New Year’s fireworks tradition continues in Philly

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     Fireworks explode in the foggy night sky above the Benjamin Franklin Bridge during a New Years celebration (Matt Slocum/AP Photo, file)

    Fireworks explode in the foggy night sky above the Benjamin Franklin Bridge during a New Years celebration (Matt Slocum/AP Photo, file)

    Fireworks will illuminate the Delaware River to help ring in the New Year. 

    SugarHouse Casino will again sponsor two fireworks shows on the Delaware River to bring in the new year with a bang at 6 p.m. and midnight, said Mayor Michael Nutter.

    “The 6 p.m. show is great for families with kids who can’t quite manage to stay up until the clock strikes 12,” Nutter said. “I know we often say that has something to with kids. Let me be the first to say it has something to do with adults as well.”

    The fireworks have become great traditions in the city and region, since they’re also visible from the New Jersey side of the river, said Tom Corcoran of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

    “This year, not only can you celebrate by skating on the Blue Cross Riverrink, you can go to a party aboard the Moshulu or the decks outside the SugarHouse casino or the Hyatt hotel, Dave & Buster’s, Independence Seaport Museum and many others,” he said.

    This marks the 20th anniversary of the riverside skating rink and there are special decorations and an upgrade of food options for those who want to visit.

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