My son loves, LOVES NYC. We spent 10 days in NY in June of 2012 and now he would like to spend NYE in NYC this year. Our plan is to arrive December 26th and leave January 2nd. He would absolutely love to watch the ball drop. Me, not so much. I will be 55 by then, and I just don't see me standing there for hours (without a bathroom break) in the freezing cold. Some of the parties (Bubbas etc) are not an option because my son is only 19.
So here are a few questions:
1: would he be ok going to TS alone on NYE? Are there other options where we can watch the ball drop without me having to stand in the cold for hours (my back and my bladder just won't be able to handle that)
2: I read a few posts on here where locals say December is just not a good time to visit. Too cold, too slushy, too miserable. Are we making a mistake in coming during this time? Can we still enjoy sight-seeing or will it just be too cold to enjoy the many sights? We are from Utah, so we are used to the snow and cold, but sight-seeing in it is a different matter altogether.
3: Tips on what to do during this time?
Would love any input! ♥