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City of White Plains News

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Ring in the New Year in White Plains!

New Years Eve 2020

The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID) are once again preparing to ring in the New Year at our downtown New Year's Eve celebration. This family-friendly event is held at the intersection of Main and Court Streets and includes a DJ as well as live entertainment by the Hey Nows, a crowd countdown and ball drop, followed by a not-to-be-missed fireworks display and confetti.

This event is made possible with support from White Plains Hospital, the Official Band Sponsor.

Additional support has been received from Gold Sponsors: 

7 Renaissance Square

A&A Maintenance

Bay Crane Services of New York

The Brazen Fox

Cappelli Organization

City Center at White Plains

Galleria at White Plains

Hudson Grille



Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp.

Ron Blacks Beer Hall                                                              

Silverman Realty Group, Inc.

Westchester One

Silver Sponsors:

Arrow 1 Taxi

Calano & Culhane, LLP

Caspi Development Company

Curan and Ahlers LLP

Webster Bank

Media Sponsor: Local IQ, part of the USA Today Network.

The White Plains New Year’s Eve celebration is large and a number of street closures are necessary. See link for map of downtown White Plains which highlights the street closings as well as parking options for attendees. The City will begin closing streets in the event area at 12:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Streets will re-open to vehicular traffic at approximately 3:00 a.m. on January 1st.

The event will be accessible via gated entry only. Four gates will be set up at the following locations:

  • Main Street at Church Street
  • Renaissance Square at Williams Street
  • Court Street at Martine Avenue
  • Martine Avenue at Mamaroneck Avenue

An accessible viewing area will be available on Main Street at Court Street. Patrons who need to access the accessible viewing area should enter the event through Gate # 4, located at the intersection of Martine Avenue and Court Street.


New Year. Safe Ride. We are pleased to announce that for the 16th consecutive year, HEINEKEN USA (headquartered in White Plains, NY) is partnering with the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID on its New Year. Safe Ride. program, created to help local residents get home safely on New Year’s Eve. Over the past 15 years, the program has provided free and safe rides home to more than 5,000 Westchester County residents of legal drinking age.

Through the New Year. Safe Ride. program, HEINEKEN USA will provide free and safe rides home for Westchester County residents of legal drinking age who celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown White Plains. Between 11:00 p.m. on December 31st and 3:00 a.m. on January 1st, a dedicated fleet of cars, including at least one accessible vehicle, will provide complimentary rides home for those 21 and older traveling from the heart of downtown White Plains to anywhere in White Plains or across Westchester County. The Safe Ride pick-up location will be on the corner of East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue. Please Note: The New Year. Safe Ride. Program cannot transport anyone under 21 years of age, even if that person is traveling with others who are 21 years or older.

Please note:  No large bags will be permitted inside the event area and all bags are subject to search at the entry gates. No umbrellas of any size will be permitted inside the event area. We ask that all attendees plan ahead, leaving extra time to go through security before entering the event. In addition, the event will be a No Fly Zone for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka “drones”). These security precautions are intended for the safety of the public attending the event.

Vehicular access to nearby garages on New Year's Eve:

Lexington-Grove West Garage (Galleria – Sears side)
• accessible from South Lexington Ave between Main St and Martine Ave
• accessible from Main St between South Lexington Ave and MLK Blvd
• accessible from Martine Ave between MLK Blvd and South Lexington Ave
Pedestrians may access and exit the garage by foot on Main Street, but must enter the NYE event area via the access gates at Renaissance and Williams.

Lexington-Grove East Garage (Galleria – Macy’s side)

Hamilton-Main Garage
• accessible from Hamilton Ave between Church St and Conroy Dr
• accessible from E.J. Conroy Dr

White Plains Center Garage
• accessible from Martine Ave between South Broadway and Mamaroneck Ave
• accessible from South Broadway between Main St and Martine Ave
• accessible via EJ Conroy Dr at Main St

The White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular promises to be a fun, family-friendly event. All are encouraged to come downtown and ring in the New Year close to home with us in White Plains.

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