The Biggest New Year’s Eve Parties In Philadelphia

Where to drink, dance and enjoy epic fireworks views during the last hours of 2017...

Who’s ready to party like it’s 2018?!

All across the city, Philly is hosting a ton of mega celebrations at venues of all kinds. Whether you’re trying to track down the best fireworks view, the longest open bar or the craziest dance party, you’ll find tons of options here in the City of Brotherly Love.

The showstopper is, of course, the annual SugarHouse Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, which brings TWO free fireworks shows over the Delaware River at 6 p.m. and at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Elsewhere, New Year’s Eve shindigs go down at iconic attractions (Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, One Liberty Observation Deck), performance arts spaces (FringeArts, Underground Arts) and more.

Read on for our roundup of some of the biggest parties happening in Philly this New Year’s Eve.

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

New Year's Eve FireworksPhoto by Matt Stanley for DRWC

Philly's magical waterfront ice skating rink and winter oasis hosts two ticketed New Year's Eve parties coinciding with the SugarHouse Casino fireworks shows. Come out to the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at 5 p.m. (for views of the 6 p.m. fireworks) or 10 p.m. (for views of the midnight fireworks) and enjoy a three-hour party full of food from Garces Group and Chickie's and Pete's, live entertainment, special holiday favors and one of the best fireworks views in the city. Ice skating tickets have sold out, but spectator tickets remain and can be purchased via the button below.

2018 New Year's Eve Bash at SugarHouse Casino

At the waterfront Sugarhouse Casino, New Year's Eve brings a three-hour open bar, live performances by The Rockets, DJ-spun tunes and light bites to eat. Once the clock strikes midnight, a champagne toast will be conducted as attendees take in views of the magical fireworks display over the Delaware River.

2018 New Year's Eve Bash at SugarHouse Casino

When:December 31, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where:SugarHouse Casino, 1001 North Delaware Avenue
Cost:$100 plus fees

www.sugarhouseentertainment.com

New Year's Funkin' Eve at FringeArts

Photo by Johanna Austin

Say goodbye to 2017 at FringeArts with a funky celebration featuring live music, a beer garden, fire pits, balloons and more. At midnight, attendees can pop outside to catch the fireworks over the Delaware River before heading back inside to continue dancing the night away.

New Year's Funkin' Eve at FringeArts

When:December 31, 10 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$49, regular admission; $35, students with ID and those ages 21-25

www.fringearts.com

NYE Live! at XFINITY Live!

Xfinity LIVE! NYEPhoto courtesy P. Csi for XFINITY Live!

Five different bars and clubs under one roof – that's the promise that XFINITY Live! brings for its mega NYE Live! party. Each ticket includes an all-inclusive food and beverage package, live entertainment, dancing and a midnight ball drop celebration paired with a champagne toast.

NYE Live! at XFINITY Live!

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue
Cost:Tickets start at $110

www.xfinitylive.com

The Glitter City Gala at the Hyatt at the Bellevue

Get dressed up and head to the Hyatt at the Bellevue for a multi-floor party featuring multiple dance floors, the dropping of a Liberty Bell at midnight and more.

The Glitter City Gala at the Hyatt at the Bellevue

When:December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Hyatt at The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street
Cost:$109, general admission

www.philadelphiabellevue.hyatt.com

Making Time at Union Transfer

Spring Garden music venue Union Transfer hosts a huge Making Time dance party to ring in 2018. Attendees can look forward to a five-hour open bar and danceable beats spun by five different DJs.

Making Time at Union Transfer

When:9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost:$50

www.utphilly.com

West Philadelphia Orchestra and Johnny Showcase at Underground Arts

Some of Philadelphia's most fun local bands — including headliners West Philadelphia Orchestra, Johnny Showcase and The Mystic Ticket and more — take the stage at Underground Arts this New Year's Eve, promising a night of non-stop dancing to close out the year.

