Win big money in the new year!
The new year is always an exciting time for people who want to mix it up a bit in their lives with new year resolutions. You can start the new year out right at the SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia. There will be free fireworks shows along the Delaware River. You will have the opportunity to see the show twice on New Year’s Eve at 6 pm and midnight. You would probably be able to see the amazing fireworks display all the way from your apartment at the Pepper Building but don’t miss out on the chance to get a great spot right on the Delaware River Waterfront.
The best time to see the fireworks show for families or those who have other New Year’s celebrations would be at 6 pm. It will still be slightly warmer than the later midnight showing and the sun will have just set so the sky will be ready to be lit up. The midnight showing will be perfect for the older crowd who wants to hang out with family or friends. You will be able to watch the show from the Delaware River Waterfront or the Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest, Penn’s Landing, and the Battleship New Jersey, among other great locations.
Another great event that the SugarHouse Casino sponsors is the Mummers Parade that takes place on New Year’s Day. Over 10,000 men, women and children will be dancing and strutting down the Street. This tradition is almost 120 years old and can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Laborers would march in masks down the streets exchanging gifts as well as satirize issues of the day. There are more than 40 clubs that are split into five divisions – Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades. The Comics and Wench Brigades make fun of issues, institutions and people while the Fancies dress up like royalty. The String Bands make the music with banjoes, saxophones, percussion and other reed and string instruments and the Fancy Brigades create choreographed theatrical displays.
You’ll have a great time at any one of these events, and the best part is that they’re local so getting there is always a breeze.