8 Things To Do In Philly For New Year’s Eve

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8 Things To Do In Philly For New Year’s Eve

2020 is coming to a close!

Many of us cannot wait to put this tumultuous year behind us and ring in the new year already. But with big parties and fireworks out of the question, you may be wondering how you can welcome 2021. That’s why we’ve put together 8 awesome things you can still do in Philly for New Year’s Eve to ring in 2021 safely!

Happy New Year!

1. Indulge yourself with a hot mixology experience

Enter a world of tipsy temptation at the Speakeasy On Demand and indulge yourself while Madame Lulu and her terrific troupe lead you through a night full of tantalizing cocktails and fabulous performances by some of the top cirque, burlesque and theatrical performers in the world!

2. Watch Franklin Square’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Franklin Square is ringing in the New Year a few hours early with a family-friendly virtual party. Join the festivities on Franklin Square’s Facebook or Instagram at 5 p.m. for a night of arts & crafts, dancing, their traditional Square Drop and more!

3. Ring in the year with fireworks and Sesame Street’s  Very Furry Christmas!

Fireworks for 2021 have been canceled in the city, but you can still catch some pretty dazzling ones at Sesame Street’s Very Furry Christmas. The park has put together a special fireworks show featuring glow wands, popcorn and a wonderful souvenir tote. If you can’t manage to book your spot for Sesame Street’s New Year’s event, the park will still be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both New Ye’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

4. Explore Philly’s newest holiday light show at Winter On Broad Street

Presented by Dietz & Watson, Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Spectacular!  features an enchanting wonderland of more than 190 dazzling sculptures, millions of twinkling lights and tons of holiday-themed activities for what looks like the winter wonderland market of our dreams!

5. Stroll through a dazzling garden of lights at Longwood Gardens

Endless rows of bright red poinsettias, towering trees covered in twinkling lights and luscious Christmas decorations; there’s no denying Longwood Gardens go all out for the holiday season. So why not put on your warmest Santa hat and head on over to Longwood Gardens and bask in the festive spirit of the season?


6. Bask in the beauty of Peddler’s Village holiday decorations

 Holidays in the Village has returned for yet another merry and bright season full of magical lights, gingerbread houses, holiday shopping and even socially-distant visits to Santa! Christmas may be over but the Village’s Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display is taking place until January 9, 2021.

7. Catch a flick at Philadelphia Film Society’s Navy Yard Drive-In

Starting Tuesday, December 29, through to Saturday, January 2, 2021, the Philadelphia Film Society will be hosting special screenings of Wonderwoman 1984 and News of the World at their Navy Yards Drive-In. Both films will be screening at 6:15 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

8. Cozy up in a cabin at Blue Cross Riverrink

Cozy cabins and ice skating? Yes, please! This winter, Blue Cross Point Riverrink has set up the most perfect, adorable little cabins in which to cozy up by the fire after a long ice skating session out in the cold. Enjoy a slew of warm cocktails and appetizers after an ice skating session at the lounges which have been fully decked out with festive décor!

See also: These Gorgeous Classical Concerts By Candlelight Are Coming To Philadelphia

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