Best time to go to Atlantic City, NJ

New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Welcome in the upcoming year with numerous festivities

Dates: December 31–January 1

New Year's Eve
New Year Fireworks

Atlantic City attracts revelers with its extravagant parties, black-tie gala events, and various entertainment at its casinos and resorts. The Downtown and Marina District boast numerous parties with celebrity DJs, gourmet food, and concerts. Besides, the city's famed Boardwalk offers a dazzling New Year fireworks display. There is no shortage of fun for the crowds of visitors who flock to ring in the New Year in style. Even though many NYE events are a bit pricey, the annual fireworks are free of charge.

Broadwalk Fireworks

The fireworks light up the sky over the Atlantic City with a colorful state-of-the-art display, which includes pyrotechnic illuminations, designed scenes, and vivid effects. They are usually shot off from the beach in front of the Tropicana Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. However, you can view the fireworks from any spot along the beach, the Atlantic City Boardwalk and even neighboring Ventnor City.

New Year Parties

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 with hors d’oeuvres, and a two-hour open bar. Or you can enjoy the night out at the Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort, which offers an open bar from 9 pm to 11 pm and a celebrity DJ. Other popular parties take place at Caesar's Atlantic City, TEN Casino, The Showboat Hotel, and Bally's, which offers holiday shows, Frost Bar, and New Year Day Brunch.

Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge

A nice way to start the New Year is to join the annual Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge, which traditionally takes place at Resorts Casino Hotel on New Year’s Day. This ticketed event provides support to the Cancer Support Community New Jersey. So, by partaking in this extravaganza you'll also contribute to the good cause.

Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva