NYC & Company, the official tourism and marketing office in New York, invites more than one million tourists to celebrate the arrival of 2020 throughout the five districts of the city and all the hotels and attractions of the city are prepared to welcome the next decade in the Big Apple.
Although the descent of the ball in Times Square is undoubtedly the center of the festivities, visitors have other activities to enjoy in that emblematic New York place during the holidays.
The numbers 2 and 0 with a size of more than 2 meters, will be exhibited in mid-December and will be available before New Year’s Eve in several places until they take their natural position as undisputed protagonists at the top of One Times Square, during the previous week To the big event.
On December 28 from 12:00 to 13:00, visitors are invited to enjoy Good Riddance Day at the Broadway Plaza in Times Square, where the bad times of the previous year will be eliminated with a giant crusher.
From December 1 to 29, there is also the Wall of Desires in Times Square. A wall of several meters in which visitors can share their hopes and dreams for 2020 with messages written on paper. All requests that have been hung on the wall will fall as confetti when the clock strikes midnight. Electronic wishes can also be sent through social networks using the #ConfettiWish hastag.
The nearly 6-ton ball, covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles, is capable of lighting the night from One Times Square with more than 16 million different colors.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve will broadcast the party for everyone from Times Square, with the participation of different international artists (and with the collaboration of this edition’s host, Ryan Seacrest.
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The Times Square Edition will celebrate its first five-star New Year’s Eve with three parties that will include events with tickets for 701 West, The Paradise Club and The Terrace. Each celebration will include dinner, open bar, an international DJ and live music. At 701 West and The Terrace, guests will have access to the hotel’s outdoor terrace overlooking the descent of the Time Square ball.
The New York Marriott Marquis will celebrate by organizing a party with 360-degree views of the lowering of the ball that includes a red carpet entrance, a luxury dinner with buffet and dessert bar, special cocktails, open bar and VIP access to your Courtyard overlooking Times Square.
For its part, the Moxy Times Square enters the 20s with a unique rooftop party of the ‘Magic Hour’ in addition The Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island, located in the heart of a protected forest, hosts its New Year’s Eve Gala this year Annual with the theme ‘Roarin 20’s’ in the picturesque ballroom of Nicotra, which will feature a band of 10 musicians.
EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY
The only casino in the five districts of New York City, Resorts World Casino, will celebrate at Bar360 with a concert night, while the Brooklyn district will celebrate the 40th edition of the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at the historic Grand Army Plaza of Prospect Park.
Although there is another alternative as far as fire and colors are concerned. Visitors will enjoy a fireworks show on the Hudson River, on a ride on the Circle Lines New Year’s cruise.
The boat will depart from the port of New York from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. A DJ and a toast at midnight will complete the occasion that only adults can enter.
Fans of the TCS NYC 2020 marathon are invited to participate in the most festive qualifying race of the year, the NYRR Midnight Race. Registered runners and their companions will meet at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park to contest a race of more than 6 kilometers, which will begin the midnight edge with a fireworks show.
In the Bronx, families can enjoy a visit to the Bronx Zoo, where Holiday Lights parties will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or explore the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden where trains run Miniature cross an exhibition with more than 175 landmarks of the city made with parts of plants including the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day dive is free with prior registration and begins at 1:00 p.m. at the entrance to the Stillwell Avenue boardwalk.