New Year’s Eve festivities bring thousands to Delaware riverfront

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Fireworks over the Riverrink.

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and the customary Philadelphia waterfront fireworks will be back  for a 23rd year.

The booming fireworks over the Delaware River have been a New Year’s Eve tradition since 1991. The 6 p.m. show is now celebrating its fifth year, giving families and party-goers an early chance to go ooh and aahh, without having to wait for the midnight show.Jody Milkman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation reviews some of the options available for revelers.”Adventure Aquarium has a family party at 6 o’clock.  Independence Seaport Museum, their party is about families as well.  On the Battleship New Jersey, they have two parties for the 6 o’clock and the midnight show,” Milkman said. “The Moshulu has two parties and two seatings, and they have a great front row seat for the fireworks as well.”Hotels along the river are also selling tickets to parties. Free viewing positions can be found at Penns Landing and Wiggins Park in Camden. Milkman says the Riverrink also is hosting parties for those who want to skate in the New Year. 

Fireweorks sponsor SugarHouse Casino also offers a free viewing area, she said.

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