Watching the fireworks is the perfect way to welcome in the new year and in Philadelphia there are plenty of superb spots to enjoy the spectacle. Book Philadelphia hotels for New Year's Eve, snuggle up with family and friends and get ready for the countdown.
Located on the banks of the Deleware River, Penn's Landing is one of the prime spots to catch the New Year fireworks. If you arrive early enough you can even get a seat on one of the platforms erected for the celebrations so you don't have to stand.
The area surrounding the pier, just below Philly's iconic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, is another popular spot to welcome in the new year. It's best to arrive early as space can fill up quickly but the wait is well worth it for the uninterrupted views of the fireworks.
This waterside venue throws a superb New Year's Eve bash with live music, fire pits and entertainment. The large beer garden is the big draw here so everyone can spill outside for the midnight moment and watch the fireworks to welcome in the new year.
Philadelphia Vacation Rentals for New Year's Eve are a wonderful option for all the family. Take the whole gang to Philly and check out one of the fantastic child-friendly events held across the festive season. Ice skating by day and fireworks by night make the perfect celebration for young and old alike.
Starting in the late afternoon, the Hilton hosts a special family party with entertainment and a buffet dinner. The venue also has a great view of the smaller but still noteworthy 6 pm fireworks display, ideal for those with younger children.
This waterfront winter wonderland and open-air ice rink is the perfect spot for families to celebrate the holidays. They host a special party on New Year's Eve where you can watch the early fireworks or opt for the later option if your children are a little older.
Countdown to midnight at midday with music and confetti at this fantastic hands-on museum which is an absolute must when you are in Philly with kids.