Where to Watch the Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve in NYC? Right Below It!
“It’s New Year’s Eve, and hopes are high. Dance when year in, kiss one goodbye.” So goes a song from Sunset Boulevard, one of our favorite musicals to grace Broadway in recent years. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s in that optimistic spirit that we at The Knick welcome guests to plan the ultimate New Year’s Eve in NYC.
Even back in 1906, when The Knickerbocker Hotel first hosted revelers watching the crystal ball drop, ringing in the New Year in Times Square was a big deal. Nestled on the corner of 42nd and Broadway, The Knick offered privileged party-goers a glamorous escape from the masses to usher in the new year. Champagne, lobster and bursts of laughter filled the chambers as the ball descended in Times Square.
More than a century later, the Waterford ball drop is one of the nation’s favorite traditions, and The Knick has reclaimed its role as the best place in New York City to celebrate New Year’s.
If you’re planning on joining the crowds of Times Square, you may want to consider our New Year’s Eve rooms package, giving you a perfect home base for the festivities. For a truly unique experience, though, you’ll want to attend our exclusive soiree atop atop St. Cloud roof lounge. There, bon vivants will enjoy the closest view of the Waterford crystal ball drop in the world, reveling a mere 150 below the sphere. Throughout the evening, guests will have unlimited access to a top shelf open bar, hors d’oeuvres and food stations from master chef Charlie Palmer and live entertainment. And when the party ends in the wee hours of the morning, the luxurious rooms and suites of The Knickerbocker await just downstairs.
For a hint at what’s to come, watch the video of what to expect, based on past New Year’s Eve parties at St. Cloud, where merrymakers sipped champagne and danced until early morning.