Philadelphia's Top New Year's Parties with Third Eye Blind, Diner en Blanc, Palladino's, U-Bahn, Valley Forge Casino Resort, South St and More

From Third Eye Blind to Diner en Blanc, from South Street to Old City, from U-Bahn to Palladino's, Aversa PR clients offer something for everyone this holiday. Check out our top picks in Philadelphia for New Year's Eve 2016 and New Year's Day. Plus, we've included some last minute ideas for Christmas Week and the end of December. Ready, set, go. 

Third Eye Blind at Valley Forge Music Fair
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

New Year’s Eve - Third Eye Blind helps you rock in the new year with a live concert as part of Valley Forge Music Fair on New Year’s Eve at 10:00pm in the Event Center.  Pre-party begins at 7:00pm in the pre-function area of the Event Center and will feature live entertainment by Dee Jay 007 and drink specials. Since the band formed in 1997, 3EB has recorded four best-selling albums and has just recently released the retrospective album ‘Dopamine’ in Spring 2015. Third Eye Blind’s countless hits, including ‘Semi-Charmed Life’, ‘Jumper’, and ‘How’s it Going to Be’, launched them into the spotlight and now the band, still led by Stephen Jenkins, has been recast into a newer generation of fans through unfiltered writing, recording, and touring. Tickets are on sale now for $66.00 to $86.00 on Ticketmaster.

New Year’s Eve in Hollywood
Presented by Co-Hosts of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia
Water Works
640 Water Works Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19130

New Year’s Eve - Co-hosts of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia again team up with Cescaphe Event Group (CEG) for Philadelphia’s premier New Year’s Eveparty at CEG’s newest venue, the historic Water Works. Revelers are invited to ring in the New Year with an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing, as they embark on a cinematic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the memorable and sold-out party at the Down Town Club last year, DEB co-hosts, Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran, are once again combining their passion for planning unique events with the culinary and hospitality expertise of Cescaphe Event Group to throw one of the city’s most popular New Year’s Eve parties.

With the historic Water Works as the back drop, guests will enter the glamorous world of the silver screen where they can channel the elegance of Grace Kelly, the sass of Katherine Hepburn, the style of Cary Grant and the charm of Humphrey Bogart as they usher in 2016, all while taking in the panoramic waterfront views of Philadelphia, including Boat House Row, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Center City Skyline.

The party will feature different themed rooms, with live entertainment, premium open bars and gourmet food stations to rival the swankiest meals served at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s esteemed Polo Lounge.   

All tickets include premium open bar all night, Cescaphe’s signature culinary stations and passed hors d’ouevres, live entertainment, dancing, Midnight champagne toast, complimentary valet and coat check. Tickets can be purchased for $190 at

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody
The Vault
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

New Year’s Eve - Newly opened music club and bar The Vault hosts “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” party with three hour open bar, food buffet, champagne toast at Midnight, live entertainment with Hot D. Tickets are on sale now at for $60.00 each. Hotel packages are also available.

Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade New Year’s Eve
1320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

New Year’s Eve - For just one night, you can be anyone. No name, no face, just one of many looking to let it go for the night as you wait for the new year to dawn. Escape underground below the streets of Midtown Village for U-Bahn’s first New Year’s with a black-tie masquerade party from 9:00pm to 2:00am.  Enjoy five hours of premium open bar, live music and DJ, hors d'oeuvres and more. Tickets are $85.00 general admission and $129.00 for VIP including table service, upgraded beverages and other perks to help you ring in 2016 like a boss. Tickets are available at

Palladino’s on Passyunk
1934 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 928-4339

New Year’s Eve - Palladino’s will open early at 3:00pm for a special New Year’s Eve two hour happy hour that includes beer, wine, cocktail and appetizer specials at the bar. In the dining room, Chef Luke Palladino’s rings in 2016 with a special five course prix fixe for $95.00 that includes options like Maine Lobster, Duck Saltimbocca, Braised Lamb Shank and Seared Diver Scallops. Optional wine pairing is available for three glasses for $45.00 and include selections like Ca Furlan Prosecco, Chiarlo Barbera, Bacchus Chardonnay, Foradori Manzoni Bianco, Villa Arvedi by Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella and Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso. Seatings available 5:30pm through 10:00pm. Complimentary champagne toast at Midnight. Reservations are available by calling (267) 928-4339 or by visiting Opentable.

