New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia
Ring in the New Year twice during SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia. With FREE 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.
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 New Year’s Eve fireworks in Philadelphia 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.
Penn's Landing offers two free breathtaking fireworks displays to ring in the New Year.
Second Show: Midnight
To officially ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display, guests can head to the Delaware River Waterfront with friends or family before midnight to snag a great seat for the festivities. The approximately 15-minute show starts right at midnight.
Best Places To Watch the Fireworks
The Delaware River Waterfront, both Philadelphia and New Jersey sides, features fantastic views of the fireworks display. Get a front-row view from the Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest, Penn’s Landing, the Battleship New Jersey and more.
Visitors not already in the neighborhood can catch a cab, an Uber or a Lyft, or hop on SEPTA’s Blue Line to Old City. From there it’s approximately a five-minute walk to Penn’s Landing.
For guests who 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.
Visitors should arrive with time to pick out their 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.
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