Did you know more than 360 million glasses of sparkling wine are downed on New Year’s Eve? A recent study by WalletHub revealed how and where us Americans pop bottles and celebrate the dawning of a New Year, plus the country’s top cities to countdown to midnight. Keep reading for more fun facts on how we as a country choose to party.
New Year’s Eve in Arizona
If you plan to end the decade in the desert, you’re in luck. Scottsdale was ranked the No. 22 Best City for New Year’s Eve while Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert all tied for third for Lowest Average Wine Price in the country. We’ll cheers to that! Speaking of clinking glasses, check out the Valley’s best places to celebrate here with our roundup of New Year’s Eve parties and bashes.
New Year’s Eve in New York City
The most expensive city to ring in the New Year is by no surprise, New York City. The average cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show in the Big Apple on NYE costs a whopping $1,160+. If you opt for the traditional Times Square revelry—which boasts more than 1 billion worldwide TV viewers—a ticket to the bash will cost you $199 and you’ll be joining 1 million other party-goers. You’ll be showered with 1.5 tons of confetti which contributes to more than 56 tons of trash left in Times Square that takes workers 12 to 16 hours to cleanup. But it will all be worth it when you see that ball drop, which is covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, weighing 11,875 lbs., about the weight of three pickup trucks.
New Year’s Resolutions
To kick off the New Year, 44-percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, but 80-percent fail by February. The number one resolution? Exercise more, followed by eat healthier and save money.
Ringing in 2020 in the Valley? Click here for the hottest parties and celebrations.