New Year’s Day - Palladino’s hosts brunch starting at 10:30am, and an all-day special happy hour from 12:00pm to 5:00pm with $3.00-$4.00 Peroni Draft, Yards, Victory and Dogfish, $5.00 house wines by the glass, and $7.00 special cocktails. After 5:00pm, guests in the dining room will receive their first glass of prosecco in the new year on the house.

LP Steak
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

New Year’s Eve - Chef Luke Palladino celebrates LP Steak’s first New Year’s Eve in King of Prussia with a special four-course dinner for only $125.00 with selections that include Lobster Tail, Prime NY Strip, Kobe Beef Tartar, Crab Cake, Lobster Bisque and more. Seatings are available from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Complimentary champagne toast at Midnight. Reservations are available by calling 610-768-5003 or by visiting Opentable.

BRU Craft & Wurst
1316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

New Year's Eve - Schnitzel, tinsel and more, Brü Craft & Wurst pulls out all the stops in authentic German Bier Hall style this New Year’s Eve. Featuring amenities like a five-hour premium open bar and a live DJ performance, ring in the new year, exclaiming “Prostit Neujahr” which translates to “May the new year turn out well” and raise a pint to the year past, present and yet to come. Serving up a copious selection of craft brews and credible German fare to brat-loving citydwellers, Brü Craft & Wurst is a Philadelphian favorite. From the atmosphere to the eats to the dangerously indulgent beer options, this destination takes Bavarian bars to the next level. Whether you score your mug from the suspender-sporting bartender or skip the line by making your way to the digitally interactive self-service Bier Wall which has been said to be a true toast to German engineering, at no point in the evening should you be spotted without a pint in your hand.

Nick’s Bar and Grille in Old City
16 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-9411

New Year’s Eve - The fireworks at Penn’s Landing are only a few feet away! Come to Nick’s Old City for food, drinks and good times before or after the 6:00pm and Midnight shows in Old City. Enjoy a champagne toast, noisemakers and more. New Year’s Day hours 11:00am to 2:00am.

New Year’s Day - Enjoy Nick’s Old City annual New Year’s Day party with Joey Dog’s family recipe pork and sauerkraut, plus Mimosa, Bloody Mary and cocktail Specials. Warm-up on your way to Two Street with special Italian and Irish coffees. Open 11:00am to 2:00am.


New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour
Powel House
Signers Garden, 5th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

New Year’s Eve - Ring in the New Year in a most unusual way with a candlelight Ghost Tour of a haunted Society Hill mansion! Discover intriguing tales of mystery, enchanting echoes of merriment, and ghosts of infamous resolutions that haunt the Powel House, a beautiful mansion with an illustrious past. December 31, 2015, 7:00pm (additional tour times will be added as needed). $22.00 per person (ages 13 and up only). A portion of proceeds benefits PhilaLandmarks.

Jazmine Sullivan at the TLA
Theatre of Living Arts

334 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Dance into the new year with a live performance from the Princess of R&B and Missy Elliot protege, Jazmine Sullivan at the TLA on South Street at 8pm. Join this fellow Philadelphian and Grammy nominated star as she tears down the house with a night of soulful hits. Tickets are on sale now for $42.50 on LiveNation. Doors open at 8:00pm. Show starts at 9:00pm.

1740 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
1740 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

December Specials - Celebrate the holidays with the Pizza of the 7 Fishes, featuring mozzarella, clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat, anchovies and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with fresh lemon and basil. This unique pie is a twist on the Italian tradition of Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner. Pair the Pizza of the 7 Fishes with Frutti di Mare Caesar salad featuring crab Meat, Italian tuna, shrimp artichokes, red onion, provolone and roasted peppers on a bed of Romaine with Caesar dressing. New this year, SliCE shares another family favorite with a new pie and stromboli - Roasted Pork with provolone cheese, slow roasted seasoned pork, broccoli rabe, long hots, finished with Maglio’s aged sharp provolone.

Christmas Eve and Rittenhouse is open on Christmas Eve at least through 6:00pm. South Philly is closed on Christmas Eve. ALL SliCE locations are closed this year on Christmas Day.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day - SliCE in Rittenhouse and South Philly are open regular hours, with extended late night hours through 3:00am each night.

