Ringing in 2024: New Year’s Eve Galas in Times Square Require Spending Over $12K per Person
Partygoers hoping to see the famous ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 2024 will have to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a close-up location.
Tickets for the premium New Year’s Eve party packages offered by several hotels and restaurants in Times Square, New York City, range from $450 to $12,500.
While spectators on the sidewalks below can attend the once-a-year, globally recognized spectacle for free, some participants are splashing out on Times Square party packages that provide a little additional luxury.
Olive Garden offers the least expensive VIP package; each ticket costs $450, according to the company’s website.
For its New Year’s Eve celebration, Applebee’s, which has two locations in Times Square, is also offering far more reasonably priced tickets, with prices starting at $799 per person.
If you’re not quite in the mood for Applebee’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is the next in line at $1,015. The company’s website states that in addition to hors d’oeuvres, the entry price includes live entertainment, party favors, a champagne toast, and a full buffet.
There will be live music, entertainment, supper, beverages, and the opportunity to enjoy three VIP outdoor terraces with a direct view of the Times Square Ball Drop at the event being held at the AMC Theatres in Times Square. The cheapest ticket, which costs $649, provides one person with general entry and access to the platinum-view terrace.
The theater is selling a Couple’s Private 6th Floor Mezzanine Package with Platinum-View Terrace Access for $2,999 for individuals who would like to spend more money.
The most expensive New Year’s Eve package is available at the Broadway Lounge at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for guests desiring the ultimate VIP experience.
The Prime VIP Couples’ Package is available for the event; it costs $6,250 per person or $12,500 in total and includes dinner, an open bar, a table with a view of Times Square, and a performance by former Kool & the Gang member Skip Martin.