New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia for 2015/2016
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31, 2015 – January 1, 2016
First show: 6 p.m.
Second show: Midnight
Ring in 2015 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.
Philadelphia’s main attraction on New Year’s Eve draws thousands of people to the Delaware River Waterfront each year. Conveniently located within a short walk of Old City, Society Hill and South Street, Penn’s Landing becomes a festive party with revelers of all ages delighting in a breathtaking fireworks display.
First Show: 6 p.m.
Families or those looking to celebrate the New Year a couple hours early are in luck: The first fireworks show goes down at 6 p.m. on the Delaware River waterfront. With the sun already set an hour before, the setting should be perfect for a wonderful show.
Second Show: Midnight
To officially ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display, head to the Delaware River waterfront with friends or family before midnight to snag a great seat for the festivities. The 15-minute show starts right at 12 a.m.
Getting There And Parking
If you’re not already in the neighborhood, catch a cab or hop on SEPTA’s Blue Line to Old City. From there it’s approximately a five-minute walk to Penn’s Landing.
If you must drive, there are multiple parking lots up and down Columbus Boulevard. Head to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s official parking page for hourly rates and locations of parking lots.
Arrive with time to pick out your spot to watch the fireworks display, but not too early — December is typically a chilly month in the city.
The show, approximately 15 minutes in length, has a beautiful backdrop with the illuminated Benjamin Franklin Bridge and, if viewed from Camden, the Philadelphia skyline.
After the show, make your way back to Old City, where you can choose from countless places to continue the celebration.
Best Places To Watch
The Delaware River Waterfront, both Philadelphia and New Jersey sides, features fantastic views of the fireworks display.
For more prime viewing spots, check out our full list of Best Places to Watch the Fireworks on New Year’s Eve by clicking the button below.
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Museums & Attractions
321 Willings Alley Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Merchant’s Exchange
- Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
- Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Penn’s Landing
- Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
- Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
- The Philadelphia Contributionship
- The Bishop White House
- Presbyterian Historical Society Library & Collections
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Restaurants & Dining
1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
- PECO Multicultural Series
at Penn’s Landing
- Spirit of Philadelphia
- Night Out Restaurant Week
- Shank’s Original
- Caribbean Festival
- Morgan’s Pier
- Keating’s River Grill
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