Two fireworks shows on the Delaware River waterfront — both free! — allow you to be more flexible with your New Year's Eve party plans. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)
The last days of 2013 are ticking by, Philadelphia! In anticipation of the final countdown, it’s time to make plans to ring in 2014.
Good news! New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia will once again include two fireworks shows at both 6 p.m. and midnight as SugarHouse Casino presents New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.
Philadelphia’s main pyrotechnic attraction on New Year’s Eve draws thousands of people to the Delaware River Waterfront year after year.
With the addition of the Blue Cross RiverRink’s Waterfront Winterfest, celebrating 20 years of seasonal ice skating on the Delaware River waterfront, you can bet on a blowout bash at Penn’s Landing to welcome the start of a fresh year.
Conveniently located within a few blocks of Old City, Society Hill and South Street, Penn’s Landing and the Camden Waterfront become a festive party on New Year’s Eve with revelers of all ages delighting in an awesome fireworks display.
If you’re not already in the neighborhood, you can catch a cab or hop on SEPTA’s Blue Line to Old City — from there it’s an easy five-minute walk to Penn’s Landing.
On New Year’s Eve, take in the 6 p.m. show and spend the rest of your night out on the town, or enjoy a festive early dinner and wrap your night with the traditional midnight showing.
The fireworks show, approximately 15 minutes in length, has a beautiful backdrop with the illuminated Benjamin Franklin Bridge and, if viewed from Camden, the Philadelphia skyline.
In Philadelphia, New Year’s fun hardly ends at midnight. On New Year’s Day, Sugarhouse Casino is once again sponsoring the Mummer’s Parade, an annual iconic Philadelphia New Year’s Day tradition. The parade is a day-long extravaganza that sends 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirling, sashaying and strutting up Broad Street.
Stay tuned for more on New Year’s in Philadelphia as the week approaches, including a guide to best places to watch the fireworks, plus dinners, parties and more ways to celebrate the holidays.
And if you’re looking to stay over on New Year’s Eve, check out Visit Philly for deals on hotels and hotel packages on New Year’s Eve.
Make your plans now to be in Philadelphia to ring in 2014.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Sugarhouse New Years Eve Fireworks on the Delaware
When: Tuesday, December 31, 6 p.m. and midnight. Two shows!
Where: Delaware River Waterfront
Details: www.visitphilly.com or www.sugarhousecasino.com