New Year’s Eve to come in with a bang in Philadelphia

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 Daytime fireworks as part of the New Year's Eve announcement. (Tm MacDonald/WHYY)

Daytime fireworks as part of the New Year's Eve announcement. (Tm MacDonald/WHYY)

A Penn’s Landing tradition will continue this year. 

Philadelphia will usher in 2015 with fireworks at 6 p.m. and again at midnight New Year’s Eve.

Camden Mayor Dana Redd is urging people to watch from her side of the Delaware River.

“This ideal Camden County parks venue offers two contiguous miles of beautifully maintained open space to watch the fireworks with an unmatched view of the Philadelphia skyline,” she said.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter suggests taking in the fireworks and the Mummers Parade the next morning.

“The answer is to stay in a hotel, of course, with Visit Philly’s popular overnight hotel package,” he said.

SugarHouse Casino once again is underwriting the costs of the fireworks show and the Mummers Parade.

 

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