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Where to Celebrate New Years Eve 2016 in Philadelphia

It’s hard to believe 2015 is coming to an end, but we are moving on to bigger and better things! Planning to ring in the New Year in the City of Brotherly Love? With tons of choices, we have narrowed down some of our favorite parties. Whether you’re spending the night with your friends, significant other, or family, we’ve listed plenty of events for everyone to choose from!

KING’S OAK

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The HeyNYE guys return to once again throw Philly’s only two-day long New Year’s Eve experience at King’s Oak in the Piazza at Schmidt’s. Watch the ball drop with Reed Streets while drinking and dancing the night away during the Night portion; then recover the following day with a brunch buffet and a Bloody Mary during the Day portion of the event!

THE CRYSTAL TEA ROOM

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Tea Room Philadelphia. Enjoy DJs, a live performance from Philly favorite 39 Mariner, body painters, hoop dancers, silent charity auction, 5-hour premium open bar, savory food, and carving stations (for VIP ticket holders). The party will go all night at the Crystal Tea Room’s 12Midnight New Year’s Eve soiree.

THE PIAZZA AT SCHMIDTS

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The Piazza at Schmidt’s pulls out all the stops for a New Year’s Eve celebration like never before. Presented by Joonbug.com, this multi-purpose outdoor event space will be converted into a tent city of epic proportions featuring countless acts, amenities, and a live performance from none other than the one and only Dirty Heads. The atmosphere is unbeatable!

RUMOR

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Philadelphia’s hottest club, Rumor, is throwing a New Year’s Eve Bash with a 5-hour open bar, a mini-buffet for Vault VIPers and a live broadcast of the ball dropping in Times Square. Come and dance to the hottest mash-ups by the DJ.

MAD RIVER BAR & GRILLE

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Not traveling into the city for New Year’s Eve? Manayunk will be just as active. Mad River is hosting a party starting at 8 p.m. with a 6-hour premium open bar. There will be a live performance from a DJ spinning the best mix of hip-hop, dance, rock, the 80s, and Top 40 to get your blood pumping. Enjoy festive party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight with a view of the river while you celebrate 2016.

FIELD HOUSE

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Right across the street from the famous Reading Terminal Market, Field House is a convenient locale for those traveling into the city from the suburbs. This enhances sports bar specializes in microbrews, so expect plenty of Belgians, wheats, malts, stouts, pale ales, and more to imbibe in during their 5-hour premium open bar.

THE WONDER PALACE*

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At Le Grande Room, Muses will greet you – each possessing a special “talent” to keep you elevated during the night. Mixologists will be pouring the best cocktails all night sending you on your way over to the Muses Den and enjoy the enchanting sounds of Adrian Hardy; an eclectic mixture of regality, fantasy, and celebration.  Click here and use discount code “phillyprgirl5off.”

YAKITORI BOY

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With karaoke and live DJ entertainment, there’s no better way to celebrate than at Yakitori Boy’s New Year’s Eve Ultimate Countdown Party. The karaoke lounge will be turned into a dance floor at 11 p.m. For those who would rather sing all night, their private karaoke rooms with premium open are available. For everyone who’s coming to celebrate, there will be a free midnight champagne toast and drink packages that will satisfy your thirst!

LADDER

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Watch the ball drop in one of Rittenhouse’s classiest and sexiest venues. Ladder 15 is hosting a 6-hour premium open bar with a soundtrack of house, hip hop, and top 40 spinning by a live DJ. Dress to impress, and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast when the ball drops. The dance party is always a good time at this bi-level party venue.

RECESS LOUNGE

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Recess isn’t just for kids. Philadelphia’s premiere bar and lounge offers a much-needed break from the typical NYE party scene. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true sophistication at Recess Lounge. The location is key, quieter than the hustle of Center City, but once inside the party will bring you to another level.

CRAWL TIL THE BALL DROPS

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This is Philly’s official NYE ‘Til the Ball Falls Bar Crawl is getting an early start at 5 p.m. Get ready to drink it up at five favorite local bars! With your cup in hand and stylish wristband on, you’re ready to navigate where the party goes.

SugarHouse Casino

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Party Through the Decades at SugarHouse from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Attendees will enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres until midnight, plus live entertainment. Everyone gets hats, horns, and noisemakers, and a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. Best of all, there will be an awesome, private space for all to catch the fireworks display over the Delaware River.

XFINITY LIVE!

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Looking to bar hop, but don’t want to walk too far? XFINITY Live! offers five fun bars and clubs to check out all in one prime location. Purchase a premium drink package and get access to food buffets, live performances, the dance floor, and champagne toast.

THE TRESTLE INN

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Hang out with The Trestle Inn crew for their NYE-A-Go-Go Disco Dance Party! General admission is $30, and you can imbibe in a three-drink cocktail package for $55 leading up until midnight.

 

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES ON ICE @ BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST

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Who wouldn’t have fun with an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River? Winterfest features ski style lodges and a winter garden with recycled shipping containers, a heated tent, holiday trees, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating. For those over 21+, you must try the spiked hot chocolate! Food and desserts are also available.

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS @ INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM

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Get a perfect view of the New Year’s Eve Fireworks over the Delaware River from inside the Independence Seaport Museum. It will be open late for a family-friendly celebration on December 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ring in the New Year early with noise makers, party hats, and a sparkling cider toast before the 6 p.m. waterfront fireworks show.

PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM COUNTDOWN 2 NOON

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This is the perfect party for children to ring in the New Year!Enjoy music, activities, and a special appearance by King Countdown, the Museum’s official Marshal of the New Year! The Please Touch Museum’s annual Countdown 2 Noon celebration will take place at noon and again at 1 p.m. to accommodate all of the little party animals and their families.

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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Bring the whole family and get your New Year’s Eve festivities started on the early side. The party aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia will include a soda and juice bar, early NYE dinner buffet, holiday décor, and spectacular riverfront views. Have fun listening and dancing to rockin’ tunes by the live DJ, and take in the annual fireworks on the waterfront from aboard the ship at 6 p.m.

 

Let us know where you will be sipping champagne and don’t forget to celebrate what you want to see more of! Cheers to 2016. This year is yours; what will you do with it?

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