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The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve 2019 in Philly

The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve 2019 in Philly

You’re another year older, be another year wiser. Instead of waiting until the last minute to plan your big New Year’s celebration, get your tickets now and feel no regrets come 2019. (Well, maybe only a few regrets.) Here’s what to do on the final day of 2018 based on your personality.

For Partiers

McFadden’s Ballpark New Years Eve Party 2019

McFaddens at Citizens Bank Ballpark

Head down to the stadium complex for a party featuring a six-hour open bar, DJ entertainment, projection screens broadcasting the Times Square festivities, and hors-d'oeuvres.

$69 - $80 / RSVP

Rumor New Years Eve Party 2019

Rumor

This dance club won't hold back for NYE. DJs will bring you top 40, hip-hop, and house tunes while you dance the night away and imbibe on an open bar. Don't forget a midnight champagne toast.

$101 - $133 / RSVP

14th Annual Celebrity Style New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala

Pyramid Club, 52nd Floor

From the 52nd floor, you'll have prime views of the waterfront fireworks. Before that, make your way through this party's multiple rooms, including a cocktail lounge and discotheque. Plus, open bar.

$123 - $134 / RSVP

Mad River New Years Eve Party 2019

Mad River Manayunk

For those who don't feel like making the trip to Center City, hang in Manayunk for another open bar bash with plenty of dancing, river views, and snacks.

$27 - $80 / RSVP

Pool After Dark NYE 2019

Pool After Dark

The Atlantic City nightclub welcomes DJ Eddie Edge and others for a night of dancing. Get there early –– and in proper attire (no sneaks, or sweatpants) –– for the open bar, which closes at 11pm.

$35 - $50 / RSVP

NYE Live!

XFINITY Live!

Multipurpose entertainment complex XFINITY Live! has always been one to throw expansive events, and this one is no different: 5 parties in one, 5-hour open bar, buffet, live music, dancing, champagne.

$125 - $640 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve 2019 at Howl at the Moon Philadelphia

Howl at the Moon Philadelphia

The dueling piano bar helps ring in the new year with a four-hour open bar, hors-d'oeuvres buffet, and midnight champagne toast. Oh, and all the cover renditions you could ever imagine.

$97 / RSVP
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NOTO New Year’s Eve

NOTO Philadelphia

There are many drink stations at this venue — so if one line for the open bar is too long, just skip to another one. Usually host to top-tier DJs, NOTO is a prime setting for those who want to dance.

$42 - $106 / RSVP

Glitter City Gala

Hyatt Bellevue Hotel

Pick your poison at one of three specialty bars: cocktail, martini, beer. (Or enjoy a combo of all three.) This multi-floor party will have plenty of room for dancing, mingling, and munching.

$99 - $159 / RSVP

SugarHouse Casino 2019 New Year’s Bash

SugarHouse Casino

Join SugarHouse for prime views of the free fireworks on the waterfront and a grand ol' party with live music, a DJ, three-hour open bar, hors-d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.

$100 - $150 / RSVP

The Cult of Tiki Transcendence Party

Upstairs Tiki

Pretend you're somewhere warm and tropical with a New Year's Eve tiki bar party. Come for tropical drinks (did we mention open bar?) and bites and dancing.

$75 - $510 / RSVP

Champagne Ball New Years Eve

Vesper Sporting Club - Center City

Drink (responsibly) all the champagne you can stomach for five hours. This open bar party features bottomless champagne, food, multiple DJs, and giant TVs playing New York's countdown festivities.

$102 - $149 / RSVP
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Manayunk’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Bash

Manayunk Brewing Company

For a more affordable option, head out to Manayunk to party in this huge space. A three-hour open bar, hors-d'oeuvres stations, champagne toast, and DJs all night will make it worth your while.

$54 - $74 / RSVP

Yakitori Boy Presents: Hello 2019!

Yakitori Boy

There's nothing better than karaoke on New Year's Eve. Either book a private room or sing your heart out in the bar area. Plus, champagne toasts at midnight.

$22 - $95 / RSVP
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Making Time New Year’s Eve 2019

Union Transfer

Making Time's annual New Year's celebrations are nothing short of transcendental. In addition to an all-night open bar, experience the otherworldly sounds of Dave P., Zillas on Acid, LISAS, and more.

$50 / RSVP

Midwinter Night’s Dream: New Year’s Eve 2019

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Head to Old City for a five-hour open bar, music from DJ Royale, food, and prime views of Independence Hall from 11 floors up.

$127 - $149 / RSVP

Scarpetta New Year’s Eve

Scarpetta

Scarpetta's downstairs lounge welcomes partiers for a 5-hour open bar, appetizers and cocktails, live DJ entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight.

$100 / RSVP

New Year’s Emo 2019

Kung Fu Necktie

Proof that emo lives forever, this New Year's Eve party brings the genre into yet another year. Scream your lungs out to My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, and more.

$11 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Spectacular Fireworks Bash

Independence Seaport Museum

This lavish affair on the waterfront features an open bar, DJ entertainment, tons of food, and a front-row view of the fireworks –– simply walk out to the museum's terrace to watch.

$139 - $160 / RSVP

NYE 2019 Presented by goodie, subsurface, the vza

Warehouse on Watts

This affordable New Year's Eve option features DJs Rob Paine, Francisco Collazo, John Raffaele, Keen, and cheap drinks.

$12 - $24 / RSVP

For Music Fans

Philadelphia Orchestra New Year’s Eve

Kimmel Center

Celebrate the New Year with the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin with a seasonal program of recognizable classics.

