The Biggest New Year’s Eve Parties In Philadelphia

The top celebrations to help you ring in 2017...

Looking to ring in 2017 with a heck of a party? You’re in luck. Plenty of Philadelphia’s bars and restaurants ring in the New Year with music-filled (and cocktail-fueled) parties that keep the revelry going well into 2017.

Across the city, revelers can have their pick of party — dance parties, open-bar celebrations, a party featuring Bavarian fare and brews, a karaoke night and so much more.

We’ve rounded up some of the biggest parties happening in Philly this New Year’s Eve. These are the parties that are welcoming hundreds and hundreds of guests — think SugarHouse Casino, XFINITY! Live, Stratus Rooftop Lounge and more.

Some of the parties on our list have prime views of the fireworks at Penn’s Landing (which go off twice on December 31 — at 6 p.m. and midnight) while some of the parties are a little more set away.

Our picks for New Year’s Eve parties in Philly, below.

New Year’s Eve Parties on Ice at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Photo courtesy M. Stanley for DRWC

The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest offers one of the best views of the fireworks on New Year's Eve. Folks can lace up their ice skates for the New Year's Eve Parties on Ice at the waterfront rink, which will fill with music, food, drinks and other entertainment. Outdoor seating is in abundance to watch the show and the festivities inside the Winterfest tent add a cozy touch to the holiday celebration.

New Year’s Eve Parties on Ice at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Saturday, December 31, 5-8 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$30 for spectator tickets, $40 for skater tickets

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

New Year's Eve at SugarHouse Casino

Sugarhouse CasinoPhoto by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

In addition to presenting both New Year's Eve fireworks shows, SugarHouse Casino is a destination of its own for explosive fun on December 31. SugarHouse hosts a grand celebration with an open bar, live music from Burnt Sienna, a complimentary champagne toast, a private viewing area for the midnight fireworks display over the Delaware River and more.

New Year's Eve at SugarHouse Casino

When:Saturday, December 31, 10 p.m.
Where:SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue
Cost:$80

www.sugarhouseentertainment.com

New Year’s Funkin' Eve at FringeArts

Photo by Johanna Austin for AustinArt.org

FringeArts says goodbye to 2016 with a funky celebration featuring live music, beer garden fire pits, balloons and more. Starting at 11 p.m. (doors open at 10:30 p.m.), celebrate at La Peg before watching the midnight fireworks over the Delaware River. After the show, head back inside and dance the night away – funk and R&B ensemble Red 40 & The Last Groovement will be playing electrifying tunes.

New Year’s Funkin' Eve at FringeArts

When:Saturday, December 31, 11 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$49

www.fringearts.com

NYE Live! at XFINITY Live!

XFINITY Live!Photo courtesy XFINITY Live!

The multiple venues at XFINITY! Live team up to host five parties under one roof for one huge bash. General admission tickets include a drink package, food buffets, live performances by Split Decision and other artists, dancing and a midnight ball drop celebration complete with a champagne toast.

NYE Live! at XFINITY Live!

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.
Where:XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue
Cost:$100 for general admission, $135 for VIP

www.xfinitylive.com

Vetri Family New Year's Eve

Alla SpinaPhoto courtesy Alla Spina

All-night dance party? Check! Vetri Family restaurants band together for an end-of-2016 party at Alla Spina on Saturday, December 31. Starting at 8 p.m., revelers can enjoy food from Vetri Family restaurants (Amis, Osteria, Lo Spiedo, Pizzeria Vetri and Alla Spina), a top-shelf open bar, dancing, a photo booth and more.

Vetri Family New Year's Eve

When:Saturday, December 31, 8 p.m.
Where:Alla Spina, 1410 Mount Vernon Street
Cost:$135 before December 25, $145 from December 26-31

www.allaspinaphilly.com

City Rhythm Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Loews

Party the night away at the Loews Philadelphia as part of its City Rhythm Orchestra New Year’s Eve Party Celebration, which includes an hors d’oeuvres reception, a four-course dinner and a midnight champagne toast. The City Rhythm Orchestra will be there to play some live tunes and get the dancing going!

City Rhythm Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Loews

When:Saturday, December 31, 7 p.m.
Where:Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street
Cost:$139.95 for general admission, $169.95 for VIP

www.nyephila.com

A Midwinter’s Night Dream at Stratus Lounge

StratusPhoto by Noah Fecks for Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is set to host a festive New Year’s Eve celebration on Independence Mall in Philadelphia's Historic District. Drink and dance the night away during A Midwinter Night’s Dream where one ticket gets you access to a full five-hour open bar. Tickets can be purchased online.

A Midwinter’s Night Dream at Stratus Lounge

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.
Where:Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street
Cost:$119 for general admission, $249 for VIP

www.stratuslounge.com

Making Time at Union Transfer

Making Time, an unofficial New Year’s Eve tradition, returns to Union Transfer to ring in 2017 with a five-hour open bar and high-energy music to keep revelers dancing well into 2017. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.

