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New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Boardwalk

Join us at 9PM as we ignite the night with a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by a live broadcast of the Times Square Countdown.

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


First Night Haddonfield 2017

First Night Haddonfield is a family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year's Eve festival featuring stimulating entertainment including magic, music, comedy, dance and theater for audiences of all ages from children and families to teens and seniors. The stages are set in more than 15 different venues along Historic Haddonfield's Kings Highway in the most stunning and historic buildings and churches in downtown Haddonfield.

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: Various venues throughout Haddonfield, NJ 08033


First Night Ocean City

Celebrate the New Year in Ocean City with a night full of entertainment and fireworks at midnight. Purchase a button and enjoy all the activities OC has to offer. Jitneys will provide free transportation from 5 pm until mid-night (for button holders), operating continuously between sites starting at the Transportation Center (9th & Haven Ave.) and 7th Street Parking Lot (7th & Central Ave.) To purchase a button or to see the schedule of events, please visit our website.

Date: December 31st, 2016 - January 1st, 2017
Location: Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ 08226


John Denver Tribute: Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon

Noted as one of the nation's most exciting tribute bands, the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon present a tribute to the music and legacy of John Denver in a special concert event! With similarities between Collins' and John's voices, Collins brings to the stage the unmistakable enthusiasm that was a hallmark of a John Denver concert. Together, with the consummate musicians of Kevin Delmolino on bass, Paul Swanton on lead guitar, Mark Nelson on percussion, Alexander Mitchell on fiddle/mandolin, and Bill Powell on keyboards, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have delighting audiences with their wit, warmth and musical performance. You'll be swaying to the music all evening long as the band performs John Denver's famous hits, such as Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home,Country Roads, Annie's Song and many more. Join us for one evening only as Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon keep the music and message of John Denver alive!

Date: December 30th, 2016
Location: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071


Colonial Ball

Enjoy an evening of 18th century merriment at our ever popular Colonial Ball! Learn to dance like our founding fathers while surrounded by people in Revolutionary War dress, listening to live music of the time period, and enjoying refreshments. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed! Time: 7 - 10 pm.

Date: December 30th, 2016
Location: Trenton Masonic Temple
100 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608

Battle of Trenton Reenactments

Come experience our annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! Be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the fate of the war and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles! Come back to interact with the soldiers, take tours of the museum that will be given throughout the day, and visit The Quartermaster's Store. The first battle begins at 11 am, the second at 3pm. There is special reduced pricing for this event. The battles are free to the public, and entrance onto the museum grounds is $8 per person (children 5 and under are free). Parking for this event is free, plentiful, and close, available in the lot next to the museum as well as the lot across from The War Memorial.

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608


The Gatsby Ball

21+ to enter, Formal/Cocktail attire. This year we're doing it up Roaring Twenties style! Experience the splendor and mystery of a traditional Masquerade Ball with a modern New Year's twist!  Dance the night away to Top 40 hits craftily spun by our expert DJ. Escape for an evening into the 1920's for a night of fun and surprises.  Dine on a decadent selection of sweet and savory offerings. Enjoy five hours of  open bar and a champagne toast for the Midnight Mask Reveal.  Count down to 2017 in style with your friends and family as you watch a live broadcast of the Ball Drop.  A fabulous evening of adventures and entertainment awaits... Avoid overcrowded bars and long drink lines.  Limited number of tickets available, tickets have sold out for all past 3 events!

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: Pines Manor
2085 Lincoln Hwy., Edison, NJ 08817

Salute To Vienna - New Year's Eve Concert

More celebratory than a glass of champagne, Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert is a delight for the eyes and the ears. Welcome 2017 with this elegant concert-celebrating an 11-year tradition in New Brunswick! This New Year's Eve, a stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas will be performed by a full orchestra, acclaimed European singers, ballet and ballroom dancers. Fall for the Blue Danube Waltz all over again!

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


New Year’s Day with the Garden State Philharmonic

Borrowing from Viennese tradition, Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Garden State Philharmonic will kick off 2017 with a musical celebration. The joyous selections will be as light as champagne bubbles, with both contemporary and classical pieces. A buffet brunch includes juices, egg casserole, fruit salad, sausage, French toast, muffins, Danish, and of course, strong coffees and teas, mimosas, and Bloody Marys.

Date: January 1st, 2017
Location: Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701


First Night Morris County

This year marks the 25th anniversary! Come and join us for over 80 performances at 24 venues throughout Morristown ranging from dance and comedy to music and children's performers. The event has showcased rock and roll, classical, blues, jazz, opera, and choral music, just to name a few, and attendees return year after year to see their favorite performers and new artists for the first time. Fireworks light up the sky at 9 pm with a grand finale firework display at midnight!

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: Morristown Green
South St., Morristown, NJ 07963


First Night Ocean County

Mark your calendar for New Year's Eve and a family celebration with local businesses along the Boardwalk from noon - 5 pm. Fun and games for the entire family! Fireworks at 5 pm.

Date: December 31st, 2016
Location: Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


New Year's Eve

The countdown is on for 2017 and this year, Crystal Springs is pulling out all the stops! We've got the hottest parties around and they'll be selling out fast. Don't miss out on an outrageous, rockin' celebration without the overcrowded NYC streets. From an out-of-this-world open bar bash in the Biosphere Pool Complex to exquisite dining and family fun, we've got the venue and party to suite your style. Let's bring in 2017 with a bang!

Date: December 31st, 2016 - January 1st, 2017
Location: Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

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