$60 - $135 / RSVP

Japanese Breakfast

Johnny Brenda's

Philly-based Michelle Zauner, better known as Japanese Breakfast, carries the local indie scene into the new year with a headlining set in Fishtown with opener Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy DJs.

$29 / RSVP
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Disco Biscuits

The Fillmore Philadelphia

The local jam band closes out their multi-day stint at the Fillmore with a year-ending performance for you to bop around to.

$65 / RSVP
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They Might Be Giants

Theatre of Living Arts

Marking nearly a year since their 20th (!) album was released, the quirky alt duo will recap over three decades of music in one night.

$38 / RSVP

Low Cut Connie

Trocadero Theatre

Philly's rambunctious Low Cut Connie will rattle and rouse concert-goers from one year to the next. With wild theatrics and fan fervor, it'll be a night to remember.

$25 / RSVP
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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Franklin Music Hall (formerly Electric Factory)

Ring in the new year with Bronx rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie, whose name comes from the 2002 movie "Paid In Full" and the fact that he wore hoodies all the time.

$49 / RSVP
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Lovelorn & Suburban Living

Ortlieb's

Two local bands –– Lovelorn, featuring Anna and Patrick Troxell from Creepoid, and Suburban Living –– take the stage at this neighborhood bar and venue to ring in the new year.

$20 / RSVP

New Year’s Funkin’ Eve

FringeArts

Avoid the crowded Center City bars and party at FringeArts with music from Red 40 & the Last Groovement, cash bar, beer garden fire pits, and a front-row seat to the fireworks on the waterfront.

$34 - $55 / RSVP
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West Philadelphia Orchestra New Year’s Eve

Underground Arts

The energetic Balkan brass band will set the tone for the next year with support from other colorful local outfits: Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Sun Ra Arkestra, and MAMBISA.

$40 / RSVP

For a Chill(ish) Time

Independence Seaport Museum New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum is open all day New Year's Eve with kid-friendly activities like noisemakers, party hats, and a ginger ale toast before the 6pm SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks.

$14 - $18 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Delaware River Waterfront

Stake your claim to a viewing spot along the Delaware River waterfront (or head to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest) to see a free fireworks show at midnight. (There's also an early show at 6 p.m.)

FREE / RSVP
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John Oliver

The Met Philadelphia

The city's newest venue –– a renovated former opera house –– celebrates its first New Years Eve with its first comedic performance from John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."

$69 - $99 / RSVP
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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Walnut Street Theater

The novel-turned-movie-turned-musical centers around a lonely little girl with incredible powers and a big heart, plus catchy songs and dancing. It's a win for all.

$40 - $125 / RSVP
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Academy of Music

Experience the classic holiday tale, complete with grand sets and costumes, brought to life courtesy of the Pennsylvania Ballet.

$35 - $154 / RSVP

ComedySportz New Year’s Improvin’ Eve

2030 Sansom Street

The improv show with a competitive edge (complete with a ref and fouls) features New Year's-inspired games, free pizza, and sparkling cider. Adult beverages are BYO for both shows: 7:30 and 10:30.

$30 - $37 / RSVP
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Please Touch Museum’s Countdown 2 Noon

Please Touch Museum

An annual tradition, kids can gallivant around the museum listening to live music, making crafts, riding the carousel, and counting down to 12 noon.

$20 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Countdown To Noon

Clarkville

The West Philly pizza shop hosts a kid-friendly countdown to noon with kid meal specials, party favors, and a chance to mix and mingle with Santa.

FREE / RSVP

Noon Year’s Eve

Franklin Institute

A series of kid-friendly science experiments –– including milk fireworks and a ball pit explosion –– will help tots usher in 2019. Plus, make-and-take crafts, solar observing, and more.

FREE / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Tattooed Mom

Tattooed Mom

Forgo any of the pomp and circumstance and chill at TMOM's with half-priced drafts from 10 to 11, full kitchen menu until 1:30, and party favors.

FREE / RSVP

For The Food-Obsessed

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner

Spirit of Philadelphia

Warm up your sea legs for a night on the Delaware River, complete with prime views of the fireworks. This cruise features a dinner buffet, dancing, open bar, and a champagne toast.

$189 - $299 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Beach Plum Farm

Beach Plum Farm

Start your year guilt-free with a farm-to-table dinner down the shore. Bring your own wine or liquor to mix with homemade mixers. After dinner, enjoy a hayride and then dancing in the barn.

$127 / RSVP
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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

Bar Amis

Chow your way to 2019 with a family-friendly buffet dinner featuring rigatoni, chicken parm, mac and cheese, chicken fingers, tiramisu, hot chocolate, and sparkling cider.

$38 - $81 / RSVP

Aqimero 2019 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Aqimero

For the fanciest among us, the restaurant in the bougie Ritz Carlton lobby hosts a party with Latin American food, champagne, open bar, and live music.

$183 / RSVP
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End of Days: NYE

Mad Rex Restaurant & Virtual Reality Lounge

The post-apocalyptic virtual reality hosts a three-course "new world" dinner, including cooking on a hot stone, plus a virtual reality lounge, DJ, and "post-apocalyptic entertainment."

$33 - $266 / RSVP
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Chart House New Year’s Eve 2018

Chart House

Enjoy a four-course meal of a seafood appetizer, salad, filet mignon, scallops or chicken entree, dessert, and champagne toast.

$37 - $145 / RSVP

Barclay Prime New Year’s Eve

Barclay Prime

In addition to Kobe beef sliders, rib-eye steaks, and butter poached lobster, the boutique steakhouse will offer special menu items, party favors, and a sparkling toast at midnight.

FREE / RSVP