The tradition of two fireworks on New Year’s Eve will continue as SugarHouse Casino returns to present Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun with two different shows 6 p.m. and Midnight, lighting up the skies over the Delaware River. Both free shows will be choreographed to unique soundtracks and launched from barges in the middle of the Delaware River with clear views from both Philadelphia and Camden.
In addition, because the region’s New Year’s celebration is too big for just one night, Philly New Year’s Week, is a new name to brand the time frame between December 26 and January 2 to highlight all of the many activities and events taking place throughout the region. Holiday celebrants can go to visitphilly.com/newyears for a comprehensive listing of events, activities, hotel deals, and other information to plan the perfect Philly New Years Week.
Visitors to both the Philadelphia and Camden waterfronts will be able to hear the synchronized soundtracks for the fireworks from speakers on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing and Wiggins Park in Camden. KYW Newsradio will also broadcast the official soundtracks to both shows to allow revelers wherever they are watching to tune to 1060 AM to enjoy the fireworks displays with their coordinating soundtracks. CBS 3 will televise the traditional fireworks show live at Midnight, along with a special pre show leading up to the countdown so the entire Greater Philadelphia region can ring in the New Year with a bang.
Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun is just part of an entire week long celebration including regional hotels, attractions and restaurants. Be sure to skate in the new year, the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing is open seven days a week including all holidays, extended hour through January 2, and offers special ice skating parties during each fireworks show, for details visit www.riverrink.com.
To spread the word about everything going on during Philly New Years Week, today GPTMC is launchingvisitphilly.com/newyears with itineraries, information about attractions and events, cultural and arts performances, holiday activities, restaurant and dining updates and two on-line contests including the Ultimate New Years Weekend and the 2012 NHL Winter Classic Ticket Giveaway. People can also learn about hotel packages and book them on-line atvisitphilly.com/newyears.
Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun are presented by SugarHouse Casino. They are produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation with support from the City of Philadelphia, the GPTMC, the City of Camden, Coopers Ferry Partnership, CBS 3, the CW Philly and KYW Newsradio.