Another year has come and gone, so that means it’s time to party. Welcome 2018 at some of your favorite South Jersey spots during these New Year’s Eve celebrations.


On the (Indoor) Beach

Rusty Nail
205 Beach Avenue, Cape May
Don’t let the cold stop you from celebrating a tropical new year. Bring your Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops to the Rusty Nail for an indoor beach bash – complete with a sand pit, midnight beach ball drop and open bar. The party starts at 9:30 pm, and tickets cost $50. For more information, visit the website.


Start 2018 Laughing

Showboat Atlantic City
801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
Say goodbye to 2017 while rolling in the aisles at the Showboat Atlantic City’s comedy event. Enjoy a comedy show and New Year’s after-party with two showtimes to choose from: 8 pm or 10 pm. Shows cost $25 each and include the after-party. For more information, visit the website or email


Board the Battleship

Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton Street, Camden
Spend the last night of 2017 the way the Battleship New Jersey crew would. Grab dinner in the chow line, ride in the flight simulator and take a guided tour before watching fireworks over the Delaware River. Then, spend the night on the ship! The experience costs $79 per person. For more information, visit the website.


Surround Yourself with Art

Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
Indulge in a five-course tasting menu or dine à la carte surrounded by art at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant. Finish the night with a dance party in the pavilion and a champagne toast. The dance is included for Rat’s diners or costs $50 alone. For more information and to make a reservation, call 609-584-7800 or visit the website.


First Night Haddonfield

Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield
There’s nothing quite like Haddonfield’s First Night. Perfect for the whole family, it includes live entertainment, fireworks, food and a Kids’ Zone.

A Classy New Year

The Madison
33 Lafayette Street, Riverside
Welcome 2018 in your finest during The Madison’s New Year’s Eve Ballroom Gala. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour at 7:30 pm complete with hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar and an open bar. Then, dinner is served at 8:30 pm, accompanied by a live band so you can dance the night away. For more information, visit the website.


Celebrate with the Fish

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive, Camden
Make your trip to the Adventure Aquarium last a little longer for the New Year’s Eve Splash. Regular admission includes a DJ dance party, fireworks display and extended hours until 6 pm. For more information, visit the website.


Start Early for the Kids

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill
Celebrate 2018 a little early with the kids at the Garden State Discovery Museum’s New Year’s at noon. The entire museum will count down, sing and dance in celebration. Countdowns begin at 11:45 am for the noon celebration or at 2:45 pm for the 3 pm celebration. For more information, visit the website.


Kick Off 2018 with a Splash

Sahara Sam’s Oasis
535 North Route 73, West Berlin
Grab your bathing suit and head to Sahara Sam’s for a New Year celebration at the oasis. The night includes admission to the park, a DJ and games, plenty of food and a champagne toast (or sparkling cider for the kids). The event runs from 7pm to 12:30 am and costs $66.95 per person. For more information, visit the website.


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