3, 2, 1 — Happy New Year! If you’ll be closing out the year and beginning 2021 in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Americana Region, you won’t be disappointed in the wide variety of activities that will be held on New Year’s Eve.
Whether you’re looking for family friendly events to enjoy with small children, outdoor activities to raise your adrenaline, or a delicious meal and a night full of dancing, you’ll find it all right here in Berks County.
Ring in the New Year twice during Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. With FREE fireworks shows along the Delaware River at 6 p.m. and midnight, you’ll have plenty of time to find the perfect spot to watch the spectacular displays.
Philadelphia’s main attraction on New Year’s Eve draws thousands of people to the Delaware River Waterfront each year.
Conveniently located within a short walk of Old City, Society Hill and South Street, Penn’s Landing becomes a festive party with revelers of all ages delighting in a breathtaking fireworks display.
New Year’s Eve Party at Bear Creek
Bear Creek’s FREE and family friendly New Year’s Eve party has something for everyone to enjoy! Whether you want to spend your last few hours of the year skiing down their mountain slopes or you’d rather rock out with DJ BarNone in the lodge until 12:30am New Years Day, the gorgeous mountain resort and conference center is the place to be.
Festivities begin at 9pm on New Year’s Eve and carry on until 12:30am, with extended skiing and riding times. All Times Square events will be broadcasted on the indoor screen in the lodge for entertainment while you’re warming up after a run down the slopes.
Reading Royals – New Year’s Eve Game
Do you already have plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve during the night? Celebrate during the day at the Reading Royals’ New Year’s Eve Game.
The home game at the Santander Arena against Maine Mariners will begin at 4:00pm and include a balloon drop and countdown. Guests can enjoy bubbly $1 champagne soda and watch live New Year’s celebrations from other countries. The only thing that could make the day even better is a win from the Reading Royals!
Family Days: Noon Year’s Eve Reading Public Museum
Before your celebrations begin on New Year’s Eve night, bring the family to a Noon Year’s Eve party at the Reading Public Museum. Museum doors will open at 10:00am when guests will be welcome to visit the galleries and partake in special activities and crafts before enjoying a balloon drop in the Atrium at noon.
For sensory-friendly visitors, there will be a special Sensory Friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 11am-1pm in the Neag Planetarium. The Reading Public Museum’s event is a great way to let children enjoy the festivities of New Year’s Eve and still make their typical bedtime.
Get out the party hats and chill the champagne — it’s time to party like it’s 2021.
Philly rings in the New Year with a ton of events, including the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, featuring two (!) explosive displays (at 6 p.m. and midnight) that welcome 2021 in a spectacular fashion on the Delaware River.
Elsewhere, a number of performers (Citizen Cope, The Record Company) come to town for New Year’s Eve shows as well, while posh parties go down at the Pyramid Club, the Crystal Team Room and similarly sophisticated establishments.
Other celebratory events include the Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown at Franklin Square, New Year’s Eve dinner cruises on the Spirit of Philadelphia, a party on the Battleship New Jersey and more.
The best way to do New Year’s Eve in Philly is by staying over. Give yourself the gift of Philadelphia when you book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package and start the new year with an easy and wonderful winter getaway.
Read on to learn about all of the top New Year’s Eve events in Philly and for even more holiday happenings around the city, check out our roundup of The Holidays in Philadelphia.