Festive ways to spend New Year’s in Philadelphia

New Year's in Philadelphia
White Dog Cafe

2023 is coming to a close, and to welcome the next chapter, here are a few fun ways to spend New Year’s in Philadelphia.

White Dog Cafe Pajama Brunch 

Now in its 35th year, White Dog Cafe will once again host its pajama-clad New Year’s Day brunch (and yes, everyone is welcome to come in their bed-wear.) The a la carte brunch menu will span treats like seasonal mocktails, a classic cage-free egg white omelet, an avocado BLT and plenty of other tasty bites.

Every location (in Wayne, Haverford, Glen Mills and West Philadelphia) will be participating in the occasion, and reservations are encouraged.

Multiple locations, whitedog.com

SNACKTIME: Spring Break On New Year’s Eve

To celebrate the closing of 2023, SNACKTIME will be hosting an end-of-the-year bash, aka an “MTV Spring Break”-inspired evening that will feature special guest performances from Brooklyn-based jazz fusion group Olivia K and the Parkers, plus local DJ and radio talent Killsing.

SNACKTIME will also be playing some sets with the background of thematic décor (think beach balls and lifeguard stands) and the evening will also feature contests and merch drops—including the SNACKTIME Basketball Jerseys. Guests are encouraged to show up donning their best Spring Break gear, doors open at 8 p.m. and performances start at 9 p.m.

New Year's in Philadelphia

1009 Canal St.,  brooklynbowl.com


Want an extra sweet way to celebrate New Year’s in Philadelphia? Oloroso is offering a tasty takeaway option for everyone to indulge in. The venue’s new Basque Cheesecake Takeaway gives locals the chance to purchase the fan-favorite treat in a whole cake for the holiday.

As a release states, whole servings of the Basque Cheesecake (gluten-free) are available through online ordering for $90, with three varieties of toppings available for ordering à la carte, including a Tart Cherry and Pretzel Compote topping for $20, a Saffron Apricot and Candied Pistachio topping for $20, as well as a Gluten Free Tart Cherry and Pretzel Compote topping for $25. As an extra special treat, the cheesecake will be available until Jan. 10.

Additionally, the venue is also hosting a Five Course New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner for $95 per person. Guests will also have the option to elevate their experience by adding a wine pairing, priced at $75 per person.

OlorosoKC Tinari

1121 Walnut St., olorosophl.com

Tiny Dynamite 

To ring in New Year’s in Philadelphia, Tiny Dynamite will be hosting an evening they’ve dubbed “Happy (Early Bird) New Year”, aka an activation with pop-up performances, joyous songs, snacks, and drinks. The event will take place on Dec. 31, at both 5:30 and 8 p.m. at The Drake Theatre Proscenium Lobby.

As the release states, guests will enter a “playful, interactive New Year’s Eve wonderland,” including live music, refreshments, and a choice of alcoholic beverages. Mini performances will “bubble up” like champagne throughout the Drake Theatre lobby, including the play ‘The Most Exclusive, Opulent New Year’s Gala You’ve Ever Seen’ by Justin Lopez. Admission is $25 and also includes a festive snack.

New Year's in Philadelphia
Tiny DynamiteRebecca Gudelunas

302 S. Hicks St., tinydynamite.org

W Hotel Philadelphia 

The Center City venue is hosting a New Year’s Eve party on their Wet Deck, and everyone 21+ is invited to enjoy. Dubbed “New Year’s Eve on the Moon, Baby,” the celebration will feature live entertainment from performance artist, The Moon Baby, and sounds from DJ Doll Redacted, plus an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. (a cash bar will remain open after that point.) Tickets run for $150 and also include “space snacks.”

The hotel’s “Living Room” (located in the lobby) will also be hosting a celebration chuck full of live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight with bottle service available. Reservations are available online.

New Year's in Philadelphia
W Philadelphia

 1439 Chestnut St.,  marriott.com