West Philadelphia Orchestra and Johnny Showcase at Underground Arts

When:December 31, 9 p.m.
Where:Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost:$35

www.undergroundarts.org

Yakitori Boy Presents: The Ultimate New Year's Eve Countdown Party 2018

Sing your way into 2018 at Yakitori Boy's Ultimate New Year's Eve Countdown Party, where you can both karaoke all night long and boogie to DJ-spun beats. Open bar options are available if you plan to party with a group and want to reserve a private karaoke room.

Yakitori Boy Presents: The Ultimate New Year's Eve Countdown Party 2018

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Yakitori Boy, 211 N. 11th Street
Cost:Tickets start at $20 plus fees

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NYE at the Crystal Tea Room

At the Crystal Tea Room, ring in the New Year among body painters, hoop dancers and other entertainers in a lavish setting equipped with a five-hour open bar. Tickets to the party also include complimentary party favors and food and carving stations to keep you fueled for the night ahead.

NYE at the Crystal Tea Room

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Crystal Tea Room, 100 East Penn Square #9B
Cost:Tickets start at $129

www.nyephilly.com

Silent Philly Presents Silent New Year's Eve

Silent Philly NYEPhoto courtesy Silent Philly

Sing and dance to the tunes of your choice from one of three different DJs at Silent Philly Presents Silent New Year's Eve at the Theatre of Living Arts. Two ticketing options are available, with one including an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.

Silent Philly Presents Silent New Year's Eve

When:December 31, 9 p.m.
Where:Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street
Cost:Tickets start at $30

www.venue.tlaphilly.com

13th Annual "Celebrity Style" New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala at Pyramid Club

Dress to impress and join the party on the 52nd floor of the BNY Mellon Center where you can watch the fireworks from a sky-high view. Tickets to the all-inclusive gala include an open bar, buffet stations, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Semi-formal attire is required.

13th Annual "Celebrity Style" New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala at Pyramid Club

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street
Cost:$145-155 plus fees

www.eventbrite.com

Adventure Aquarium's "After Dark" New Year's Eve

Cheers in the New Year with swimming fish of all sorts at Adventure Aquarium, which hosts an "After Dark" New Year's Eve party with a five-hour open bar, dinner and a live DJ as well as amazing views of the midnight fireworks show.

Adventure Aquarium's "After Dark" New Year's Eve

When:December 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where:Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden
Cost:$149

www.adventureaquarium.com

New Year's Eve 2018 at One Liberty Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck NYEPhoto courtesy One Liberty Observation Deck

Philly's tallest attraction is hosting a 21-plus black tie event, presented in partnership with Craft Concepts Group (Bru Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Cinder). Kicking off at 9 p.m. (and running until 2 a.m.!), the party features an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and all-night DJ tunes.

New Year's Eve 2018 at One Liberty Observation Deck

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street #5700
Cost:$125 plus fees

www.phillyfromthetop.com

PEX NYE 2018 at Front Street Cafe

PEX (The Philadelphia Experiment) throws down once again, this time in Fishtown, for New Year's Eve. Known for putting on huge dance parties, PEX will take over the entirety of Front Street Cafe for an all-night, festive affair.

PEX NYE 2018 at Front Street Cafe

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front Street
Cost:$50 plus fees

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Union Trust New Year's Eve Party 2018

The grand and historic Union Trust hosts a six-hour open bar party complete with an early evening mini-buffet of food and danceable DJ beats spinning all night long.

Union Trust New Year's Eve Party 2018

When:December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street
Cost:Tickets start at $125.35 plus fees

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Philly All Access NYE Party Pass

Prefer to party-hop? The NYE All Access Pass grants you admission to five(!) different open bars throughout the city, including 1925 Lounge, Bru Craft & Wurst, Finn McCool's, Mad River Bar & Grille and Recess Lounge.

Philly All Access NYE Party Pass

When:December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Five locations, including Brü Craft & Wurst, 1316 Chestnut Street
Cost:$99

www.nyephilly.com


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

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