Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Philadelphia

By Caitlin Klarich | December 17, 2018 | Lifestyle National

Make this New Year’s Eve one that you will never forget with our curated list of Philadelphia's swankiest soirées.


Fireworks Dinner on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Set sail with The Spirit of Philadelphia this New Year’s Eve. Start the night off with a delicious buffet-style menu featuring prime rib and roasted broccoli florets with toasted garlic. Grab a drink and dance the night away as you countdown to 2019. Start the new year with a champagne toast and jaw-dropping fireworks. $189 per-person. 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215.923.1419, spiritcruises.com

14th Annual "Celebrity Style" New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala

Dress your best and head to the Pyramid Club for a New Year’s Eve party high above the hustle and bustle of the city. Mingle with your friends while sipping on champaign flutes at the multi-room gala. Complete with buffet stations and a five-hour open bar, this party will have you ending 2018 with a birds-eye view of the best fire works around. Tickets from $130, VIP from $140, 1735 Market St., 215.567.6510, clubcorp.com

NYE with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Calling all music lovers! Join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra for a trip around the world. Enjoy music from Broadway to Vienna during the annual New Year’s Eve concert at the coveted Kimmel Center. Tickets from $60, 300 S. Broad St., 215.875.7695, philorch.org

Aqimero 2019 NYE Celebration

Welcome the New Year with Aqimero, inside the elegant Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia. With a complimentary champagne greeting, hor d’oeuvres, and unique food stations, this event will not disappoint. Listen to live music and take advantage of the two-hour open bar as you wait for the celebratory balloon drop at midnight. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out. Tickets from $175, VIP from $350, 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215.523.8202, aqimero.com

NYE at the Crystal Tea Room

The famous Crystal Tea Room celebrates the beginning of 2019 with it’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Tickets include access to a five- hour premium bar with champagne, craft beers, classic cocktails, and martinis as well as a delicious buffet that will have going back for seconds and thirds. With a DJ and live band, you'll be on the dance floor all night long, patiently waiting for that midnight balloon drop,when you will undoubtedly take the perfect snap for insta. Tickets from $109, VIP from $179, 100 Penn Square E., 215.627.5100, finleycatering.com

Barclay Prime’s NYE Event

Bring your appetite to Barclay Prime this New Year’s Eve for favorites like rib-eye steaks, kobe beef sliders, butter poached lobster, the luxe $120 cheesesteak, and an array of sides. Don’t worry about bringing any celebratory accessories with you, Barclay Prime has it all, along with a special soundtrack helping you countdown to midnight. Enjoy the complimentary champagne toast to end the night off right! 237 S 18th St., 215.732.7560, barclayprime.com

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