Philadelphia is having a party and 2015 is invited. Countdown to the New Year with SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks which will take place on the both the Philadelphia and New Jersey side of the Delaware River. Penn’s Landing and the Camden waterfront will play host to a fireworks show that is then synchronized to a soundtrack during the spectacular show. Penn’s Landing is free and open to the public. The fireworks shows along the Delaware River occur at both at 6 p.m. and midnight. With two different shows you are sure to find a good seat. Best of all the 6p.m show is perfect for your little ones. The fantastic fireworks show can be viewed from the Blue Cross River Rink Winter Fest, which is an amazing holiday pop-up at Penn’s Landing, or the Battleship New Jersey on the Camden for an evening celebration.
There are other places to view the fireworks show such as The Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing. The museum is staying open late for a family-friendly celebration from 4-7 p.m. The museum will ring in the New Year early for a family atmosphere with noise makers, party hats and a sparkling cider “toast” before the early New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at 6 p.m. The all-ages party is included with regular museum admission.
If you are sans children why not check out a more grown up atmosphere at the Sugar House Casino along the river? The casino is the presenter of the fireworks show and the casino offers a beautiful panorama of the river and show. The casino is offering a party of their own too. Inside the casino they are offering a dance party inside complete with an open bar, live music, and champagne toasting. The Sugar House casino also offers a trolley service until 3 a.m. to many locations in Philadelphia so getting around is a breeze.
Yet another great spot in Philly to celebrate New Year’s Eve is Fringe Arts which is one of Philadelphia’s newest attractions. Fringe Arts is a multi purpose theater that will host a party for the New Year with a celebration which will incorporate live music, a beer garden bonfire, balloons and more. The party will start at 11 p.m. You can enjoy sparking cocktails and ala carte late-night specials at La Peg before watching the midnight fireworks over the Delaware River. After the fireworks show, you can head back inside and dance the night away. All of this for $15.00.
If your style is a hotel party, you’re in luck. The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is throwing a blowout to end 2014 and welcome 2015. The Hyatt is a popular destination for viewing both fireworks shows as the view is spectacular at Penn’s Landing. The hotel does not have one party, but two where you can celebrate with a family-friendly buffet, then follows it up with a dessert “explosion” before the early fireworks or enjoy a VIP party in the Columbus Ballroom before counting down to midnight.
Philadelphia offers so many different ways to celebrate the New Year whether big budget or not. There are family friendly events or parties with the adult in mind. There are events throughout the city not just on Penn’s Landing so look around, check out your neighborhood, then celebrate in the style that will make the ending of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 a blast.