December 30-January 2, 2016

Long Weekend Picks: New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Parties, Mummers Parade, Franklin Square Holiday Fest And More

50+ things to do in Philly this New Year's weekend...

As the final days of the year arrive, the city celebrates in a major way.

On Saturday night, SugarHouse’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront return to Penn’s Landing with two spectacular shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. To complement the fireworks, bars and attractions throughout the city (RiverRink Winterfest, SugarHouse Casino, Alla Spina and more!) host parties to help ring in 2017.

After the New Year’s Eve parties, a different kind of celebration hits Broad Street — the Mummers Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. at City Hall on New Year’s Day and makes its way down Broad Street to Washington Avenue.

We’ll be out celebrating the holiday through Monday, but be sure to follow Uwishunu on Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.

Read on for our guide to this holiday weekend in Philadelphia.

Friday, December 30

Mamma Mia! at the Merriam Theater

(Fri, Sat)

This week, dance along to some of ABBA’s biggest hits as the popular musical Mamma Mia! takes the stage as party of Broadway Philadelphia...

Gramatik at the Fillmore

Now with his own label, Gramatik can spread his hip-hop and electronica sounds to the masses...

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

Beyond serving as an incredible spot for food, the Reading Terminal Market dresses up for the holiday season and offers entertainment for the whole family...

Franklin Square

Last call! Franklin Square closes its stunning Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show this Saturday, December 31. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve Parties

New Year's Eve at SugarHouse Casino

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...

NYE Live! at XFINITY Live!

The multiple venues at XFINITY Live! team up to host five parties under one roof for one huge bash...

Silent Philly NYE Party

Silent Philly takes its party to the 2300 Arena in South Philly for a music-filled party to ring in the New Year...

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Mummers Parade

The annual Mummers Parade returns to Broad Street on New Year's Day. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, January 1

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Longwood Gardens

All weekend, enjoy the sights of the season at Longwood Garden's holiday celebration. (Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens)

Monday, January 2

Ongoing Holiday Happenings


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