The itinerary for New Year’s Week (yes, week) in Philadelphia has been announced, and here’s what you can expect: Christmas shows, museum exhibitions, multiple fireworks shows, and SugarHouse’s name on a bunch of stuff.
This year’s NYE celebration will feature your standard midnight fireworks on the Delaware, as it has been in years past, but for people who have to work, or are sleeping at that time, or really hate it when fireworks actually signify something, there will also be a fireworks extravaganza at 6PM. From a press release:
New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront are continuing the grand New Year’s Eve tradition with twice the fireworks and twice the fun at 6 pm and midnight on December 31. Both free shows will be choreographed to unique soundtracks and launched from barges in the middle of the Delaware River with clear views from both Philadelphia and Camden, with free viewing areas and broadcast soundtrack in each location. Mayor Nutter, along with representatives from the Camden Waterfront and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, spoke to this continuing tradition and economic impact for both cities. In addition, because the region’s New Year’s celebration is too big for just one night, Mayor Nutter announced the continuation of Philly New Year’s Week, between December 26 and January 1, to highlight all of the many activities and events taking place throughout the region.”
In addition museums, theaters, and a bunch of other places are pushing attendance due to most families having some time off. The whole list of things to do (which contains such stand-by holiday events as the Macy’s Light Show, Longwood Gardens, The Nutcracker, and more) can be seen here. And if anyone is out there singing “Auld Lang Syne” at 6PM is asking for trouble.