Top 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Philadelphia

Top 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Philadelphia

Ringing in the New Year is a time-honored tradition. If you wish to get out and about this year, there are plenty of options in Philadelphia. Whether you have a limited budget, are looking to paint the town or are searching for a family-friendly event, you can find what you want. Here are some of the top New Year’s Eve parties in Philly to ring in 2015.

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest
Columbus Blvd. and Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-7465

For family-friendly fun, consider visiting the Blue Cross River Rink for ice skating fun and more. Outdoors there will be a winter garden, which includes a forest of trees, rustic furniture and fire pits. The newly finished regulation-size rink also houses a Lodge which is loaded with ambiance with its indoor fireplaces and rocking chairs on a wraparound porch. The Lodge serves food for casual dining (outdoors there is a concession stand for quick service) and a coffee bar. Kids can also have fun in the Lodge in the arcade which has both free and paid games. The highlight will be a beautiful light show that is coordinated with music and synched to nearby Spruce Street Park that will play twice an hour (every hour and a half hour). The Blue Cross River Rink is open until 12:30 a.m. and the Lodge is open until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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Mad River Bar & Grille
4100 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-2666

Mad River Bar & Grille is offering up a fun evening for New Year’s at its scenic location. You can enjoy beautiful views of the river while spending time with friends. General admission begins at 8 p.m. and the party goes until 2 a.m. and includes a premium open bar for five hours (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.), champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJ and dancing and a complimentary ticket to the after party at Lit Ultra Bar. Mad River also offers upgraded packages with more amenities for larger parties for a larger priced ticket.

McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Ball Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-0300

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend but want an evening out, you can join others to dance the night away at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park. This bar is very spacious and can accommodate a very large crowd, but also has a sophisticated feel. You can pay a $9 cover for the event from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and purchase your own drinks or upgrade to the open bar (cost is $49). Each ticket will give you a complimentary ticket to an after party at Lit Ultra.

Union Trust
717 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-3839

If you want a semi decadent New Year’s, one of the hottest parties to end the year with will be at Union Trust. This historic and beautiful building is hosting a semi-formal event for New Year’s Eve 2015. A live DJ will perform to keep people dancing. The main hall will have an Asian buffet, cheese station, sandwich station and dessert buffet plus a six-hour open bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The VIP rooms will also have an additional carving station and premium liquor. All guests will get New Year’s party favors and a ticket to the after party at Lit Ultra Bar.

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Xfinity Live!
1100 Patterson Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

If you can’t decide what type of party you want to attend, perhaps you would like to attend seven different themed parties? Every year, Xfinity Live! is one of the most talked about and enjoyed New Year’s Eve bashes in Philly. Seven different rooms host different themed New Year’s Eve events. Some of the venues included are the Victory Beer Hall, Spectrum Grill, NBC Sports Arena, Broad St. Bullies Pub and the PBR. Each has its own style, whether you are looking for something urban-chic or just want to enjoy the outdoor patios of Victory Beer Hall. Pay once for general admission and enjoy an open bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can also upgrade to VIP which will have additional amenities and private seating.

Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here