As the days have grown shorter and the winds colder, the question has been circulating the streets of Philadelphia: Where are you going for New Year’s Eve? With everything from your cousin’s house party to three-day hotel packages up for grabs, there is a celebration with your name on it. We’ve combed through the flyers and email blasts to find five of the most festive and frequented parties for you to snap up tickets to. Happy New Year!
1 The Caberet at R2L
Perched eye-to-eye with Billy Penn atop city hall, this stunning restaurant is upping the swank factor this December 31 with a 1920s Prohibition-style gala. Enjoy the period acts in the cabaret, or head to the dance floor for something a little more modern. Open bar and traditional bites will keep the party jumping from 10 p.m. to 2 a.,. $155 per person.
50 South 16th St., 37th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
2 Glitter City Gala at The National Constitution Center
Usually the site of serious, historical lessons, Independence Mall is going to be sparkling this New Year with the eighth annual gala. Two floors of the museum will be open to guests to ensure plenty of space for mingling or mixing it up on the dance floor to the sounds of The Soul Cruisers. Multiple bars and food displays, a ball drop and a killer view of the Delaware River firework display at midnight make this spot elegant and exciting all at once. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $135 per person.
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
3 12Midnight at The Crystal Tea Room
Geared twoards the young and fabulous of the Philadelphia area, this party spot is packing on the fun in one of the city's most beautiful ballrooms. The Philly Funk Authority and DJ Mark Robuck will be taking turns motivating the dance floor, while the Southern Comfort Lounge is perfect for resting tired feet and getting to know some new people. Two VIP levels mean even more fun for those who can get inside! 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $125 per person.
100 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
4 philly2nite.com's NYE Celebration at Tendenza
Be one of the first to enjoy this stunning new location at The Piazza in Northern Liberties as you enjoy an evening full of fine food and drink with the folks of philly2nite.com. In addition to the open bar, there will be butlered signature cocktails, a raw bar, pasta station, sushi station and more. Two DJs will keep things moving so you can burn off all that amazing food. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $150 per person.
969 North Second St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
5 Whisper Night Club
Is 2 a.m. a little too early to call it a night for you? Philly's newest club, Whisper, is kicking their first New Year's Eve celebration off right with a party that doesn't stop until 3:30 a.m. Check out the space if you haven't already and enjoy top-shelf open bar, champagne at midnight and the sounds of resident DJ Royale.
1712 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103