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Where to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia for 2017/2018

Best spots to ring in 2018 on the Delaware River waterfront

Every year, Philadelphia rings in the New Year twice during the SugarHouse Casino 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 the perfect spot to watch the spectacular displays. Get a front-row view from the Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest, Penn’s Landing, the Battleship New Jersey and more.

Find all of the top spots to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in our guide below.

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Penn's Landing

Free and open to the public

The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing features incredible views of the fireworks on the Delaware River with plenty of seating for those who show up early.
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Independence Seaport Museum

Maritime history and fireworks views

Maritime merriment abounds on New Year’s Eve when the Independence Seaport Museum stays open late for its annual family fireworks viewing party (5-7 p.m.). Offering panoramic views from its second-floor balcony, the museum is a great place to catch the 6 p.m. show.
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La Peg at FringeArts

Dance party on the Delaware River Waterfront

Located just across the street from the Delaware River, FringeArts is saying goodbye to 2017 with a funky celebration featuring live music, a beer garden, fire pits and more. Attendees can celebrate before hopping out to watch the midnight fireworks, after which they can head back inside to continue dancing the night away.
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Adventure Aquarium

Ring in 2018 with underwater friends

Just across the Delaware River in Camden, Adventure Aquarium is kicking off the New Year with its “After Dark” celebration. The experience promises cocktails, dinner and a live DJ as well as amazing views of the midnight fireworks show.
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Sweet celebration aboard the legendary sailing vessel

All aboard the Moshulu, where a four-course menu awaits in preface to the fireworks. A jazz trio will also perform live tunes while a DJ spins danceable beats on the mid-deck. At 6 p.m. and midnight, guests will be encouraged to head outside on the deck for spectacular views of the fireworks.
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SkyGarten's Countdown in the Sky

Open-air panoramic views of the fireworks await for attendees celebrating New Year’s Eve from 51 floors up at SkyGarten. Tickets to the event include a three-hour open bar, charcuterie station, dessert station, party favors and a celebratory champagne toast at midnight.
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13th Annual "Celebrity Style" New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala at Pyramid Club

Dress to impress and come out to watch the fireworks from the 52nd floor of the BNY Mellon Center. Here, enjoy an all-inclusive gala with an open bar, buffet stations, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Semi-formal attire is required.
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South Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-95

Bridge-side viewing

The South Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-95 that connects South Street at Front Street with Penn's Landing is a great spot to set up camp for fireworks viewing this New Year’s Eve. (Note: This is not the vehicular South Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River.) There are a few benches, so viewers will have a front-row seat if they 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

Taking the front of the line among Philly streets to view the shows

The entire length of Front Street between the South Street and Market Street bridges features prime fireworks viewing spots on New Year’s Eve.
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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 Benjamin Franklin Bridge, making it a prime location for watching the fireworks.
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