15 New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Early Birds

Looking for a way to enjoy New Year's Eve but don't want to stay up until midnight? Well then we have some options for you!

16 photos
What: New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of PhiladelphianWhen: 4:30-6:30 p.m.nDescription: Departing from Penns Landing, take a ride on The Spirit of Philadelphia with an early dinner that ends with a view of the 6 p.m. fireworks. Dancing, holiday décor and entertainment provided.
What: The Philadelphia Orchestra New Year’s Eve When: 7:30 p.m.nDescription: Join the Fabulous Philadelphians and their conductor Stephane Deneve at the Kimmel Center to ring in the New Year.
Peter Van Allen
What: Please Touch Museum Countdown2NoonnWhen: Ball drops at 12 p.m.nDescription: Looking for a way for the kids to see the ball drop but not have to stay up until midnight? The Please Touch Museum offers the option for you. With fun activities leading to two big ball drops, the museum offers a family-friendly spin to traditional New Year's activities.
What: Sugar House Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the WaterfrontnWhen: 6 p.m.nDescription: Sponsored by Sugar House Casino, the free fireworks show will be seen over the Delaware river at the Delaware River Waterfront. This Philadelphia tradition is definitely a must see. You can also catch both shows live on NBC10.
What: Sesame Place New Year’s Eve When: 6:25 p.m. Description: Watch a beautiful fireworks display inside the Sesame Place park with Elmo, Cookie Monster and so many more following their Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade.
What: New Year’s Eve With Godfrey at the Helium ClubnWhen: 8 p.m.nDescription: Skip the chaos of the bars and bring in the New Year laughing with friends at Helium Comedy Club. Special Guest Godfrey the comedian will have you in tears from laughing all night long.
Philadelphia Business Journal
What: Dueling Pianos at Valley Forge CasinonWhen: 7 p.m.nDescription: Dueling Pianos are back to the Valley Forge Casino and they want you to bring the New Year in by listening to the talent musicians and enjoy a drink or two.
What: New Year’s Eve Dinner and Fireworks on the MoshulunWhen: 3:30-6:45 p.m.nDescription: Board the Moshulu for music, fireworks, a DJ, and a four course menu. This is a creative and fun way to bring in an early New Years with friends and family.
What: Ardmore Music Hall New Year’s Eve (Day) Family JamnWhen: 10 a.m.nDescription: Visit the Ardmore Music Hall for music from Alex & The Kaleidoscope, brunch, balloons, face painting and more. This is a great family-friendly way to enjoy the new year outside of Philadelphia.
savephilly / Instagram
What: Kids New Year's Eve Countdown at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival When: 3-8 p.m.nDescription: Enjoy craft making, a square drop off of square burger and view the New Year’s Eve fireworks presented by Sugar House Casino from Franklin Square. The Pavilion offers a kids dance party and so much more.
What: Adventure Aquarium New Year's Eve SplashnWhen: 10 a.m.nDescription: Ring in the New Year with friends and fish at the Adventure Aquarium. With extended hours, a DJ, fireworks, and fun the Aquarium is the place to be.
Google Earth
What: Countown to 2018 at Sahara Sam'snWhen: 7-12:30 p.m.nDescription: Splash the night away at Sahara Sam's indoor waterpark. Play games, dance to the DJ and themed party goods.
What:New Year's Eve All-Inclusive Party at Arnold's Family Fun CenternWhen: 8-1 a.m.nDescription: Unlimited go-karting, laser tag, bowling and a full service open bar and buffet. Live music and fun for all ages at Arnold's Family Fun Center.
What: World Cafe Live New Year's Eve Bash With PhillyBloconWhen: 9 p.m.nDescription: An entertaining mash-up of Samba, Funk and Reggae creates the ultimate New Year's Eve Dance Party. Visit World Cafe Live for food, drinks, and a taste of Brazil with PhillyBlocco's festive New Years celebration.
What: A Night of Murder and MysterynWhen: 5 p.m.nDescription: Maggiano's Little Italy in King of Prussia is hosting a murder mystery style dinner, but watch out, because you could be a murder suspect!
Contact Us