McFaddens At Citizens Bank Ballpark
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
You can swing into the New Year at McFadden’s at Citizen Bank Ballpark. The upscale pub atmosphere is the backdrop for an epic New Year’s Eve bash, and teetotalers don’t have to go broke paying a hefty cover charge. That’s because in addition to a five-hour premium bar option, there’s also a cash bar option for those who want to pay as they go. There’s a huge dance area as well as a live feed of the New York City ball drop. In addition, a McFaddens ticket stub gains guests free admission to a complimentary after-party at LIT, which kicks off at 2 a.m.
Celebration NYE 2016 At XFinity Live
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Hands down Philly’s biggest New Years Eve bash, this South Philadelphia entertainment complex plays host to a mega celebration with seven parties under one roof. With live performances by Split Decision and other musical acts, revelers get a five-hour premium open bar, a massive food buffet, a midnight champagne toast and access Broad Street Bullies, 1100 Social, PBR Bar & Grill & Victory Beer Hall and more! Guests can even watch the Times Square ball drop on the massive 32’ HD LED video screen in the NBC Arena. Tickets start at $75, and the event starts at 9 p.m.
Spirit Of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For a real change of scenery, why not kick off your new year on the Delaware River? The Spirit of Philadelphia offers a variety of New Year’s Eve cruises, including a dinner cruise and an early evening fireworks cruise that’s suitable for the entire family. Guests can enjoy food, music and a front row view to the New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the waterfront. Prices are $59.90 – 99.90 for the early cruise, and $170.90 for the dinner cruise and dockside party.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
This year-round hotspot pulls out all the stops on New Year’s Eve. And for 2016, it’s time for “The Little Party That Never Killed Nobody.” The Vault at the Valley Forge Casino Resort gives you the best of both worlds – a party and a casino. (You know, in case you want to see if 2016 will be your lucky year.) Music will be provided by local party band Hot D, and the party kicks off at 8 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. Tickets start at $50, with open bar and overnight packages available.
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Finally, if you’re looking for more of a sports bar vibe, Field House is the premier pit stop in Center City. For New Year’s Eve, this massive 12,000 square foot club offers a five-hour premium open bar, light fare and a live DJ who will keep the party going well past the countdown to midnight. And thirty-five flat screens will ensure you don’t miss the Times Square ball drop live from New York City. Package prices range from $79 to $159.
Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.