From First Night celebrations to parties, there are plenty of places in New Jersey where you can ring in the new year, whether you're looking for family fun or a night out with drinks and friends.

Here's a guide to some of the events taking place this week throughout the Garden State.


First Night Morris 2016
EVents begin in downtown Morristown at 4:45 p.m. Fireworks shows will begin at 9:15 p.m. and midnight. There will be more than 80 performances along with programming for all ages, and free shuttle bus service.

Ocean City First Night
Entertainment, events for all ages including bands, inflatables, telescope observations at the observatory, games and magic shows. Rides at Gillian's Pier will also be open. First Night supports various local charities. Click the link above for information on purchasing buttons for admission.

First Night Haddonfield
Events will include bands, magic acts, comedy, a Kid Zone for children and fireworks to close out the evening.

First Night Maplewood-South Orange
Events take place from 4 to 10 p.m. at Columbia High School in Maplewood. Performances include Cirquetacular, circus performers, music, dancers, magical comedy and canine athletic performers. There will also be animals, a laser light show, crafts, karaoke and a fireworks show at the end of the night.


iPlay America New Year's Eve
Rides, games, attractions. There are different packages available to take advantage of the rides, refreshments and dinner.

Battleship New Jersey Fireworks
Watch the 6 p.m. or midnight fireworks shows on New Year's Eve from the decks of Battleship New Jersey in Camden. The ship will open at 4 p.m. for the 6 p.m. show, and 10 p.m. for the midnight show. There is a $10 donation per person to get aboard. For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108. Tickets will also be available at the Battleship Ticket Office, open during tours and also on New Year's Eve.

Sea Isle City Fireworks
Enjoy a New Year's Eve fireworks show at JFK Boulevard Beach from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve Parties

New Year's Eve at Bar Anticipation
The famous Belmar night spot will host a New Year's Eve celebration. For $40 enjoy a party, music and open bar.

NYE at the Pier in Atlantic City
Join The biggest NYE Event on the East Coast. Six parties under one roof, room for 3,500 people! The Playground Pier at Caesars in Atlantic City. The event is $80 per person and takes place from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

NYE with DJ Fergie
Haven Nightclub in Atlantic City will host DJ Fergie from 9 to 11 p.m. Party, drink and dance for $75 per person.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.