The New Year's Eve Midnight Run in Central Park is not only a sporting tradition but a party as well. This annual race is an alternative way of celebrating New Year in the city. The run gathers around 4,000 runners and even more spectators both in wild costumes and in the mood for partying.
The event begins with a pre-race party with music, dancing, and champagne. Though it is recommended for the runners to save the beverages until the end of the race. After the run comes the fireworks, laser shows, costume contests, and finally champagne for everyone. Don't worry if you can't register and take part in the run. You still can watch it and join the party afterwards.