Celebrate New Year's Eve in Philadelphia by going on a pub crawl in Fishtown or Kinsington. Take in a firework show over the Delaware river at the RiverRink, and perhaps finish up your night of NYE parties by grabbing a cheesteak at Pat's or it's rival across the street, Geno's, depending on where your loyalties lie. Philly offers NYE entertainment for everyone.
The state government along with the city of Philadelphia tend to be more strict than other states and cities regarding reopening businesses and the allowance of public gatherings. This may affect New Year's Eve events in the city.
New Year’s Eve Bash
The Rivers Casino (formerly the Sugar House Casino) hosts its annual NYE bash and fireworks show. Entertainment in the past has been seven piece bands, and the Rockets. The bash has had a premium open bar, appetizer stations, festive hats, noise makers, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight in past events. Tickets prices vary from general to VIP. General admission does not include access to the patio for fireworks viewing. The attire is business casual to club.
Xfinity Live hosts its annual NYE party at its large concert/club/music venue. It's had many forms of live entertainment over the years, with all-inclusive tickets, a premium bar, food buffets, karaoke, bull riding, dancing and live music from bands such as Split Decision. At the end of the night, guests have enjoyed a midnight ball drop and a champagne toast. Ticketing varies from general to a variety of VIP packages.
New Year’s Funkin Eve
Fringe Arts is a versatile venue, with a kitchen, restaurant, outdoor beer garden, and a theater. It has offered live entertainment and music/dancing, as well as a cash bar. It has featured artists such as Red 40 and The Last Groovement. Attendees can watch the fireworks shows over the Delaware from the outside patio. Ticket prices vary. The attire is business casual to club.
Fireworks From The Battleship
The Battleship New Jersey invites families aboard to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks shows in Philly. The ship has provided guests in the past with music, food, and drinks on the deck of the Battleship. Guests have also been offered chances to fire the ship’s 5-inch gun at the end of each fireworks show. Tickets are usually $10.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner
The Spirit of Philadelphia is a cruise ship that offers New Year's Eve cruises aboard its decks. These cruises are typically take place during brunch, lunch, and dinner. Cruises in the past have offered holiday buffets, open bars, DJ entertainment, and dancing. Guests usually have a choice between three different ticket packages. All of which grants access to the buffet and open bar. Business casual attire is preferred.
New Years Eve Fireworks
The Independence Seaport Museum has hosted family-oriented fireworks viewing parties for years. Its second floor balcony offers scenic views of Philadelphia and the Delaware river. The event has provided fun for all ages with a full cash bar, wraps, salads and non-alcoholic beverages. Access to the event is included with general museum admission.
Blue Cross RiverRink offers a unique take on ringing in the New Year in Philly. This is perfect for those who like to ice skate. Skating tickets include skate rentals. Spectator admission is typically available for those who would rather attend than skate. Either way, both gain access to entertainment, snacks, soft drinks, and a cash bar. The RiverRink gives guests a unique vantage point of Rivers Casino's fireworks show on the waterfront. Dress warmly, it’s outdoors.
Midnight from the Top
One Liberty Observation deck brings a unique New Year's Eve party 57 floors up in a skyscraper. The party has included an open bar and Hors d’oeuvres for guests in the past, along with VIP packages and bottle service. The attire is black tie, but a tux isn’t required.