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The downtown Atlantic City and Marina District boast numerous casino parties, luxurious gourmet dinners, celebrity DJ’s and concerts. Besides, the city's famed boardwalk is where the dazzling New Year fireworks are blown off. There is no shortage of entertainment for the crowds of visitors who flock to Atlantic City each New Year's Eve. Most of those events are a bit pricey. However, annual fireworks are free of charge.
The fireworks light up the sky over the Atlantic, with a display visible for all the visitors on the boardwalk below. They are usually shot off from the beach in front of the Tropicana Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.
Apart from the fireworks display, Tropicana’s Palm Walk area inside the resort also hosts a balloon drop right at midnight. Moreover, its Trop’s Boogie Nights dance club organizes a New Year party costing $75 per person. This party also includes hors d’oeuvres and a two-hour open bar.
Enjoy the night out at the Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on New Year’s eve. It offers an open bar from 9 pm to 11 pm and a celebrity DJ. You can even book a table for the big night!