Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to the US. If you miss the celebrations, check out the New Year’s Eve fireworks in the Big Apple instead. It’s one of writer Mark O’Flaherty’s top five events in our winter guide to New York.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Times Square is horrible on any day of the year and only the most committed masochist would venture in on New Year’s Eve. Instead, head to beautiful Grand Army Plaza in the heart of Brooklyn for fireworks, hot chocolate and a whole host of family-friendly festivities from 11pm. The best viewpoint for the skyrockets is between the Plaza and 9th Street.

On 31 December.

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Prospect Park, between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street, New York, NY 11215



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