Ring in the New Year at these celebrations all across the state, from kid-approved events with live entertainment to all-night parties with DJs and open bars. Make it a safe and fun getaway by staying overnight at a nearby hotel, conveniently located near all the action. We’ve got just the plan for an unforgettable night on the town.
First Night Morris 2017
Celebrate the New Year with this 25th anniversary event, featuring more than 80 performances—from live music to dance to comedy—including family-friendly events. This event begins at 4:45 pm and includes fireworks displays at 9:15 pm and midnight.
Where to Stay: Plan your getaway with a night at Hyatt Regency or Best Western Plus, Morristown Inn.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Climb aboard the Spirit of New Jersey from Lincoln Harbor and enjoy a dinner buffet, premium open bar, Champagne toast at midnight, live DJ performances, and spectacular views of the fireworks over the Hudson River.
Where to Stay: Book a room nearby at the Sheraton, Lincoln Harbor Hotel.
New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs Resort
Take your pick from fun events throughout this luxury resort property, from family-friendly celebrations to adult-only parties. Make a reservation for a multi-course dinner at one of the upscale restaurants, dance until the early morning, and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight at the Biosphere Party—or bring the kids to the family buffet featuring party favors, games, and more.
Where to Stay: Stay onsite at the Grand Cascades Lodge or Minerals Hotel.
First Night Ocean City
Families will love the vast array of entertainment options at this annual celebration, featuring jugglers, comedy, magic shows, live music performances, inflatable play areas, and more.
Where to Stay: Stay at a conveniently located hotel, such as the Aztec Ocean Resort.
The Gatsby Ball
Ring in the New Year at this Roaring Twenties-style masquerade ball at Pines Manor, where an open bar, live DJs, buffet dinner and a live broadcast of the ball drop from Times Square keep the crowds entertained into the early hours of 2017.
Where to Stay: Stay just a few minutes away at the Crowne Plaza.
First Night Haddonfield 2017
For a family-friendly celebration, don’t miss this alcohol-free celebration, showcasing music, comedy, theatrical performances, dance and more. A KidZone offers activities for children under nine-years-old.
Where to Stay: Bring the whole family to Haddonfield Inn.
New Year’s Eve on the Boardwalk
Join the jubilant crowds along the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk for a live broadcast of the Times Square countdown.
Where to Stay: Book a room that is just steps from the celebration when you stay at Caesars Atlantic City, Tropicana Casino & Resort or Days Inn Atlantic City Oceanfront - Boardwalk.
New Year's Eve Greetings from Rock 'n' Roll USA
Ring in the New Year at this energetic and wholesome concert at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, paying tribute to American rock 'n' roll of the '50s, '60s and 70s. At 10 p.m., the Broadway Ball will drop, and concert-goers can toast to 2017 with non-alcoholic beverages.
Where to Stay: Stay just a couple blocks from the theater at The Inn on Holly, a charming bed-and-breakfast in a historic home, decked out in vintage-style decor.