So you’ve finally decided to go to New York City for New Years—let’s make 2014 the year you stop procrastinating. Just kidding! Luckily for you there are still plenty of New York attractions with New Years Eve tickets available, and not all of them will cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re celebrating New Years Eve with you family, you’re probably on the lookout for some of the family-friendly celebrations that are appropriate for kids and still provide plenty of fun for adults. While these are hard to come by, we’ve got you covered with the most affordable kid-friendly attractions in and around Times Square.
Movies & More in Times Square
AMC 42nd Street, located right in Times Square, offers one of the most fun and affordable NYE experiences, with tickets starting at just $40. There’s no waiting out in the cold to here, yet you’re only feet from the famous Ball Drop. Three unique parties are spread out between the theater’s six floors, including a two-floor alcohol-free zone for the kids. Arcade games, movie snacks, party favors, and a live DJ are featured on the kids’ floor, plus the latest blockbuster hits (PG-13 ratings and under) playing all night long.
Authentic Mexican New Year
If ringing in the New Year with a delicious dinner and a margarita sounds like your idea of a great time, Chevy’s NYC might be the place for you. Chevy’s all-ages fiesta features an appetizer buffet of authentic quesadillas, chips and guac, spicy wings and more, plus a 5-hour open bar for the 21+ crowd. You’ll be dancing the night away to Latin beats and top 40 hits right until the Ball drops, just a half of a block away!
Naughty & Nice NYE
The newly opened Jekyll & Hyde Social Club in the heart of Times Square bills itself as “the perfect storm of spook, spunk, style, and swank.” It’s perfect for those looking to combine classic festivities with some oddball flavor – a bit of Jekyll and a bit of Hyde, if you will. Mini buffets and passed appetizers will fill your bellies, and a five-hour open bar for those of drinking age will lift your spirits. Of course, dancing is part of the mix all night long, and there will be plenty of zany accessories passed around for fabulous photo ops.
More New York Attractions
While in the Big Apple, start 2014 off right by visiting the best New York attractions the city has to offer. In the spirit of discounted attractions, we recommend a New York Explorer Pass, a convenient pass that lets you pick from 56 attractions while saving up to 45% on admission prices. Some of the top attractions include the Top of the Rock, the Statue of Liberty, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and the American Museum of Natural History. For a full list of New York attractions, visit SmartDestinations.com!