Making Time at Union Transfer

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost:$50

www.utphilly.com

West Philadelphia Orchestra and Johnny Showcase at Underground Arts

Underground ArtsPhoto by G. Miller for Visit Philadelphia

For $35 a pop, you can have full access to a concert featuring some of Philadelphia’s best local bands — West Philadelphia Orchestra, Johnny Showcase, Minka and more. Underground Arts rings in the New Year with a 21-plus concert that will be complete with plenty of dancing and drink specials.

West Philadelphia Orchestra and Johnny Showcase at Underground Arts

When:Saturday, December 31; Doors, 8 p.m., Show, 9 p.m.
Where:Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost:$35

www.undergroundarts.org

New Year’s Eve Haus Party at Brauhaus Schmitz

Those who want to party German-style should purchase tickets for Brauhaus Schmitz New Year’s Eve Haus party. Starting at 9 p.m., the bar/restaurant bids farewell to 2016 with an open bar, buffet featuring German fare (and a prime rib carving station!), music, a Champagne toast and more. Another perk? Guests of the party get to head up to a private roof deck to watch the midnight fireworks over the water. Tickets are $95 per person.

New Year’s Eve Haus Party at Brauhaus Schmitz

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street
Cost:$95

www.brauhausschmitz.com

NYE in Havana at Cuba Libre

Cuba LibrePhoto by S. Goldenberg for Visit Philadelphia

Transport the crew to Havana this New Year’s Eve without stepping foot outside of Philadelphia as Cuba Libre hosts an all-night dance party with Latin music and reggaeton hits. General admission is $30 and includes access to the party and fun party favors. VIP admission is $60 and includes a two-hour open bar.

NYE in Havana at Cuba Libre

When:Saturday, December 31, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd Street
Cost:$30-$60

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Yakitori Boy

You can sing your way into the New Year by visiting Yakitori Boy, Chinatown’s resident karaoke bar. Admission packages range in price, but start at $20 for entry to the bar, a Champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight and party favors. Other packages include access to an open bar and private karaoke room.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Yakitori Boy

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Yakitori Boy, 211 N. 11th Street
Cost:$20 and up

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Silent Philly New Year's Eve Party

Silent Philly takes its party to the 2300 Arena in South Philly for a music-filled party to ring in the New Year. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., New Year’s Eve revelers can jam out to one of three stations via provided headphones that light up different colors depending on what station they choose. Each station features a different DJ spinning certain tunes — either ’80s, ’90s, 2000s; house, EDM and pop; or hip-hop and reggae. Ticket packages range from $30 to $175 per person.

Silent Philly New Year's Eve Party

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson Street
Cost:$30-$160

www.silentphilly.com

Celebrity Style New Year’s Eve Party at the Pyramid Club

Get spruced up and come out to watch the fireworks from the 52nd floor of the BNY Mellon Center. Here, enjoy an all-inclusive gala with an open bar, buffet stations, party favors and midnight Champagne toast. Formal attire is required.

Celebrity Style New Year’s Eve Party at the Pyramid Club

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street
Cost:$135-$145

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NYE All Access Pass

No need to limit the partying to a single venue with the NYE All Access Pass, which includes venues like Recess Lounge, Finn McCool's and more as well as a five-hour open bar and DJs all along the way.

NYE All Access Pass

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Various Locations Including Finn McCool's Ale House, 118 S. 12th Street
Cost:$99

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New Queer's Eve at the Foundry at the Fillmore

The FoundryPhoto Courtesy The Foundry

The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia is set to turn into one big dance club for a special New Queer's Eve event, featuring excellent music, a free champagne toast and more.

New Queer's Eve at the Foundry at the Fillmore

When:Saturday, December 31, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:The Foundry at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen Street
Cost:$15-$20

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Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade at U-Bahn

This New Year’s Eve, U-Bahn hosts a black-tie masquerade party that encourages all guests to come in their party-ready attire. Tickets, $85 for general admission and $129 for VIP, include a five-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, music and plenty of New Year’s Eve revelry.

Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade at U-Bahn

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:U-Bahn, 1320 Chestnut Street
Cost:$85 for general admission, $129 for VIP

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12 Midnight at the Crystal Tea Room

The Crystal Tea Room hosts an opulent New Year’s Eve party that comes complete with an evening-long open bar, body painters, a DJ, a balloon drop, a buffet featuring hors d'oeuvres and more. General admission tickets start at $129.

12 Midnight at the Crystal Tea Room

When:Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square
Cost:$129-$179

www.nyephilly.com


For more New Year's Eve events in Philadelphia, check out a guide to the holiday on visitphilly.com.

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