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Where to Watch Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront

The top places to see the fireworks shows from both sides of the Delaware River

The Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia is a perfect backdrop for holiday fireworks shows, with prime viewing spots from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

To help you get the best view, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite places to watch the fireworks, below.

Sugarhouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

Dates: December 31, 2017

First show: 6 p.m.
Second show: Midnight

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Independence Seaport Museum

Check out the exhibits, then catch the fireworks

Get a perfect view of the fireworks over the Delaware River outside of the Independence Seaport Museum. Visit the historical museum, which maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, while you're there.
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Dinner and a show

Get a front row seat for the fireworks aboard the Moshulu, the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged ship still afloat that also serves American contemporary cuisine.
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Ristorante La Veranda

Stellar Italian food to go with the show

This historic Northern Italian restaurant located on Pier 3 offers prime fireworks viewing on two levels.
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Wiggins Park

An alternative sightline from New Jersey

Across the river in Camden, fireworks fans can get an equally spectacular view of the fireworks from Wiggins Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Plus, it’s free and open to the public.
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Dave and Buster's Dockside Bar

The dockside bar at Dave and Buster's is a great spot to catch the fireworks above the Delaware River. While watching the show, guests can enjoy drinks, food and prime waterfront views.
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