15 Philly Events Worth Your New Year’s Eve Entertainment While

Ready….set….Happy New Year! 

SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Philly will ring in 2016 not once but two times during SugarHouse’s annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks spectacle on the Delaware River Waterfront. With shows at 6 p.m. and midnight, kids of all ages will have a chance to ring in 2016 in the most explosive way possible. 

New Year’s Eve at Pennsylvania 6 Philly Join the esteemed staff at Penn 6 and executive chef Matt Zagorksi as they get ready to serve up a delicious four course meal that is guaranteed to set your New Year’s Eve off right. But if you’re just looking to boogie and booze the night away, DJ Lorne will be taking the helm at 10 P.M and serving up his thunderous collection of new and old school ditties.

The restaurant will also be open on New Year’s Day for its renowned bubbly brunch, so bring your hangover and the whole family in for a little hair of the dog. There are limited limited reservations and seating available for all of their festivities, so you better call (267) 639-5606 right now for booking and more info. 

New Year’s Eve at L’etage with DJ Chris Urban Looking to get down with the hottest grooves of the year that will be served up by one of Philly’s hottest local DJs? Then head straight to L’etage and let DJ Chris Urban guide you into your 2016 music light. For all of L’etage’s New Year’s Eve truth, shake your 2016 booty right here for more info. 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Fillmore What could be better than seeing one of the country’s hottest Grateful Dead Cover Bands at one of Philly’s hottest venues? Absolutely nothing. And the best part is that you’ll still have plenty of time to see the fireworks on the waterfront because the show starts at 8 for your New Year’s Eve pleasure. Check your Fillmore life right here for more info.

A Midwinter Night’s Dream at Stratus Rooftop Lounge Feeling extra fancy this year? Then the Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco is the place to go. Get all guessed up and prepare to dine and dance the night away during this summer-meets-winter event where one ticket gets access to dinner, dancing and an open bar. Tickets can be purchased here.

New Year’s Eve at Franky Bradley’s This year’s up-and-coming red-hot gayborhood venue, Franky Bradley‘s, is ready to bring everyone their first ever New Years Eve extravaganza, which will feature the beats of their resident DJs Ed Cristoff, Shawn Ryan and Royal T. Just $10 gets you in with a champagne toast at midnight. 

–On a local talent side note, an esteemed member of Franky Bradley’s all male dance troupe, Bradley’s Bucks, Mr. Tommy Schimmel, was unfortunately jumped a few nights after Christmas, which in turn left him with a broken jaw. FB’s has set up a fabulous GoFundMe campaign, Give a Buck to a hurt Buck, and if you would like to show your local love to Tommy, go right here for more details.–

Philadelphia Orchestra Holiday Concert New Year’s Eve with Yannick Nézet-Séguin Even though he already served Philly with three shows this month, the famed composer will be back to help ring in the New Year by serving up a night of music that you’ll never forget. But not to worry, because the concert will end before midnight, giving you plenty of time to party it up one last time in 2015. Kimmel Center, 7:30 P.M, ticket prices vary

New Year’s Eve at Coda Another one of Philly’s several up-and coming venues, Coda Philly is set to keep the fire going well after the ball drops with a party that will feature house DJ Daily, Renzo and DJ Drift, as well as a 5 hour premium open bar. Check your 2016 life right here for more info. 

The Official Boxer’s PHL New Year’s Eve Party DJ Carl Michaels will be providing the beats for Boxer’s annual New Year’s Eve bash, which will serve up live coverage of Times Square, a free champagne toast at midnight, as well as lots of special surprises all night long. Oh, yes, there’s going to be lots of shirtless boys there…lots and lots of shirtless boys. no cover, 9 P.M.

Cheerleader New Years Eve Party at Ortlieb’s In need of a little electro pop lovin’ this New Year’s Eve? Then head over to Ortlieb’s and join electro-dream-pop band Cheerleader, along with LOUDS and The Warhawks for a final “Bye, Felicia” to 2015. Plug it in right here for more info. 

Jazmine Sullivan at the TLA Spend your New Year’s Eve with Philly’s own Ms. Sullivan as she gets set to dazzle you by performing hits from her critically acclaimed 2015 set, Reality Show, and you can certainly count on her busting a music window or two, just in time for 2016. Tickets are still available right here

A Pop Muzik New Year’s Eve at the Dolphin Tavern DJ Robert Drake will be serving up his collection of ’80s grooves all night long, so get your Aqua Net on and head over to one of Philly’s most underrated music venues for a celebration that will also feature a two-hour open bar and champagne toast at midnight. 

Willam/Haus of Ham/Franky Foxes at Kung Fu Necktie Looking to cure your New Year’s Day hangover with a little laughter and fierceness? Then join extraordinary drag diva Willam, the ferocious Franky’s foxes and the hilarious Haus of Ham as they get ready to serve up fresh face and attitude to make the start of your 2016 even more fabulous. Get tickets right…here.

Mummer’s Day Parade No need to go into detail about this cherished Philly New Year’s Day event, you know you’ll be there dry heaves and all. Check out the officials Mummers website right here, as well as watching some fun clips to get you all hyped up (as if you weren’t already) below.



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