The time to ring in the new is right around the corner yet again! So you’re probably looking for the right place to welcome 2010 with good music and a glass of champagne. And fortunately their are plenty of places in Philadelphia offering up the best way to end 2009 with a bang. Guide #1 offered a lot of good choices, but since then even more options have surfaced. Here’s a look at some of the major events going on this New Year’s Eve.
The Philly NYE New Years Eve Gala, Uncorked
PhillyNewYears is proud to bring you the Eighth year of the best New Year’s Eve Party in the city, this year at Downey’s!
Are you trying to figure out what to do for New Years Eve?
We have THE ANSWER!
One incredible party. The choice to make.
Philadelphia’s New Years Eve right on the waterfront.
With an amazing view of Philadelphia’s fireworks!
Dress to the nines for a fabulous, fun night of Music, dancing and merriment. This promises to be a spectacular experience on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Think Fancy, Funky, and a little Bit-O-Glitter
Ring in 2010 with us, stay over at the most spectacular hotel party package in Philly, and enjoy the mummers parade in the morning from the comfort of the indoor hotel balcony overlooking the parade.
What better way to begin the New Year!
This night will be one of the most memorable of the year. We have seen to every detail to make sure your evening is flawless.
Just The Facts:
Only 600 tickets will be sold to make sure that there is plenty of room. Both Singles and Couples are welcome.
About our Guests:
Young Professionals age 22-40s. All are welcome to attend.
What to wear:
This event is Black Tie Optional. Dress To Impress!
Formal wear not required. We recomend that Men should wear a slacks w/shirt & tie, suit, or tuxedo.
We recomend Women should wear evening/cocktail attire.
Where to stay: We have arranged for a roomblock at the DoubleTree Hotel.
DOWN LOW GENERAL ADMISSION:
* Access to Ground Floor party
* 1-hour Premium OPEN BAR
* DJ Music and Dancing all night long
* Professional and expedient coat check
* Convenient parking available and much more!!
* Limited number of Down Low tickets will be sold!
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE DOWN LOW
GENERAL ADMISSION ARE ONLY $30
TOP FLIGHT GENERAL ADMISSION:
* Access to Top and Ground Floor parties
* 4-hour Premium OPEN BAR
* Heavy hors d’oeuvres & food stations
* Champagne Toast & Party Favors
* DJ Music and Dancing all night long
* Coffee/Dessert service at the end of the night
* Professional and expedient coat check
* Convenient parking available and much more!
McFadden’s Ballpark Goes Hollywood New Years Eve
McFadden’s Ballpark goes Hollywood. Party like a **ROCKSTAR** this New Year’s Eve!!
Get your tickets now! There is a limited number of tickets for sale for this intimate upscale event. Come party with us as we transform McFadden’s into a red carpet, VIP, celebrity style event.
Go to Hollywood without paying the price.
Join us as we take over the ballpark:
*5 hour open bar
*Buffet + carving stations
*DJ’s spinning house, hip hop, mash-ups and more
*Champaign toast at Midnight
*Professional coat check services
We’re bringing Hollywood with Philly’s sexiest crowd, so dress to impress!
We’re offering a limited number of specially priced advance tickets for $100 until December 25th.
General Admission tickets include:
General Admission tickets will be sold, and they are going fast! Buy now to get the Early Bird Discount rate of $100
Purchase your tickets earlyâ€¦.this event WILL sell out.
Visit www.mcfaddensballpark.com or call 215.952.0300 for more details
The New Years Hotel 2010
New Year’s Eve is the most magical night of the year; come see what surprises await you as you celebrate 2009 and ring in 2010 at the most elite party in Philadelphiaâ€¦
New Year’s Hotel 2010 at The Loews Hotel
Last year’s event at Suite 33 was spectacular, but this year will completely blow you away. Imagine three parties in one with drinks, dancing and complete decadence, all inside the luxurious and seductive Philadelphia Loews Hotel â€“ it’s going to be a night you’ll never forget.
Join us as we take over Suite 33 (Penthouse), the Regency Ballroom and Sole Food:
5 hour open bar
Butlered hors d’oeuvres
DJ’s spinning house, hip hop, mash-ups and more
Live bands and performers
Champaign toast at Midnight
Off-the-charts energy with Philly’s hottest crowd, so dress to impress!
VIP tickets include complete access to all three parties: Suite 33, massive Regency Ballroom and SoleFood Lounge. Enjoy 360 degree views of the city with floor to ceiling windows and an enclosed outdoor terrace- the absolute best views of the fireworks all over the city. There are only 300 VIP Tickets that will be sold. We’re offering a limited number of specially priced advance tickets for $125 until December 7th.
