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

Best spots to ring in the New Year on the Delaware River Waterfront

Every year, Philadelphia rings in the New Year twice during SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River 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, an amazing holiday pop-up at Penn’s Landing, or board the Battleship New Jersey for an evening celebration.

For more great views of the final event of 2014, check out our interactive guide to the Top Spots to Watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks below.

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Hyatt Regency Philadelphia
at Penn’s Landing

Hyatt Regency Penn

Book your night at the waterfront hotel

The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is ringing in 2015 with not one, but two fantastic parties. With prime views of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight on the Delaware River, the Hyatt is a sought after destination for families and late-night revelers. Celebrate with a family-friendly buffet and dessert "explosion" before the early fireworks or enjoy a VIP party in the Columbus Ballroom before counting down to midnight.
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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 glass of wine and a special menu at Panorama before welcoming 2015. Reservations are required.
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Spirit of Philadelphia

Spirit of Philadelphia

Cruise into 2015

Cruise into the New Year aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Get up close to the fireworks shows with two festive dinner cruises including delicious food, live entertainment, dancing, toasts and more. Advanced 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 heated deck for great views of both fireworks shows and a scrumptious dessert buffet and cash bar. For a more extravagant celebration, enjoy a four-course feast before the fireworks.
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Revolution House

Old City restaurant with heated outdoor seating and great views

Celebrate the New Year on the Revolution House's heated terrace overlooking the Ben Franklin Bridge for great views of the New Year's Eve fireworks on the Delaware River. Head to the second-floor lounge for drink specials, music, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight.
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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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