2012, then AVA Lounge is where you want to be!

5. Clubbing it, Copacabana-style!

If being outside in the cold and hanging around for hours to see the ball drop live is not as important to you as a night long party with the best DJs spinning the hottest music to keep you warm, then Copacabana New Year’s Eve is the party for you.

Copacabana is the number one rated nightclub in Times Square. Tickets sell fast and the evening is packed full of secret surprises to keep you smiling all night long.

The venue is home to three floors, a private rooftop and an exclusive penthouse suite for all party-goers who choose to opt-in for the Penthouse Ticket Deal. It’s the perfect place to dance your way into 2013 with friends and you won’t have to worry about staying warm or not having access to bathrooms. NYE in Copacabana is all about good, old-fashioned, end of the year fun.

What are you waiting for?!

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! If you’re not covered in Times Square confetti when the ball drops, you’re going to be missing out on one of the biggest parties of the year. If there’s one thing that New Year’s Eve in Times Square can promise, it’s a night to remember. 

So where do you want to be when midnight strikes?

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