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Where to Ring in NYE 2017/2018 in Philly

Whether you’re looking to spend your last moments of 2017 at an epic party or a classy dinner, Philadelphia has endless options for everyone. No matter your style, there’s a special moment waiting for you to ring in 2018! Coming from out of town? See Philadelphia’s official visitor and travel site for deals.

Parties & Special Events

Drag Dreams at Mission Taqueria: This festive Mexican taqueria is hosting a drag show with Iris Spectre and DJ Chris Urban. $60 tickets include 2 rounds of drinks and passed appetizers.

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Countdown Party 2018 at Yakitori Boy:* Sing your way into 2018 as you karaoke and/or boogie to DJ-spun beats. Open bar options are available for those who plan to party with a group and want to reserve a private karaoke room.

Vetri Family New Year’s Eve Bash at Alla Spina: Leave it to the biggest foodies in town to throw a party with something for everyone. Tickets include dishes from all Vetri family restaurants, a top-shelf open bar, a DJ, dancing, and a photo lounge for $125 – $145.

NYE Block Party at Maison 208: This Midtown Village newcomer hosts its first annual block party to ring in the New Year. The party starts at 10 p.m. with live music and entertainment, plus a three-hour open bar for $99. Cash bar to follow.

New Year’s Eve with Vacationer at Frankford Hall: This beer hall transforms into a music venue as headliner Vacationer rocks out. Joined by openers Commonwealth Choir and Mo Lowda & The Humble, this party is all about music and dancing.

The Glitter City Gala at the Hyatt at the Bellevue: NYE is all about getting dressed up. Dress to impress at this multi-floor party featuring a Liberty Bell drop at midnight. Expect multiple dance floors, a huge stage, and confetti galore! A portion of ticket proceeds goes to PAWS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House this year.

13th Annual “Celebrity Style” NYE Fireworks Gala at Pyramid Club: Dress to impress and watch the fireworks from the 52nd floor of the BNY Mellon Center. Tickets to the gala ($135 – $155) include an open bar, buffet stations, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast.

NYE at The Crystal Tea Room: Dance and dine underneath magnificent chandeliers with special entertainers including body painters and hoop dancers. Tickets include five-hour open bar, complimentary party favors, food and carving stations.

Masquerade NYE Party at The Twisted Tail: This party will have live music, burlesque dancers, and a champagne toast. Tickets run from $20-$125. For dinner and a show, try the three-course menu for $85 that includes a ticket to the party.

Sweat into the New Year at Hot Yoga Philadelphia:* This special edition hot yoga class is the perfect way to leave 2017 behind. Begin your new year rejuvenated with a traditional 90-minute session that begins at 11 p.m. After class, enjoy a non-alcoholic toast and healthy light refreshments.

New Year’s Eve Parties on Ice at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest: Come out at 5 p.m. (for the 6 p.m. fireworks) or 10 p.m. (for the midnight fireworks). Enjoy with view with a three-hour party full of food from Garces Group and Chickie’s and Pete’s, live entertainment, and special holiday favors.

Chassés & Champagne at Philly Dance Fitness: Break a sweat before you pop the bubbly! Join this all-levels ballet class at 1 p.m. Class is followed by a champagne toast to ring in the new year with grace and style. “Gala” ballet togs encouraged! If ballet is not for you, there’s also a Pre-NYE Cardio Pop Countdown. This dance party will highlight all the top hits of 2017.

NYEmo 2018 at Kung Fu Necktie: Ring in 2018 with songs from the past. Rock out to Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday and more during the party that takes over both floors. Cover is $10 before midnight with $3 citywides and $3 well drinks specials.

Silent New Year’s Eve at the Theatre of Living Arts: Dance to the beat of your own music selection. Choose from one of three different DJs throughout the TLA. Tickets start at $30 with open bar option for additional $30 from 9 to 11 p.m.

Philly All Access NYE Party Pass at multiple locations: This party pass is perfect for those who can’t commit or need a change of scenery. Get admission to multiple open bar parties throughout the city. Venues include Monarch, Bru Craft & Wurst, Finn McCool’s, and Recess Lounge.

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Dining & Special Menus

3 course dinner at La Peg Brasserie: The industrial-chic restaurant in the FringeArts building serves a three-course meal for $65 until 8 p.m. Later tables can enjoy the prix fixe menu along with the New Year’s Funkin’ Eve party access for $95.

3 course dinner at Butcher Bar: Spend the final moments of 2017 with a variety of delicious options from this Center City restaurant. Sinner is $65 per person with an option to add an open bar package for an additional $65.

3 or 4 course dinner at Panorama: The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. at this Old City wine bar, which has a view of the two fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. The restaurant offers three seatings this year: a three-course menu starting at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for $65 and a four-course menu with a champagne toast starting at 9 p.m. for $95.

4 course dinner at Moshulu: Get a front-row seat for the waterfront fireworks aboard the Moshulu. Early diners can enjoy live music and a DJ for $125 per person from 3:30 – 6:45 p.m. Dinner service from 7 – 10:30 p.m. is $175 per person. Children are welcome with $35 tickets each.

4 course champagne dinner at The Little Lion: For $75/person, dinner includes specialty champagne cocktails paired with four courses. The Little Lion’s regular Southern-inspired menu will also be available.

4 course champagne dinner at Kensington Quarters: This Fishtown eatery offers dinner for $75, with optional additional wine pairing for $30. Expect made-in-house charcuterie, duck breast, and other delicacies.

4 course dinner at Valanni Social: This social club is offering a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $65. Keep the party going by celebrating with an open bar/hors d’oeuvres/DJ package, also for $65.

5 course dinner at Dim Sum House by Jane G’s: Ring in 2018 with a special New Year’s Eve dinner for only only $35 with a free champagne cocktail toast. Select the option to add a four cocktail pairing for an additional $35 or a $50 open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a live DJ.

Dinner buffet on the Spirit of Philadelphia: Come aboard a fireworks cruise! The earlier dinner is at 4 p.m. with a DJ from $119.90 per person. The evening cruise includes open bar, champagne toast, dancing and a DJ from $189.90 per person.

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If New Year’s Eve parties at pricey restaurants and bars isn’t your scene, then save the date for Hair O’ The Dog on January 20, 2018. Set at the Hilton Penn’s Landing on the waterfront, the party takes over spacious luxury ballrooms. Start the year on the right foot and don’t miss the biggest black tie bash of the year!


Where are you celebrating New Year’s 2017/2018? Share with us in the comments!


* Yakitori Boy and Hot Yoga Philadelphia are clients or partners of Philly PR Girl.

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