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10 Historic sites to ring in the 2017 New Year


The Original Ghost Tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tours start at 7:00 PM until Midnight

This New Year’s Eve, bring history back to life. Join the 7th annual New Year’s Eve Ghost tour which will take place in Powel House, the famous venue for several high-society holiday parties in the past. Take a candlelight tour and journey through the mysterious house where disembodied dancing footsteps are still heard and where the ghost of Benedict Arnold’s bewitched wife still roam the drawing room.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Spend the First Night of 2017 Aboard a Battleship in Camden, New Jersey
Starts at 5:00 PM

Families can enjoy the first night of the New Year aboard the USS New Jersey. Tour the ship, ride the flight simulator, eat at the chowline and sleep in bunks just like the crews of the USS New Jersey used to do. Countdown to the New Year and enjoy the midnight fireworks right from the deck of the Battleship!

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Razzle Dazzle New Year’s Ball in Anchorage, Alaska
From 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Welcome the New Year in style at the Anchorage Museum’s Razzle Dazzle Ball. Inspired by the razzle dazzle patterns used as camouflage during World War I. Come to the ball dressed in a black and white ensemble, make a statement and stand out while dancing the night away.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Silverado-Franklin Ball Drop in Deadwood, South Dakota
Starts at 8:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year in this old mining town. Welcome the New Year with a ball drop happening outside the historic Franklin Hotel. The fun doesn’t stop after midnight, play all night long with many of the casinos offering free champagne and party favors for everyone.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


New Year’s Swingin’ Eve at Union Station, Kansas City
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Take part in Kansas City’s jazz rich history and celebrate the New Year with a bang featuring your favorite swing music and retro dance moves brought to you by the award-winning Dave Stephen’s Band. Admission cost includes live music, party favors, unlimited drinks and a midnight champagne toast.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Harmony’s Silvester Celebration – New Year’s Eve on German Time in Harmony, Pennsylvania
Starts at 3:00 PM until Midnight

Ring in the New Year with a family-oriented “Silvester” celebration in the National Historic Landmark District that is Harmony. Inspired by the community’s historic German roots, a ball drop and fireworks display will take place at 6:00 pm which is midnight in Germany. Other German New Year’s Eve traditions include a Christmas Tree Throwing Contest, Bleigiessen (lead pouring), showing of the short comedy film “Dinner for One” and a pork and sauerkraut dinner.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center New Year’s Eve Celebration in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Starts at 5:00 pm until 1:00 am

Enjoy delicious food, live music and dancing this New Year’s Eve at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located at the historic Albuquerque Indian School District. Feast in a special one-night dinner menu prepared by Pueblo Harvest and dance the night away at the Chaco ballrooms as you wait for the countdown and champagne toast at midnight.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


Famously Hot New Year in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina
Starts at 7:00 PM until Midnight

Make the last night of the year memorable by celebrating in South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, Famously Hot New Year. Everyone is welcome at this free event taking place at the historic S.C. State House. This event also features a full-length concert by a national headliner and capped of by most colossal NYE fireworks display in the two Carolinas.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


The New Year’s Eve Gala Concert and The New Year’s Eve Ball – A Night In Vienna at Petaluma, California
Concert: 6:00-8:00 PM ; NYE Ball: 8:30-12:30 AM

Spend New Year’s Eve in style with this two part celebration. Start the night with a Gala Concert at Petaluma’s “Carnegie Hall” featuring the music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky performed by string players from the San Francisco Symphony and Elizabeth Walter, pianist. Afterwards, head over to Hermann Sons’ Hall and enjoy many traditional Viennese dishes and desserts served in a buffet style gourmet dinner. Listen and dance to Strauss Waltzes played by a live orchestra until midnight.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


New Year’s Eve at New Orleans, Louisiana
Starts at 9:30 AM until the next day

The New Year’s Eve celebration starts early in New Orleans. Head over to Louisiana Children’s Museum and have a New Year’s Eve Countdown to Noon. Create your own noisemaker and paper bag hat and at 12:00 noon, delight in the confetti toss and balloon release. Witness the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade in the afternoon and afterwards, head over to Jackson Square and find yourself a good spot for the annual fleur-de-lis drop at midnight.

You’ll find more details on the event page.


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