8 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in New Jersey

Say goodbye to the year! It’s time for champagne and a delicious dinner. First Nights with music and family fun. Dancing the night away to local DJs. Take your pick! There’s a way to celebrate the new year for everyone in New Jersey, no matter your taste. Here are the best events happening on NYE in the state. 

First Night, Ocean City, NJ

Bring the entire family to First Night in Ocean City. A wealth of excitement awaits, including live performances, endless music, fun in the planetarium and more. Check the website to purchase buttons. Events start at 3:45 p.m. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Monument Square Park, New Brunswick, NJ

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Monument Square Park. Tickets include a delicious Italian dinner and drinks. Fireworks will be launched from the top of the Heidrich Hotel at midnight, so everyone will step outside with their champagne and ring in the New Year. Contact the restaurant for more information on how to purchase tickets.

New Year's Eve at Gladstone Tavern, Gladstone, NJ

Ring in the New Year at Gladstone Tavern. Starting at 9 p.m. they’ll offer a special menu, along with a champagne toast at midnight and an evening of live music and dancing. Bring your friends and enjoy a lively farewell to the year.

A Grand New Year's Eve Celebration at The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ

Spend New Year’s Eve on the Jersey Shore! The Grand Hotel in Cape May is hosting A Grand New Year’s Eve in their ballroom on the fifth floor. Guests will enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a Surf & Turf dinner, dancing all night, a champagne toast, and more. 

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iPlay America's New Year's Eve, Freehold, NJ

The whole family will love ringing in the New Year at iPlay America in Freehold. A live DJ will play tunes and take requests all night long. There will be party favors, giveaways and more as folks ride the rides and play laser tag and more. At midnight, confetti cannons will usher in the new year, as guests watch the ball drop in Times Square, thanks to several large screens. Contact iPlay America for reservations and tickets.

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NYE Dinner Buffet and Dance at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill, Fairfield, NJ

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and then dance the night away at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill. Dining begins at 5:30 p.m., with the music starting at 8 p.m. A champagne toast at midnight bids the year adieu and welcomes the new one. The event ends at 1:30 a.m. Contact the restaurant for reservations and ticket prices.

Sofia, Englewood, NJ

Spend New Year’s Eve in elegance at Sofia. Semi-formal dress is appropriate and packages will include dinner and entertainment. Contact the restaurant directly for ticket information and prepare to be dazzled on the last evening of the year.

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George & Martha’s, Morristown, NJ

You’ll have a blast when you celebrate New Year’s Eve at George & Martha’s in Morristown. A DJ will play your favorite tunes as you dance the night away, and enjoy top shelf liquor, beer and wine. Tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, as well as a full midnight dinner buffet. Make sure to book your tickets in advance! 

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