SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.
A New York City legend, TAO Restaurant, is brought to you by the Strategic Group, who is also the powerhouse behind LAVO, Avenue and Marquee, which are known as some of NYC’s finest nightlife establishments. It’s no doubt that TAO is the ultimate triple threat on the scene. An Asian bistro by day and swanky lounge by night, TAO easily has top bragging rights as a premier mega-restaurant, sophisticated cocktail lounge and full throttle nitery. Known to the world for hosting exclusive affairs, TAO is one of the leaders of velvet rope Manhattan.
"I love New Year’s resolutions!" said no one ever. Admit it: The only thing worse than ruminating over the past year, determining what needs to change in the coming months, and pretending you're going to stick to your guns is answering fellow NYE party-goers when asked what you will do differently in the coming year. Only a masochist likes to admit they were out of line before and torture themselves for the next 365 days in a traditionally punitive response to said actions. And yet many of us lay claims for future endeavors, whether or not we see it through (past January 2).
But did you know that some people actually (gasp) like New Year's resolutions and look forward to enacting them? You can be that person, too. Promise. It comes down to content and commitment, and it's not as painful as it seems. First, you need to pick a realistic goal. You are a busy human! You work, you relationship, you take care of your home and loved ones and hopefully your self, maybe even a hobby or two-- there's not much time for anything else in your life. There are only so many hours in a day! So start small.
Ah, New Year's. A time for us all to decide which party to go to and which friends to party with. Should we head to NYC to watch the ball drop? Should we go skiing up in the mountains? House party with some close friends? The decisions are endless, as are the decisions on what to wear. Everybody wants to look glam, damnit, and it can be hard to know just how to pull off that special look. Well, we are here to help. Here are some options to make your decision-making a little more easy.
Make-Up: First and foremost, the right makeup on New Year's Eve is so important. No one wants their eyeliner to run or their lipstick to fade as the night goes on. Make sure you start with a primer to keep that make-up lasting into the wee hours of the night. We like Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer ($29) so give those cheeks an extra glow. If you're going for a bold lip, there's nothing better for NYE than Susan Posnick's Coloressentials line ($19). The lipsticks come in fun, bright colors and is super moisturizing and shiny, plus it's very compact so can fit into the smallest clutch for touch-ups. Make those eyes pop with Lashfully's Lash Appeal Kit ($38). The kit contains two sets of eyelashes with adhesive and tweezers and will provide the most natural and lusciously long lashes for you to don. With the most essential make-up musts out of the way, it's time to move onto what to wear.
As December quickly spans out, NYE will be dawning upon us in no time! While you're getting ready to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013, we've rounded up five dance worthy songs to put you in the mood to get your party shoes on come December 31! Once you're in full force party mode, plan your party the right way as NYC is home to some of the world's most exclusive and trendy nightclubs and lounges in the world! Don't forget about the legendary Times Square Ball Drop as it's celebrating over 100 years of magical moments for locals and visitors alike! For more information on the hottest parties in NYC visit here!
Did you know that you can make a mean cocktail besides the standard Mimosa out of Champagne? There’s nothing that says Happy New Year’s like a little bubbly. But, don’t just drink it neat. Get your pre-party on with these fizzy sips.
Raspberry Champagne Cocktail Ring in the New Year with your favorite raspberry liqeur and Champagne. Gorgeous and delicious.
1 shot raspberry liquor, Chambord
Directions: Pour the shot of raspberry liquor into a tall Champagne flute. Fill the rest of the glass with Champagne. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Cheers!
It’s the biggest party of the year, always a night to remember and one that you plan for months in advance – New Year’s Eve. But beyond deciding what dress to don and who to plant that coveted kiss on at midnight there are a lot of little details that should be paid to attention to help you help you avoid a potentially disastrous NYE. Here are our NYE Survival Guide tips:
- Book a car service! -Avoid crazy long waits for cabs and splurge on a convenient car service to chauffer you and your crew around town all night long.
- Indulge in a nice pre-party dinner – Nothing ruins a night of partying like getting tipsy way too quick. Prep your tolerance with a nice meal before the heavy champagne consumption kicks off. Which leads us to….
- Don't Dress Down - Tonight's the night for ladies to whip out the sparkly dresses and for gents to suit up. Dress to impress.
- Make no resolutions until tomorrow - A lot of people regard tonight as the final deadline for New Year's resolutions. Don't be cajoled into making any hasty announcements about quitting smoking, being more socially committed, or taking celibacy vows especially if it's just for the sake of joining in. Last-minute resolutions are often impractical.
- DO Choose the right event! NewYearsCentral.com is your one-stop-shop for THE hottest parties across NYC for New Year’s Eve.
Happy NYE Partying!
Celebrate your NYC New Years Eve Soho style at one of these hot party-friendly, scene-packed spots:
Discretely located within Mondrian SoHo is Mister H, a visionary nightlife space inspired by old New York, Soho’s neighboring Chinatown surroundings. The Feng Shui friendly design, eclectic accents and a cool collection of Chinese furniture lends a clever nod to the neighborhood in a distinct and signature Morgans fashion. Ring in an impossibly chic NYE at Mister H.
RSVP restaurant and lounge is the new standard for culinary, ambiance and service for all high end NYC venues. The atmosphere represents sophistication and elegance and attracts a ultra-desirable clientel from execs to socialites to celebrities and royalty alike. Expect a luxe NYE experience at RSVP.
Despite its potentially excessive trendiness, the Meatpacking District is made for partying the night away. But, if you'd prefer to keep your stilettos off the cobble stoned streets, we've also included Chelsea hot-spots in this NYE party round-up:
Kiss and Fly
Kiss and Fly’s New Year's Eve 2013 celebration will bring sexy back to NYC with one of the most smoldering hot parties this city has never seen! Amidst Manhattan’s sizzling, high drama nightlife circuit lives Meatpacking’s premier ultra-lounge/club, Kiss and Fly. What's in a name? Well, in the case of Kiss and Fly, it's the name of the passenger drop off area in an airport in the south of France. Tres jet-setting chic! A-listers, moguls, models, celebutantes and fashionistas all flock to this mega-hot spot on a nightly basis in search of divine cocktails and pulsating beats. NYE 2013 will be no different.