The party of the year is fast approaching as is the parade of the year!!
The SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront feature two major pyrotechnics displays over the Delaware River — one at 6p and another at midnight. For front-row views, head to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. For more prime viewing locations, check out this where-to-watch the New Year's Eve fireworks guide. Whatever you do - don't get caught in traffic or stuck looking for parking! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 9, 12, 17, 21, 25, 33, 40, 42 or 57.
If you're headed to one of the dance parties, live concerts, family-oriented events happening around town, click here to plan your trip on SEPTA.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
On New Year's Eve, Regional Rail Trains will operate on a regular Sunday schedule with special late night service. The late night New Year's Eve schedule includes added service to Chestnut Hill East, Fox Chase, Elwyn, Lansdale, Malvern, Trenton/NJ Transit-New York, Norristown, Warminster, and West Trenton. Please look for signage posted at stations or download this PDF for the late night schedule.
All stations will be open during regularly scheduled hours Sunday, December 31st, with special hours for the stations listed below:
Jefferson Station: 8a - 1:30a
Suburban Station: 8a - 1:30a
30th Street Station: 8a - 1:30a
The Market St. Convention Center entrance will remain open until 1a Monday, January 1, 2018 to accommodate customers returning from the New Year's Eve fireworks.
Additional Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line trains will operate before and after the New Year's Eve fireworks at Penn's Landing, with all night train service available to customers. Follow @SEPTA_BSL or @SEPTA_MFL for real-time service information via Twitter.
Buses and Trolleys will run on a Sunday schedule but please note, in preparation for the Mummers Parade on Monday, the following Bus Routes will be detoured on Sunday from 12p - 8p on 15th Street between JFK Boulevard and Chestnut Street: 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 44, 48, 124, and 125
On New Year's Day, the Mummers Parade is the place to be! This only-in-Philadelphia New Year’s Day tradition dates back to 1901 and today includes thousands of men, women and children wearing feathers and sequins while dancing to music and parading along Broad Street from Philadelphia City Hall to Washington Avenue. Click here for the 2018 parade route. For more info on exactly what a Mummer is - click here. We suggest you leave the car at home and the driving to SEPTA. Click here to plan your trip.
Couple of quick tips:
On New Year's Day the ticket offices at Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations will be open from 7a-10p. In the burbs, Bryn Mawr, Cornwells Heights, Fox Chase, Glenside, Jenkintown-Wyncote, Lansdale, Marcus Hook, Media, Norristown, Paoli, and Warminster Station ticket offices will be open 7a-2p.
On New Year's Day, Buses, Trains, and Trolleys will operate on a Sunday Schedule. Due to the Mummers Parade, the following SEPTA Bus routes will operate on a temporary detour: 2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 38, 40, 42, 44, 45, 48, 57, 59, 64, 124, and 125.
Detours will begin as early as 3a on certain Routes. Check System Status for specific service information. Please consider taking the Broad Street Line as an alternative.
Happy New Year!!