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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
Are you looking for a sweet gift or fun date in Times Square? No matter what you're looking for, Times Square has something for you. Check out the list below for starting ideas, or just head to our Dining, Shopping, Broadway, and Entertainment listings.
Giving your date chocolate is a classic for a reason. Why not get a little decadent with a gift box of truffles from Godiva?
Or, if you really want your gift to send a message, head to the Sweet Personalization stand at Hershey's Chocolate World to personalize a chocolate bar wrapper.
Is your significant other more about the cake than the candy? Head to Mia's Brooklyn Bakery for a tres leches cupcake or a wide variety of other cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, and pastries.
If sugary snacks aren't to your date's taste, you can wander in the opposite direction to the Strand kiosk to check out their lovely selection of books, or pick out a postcard to write a short and sweet love letter.
Trying to drop hints that you'd like a romantic serenade? Guitar Center has a wide selection of new, used, and vintage instruments, including guitars, bass, drums, banjos, ukeleles, and mandolins.
Why not an old standby: dinner and a movie? Times Square's AMC Empire 25 always has a great selection of both major blockbusters and international movies.
Laughter is the best medicine, but it makes a great date too. Carolines on Broadway is presenting My Funny Valentine for comedy lovers looking for a lighthearted Valentine's Day.
Or, if love inspires you to get up and dance, head to Swing 46 to lindy hop, jitterbug, waltz, foxtrot, or freestyle to the musical stylings of a live band. Get there before 9, and you can even catch a quick dance lesson.