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10 Ways to Spend New Years Eve in Philly

As the ball drops on the eve of the New Year, the excitement rolls in our stomachs as the clock hits midnight. If we are fortunate, we get to spend that last seconds of the previous year and the first seconds of the New Year with loved ones.

How will you spend your New Year’s celebration? Will it be a small gathering at home, or an energy-filled party out on the town?

Countdown with SoSoActive as we review the Top Ten New Year’s celebrations in Philadelphia.


10. Philadelphia All Acess NYE Party Pass

Sixteenth & Market Streets, 19107 | 9:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

This event is perfect for partygoers who love to move from place to place. Tickets start at $95 and allow access six of Philly’s top lounges, bars and clubs. There will be open bar for five hours. The price even includes entry to after-party at club LIT; doors open at 2:00am.


Making Time
9. Making Time New Year’s Eve 2K13(14)  

Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA | 9:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013 

It’s going down at The Union Transfer for New Year’s Eve! What’s great about this party is that there will be more than eight different DJs in three different rooms all under one roof. Five hour open bar is included. Tickets start at $50.


The Spirit of Philadelphia
8. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

The Spirit of Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing | 4:30pm & 9:30pm | Tues. December 31, 2013

The perfect place to see the fireworks in the night sky would be on the water. Why not? Celebrate the New Year in style on the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise. Tickets range from $99 to $175, including an open-bar and an elegant New Year’s dinner.


7. Moshulu Cruise at Penn’s Landing                

Moshulu, Penn’s Landing | 4:00pm & 7:00pm | Tues. December 31, 2013

If the Spirit of Philadelphia is not your style, watch the fireworks over the water on the Moshulu cruise! A four-course meal, complimentary champagne toast, and live entertainment are included. Tickets range from $100 – $150.


6. Philadelphia’s NYE Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl

The Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. | 5:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

If you are a serious bar-hopper, this is another great option for you! The Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls Bar Crawl allows you to travel between five of the hottest Philly bars downtown. You must register at the Raven Lounge between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. After registration you will receive a wristband, a cup, and a bar crawl map. Tickets start at $15.


5. The 2014 12Midnight New Year’s Celebration

The Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square | 8:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

Ring in the New Year in elegance in the grandiose atmosphere of the Crystal Tea Room. With lavish scenery, hand-carved columns, and crystal chandeliers, this could be your most magnificent New Years experience yet. Guests will enjoy the live entertainment of high-energy band 39 Mariner, with food, martini, cocktail, and beer stations. Dress to impress, the black-tie theme is optional. Tickets start at $145.


The Piazza, Northern Liberties
4. New Year’s Eve at The Piazza

The Piazza, Northern Liberties | 8:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

Guests can enjoy attend all the restaurants and bars in The Piazza for the price of one ticket. Enjoy a premium open bar for five hours and food buffets from some of the best restaurants in the Piazza. In an oversized heated tent, with five DJs, dancers, laser light shows, and a live band performance, you are sure to have a memorable New Years Eve. Tickets start at $105.


3. GO GO NYE A Funk & Classic Disco Dance Party

The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. | 9:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

Jump back into time as the clock hits midnight in this go-go themed New Years Eve party at The Trestle Inn. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, with go-go dancers dancing the night away. Don’t forget the room will be filled with plenty of funk and disco music to groove to. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.


The Recess Lounge
2. New Year’s Eve at the Recess Lounge

125 S 2nd St, 19106 | 9:00pm – 3:30am | Tues. December 31, 2013

The Recess Lounge has been previously voted the number one lounge in Philly for New Year’s Eve 2014. This party includes a premium open bar for five hours and a live DJ performance. Ring in the New Year with a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. Tickets start at $85.


1. NYE Mad River Bar & Grille

4100 Main Street, 19127 | 8:00pm – 2:00am | Tues. December 31, 2013

Mad River Bar and Grille was voted the best place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Manayunk area of Philly. So for that reason you know it’s sure to be a great time. Six-hour premium open bar is included with the ticket as well as a live DJ and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $85.



Lawren Chandler is an experienced multi-media writer, content creator, music enthusiast, and singer-songwriter. She is an alumni of Full Sail University, receiving a master’s degree in New Media Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in Recording Arts. Actively pursuing her passions, Lawren loves to perform and make original music. Look out for her debut EP entitled "In Your World" coming soon in March.