See our picks for the top 20 New Year's Eve parties and events in New York City. You can cut loose at a wild club party, welcome the new year with a live comedy or music show, cruise around the city, enjoy fireworks in Central Park, and more.
If you're truly brave, you can take your silly hat to Times Square and join the country's biggest, noisiest, and most crowded New Year's Eve bash. Find out when to arrive and what to bring if you're spending New Year's Eve in Times Square. Check out my photos from my New Year's Eve in Times Square for a sense of what to expect at the ball drop.
Then, get ready to start 2013 with a day of leisurely brunch, music, museum-hopping, or exploring New York City. See what's open on New Year's Day in New York City.
If you've decided to use the beginning of a fresh new year as motivation to make a life change or ditch a bad habit, read our tips for making your resolutions stick this year -- whether you're aiming to lose weight, quit smoking, or find a new career.