New Year's Week in Philadelphia culminates with a long holiday weekend full of non-stop fun with fireworks, parties, concerts, performances, Mummers, the NHL Winter Classic and more. (Photo credits clockwise from top left: G. Widman for GPTMC, courtesy NHL, G. Widman for GPTMC, courtesy the Kimmel Center)
It’s here. New Year’s Eve is upon us, so make sure you enjoy the final weekend of the year by closing out 2011 with a bang and ringing in 2012 with a strut.
Good thing there’s plenty going on, from a special dance party edition of After After 5 tonight at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and two fireworks shows at Penn’s Landing on New Year’s Eve to the 112th Annual Mummers Parade and, of course, the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
Below, our top picks for New Year’s Eve weekend:
Friday, December 30
Art After 5: New Year’s Eve dance party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Laughing All the Way at Act II Playhouse (Fri, Sat) — Closing Day!
Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Fri, Sat) — Closing Day!
Fancy Folks: Art And Mummery at City Hall
Roundup: Our Top 10 Picks For Holiday Dates In And Around Philadelphia
Gas & Electric Arts’ Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins (Fri, Sat) — Closing Day!
Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theatre (Fri, Sat)
Our Guide To Public Ice Skating In Philadelphia
Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
NHL Winter Classic Spectator Plaza (Sat, Sun, Mon)
Our Top Picks For New Year’s Eve Dining In Philadelphia
Our Top Picks For Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations
New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia: Best Places To Watch
Our Top Picks For Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebrations
New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour
Lantern Theater Company’s Private Lives
National Constitution Center’s Winter Holiday Celebration
Kwanzaa Celebrations at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Check out the rest of our picks for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the long holiday weekend below…
Sunday, January 1 – Happy New Year!
112th Annual Mummers Parade
Kimmel Center New Year’s Day Celebration
Federal Donuts’ Chicken Wing Day
Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular — Closing Day!
New Year’s Day at Frankford Hall
Arden Theatre’s Charlotte’s Web (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Monday, January 2
Our Guide To Hot Drinks In Philadelphia To Help You Keep Warm This Season
Franklin Institute Holiday Activities (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Winter Adventure Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Mon)
2012 NHL Winter Classic: Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers