It’s mid-December, and as you frantically race from holiday party to shopping outlets, this thought crosses your mind,
“New Year’s is coming up.”
And the stress builds. Don’t worry, we have you covered! Check out our survival guide to New Year’s Eve in South Jersey. Family events listed first, then adult parties.
New Years’ Eve Splash at Adventure Aquarium • One Aquarium Drive, Camden. (856) 365-3300. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. $30.00 Adult, $25.00 Children ages 2-12, Free Children under 2
Ring in the New Year “family style” at our second annual New Year’s Eve Splash. In addition to offering exclusive access to the Aquarium’s 200,000 square feet of space, 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 animals, guests of the New Year’s Eve Splash can take advantage of dressing up for the occasion to enjoy family-friendly music and activities, up-close animal encounters, character appearances and a special New Year’s Eve “Countdown” Dance Party. Kids 12 & under also receive a free gift. Enjoy premium views of the City of Philadelphia and its iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration at dusk (approximately 6:00 pm) from the Aquarium’s scenic Waterfront promenade.
First Night Haddonfield • Haddonfield, NJ
This family event celebrates the arts. Headliners include ABBA-Mania, The Unexpected Boys, The Unexpected Surfer Boys/Beach Boys, The Depue Brothers Band, Gregory Grene’s Acoustic Mix, and many more musical, dance, comedy & kids entertainers.
Beginning at 6pm, free shuttle buses are available to transfer participants to locations along the event course. Shuttles run about every 15 minutes and include stops at the Methodist Church, Central/Middle School, Kings Court Gazebo, opposite Starbucks, Indian King Tavern, Haddon Fortnightly, and Haddonfield Memorial High School.
First Night Burlington County 2013: Year of the Snake • Mount Holly, NJ, Monday, 31 December 2012 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Entry Buttons will be required for all indoor venues; buttons are two for $13.
A Fun, Safe, Affordable Community New Year’s Eve Celebration in historic downtown Mount Holly. Entertainment includes outdoor statue “Lilith Lore,” snake conga line on High Street, fireworks visible from all of High Street, paintings of folk artist Hugh Campbell, snake ice chair, a facade video light show, tours of the historic prison museum, glitter/ airbrush snake tattoos, opera music by Katie Kat, story telling by History on the Hoof, ole tymey-gypsypunk-cabaret music of This Way to the Egress, jazz/soul by Lili Añel, “The Story of Genesis” and light show, DJ Cass spins tunes all night long and much, much more!
Entry Buttons for sale, starting December 15th, at The Prison Museum (128 High St), Mugshot Diner (65 High), and Red, White & Brew (33 High), plus the Burlington and Moorestown YMCA branches.
Battleship New Jersey • 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103 , 6:00pm – midnight. Tickets are just a $10.
Experience the unique view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Delaware River — from the decks of our nation’s largest battleship! Enjoy music, dancing, food and bar concessions, and guests can even take a chance to fire the 5-inch portside gun after each fireworks show! For tickets, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107 or visit the Battleship’s Ticket Office during tour hours and prior to each show on Dec. 31.
Adelphia Restauant • 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, NJ 08096, 9pm – 1am, Tickets: $50
Enjoy a 4 hour premium open bar, cocktail-style food stations, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and music by DJ Gus Ramoundos.
Caffe Aldo Lamberti • 2011 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Early dinner seatings available, featuring a chef’s special limited a la carte menu. Or, ring in the New Year with us at our 9 or 9:30pm seatings, where for an additional $20, you will enjoy our limited a la carte menu, as well as a DJ, party favors, dancing and champagne toast at midnight.
Catelli Duo • Voorhees Town Center,12101 Town Center Blvd., Voorhees, NJ, 08043
Enjoy a special a la carte menu all day, live entertainment, party favors, and a special midnight champagne toast.
Elements Cafe • 517 Station Ave.Haddon Heights
“A Toast and a Snack” with Elements Cafe, a special NYE five course dinner.
Scatturo’s • 841 Route 73, Marlton NJ 08053
NYE featuring live music by “Shut Up Justice”
Top Dog Cherry Hill • 2310 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill. (856) 486-1001, Tickets: $50, After-party: $10
4 hour open bar 9pm – 1am, after-party dancing until 5AM with DJ Paulie Day, appetizers, dessert, continental breakfast, VIP packages available
Taylor’s Williamstown • 2010 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown. (856) 875-9700
There are three celebration options at Taylor’s:
- Early dining 2PM – 7PM, special a la carte dinner menu
- Dinner Dance Package: $35, 9:30pm – 3am, 1 hour appetizers & salad bar, entree choice of steaks, seafood and pasta, dessert bar, coffe & tea, champagne toast at midnight, DJ & band until 3 AM, includes hats & noisemakers.
- Bar-only Package: $15, appetizers & salad bar, champagne toast at midnight, reserved seating