It’s no secret– no one does New Year’s Eve quite like Philadelphia! From New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations, the city will surely be more vibrant and festive than ever before. New this year, Penn’s landing will be illuminated by not one, but two firework displays along the waterfront. Cheers to 2024!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
This year, you’ll have two chances to see New Year’s Eve fireworks. The annual free display will take place at 6 p.m. December 31st and again at midnight. The show will go on rain or shine.
The 6 PM show will be called “Let The Games Begin,” an ode to the Olympics. Next, at midnight, “Have a Philly New Year” will feature a choreographed display celebrating Philadelphia music and artists from the last 70 years.
Where To Watch The Fireworks
To see this year’s fireworks display we’ve rounded up five locations to get the best view. We recommend arriving early as areas will be more congested and parking could be scarce.
- Penn’s Landing: Indeed, you’ll have the best seats in the house! You can enjoy the show from the Great Plaza or even take a cruise on the river for an up-close view
- One Liberty Observation Deck: Located in Center City, this observation deck offers panoramic views of Philadelphia and is a fantastic spot to watch the fireworks light up the city skyline.
- Spruce Street Harbor: Located right along the waterfront, this urban oasis offers up close and personal views of the fireworks display as well as things to do, food, and drinks.
- South Street Bridge: This bridge offers unobstructed views of both Penn’s Landing and Center City, making it an ideal location to see multiple firework shows simultaneously.
- Race Street Pier: Situated along Delaware River Waterfront, Race Street Pier provides a picturesque setting to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks while enjoying stunning views of Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Remember to check local event listings and schedules closer to New Year’s Eve for specific details about timing and any potential changes or cancellations due to weather conditions or other factors. For more information, visit the website here.