With 2011 behind, on New Year’s Eve in NYC, 2012 offers many things to do, just like Las Vegas and LA (not the movie or trailer). As the ball drops in other places, the top 3 hot spots in the “Big Apple” are huge on the must-see traveler’s list.
New Year’s Eve in LA has Competition in New York City, Times Square
Watch the 2011 ball drop in Times Square
Los Angeles, eat your heart out! Times Square is on one million party-goers’ minds. Just ask anyone what New Year’s Eve tradition is a household name. The majority of people queried will probably mention the Times Square ball drop. It’s been going on for over 100 years, and 2012 is no reason to stop now.
But each year, the darn thing gets larger as A-Listers headline the entertainment. With Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga kicking things off in the Big Apple on New Year’s Eve, what can be better? Although celebrations on New Year’s Eve in Times Square are free, get there early, citing the Huffington Post.
The Big Apple Circus 2012 Celebration for the New Year in New York
While the adults pop bottles, watch the ball drop, and party like its 1999, kids can usher in 2012 with some fun for the whole family.
The Big Apple Circus on New Year’s Eve is filled with circus-style acts, jugglers, high-flying trapeze artists, trained animals, music, and much more. But unlike the Times Square celebration ahead of New Year’s Day, you will have to shell out $25 to $175 for the two-hour shows.
Concert for Peace on New Year’s Eve in New York
Now, if you really want to get away from the ball-dropping, champagne-spilling, and high-flying circus acts, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is the place for you.
The Concert for Peace has its annual celebration that pays tribute to various music, dance, spoken word, and prayer. This year, African American music and performances headline the theme. Start time for the show is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public at no cost. However, if you want reserved seats, there is a charge for that.
There you have it. While these are the top three things to do on New Year’s Eve in NY for 2012, there is much more to do in helping you say goodbye to 2011.
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