Best Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia

December 22, 2022

Spending New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia and not sure what to do? We’ve got you covered. From fireworks to parties and parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as we welcome the new year. We’re highlighting a few of our favorite ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia.

New Year’s Eve would not be complete without fireworks. The River’s Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Riverfront is the biggest and brightest fireworks show in the city. There will be two shows, one at 6:00pm and another at midnight. Each show will feature both visual and musical elements and orchestration. This show is open to the public and can be seen anywhere along the Delaware River Waterfront. To get the best views of the fireworks, visit the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. 

If you’re looking to do something with your family and friends, there are many events happening in Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve from parties on the top of skyscrapers to kid-friendly activities. The Cherry Street Pier is having a Kids Countdown Party with Fireworks from 5:00pm-7:00pm with face painting, dance classes, ice skating, and more. At night, adults are welcome for a New Year’s Eve Party from 10:00pm to 1:00am with a live DJ, fireworks, drinks, and more.

Home for the Holidays

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There is absolutely no shame in the stay-at-home game. While we love a night on the town, we also enjoy spending time with our loved ones at home. If you’re planning to ring in the New Year in the comfort of your own home, grab a bottle of bubbly and get ready for a relaxed night in. Whip up some dinner or order take-out as you watch the New Year’s Eve celebration live from Times Square. If you’re in the city for the holidays and need a place to stay, check out our travel apartments!

New Year’s Day in Philadelphia

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Kick off the start of 2023 by attending the famous annual Mummer’s Parade. Bring your family, friends, and loved ones down to Center City to watch over 10,000 costumed adults and children dance, perform, and walk from City Hall south on Broad Street to Washington Ave. For over 120, Philadelphia has rung in the new year with this festive celebration.

This parade is free and open to the public. The Mummer’s Parade will begin at 9:00am therefore get there bright and early to snag an excellent viewing spot.