For many, New Year’s Eve celebrations would not be complete without attending a concert. Whether it’s classical, rock, country, pop, R&B or hip hop, there are a number of concerts in the Philadelphia area well worth attending. Many of the venues have delivered top-notch New Year’s Eve concerts for years. From “Auld Lang Syne” performed by bands to Strauss performed by a full orchestra, Philadelphia has a concert for you.

12Midnight at The Crystal Tea Room
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square E.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-5100

Enjoy a five-hour open bar from 9 p.m., to 2 a.m. at the New Year’s Eve 2014 event called “12Midnight at the Crystal Tea Room.” This event has been sold out each year since 2006. Situated on the top of the Wannamaker building, welcome 2014 in the Grand Ballroom, featuring crystal chandeliers in a columned space. Enjoy the music of 39 Mariner, a well-known party band. A guest DJ will take up the musical responsibilities between the band sets.

Borgata Event Center
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 317-1000

Enjoy the Boardwalk at Atlantic City and celebrate 2014 at the Borgata Event Center and its sister venues. The NYE 2013 events start on Saturday, December 29, with David Guetta at The Borgata Event Center. On December 30, Lil Jon will rock the house at nightclub mur.mur. along with Samantha Ronson. NYE will be packed with great options at the Borgata, including Rev Run of the hip hop legends Run D.M.C at Mixx nightclub, SLAMM and Steal the Sky at Gypsy Bar and DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss at mur.mur.

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Gucdii 2013 NYE Fundraising Concert
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
9461 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 671-9600

At 9 p.m., Jaguar Wright and The We Band will take to the stage at the Gucdii 2013 NYE Concert at Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast. The evening will be hosted by Philadelphia comic Topp Flight. Also, the Al1Thing Project will be featured. DJ Xzotic D with Dez Vixen will be in a party mood.

The Philadelphia Orchestra – New Year’s Eve

Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

Bramwell Tovey will be conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 at Verizon Hall. A Grammy Award winner, Tovey will lead the orchestra in the classical works of Strauss, including waltzes and other favorites. The concert concludes early enough to check out some festivities nearby to celebrate the birth of 2014.

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XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 443-6418

Celebrate the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 with XFINITY Live! The event, held in the Wells Fargo Complex, includes seven parties in one location, along with a five-hour premium open bar. There will be live DJs in each room. The Rockets will perform at the Victory Beer Hall and Split Decision will be performing at the heated tent. Ring out the last minutes of 2013 by joining in a champagne toast while watching the ball drop on the 32-foot giant HD screen.

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