New York City Events Calendar
Big City Happenings
For the latest happenings at the hotel and in the area, refer to our New York City events calendar. Hotel Wales is conveniently located near endless theatres, venues, restaurants, bars and beyond. Refer to our calendar for upcoming events in Upper East Side Manhattan that can’t be missed!
- December 31st, 2013
New Year's Eve at Times Square
"Since 1907, a sparkly sphere has been lowered in Times Square, and even though the rest of the country has adopted the tradition, New York can still lay proud claim to it. At a minute to midnight, the geodesic sphere (11,875 pounds, 12 feet across and covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and 32, 256 LEDs) will begin its 70-foot drop, before confetti is released into the city sky. Arrive by 2pm and be prepared to stay put: The main area (from 42nd Street to 47th Street) is usually packed by 3pm, and the rest fills up before 11pm. There’s also a limited amount of public restrooms in the area, and leaving to grab some food nearby means giving up your spot."