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New Year’s Eve in Times Square

New Years Sparklers 2013While all of New York City will be buzzing with visitors from all across the country and the world, Times Square remains the hot spot for spectators to enjoy watching the famous Time’s Square ball drop, performances from ABC’s live broadcast of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” and reveling in the thrill of a new year!

Below we’ve included details on our local transportation discount, along with some details on the event, and details on making the most of the night!

Our NYC Visitors Discount

If you're planning to travel to New York City for this special event, our local team is offering a 10% discount on all airport transportation service! The discount code to use while booking is NYEVE. You can also click here to book SuperShuttle using the code.

This discount code also applies to private sedan service to and from New York City airports. To book using the code now, or to view private sedan options, click here.

About the Ball Drop

According to the Times Square Alliance, the first official New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square was celebrated in 1904. The New York Times building was the center of the celebration, ringing in 1905 with a street festival and a firework show at midnight. The Times Square Ball has dropped almost every year from 1907 until now!

In addition to the dropping of the Times Square ball, over one ton of confetti is dropped over the square at midnight. A portion of the confetti is contributed from the Wishing Wall located in New York City at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center. The Wishing Wall is a wall where visitors can write a wish they have for the upcoming New Year on a large piece of confetti; the confetti is then tacked onto a wall for visitors to view. Wishes can also be submitted through an online form here, which is then added to the confetti to be dropped on New Year’s Eve.

Tips for Making the Most of the Event

For visitors choosing to dine at a restaurant, attend an organized New Year’s party, stay at a hotel within the Times Square vicinity, or attend the Times Square celebration, it is highly advised to plan ahead. A great resource for first-timers is the Times Square Alliance’s New Year’s Eve frequently asked questions page.

Finally, as glitzy and glamorous as it looks on television, there are a lot of factors many visitors don’t consider in advance. For example:

  • There’s only one public bathroom available within Times Square, which closes at 8pm on New Year’s Eve.
  • Once an individual leaves their spot within Times Square, they will not be able to return to that same spot.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed within the designated viewing areas.
  • Some hotels limit general public access, giving only their customers special instructions for access to their locations.

With proper planning, spending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in New York City can be exciting, even magical, holiday experience.

Even if you aren’t visiting Times Square to ring in the New Year, remember to buckle up when traveling, and, if needed, to coordinate transportation with a designated driver to ring in the New Year safely.

Happy New Year!

Posted 2 years 192 days ago by Shauna from SuperShuttle     0 Comments

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