Best Ways to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia

new year's eveNothing starts the New Year off better than gazing up at spectacular fireworks lighting up the night sky, and Philadelphia’s dazzling displays will make sure 2017 goes out with a real bang! Gather with friends and family to watch one (or both) of this year’s displays, held at 6pm and again at midnight, in one of these fantastic locations around the city.

  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

For family fun and a whole lot of festive cheer head down to the Blue Cross Winterfest which is held right at the waters’ edge for an incredible view of the fireworks over the Delaware River when the clock strikes midnight (or 6pm!) The Winterfest offers special New Years’ Eve skating parties on the picturesque ice rink along with plenty of food, drink, and live entertainment to help you welcome in the New Year. The family-friendly festivities start with a party at 5pm to welcome 2018 with an early firework display, and another adults-only bash begins at 10pm with drinks and merriment on offer right into the night.

  • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn Landing

There are no less than four separate events to choose from to ring in the New Year at the Hilton, perched perfectly on the riverfront for some of the best views of the two firework displays. Gather the family and head down for the celebrations in the Hilton’s ballroom kicking off at 4pm and featuring a buffet dinner for all ages, or opt for the late-night dinner reception which begins with a lavish meal served at 9pm, panoramic views of the firework display at midnight, and a lively dance party until the small hours.

  • Cruise ships

There are several cruise ships offering the opportunity to set sail and watch as the fireworks shimmer over the river, with the cityscape providing a truly magical backdrop to the celebrations. The Spirit of Philadelphia offers two cruise options featuring dinner, dancing, and unparalleled views of the fireworks at 6pm and again at midnight. Alternatively you could board the historic Moshulu sailing ship or Battleship New Jersey for an equally stunning view of the pyrotechnic delights on offer without leaving the dock!

  • One Liberty Observation Deck

For a very different angle on the firework displays, why not head up Philadelphia’s tallest attraction to view the 6pm fireworks from a unique sky-high vantage point. Alternatively, get your glad rags on for the 21-plus black tie event that begins at 9pm and runs right through until 2am, featuring equally incredible views of the midnight display along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and tunes spun all night from one of the city’s top DJs.

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