Looking for some great ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philly? Read on for some top events happening across the city:
Hilton Penn’s Landing Waterfront New Year’s Eve Reception & Fireworks – For the best views of the Fireworks, head to the Hilton Penn’s Landing overlooking the Delaware River. From 8pm – 2am, the hotel is hosting an event across the two ballrooms including a cocktail reception, fabulous food displays, entertainments and a New Year’s champagne toast (prices start from $109pp). Or, enjoy the family version from 4pm-6pm) including a buffet dinner, family fun games and the Fireworks celebration at 6pm. (Prices $79 for adults/$39 for children) December 31 Hilton Penn’s Landing
Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dance Party – Franklin Square, home of the Electrical Spectacle, hosts a family-friendly 6 p.m. celebration—with a “Square Drop” and a view of the first fireworks show (see below). December 31. 6th & Race Streets, (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org
SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront – Pyrotechnics blast over the Delaware River in two shows: one at 6 p.m. and another at midnight. Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the river trail behind SugarHouse Casino past the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, site of indoor and outdoor celebrations. December 31. Casino: 1001 N. Delaware Avenue, (877) 477-3715 sugarhousecasino.com; Winterfest: Columbus Boulevard & Market Street, (215) 925-7465, riverrink.com
Mummers Parade – This New Year’s Day procession along Broad Street features feathers and sequins, music and merriment from City Hall to Washington Avenue. Indoors, the Fancy Brigade Finale consists of fantastical routines in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. January 1. phillymummers.com. Tickets for bleacher seating at City Hall and for Fancy Brigades Finale at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets, (215) 965-7676, phlvisitorcenter.com
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