Written by on 15.12.17

Philadelphia has a lot to give to locals and residents, including spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you enjoy watching a breathtaking fireworks display or want to get into the hottest parties, you can take your entertainment pick.

Best Philadelphia Fireworks

The big display of the evening is the SugarHouse Fireworks on the Waterfront. You get the city skyline as the backdrop to this spectacular pyrotechnic display. The best vantage spots are Penn’s Landing, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and from one of Carlyle’s downtown Philadelphia apartment.

Want to be on the river for the festivities? Spirit Cruises offers an excellent option available for a nautical New Year’s Eve. You get a grand buffet, great bar, live DJs and more aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia.

Fun Philadelphia New Year’s Eve Parties

Do you geek out about science and marine life? A unique party takes place at Adventure Aquarium, with a one-of-a-kind after dark experience that includes drinks, champagne, dancing and plenty of sea life that’s just as pretty as the fireworks.

For traditional New Year’s Eve Parties, you can’t go wrong with Ladder 15. This nightclub sits in the center of Rittenhouse Square and is known for its premium open bar, industrial chic atmosphere, top-notch live DJs and plenty of VIP options.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more refined, The Crystal Tea Room is the place to be. This opulent nightclub goes all out on New Year’s Eve, with great DJs, elevated performance stage, exclusive lounges, specialty drinks, holiday buffet, a large dance floor and a martini bar that’s the talk of the town. When you’re all partied out, your downtown Philadelphia apartment is a quick Uber ride away.

Need Something to Do in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day?

If you’re still in the mood to celebrate the day after, there’s a Philadelphia New Year’s Day tradition for you. The Philadelphia Mummers Parade is colorful, entertaining and the perfect way to start off 2018 in a way that’s unique to the city.

It’s time to make your New Year’s Eve plans. Get one of these events penciled into your calendar, so the beginning of 2018 starts with a night to remember.

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