This New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia, you could catch the fireworks show from the ground or a South Philly rooftop, a mere two—maybe three—floors above the street. Or you could see them practically at eye level from the lofty confines of One Liberty Observation Deck.
The 57-foot-high Center City attraction is hosting its very first New Year’s Eve party in 2017, offering what could be the best view of not only the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Philadelphia, but—thanks to its 360-degree, far-as-the-eye-can-see view—any other shows that may be happening in nearby towns across the region.
A ticket to Midnight From the Top will set you back $132.25 (including a $7.25 online fee). That grants you access to an open bar and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Craft Concepts Group—the folks behind Uptown Beer Garden, Brü Craft & Wurst and the new pop-up Christmas bar, Tinsel. There will also be live music and dancing, with DJ Jason Weiss spinning throughout the night.
If that’s too pricey, you can still experience the 6pm fireworks show from One Liberty. The venue will be open during the day, with general admission tickets going for $14 for adults and $9 for kids. If you show up after 4pm, they’ll knock $2 off the admission price at the box office. That fireworks show lasts from 6 to 6:30pm.
Midnight From the Top begins at 9pm, and tickets can be purchased online here. Keep in mind that this is a black-tie affair, so whip out your snazziest threads (no tux required).
For a ton more ways to ring in 2018, check out our guide to more of the best New Year’s Eve events in Philadelphia.