Happy New Year’s Philadelphia! It’s time to celebrate. Here’s our 2022 New Year’s Guide including complete lists of New Year’s Eve events, celebrations, family activities, romantic dinners and even fun ways for you and yours to celebrate at home.
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New Year’s Eve Parties on Ice
When: December 31, 5 pm – 1 am
Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Waterfront, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Get a front row view of the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront with Parties on Ice. Don’t miss the excitement, including ice skating, music and fantastic food and drink. This is a ticketed event with 2 party times, 5 pm and 10 pm. Skater ticket includes skate admission and skate rental, one complimentary Ferris wheel ride, spectacular views of the fireworks at 6 pm and midnight and an assortment of festive fare in the lodge from the amazing food vendors, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Skelly’s Pizza and the brand new Black Iron BBQ by Craft Hall, as well as soft drinks.
New Year’s Eve Live!
When: December 31, 9 pm – 2 am
Where: Xfinity Live! 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Ring in the new year at the city’s biggest and best New Year’s Eve bash at Xfinity Live! Come out for an extravagant New Year’s Eve experience, packed with premium food and bar package, a live performance by Split Decision, multiple DJs, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, confetti cannons, party favors, and much more. Your ticket grants you access to parties in each of the venues including NBC Sports Arena, PBR Philly, 1100 Social, Broad Street Bullies Pub and Victory Beer Hal. Enjoy complimentary food action stations spread throughout Xfinity Live!
Hijinx NYE Festival
When: December 30, 3 pm – December 31, 11:30 pm
Where: Philly Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
The ultimate countdown to NYE 2022 is an indoor EDM Festival happening at the Philly Convention Center! Get your tickets here.
Philadelphia NYE Bar Crawl
When: December 31, 6 pm – 2 am
Where: Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
Visit some of Philly’s bars at the Philadelphia NYE Bar Crawl. Your wristband will gain you access to 4-6 downtown Philadelphia bars, free entry to crawlers. You will receive an itinerary upon check in with all venues, specials and offerings for the night. Bars include Misconduct Tavern, Fados, A Bar, Franky Bradleys and Drinkers Pub.
NYE at Noto Philadelphia
When: December 31, 10 pm – 2 am
Where: NOTO Philadelphia, 1209 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Hang out at Philadelphia’s premiere night life experience, NOTO Philadelphia, a beautiful venue complimented by unmatched energy. Get your tickets here.
When: January 1st, 9 am
Where: Downtown Philadelphia
The 2022 Mummers Parade kicks off on January 1st. There will be four performance areas and three judging stands. The parade route ends at Broad Street and Washington Ave.
New Year’s Eve Buffet Fireworks Family Celebration
When: December 31st, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family at the Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing with a fun celebration from 4-6 pm in the beautiful 3rd floor Discover Room. Bring the kids for various buffet options, delicious desserts, games and activities, including a face painter, balloon artist, DJ and dancing, party favors, and an incredible fireworks display at 6 pm on the Delaware River. Seatings start at 3:30 pm.
Noon Year’s Eve Kids Paint Party
When: December 31, 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: ARTrageous Brush & Flow, 6345 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
End 2021 with a fun party with ARTrageous Brush & Flow. Ticket includes a guided painting party, sparkling cider toast, snacks, party hats, games and a live kid DJ. Children can be dropped off. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Masks are required at all times for this class.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place
When: December 31, 6 pm
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
Ring in the new year with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with fireworks. Fireworks begin immediately after the 6 pm performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade. Entry into the park will be limited five minutes prior to the start of fireworks. Time is subject to change. Check the website for more details.
Spirit of Philadelphia Fireworks Dinner Cruise
When: December 31, 9 pm – 12:30 am
Where: Penn’s Landing, 401 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Ring in the new year and countdown to midnight with a Signature Dinner Cruise on the Delaware River. Get a front row seat for the best fireworks and watch their glow illuminate the city. This includes a three-hour dinner cruise on the Delaware River, a delicious buffet with entrees, salads and desserts, unlimited coffee, hot tea and water, spectacular views of Philadelphia, onboard DJ entertainment, nye-themed handouts, a guaranteed table for your party size and a countdown to 2022.
When: December 31, 3 – 6 pm dinner, 9 pm – 2 am boat bash
Where: 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Ring in the new year with an early dinner featuring a special four-course meal from 3-6 pm and fireworks on the river at 6 pm. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Boat Bash is happening at Moshulu from 9 pm – 2 am with live entertainment and four entertainment areas including DJ Herbert Hollar from NYC playing contemporary hits on the main dance floor, DJ’s Oskar and Chris playing throwback hits on the second dance floor, The Greg Farnese full Jazz band in the ballroom and Katy and Ed playing acoustic hits in the dining room. The party includes 5 hour of top-shelf premium open bar and a large array of passed hors d’ouerves. Tickets are $175 per person and are limited.
When: December 31
Where: 1216 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
Mercato is serving a prix fixe dinner with options for three, four and five courses. The first seating is from 5-6 pm and will be a three course meal for $60/per person, the second seating is from 7-8 pm and is four courses for $75/per person and the last seating is from 9-10 pm and is five courses for $85/per person. Complimentary champagne toast is included.
Forsythia | NYE to Go
When: December 31
Where: 233 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Treat yourself to a full tasting menu from the comfort of your own home. The Black Truffle Tasting Menu features five courses, including freshly baked focaccia bread and complimentary wine pairing for $150 per person. There is also a French Disco Dance Party at Forsythia from 8 pm – 12:30 am. Small plates are served from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Admission is $50 and includes a champagne toast, NYE party favors and a prime spot on the dance floor.
Bank and Bourbon
When: December 31
Where: 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Ring in the new year at Bank and Bourbon. The NYE menu can be found here.
Not in the mood to go out this year? Ring in the new year from the comfort of your own home. Here are some ways to celebrate without having to leave the house.
- Host a party! Bring the party to you. Invite your friends and family over and celebrate your style.
- Watch the ball drop. Envision yourself in Times Square, watching the ball drop at midnight but do it while staying warm.
- Make a festive cocktail. If you search “New Years Eve Cocktail” on Pinterest, there are hundreds to choose from.
- Have a game night! Especially for the little ones, making it to midnight can feel like forever. Keep everyone busy with fun games like charades or puzzles.
- Eat all the snacks. One of the best parts of celebrating at home is the endless snacks. Try a couple of dips and appetizers and snack throughout the evening.
- Watch movies! Find some of your favorite movies and have a movie marathon.
- Decorate the house. Streamers and confetti can add a little spice to the night!
- Bake a fun dessert!
- Reflect on the wonderful year and write down goals for the new year!
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