General Admission tickets include access to the Regency Ballroom and SoleFood Lounge. A total of 1200 General Admission tickets will be sold, and they are going fast! Buy now to get the Early Bird Discount rate of $85, which will only be available until December 7th.
Purchase your tickets early and save money; prices increase as New Year’s Eve approaches and this event WILL sell out.
Need a place to stay? Loews will be offering a special room rate of $189 for NYE at the Loews if they mention philly2night when making their reservation. This is only available for a limited time, so book now!
Blue Moon Ball – New Year’s Eve 2010
Top Shelf Open Bar? Full Caribbean Dinner? Oh yeah!
This NYE, party in blue at the Blue Moon Ball. To celebrate the first New Year’s Blue Moon in 19 years, we are throwing the city’s first BLUE party.
DJ Na:Tev spinning house, dance, hip hop, and old school
4-hour Top Shelf Open Bar (9pm-1am)
Full Caribbean Dinner Buffet
Complimentary Coat Check
For Tickets, please call Rum Bar at 215-751-0404
To Reserve the Pirate Lounge for groups of 10-15, call immediately, this will go fast!
*dressing in blue is completely optional
Slo-Mo with the Donuts on New Years Eve at World Cafe Live
Slo-Mo is the brainchild of Philadelphia steel guitarist Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner. Brenner has spent time on the road and in the studio playing steel guitar with such bands as Marah, Magnolia Electric Company and Badly Drawn Boy, but Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka is something totally different.
Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka combines Brenner’s lap steel-driven grooves and the hip hop poetry of frontman Mic Wrecka. Backed by a tight and funky band and singers Sue Rosetti and Steph Hayes (from Stargazer Lily), Brenner and Wrecka effortlessly meld genres, creating a steel guitar/hip-hop hybrid unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
Much like their culinary namesake, the Donuts embrace and, at times, contrast the notion that they are nothing more than musical empty calories. You can’t resist them even though you know that they are bad for you. When it’s all over, you will be disgusted with yourself for having succumb to the fleeting pleasures that they provided.
The Donuts consist of dime-store musical savant J. Bearclaw, drunken stumblebum Johnny Taint, the enigmatic Peter Extravaganza and an impeccably coifed UFO/Hot Chocolate devotee simply named Fathead (â€œOne name, just like Cher!â€ enthuses Fathead). The plan to form the â€˜Nuts was hatched when Bearclaw, Taint, and Fathead attended an AC/DC concert in the spring of 2001. In an epiphany similar to the one that knocked Saint Paul on his ass on the road to Damascus, the boys were overcome with a vision of the perfect rock band: equal parts marketing, fashion sensibility and Mickey’s malt liquor Â©. Fathead would provide the powerhouse drumming and Bearclaw and Taint would supply vocals and guitar. (â€œTaint is like a combination of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, and that’s just his singing!â€ raves Fathead.) The combo was rounded out when Chuck Vadge was brought aboard to play bass, notwithstanding his near total lack of musical ability. Twelve weeks later, however, Chuck Vadge was replaced by Peter Extravaganza. (â€œChuck had absolutely no experience playing the bass when he joined the â€˜Nuts; Peter comes to the band with a good three months of bass playing under his belt!â€ gushes Fathead.)
It has been suggested that there are strong similarities between the â€˜Nuts and another band of fiery young upstarts once known as the Beatles, with the prodigiously talented Bearclaw as a Paul McCartney figure, Fathead in the role of Pete Best, and Peter Extravaganza and Johnny Taint as dueling Stu Suttcliffs. Despite their ability to craft simple, energetic, hook-laden songs, the music is not this band’s main focus. â€œWe hope that this band will be a triumph of merchandising over music,â€ says Taint. â€œHey, who the f*#@!k took the last beer?!?!â€ added Bearclaw.
So there you have it. Too inept to truly be considered power pop, and too melodic to be considered garage rock, the Donuts are simply a great band that defies categorization. Prepare to be confounded by this rock and roll colossus. And please have your money ready.
2009 New Years Eve Passport 2010
4 Corners Management owns 6 different bars that are located across different spectrums of the city. And during every News Years Eve it puts together a 3 different open bar packages that gives you a chance to enjoy the bulk of them. and tosses in a champagne toast at midnight.
The Rittenhouse Passport cost $90 , and gives you the chance to enjoy NoChe and Drinkers Pub. DrinkerÂ´s Pub is a classic bar well known for its friendly atmosphere and good times. Located directly in Center City on Chestnut Street, the pub offers a delicious food menu and amazing drink specials.
