December 12, 2018

Best Places for New Year's Eve Celebrations

Times Square might be the most hashtag-worthy spot for ringing in the new year, but it's certainly not the best if you're a frugal partier seeking an equally grand experience.

Local businesses are notorious for hiking up their prices when big crowds are in town for a major event. The cheapest hotel rates in New Orleans and Atlantic City, for instance, can rise in excess of 300 and 500 percent, respectively, on New Year's Eve compared with their normal prices. The last thing you want to do in the final hours of 2018 is ruin your finances over one night of entertainment.

Fortunately, you have plenty of fun yet affordable options for celebrating #NYE2019. To help you decide where to count down to the new year, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities based on 28 key indicators of an epic New Year's Eve celebration. Our data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31. Read on for the winners, insight from a panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.

Curious to know how much cash Americans plan to blow this New Year's Eve or what makes this festive holiday so festive? Make sure to check out WalletHub's "50+ New Year's Eve Facts - Traditions, Spending & More" infographic.

Main Findings

Source: WalletHub

Best Cities for New Year's Eve

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