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December 30, 2015

View fireworks at the Jersey shore

Enjoy family-friendly activities during the day or head to Atlantic City for NYE nightlife

Looking to escape the city on New Year's Eve? Both Sea Isle City and Atlantic City in New Jersey are offering fireworks shows and special events. 

Fireworks at the Shore

Head to Sea Isle City at the Jersey shore and enjoy a less crowded celebration, complete with a fireworks show. During the day, families can attend the themed event "New Year's Eve in Egypt." There will be dinner, dancing, activities and an early countdown. Hosted by the City's Division of Recreation and Municipal Alliance Committee, the event runs from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., with a crystal ball drop countdown at 7 p.m. Bring a dessert for admission.

The fireworks show at the beach will begin at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 31
8 p.m.
JFK Boulevard Beach
Sea Isle City, NJ
(609) 263-0050

Atlantic City New Year's Eve

If Philadelphia or the surrounding suburbs don't have what you're looking for on New Year's Eve, then hopefully Atlantic City does. There is no shortage of casinos and nightclubs throwing events for the occasion with open bar deals, music and dinners. A few are having unique celebrations.

Tropicana goes retro to ring in 2016 with a concert performance from the Pointer Sisters at 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $79-$89. Then in the casino's Boogie Nights dance club, there will be an open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., appetizers, entertainment, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple.

At the Playground Pier at Caesars, the venue is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for champagne cork popping. This is part of their "Uncorked NYE" party that also includes an open bar, karaoke, '20s-style speakeasy and live broadcast of Times Square. Tickets start at $60 per person.

The 2016 fireworks show will be a free 10-minute pyrotechnic display over the boardwalk at midnight.

Thursday, Dec. 31
Atlantic City, NJ