The PubÂ´s all wood decor offers a very welcoming and warm ambiance. There is ample room in DrinkerÂ´s with large booths aligning the back walls and tables for seating. Our 12Â´ wide window opens up revealing a gorgeous afternoon on Chestnut Street. The Elvis memorabilia and juke box add a nod towards nostalgia. There are flat-screen plasma TVÂ´s for sports fans to enjoy nightly games and games such as pin ball machines, Golden Tee, Mega Touch for patronÂ´s entertainment. DrinkerÂ´s has an extensive bar menu offering Mexican and American favorites. Food specials include $1 tacos (your choice of hard or soft shell with chicken or beef) every Sunday-Thursday and $1 Hot Dogs during all Philadelphia sports games. Noche Lounge, conveniently located in Center City, is the perfect restaurant and bar to relax with affordable drinks, amazing food and a friendly atmosphere. NoChe’s wide open space and second floor location gives guests a comfortable, cool experience. NoChe invites the outdoors in with ceiling-high windows which allow guests to gaze and people watch on Chestnut and 19th streets. The large booths, lining the perimeter of the lounge, are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scene. A pool table and big screen TV add a sports feel to the bar. The fresh design and rich ambiance of NoChe is engaging to anyone.Noche offers a distinct and delicious menu, including specialties made with only the freshest ingredients. NoChe is well-known for its gourmet pizzas and nachos.
The West Philly costs $65 and gives you the chance to enjoy their newest location, Drinkers West. Drinker’s West brings plenty of excitement and good times to University City with a fun energetic atmosphere that can’t be beat! Whether you’re looking to meet up for happy hour or a full night of partying, Drinker’s West will exceed all your expectations and have you coming back for more. West’s all wood decor offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With ample seating, multiple floors and two huge bars, Drinker’s is a favorite neighborhood destination. The extensive menu includes a variety of appetizers, specialty fries, salads, sandwiches and our famous brick-oven pizzas. Food specials include $1 Tacos everyday & $1 Hot Dogs during any Philadelphia team sporting event. Daily happy hour and all night drink specials keep your wallet full while keeping you more than satisfied. There are plenty of TV’s for sports fans to enjoy nightly games plus pool tables, pin ball machines and Mega Touch for patron’s enjoyment. DJs spin until 2am Thursday through Saturday.
The Old City Passport costs $85 and gives you the chance to enjoy Drinkers Tavern, Lucy’s Hat Shop, and Top Hat. DrinkerÂ´s Tavern is the hippest rock and roll bar in Philadelphia. If youÂ´re sick of the up tight bar crowds and need to let loose, come liberate yourself at DrinkerÂ´s Tavern. Located on busy Market Street, DrinkerÂ´s adds to the popular nightlife of Old City. DrinkerÂ´s Tavern has an energetic atmosphere which frees your spirits and makes your night out unforgettable. DrinkerÂ´s has two floors with a wood decor, huge bar and ample seating. Admire the Elvis memorabilia and play your favorite songs on our jukebox which has been rated best jukebox several years in running. Lucy’s Hat Shop has been a local favorite in Old City for years and is still going strong. Lucy’s includes two large bars which can accomodate plenty of thirsty people. Lucy’s is very spacious with a warm wood dÃ©cor, making it easy to relax with friends. Outside seating is available when weather permits so come enjoy the fresh air in one of Philadelphia’s most popular areas for nightlife. The front room DJ plays rock and roll while the rear DJ plays hip hop. There is a wide variety of nightly music to assure anyone’s listening pleasure. Top Hat is Old City’s private party destination. Located directly above Lucy’s Hat Shop, Top Hat caters to those looking to party in a relaxed, comfortable environment. With a warm decor, spacious rooms and two large bars, Top Hat easily accommodates all who enter. A glass window overlooking Market Street encourages people watching. With great music and affordable drinks, Top Hat is easy on the wallet and high on customer satisfaction.
4 Corners Management
New Years Eve Passport
The Philadelphia Orchestra with Audra McDonald
Broadway and television star Audra McDonald joins Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Rossen Milanov and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra to ring in 2010 with the annual New Year’s Eve Concert. One of today’s brightest Broadway stars, Ms. McDonald lends her luscious soprano voice to the songs of Gershwin and other favorites of the Great American Songbook for this very special celebration.
GERSHWIN – Introduction from Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN – “Summertime,” from Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN – “Ask Me Again”
BERNSTEIN – “A Little Bit in Love,” from Wonderful Town
GERSHWIN – “Fascinating Rhythm,” from Lady Be Good
BERNSTEIN – Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
GERSHWIN – Overture to Girl Crazy
LOEWE – “I Could Have Danced All Night,” from My Fair Lady
MANCINI – “Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
ARLEN – “Over the Rainbow,” from The Wizard of Oz
LOESSER – “I Can’t Stop Talking about Him,” from Let’s Dance
GERSHWIN – An American in Paris
Philadelphia Orchestra New Years Eve
For a whole listing of other events you can check out the New Years Event Listing on Philly2Night.