Taproom on 19th
2400 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(267) 687-7817

Christmas Eve - Taproom on 19th offers Chef Chris Speero’s twist on the Feast of the 7 Fishes with a seafood fritto misto, medley of fried baccala, calamari and shrimp w/ cocktail and tartar sauce; squid ink fettuccini w/ shaved Rosemary braised octopus; and pan seared Bronzino, anchovy and mussel puttanesca w/ olives, capers and onions. Standard menu will also be available. Open regular hours of 11:00am to 2:00am. Standard menu also available.

Christmas Day - Taproom on 19th will be open from 12:00pm to 2:00am with a limited menu of light snacks and finger foods.

New Year’s Eve - Taproom on 19th rings in the New Year with a free champagne toast at Midnight, $3.00 Chesterfields and $2.50 Miller High Lifes/Lites. Chef will offer New Year’s Eve menu specials.

New Year’s Day - Celebrate 2016 bright and early with brunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Kitchen and bar will remain open regular hours all day.

Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Ring in the new year at the hottest Haus Party in Philly. Join the most popping beer hall in Philadelphia for an epic night of holiday festivities. You’ll enjoy an open bar from 9:00pm to 1:00am with full access to all 30 of Brauhaus’s German Draft Beers. Watch the ball drop as you munch on tasty bites from Chef’s “Appetizer Buffet.” You’ll be provided with plenty of party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be great jams and fireworks from the deck. Space is limited so purchase your ticket today. Tickets are on sale for $95.00.

Tattoed Mom’s
530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Celebrate the New Year Tattooed Mom's style: fun, festive, and full of good cheer. No cover, free buffet, half priced drafts 10:00pm to 11:00pm, and creative champagne cocktails including our special Sleigher cocktail. Welcome 2016 with friends old & new at Mom's. Ring in the NewYear without breaking the bank!

New Year’s Day - Everyone knows New Year's Day is a lot more fun than New Year's Eve in Philadelphia. We'll be welcoming the first day of 2016 with a FREE lucky pork buffet, bloody mary specials and half priced draft beer from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and 10:00pm to 11:00pm. The fun starts at 3:00pm and goes until sometime in the wee hours of the second day of 2016. So sleep in late, stay in your pjs, and join us for a New Year's Day celebration not to be missed.

Valley Forge Casino Resort Center Bar and Casino Floor
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

New Year’s Eve - All guests on the casino floor and at Center Bar will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne during a grand toast to ring in 2016. Music from 9:00pm to 1:00am with The Benderz.

Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Victoria Freehouse
10 South Front Street,Philadelphia, PA 19106

New Year’s Eve - The Victoria Freehouse will offer their regular menu plus specials such as $12.00 Shrimp Cocktails $30.00 Beef Wellington and $27.00 Scottish Salmon. Reservations will be accepted with late Night Food until 1:00am.

New Year’s Day - After a long night of bringing in the New Year, recover at The Victoria Freehouse with a delicious brunch complete with drink specials and a decadent brunch buffet. Specials include: $5.00 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, $10.00 Full English Breakfasts and Bacon Pancakes, $12.00 Pork Belly Benedict, $25.00 Brunch Buffet: Scones, Croissants, Assorted Pastries,Fresh Fruit Salad, Full English Breakfast (eggs, rashers, bangers, tomatoes, mushroom, heinz beans), Potato and Cheddar Frittata,French Toast,Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata

Masquerade Ball
Reef Restaurant & Lounge
605 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Join Reef Restaurant & Lounge for their 2016 Masquerade Ball. Admission to the lounge starts at 10:00pm and goes until 2:00am. RSVP to ensure your seat for a holiday dinner between 5:00pm to 11:00pm. You will receive complimentary admission to the masquerade event if your meal exceeds $30.00. Make sure to to look your best in semi-formal attire. Regular admission to the masquerade is $20.00 for a ticket.

Bistro Romano
120 Lombard Street, Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Indulge in a romantic specialty five-course pre fixe menu, featuring candlelight and rose petals at Bistro Romano on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the serenading sounds of a live piano performance as you savor a meal that is sure to delight your taste buds. There will be a champagne toast and party favors at the 10:30pm seating. Fireworks can be seen at Penn’s Landing at 6:00pm and midnight. Contact the restaurant for reservations.  

Manny Browns
512 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

New Year’s Eve - Manny Browns will be offering great food and drink specials to bring in the New Year. A celebratory champagne toast will take place at midnight and party favors will be provided.

New Year’s Day - Fill up on holiday brunch at Manny Browns. Join the mummers for $3.00 Mimosas and $5.00 Bloody Marys.