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Front-row view of the fireworks

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Where to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks
in Philadelphia for 2015/2016

Best spots to ring in 2016 on the Delaware River Waterfront

Every year, Philadelphia rings in the New Year twice during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.

With fireworks shows along the Delaware River at 6 p.m. and midnight, you’ll have plenty of time to find perfect spot to watch the spectacular displays. Get a front-row view from the Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest, Penn’s Landing, or the Battleship New Jersey and more.

For more great views of the final event of 2015, check out our interactive guide to the Top Spots to Watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks below.

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Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn

Dinner and more at the waterfront hotel

Party the night away and take in the awesome SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront from the Hilton at Penn’s Landing as part of its City Rhythm Orchestra New Year’s Eve Party Celebration, which includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner and a midnight champagne toast.
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Penn’s View Hotel

Penn

Fine wine and fantastic fireworks

Located on Front Street, the Penn's View Hotel features front-row views of the fireworks over the Delaware River. Celebrate the New Year with a special menu at Panorama before welcoming 2016. Reservations are required.
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Moshulu

Moshulu

Sweet celebration aboard the legendary sailing vessel

Have a sweet celebration aboard the Moshulu as you celebrate the New Year. Head to the deck for great views of the fireworks as well as a scrumptious dessert buffet, a cash bar and live music. For a more extravagant celebration, enjoy a four-course feast before the fireworks.
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Ristorante La Veranda

Historic restaurant on Penn's Landing

This historic Northern Italian restaurant located on Pier 3 Penn’s Landing is just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge, making it a prime location for watching the fireworks.
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South Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-95

The South Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-95 — not the vehicular South Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River, but the pedestrian bridge on the east side of the city that connects South Street at Front Street with Penn's Landing — is a perfect spot to set up camp for fireworks viewing this New Year’s Eve. There are a few benches, so you'll have a front-row seat if you get there early enough.
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Ritz East

Entertainment inside and out

Spend the evening at the cinema at the Landmark Ritz East then stake out a spot in the parking lot outside of the theater for great views of the fireworks on the Delaware River.
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Front Street

The entire length of Front Street between the South Street and Market Street bridges are prime fireworks viewing spots on New Year’s Eve.
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