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Local businesses ringing in the new year with celebratory events

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Business managers said New Year's Eve event ticket sales are good despite some people saying they are not celebrating out on the town this year.

Some people said they are staying in for New Year's Eve because it will be on a Sunday evening in addition to the frigid temperatures.

"People are used to going out Saturday nights and not having to worry about the week coming up, just have more time to recover," said Amanda Ruff from Masonville who said she will be spending the night indoors with her child.

However, businesses in Downtown Binghamton said the ticket sales for their events are looking steady.

"We are already and actually have been sold out. So, every one of our rooms are gone and we have no more room in the ballroom," said DoubleTree by Hilton General Manager, Michael Pemberton.

While the DoubeTree is sold out for its event, the Roberson Museum is still selling tickets for its Masquerade Ball.

"I know that people here tend to make their decisions on their purchases for things to do at the last minute, so this is one of those last-minute purchases, but we hope to have a full house," said the Roberson Museum's Executive Director, Michael Grasso.

Owners of Social on State, the business with one of the biggest New Year's events, said they are hoping for the tickets to continue to sell through the weekend. 

"We've sold a lot of pre-sale tickets, but we're hoping for hundreds of people to come down that night," said Social on State co-owner, Jay Pisculli.

While some businesses may be seeing the same number of people as last year, those in charge of the events are looking forward to the big night.

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