Your Guide to Ringing in the New Year Around Philadelphia

From fireworks to karaoke dance parties to the whopping $55,000 option, these celebrations start 2022 out right.

Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront. / Photograph by G. Widman via Visit Philadelphia

It’s time to say so long (and good riddance) to 2021 and start 2022 off right — or as best as we can, given the circumstances. Here, our list of all the top New Year’s Eve celebrations around Philadelphia — from live music to bull riding. (Want the scoop on where to dine? Check out this Foobooz list.) Keep in mind that these events are subject to change based on developing COVID guidelines, so be sure to check the websites for the latest information and safety measures. Stay safe out there, and cheers to 2022.

Fireworks

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

You can’t ring in 2022 without a little snap, crackle and pop. During the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks show, you can enjoy over 3,000 illuminating devices and spectacular views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Fireworks light the sky at 6 p.m. and midnight. Both shows will be synchronized to a unique themed soundtrack that you can hear for free at Penn’s Landing. Can’t make it out on New Year’s Eve? You can catch the 6 p.m. show again on New Year’s Day.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

101 South Columbus Boulevard

From a Ferris wheel to ice skating to tasty food, the Winterfest NYE celebration has all the fun stuff — and is kid-friendly if you have the little ones in tow. Catch the fireworks while skating on an NHL-size rink, or enjoy the show from your private cabin or while warming up around a cozy fire-pit with your friends and family. Vendors like Chickie’s & Pete’s, Black Iron BBQ and Skelly’s Pizza will keep you well-fueled all night long. For more information and tickets, click here.

Cherry Street Pier 

121 North Columbus Boulevard

This one’s for the grown-ups: Cherry Street Pier is hosting a 21-and-up party to celebrate the start of 2022. Enjoy one of the best views of the fireworks complete with warming rooms, a DJ to keep you dancing, concessions, and plenty of photo opportunities to make it a night you’ll never forget. Reserve your tickets here.

 

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Chris’ Jazz Café

1421 Sansom Street

It’s been two long years since folks have been able to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the legendary Chris’ Jazz Café, but this time they are doing it up with a big soiree. Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe meal while Philly fan-favorite Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Nine puts on a spectacular show. Three separate times are available. For tickets and reservations, click here.

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

900 Packer Avenue

With four different celebrations taking place across Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, there is no shortage of ways to toast the new year. Whether you want to dress to the nines at a Red & White Gala, jam out to your favorite ’80s tunes with a live cover band, enjoy an elevated dining experience or sing your heart out with karaoke, there’s something for every type of night owl. Click here for more information, reservations and tickets.

 

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Ocean Casino Resort

500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.

If you really want to go all out and send 2021 off with the biggest bang around, Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort New Year’s Eve experience could be what you’re after, but it’ll cost you: The price tag starts at $55,000. (What?!) That’ll get you a one-night stay with butler service, an 80-minute couples fusion massage, 30-day Kagoshima snow-aged Japanese wagyu, a private Pappy Van Winkle tasting, access to the Eclipse indoor-outdoor pool and more. For more information and to book your stay, click here.

The Twisted Tail

509 South Second Street

Starting at 9 p.m., Mikey Junior Band kicks off the Burlesque & Blues NYE Masquerade Party during which burlesque shows will keep you entertained all night long. At midnight, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast. If you wish to enjoy dinner at The Twisted Tail to start the night, the $75 NYE dinner menu includes a ticket to the party. For ticket packages and more information, click here.

 

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Xfinity Live!

1100 Pattison Avenue

Your all-inclusive ticket to this New Year’s Eve celebration gives you access to five different parties, each with a separate vibe and atmosphere. You can bounce around from karaoke to a silent disco to dancing to DJ’d tunes and even bull riding — all night long. Complimentary food stations will be available throughout the venue. For more information and tickets, click here.

Other Parties:
New Year’s Emo Night @ Kung Fu Neck Tie
Disco Funk New Year’s Eve Party @ The Bar at 1720
Farewell to 2021 @ Bob & Barbara’s
NYE-A-Go Go! A Disco Dance Party @ The Trestle Inn
New Year’s Eve 2022 @ Howl at The Moon
Mr. Hollywood DJ’s First Annual NYE Bash @ Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Hello 22: NYE Countdown Party @ Yakitori Boy
New Year’s Eve @ Ladder 15
Dripping In Gold @ Rec & Royal
Surf and Turf Dinner and Takeout @ Square 1682
New Year’s Eve @ Franky Bradley’s
Disco Biscuits @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Goth New Year’s Eve Party @ Ruba Club
New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Urban Farmer
The Philadelphia Orchestra @ The Kimmel Center
Start Making Sense – Talking Heads Tribute @ Ardmore Music Hall
Betsy’s Birthday Bash @ the Betsy Ross House
Countdown New Year’s Eve @ Finn McCools Ale House
Philadelphia’s Last Laughs @ Punch Line Philly
A Serious and Formal New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Middle Child Clubhouse
Celebrate NYE 2021 @ Sueno
New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration @ The SunnyBrook Ballroom
Sweat City NYE ’22 @ Silk City Diner, Bar & Lounge
Wet Deck @ W Philadelphia
Living Room @ W Philadelphia
West Philadelphia Orchestra and Johnny Showcase @ Underground Arts