Let’s face it: New Year’s Eve is usually filled with regret. (Did you have to go to that expensive cash bar? Was it really worth standing in freezing temperatures for 10-plus hours to watch the ball drop?) But your days of disappointment are behind you this time around, thanks to the sexy heathens behind the McKittrick Hotel.
In an effort to close off the 2010s on an opulent high note, the legendary Chelsea venue (famously home to the gothic trip-out Sleep No More) is transforming every inch of all five of its floors into an ethereal cosmopolitan escape for one night only. Evoking the “global metropolises and exotic curiosities” from the World’s Fairs of yesteryear, the McKittrick’s eclectic spaces—from the sizzling Manderlay Bar and intimate Club Car to the beloved rooftop hideaway Gallow Green—will host a variety of otherworldly performances, surprise guests, glitzy installations, and costumed debauchery until the break of dawn. Guests are highly encouraged to dress to the nines (or the 2020s) to match the über-glam scenery surrounding them.
While you could opt for a fashionably late-night ticket to the party or baller champagne service, we suggest splurging on the super-decadent Sleep No More + Supper + Party package ($450–$995). Not only do you get access to a preshow dinner and top-tier open bar, you also get to kick off your evening inside New York’s sultriest immersive experience.
New Year’s Eve: The McKittrick World’s Fair
530 West 27th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), Chelsea
Tuesday, December 31
Tickets begin at $150