December 20, 2014, N.J. New Year’s Eve: Our New Year’s Eve update is really taking shape. See our picks for Best New Jersey New Year’s Eve events below. Also see the extensive New Year’s Eve Calendar that features celebrations all over the state in every price range in hotels, restaurants and at historical sites. You’ll even find fireworks displays in South and Central Jersey.

If you are looking for a place for a New Year’s Day Brunch, Breakfast or Dinner. See our Holiday Dining Guide to find N.J. Restaurants open on New Year’s Day.

Our New Year’s Eve Guide has gotten so large that we’ve made some changes. The events are now listed by region on individual pages as we expand our coverage. This page features our top 10 list of the best events in the state.

Our First Night in New Jersey listings feature celebrations that are family friendly and non-alcoholic alternatives to the standard New Year’s Eve events. Our N.J. New Year’s Eve Calendar is now live and filling up. We’ve had promoters listing their special dinners and dances for several weeks now. Some of our favorite events are already sold out for this year so there’s a section at the end of the article that highlights celebrations that you might want to check out for next year.

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N.J. New Year’s Eve Regions:


North Jersey New Year’s Eve

Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County

Central Jersey New Year’s Eve

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County

South Jersey New Year’s Eve

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem County

Jersey Shore New Year’s Eve

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County


Best New Jersey New Year’s Eve Events of 2014

Here are our choices for the best ways to ring in the new year in New Jersey.

New Year’s Eve Hogmanay Bonfire, Lawrenceville, Mercer County, Central Jersey, Free: Get your toss list ready for Lawrenceville’s Hogmanay Bonfire. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the Hogmanay Bonfire has been a Lawrence Historical Society tradition since 1997. The Mercer County bonfire began as a way to showcase the Brearley House while it was being renovated and proved to be so popular it has become an annual event. The first bonfire was suggested by … New Jersey Hogmanay

New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs Resort, Vernon, Sussex County, North Jersey, $25.00 to $290.00 per person: This New Year’s Eve, Crystal Springs Resort has something for everyone. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, there will be several dining options at multiple locations. The first stop is Crystal Tavern, which will have 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. seatings for $95.00 per person. There will be a late dinner at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for $190.oo per person. A five-course menu will be offered. The late dinner fee also includes admission to the Biosphere Party. This bash will feature live DJ entertainment, open bar, specialty … Crystal Springs, Champagne & Celebrations

Trenton New Years Eve Concert, Trenton, Mercer County, Central Jersey, $65.00: Mark your calendar for the Annual New Year’s Eve Concert by The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, this Mercer County performance takes place at 8:00 p.m. The annual concert includes an evening of classics, such as Porgy & Bess, the Emperor Waltz by Strauss, and Romanian Rhapsody by Enescu. Daniel Spalding will be conducting. Advance … Philharmonic Celebration Concert

New Year’s Eve Fireworks, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, Central Jersey, Free: For a fabulous fireworks display to wrap up the year, make a trip to New Brunswick for their annual New Year’s Eve spectacular. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, fireworks will be launched atop the roof of The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center. The show starts at midnight but the entire downtown area is alive that night with New Brunswick restaurants serving … Fireworks in N.B. on N.Y.E.

New Year’s Eve Kids Kazoo Parade, Collingswood, Camden, South Jersey, Free: Your children will love to be a part of the Annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Kazoo Parade in Collingswood. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, this New Year’s Eve event takes place from 4:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 4:15 p.m. in … Kazoo, Kids & a Celebration in Collingswood

NJ Events: New Year's Eve on the Delaware River & Battleship NJ
New Year’s Eve on The Battleship New Jersey: NJ Events, New Year’s Eve Guide


New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Battleship USS New Jersey Camden, Camden County, South Jersey, $20.00,: For amazing fireworks your family always will treasure, get advance tickets for Fireworks: Viewed from the Battleship New Jersey. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, there will be two firework displays aboard the historic battleship. The first is at 6:00 p.m., and the second is at 12:00 a.m. The fireworks will be shot over the Delaware River. There will be light food and … Battleship New Jersey Celebrations

New Year’s Eve at David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson, Monmouth County, Jersey Shore, $115.00: Make a point of spending your New Year’s Eve with fine dining at the Fromagerie. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, there will be a four-course prix fixe menu. There will be seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The first seating is $105.00 per person, and the second seating is $115.00, including a midnight toast. Both prices for the evening are exclusive of gratuity and tax. For the first … Fromagerie Rings in the New Year

New Year’s Eve at Oyster Creek, Leeds Point, Atlantic County, Jersey Shore, Entrees @ $13.00 to $30.00: The Oyster Creek Inn is our choice for the Best New Year’s Eve Bargain in New Jersey. It is one of our favorite restaurants. We discovered it earlier this year and we go back there whenever we are in the area. O.C.I. is not fancy, gourmet, cutting edge experimental or trendy. It is unique, exceptional, low key, quirky and very, very busy. It is located on the … Eve on the Creek

Ocean City First Night, Ocean City, Cape May County, Jersey Shore, $15.00: Pack the family in the car and head to the Shore for Ocean City First Night. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, this event begins at 4:00 p.m. and goes until 12:00 a.m. Seventeen venues will have a range of live entertainment, including The Trammps, Fabulous Grease Band, Hegelman String Band, comedy, even a game show. The children can enjoy magic, puppet shows, jugglers, reptiles, rides … First Night in the City

New Year’s Eve at The Manor, West Orange, Essex County, North Jersey, $69.95 to $145.00 per person: A luxurious dinner awaits you this New Year’s Eve at The Manor Restaurant. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the restaurant will be featuring two dining options. There is a buffet from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for $75.00 per person. Ages up to 12 are $29.95 per person. With the buffet, you can eat like royalty with carving stations, pastas, seafood, sides, and … Eve @ the Manor