|BY MARTIN KERRIGAN >
Atlantic City New Years Eve 2015
Fireworks, Events, Webcams, Casinos,
Parties, Hotels, Restaurants
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, 31 December 2014,
Famous in more recent times for the
hugely successful TV show Boardwalk Empire, Atlantic
City is alternatively known as the
Las Vegas of the
East Coast, and throws a New Years Eve party to reflect
this. The hotels and casinos promote a range of special
offers to attract visitors during the NYE season, and
2015 will be no exception with parties, balls and a
range of midnight countdown events leading up to the
huge fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic City took a heck of a battering
by Hurricane Sandy back in 2012 but has invested a lot
of time and money in restoring itself to somewhere near
it's former glory so looks a decent option for some
good deals from NYE this year. It's certainly on my
bucket list, I like the idea of Las Vegas by the sea,
although probably wouldn't be dipping more than my toes
in the Atlantic at this time of year!
The city has been struggling
throughout the year with some of the bigger and even
newer casinos being forced to close down, so they
could really do with a busy and profitable festive
season and new year period to help keep the place
going as a viable east coast alternative to Vegas.
Fireworks, Events & Party Listings
To watch the midnight fireworks,
most people head to the iconic Boardwalk, which runs
along the beach for four miles to the city limit, where
an additional one and a half miles extends on into Ventnor
City. It is mainly casinos and hotels along the boardwalk,
but there is also a decent range of shops, restaurants,
and amusement arcades. Top attractions worth a
visit include the Boardwalk Hall, House of Blues, and
the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum.
For New Years Eve in Atlantic City
last year the major events included Mary J. Blige at
Caesars, Gladys Knight at Tropicana, The Goo Goo Dolls
at Caesars Palace and Fitz & The Tantrums at Borgata.
We expect a similar range of big names this year - check
back for details nearer the time.
There are usually big parties at the HQ Nightclub
and The Pool at Harrah's - we'll provide details and
ticket onfo once we have it.
Among the other popular venues
usually to be found hosting special new year's eve
nights in AC are Ovation Hall at Revel, Mixx, Trump
Taj Mahal, Borgata Music Box, the Chelsea Hotel,
Tropicana Casino and Bader Field.
For your new year dining options,
then Atlantic City has the expected eclectic selection
to choose from. Among the most popular selections
are the Hard Rock Cafe, Dock's Oyster House, McCormick &
Schmick's and Bobby Flay Steak. The veggies among us
should be looking to head for Punjab Palace or The Veggie
Grille. See the full range of eateries online
Streaming, Webcams & Video
Places to watch live online:
Atlantic City webcams
There is no shortage of places to
stay in Atlantic City on new years eve, and most of
the hotels will put on parties and special events to
draw you in. Among the most popular and vibrant places
to stay are:
Tropicana Casino & Quarter
Golden Nugget Casino Resorts Atlantic
Harrah's Atlantic City
Waterclub at the Borgata
Atlantic Club Casino
Ballys Atlantic City Casino, Boardwalk
For hotel availability and reservations
local hotels here.
We would love to hear feedback from
anyone who has visited Atlantic City for New Years Eve
and would like to share their experiences.
Also if you know of any events or
parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something
you're attending or organising, please let us know and
we'll be happy to update the page.
Walt Disney World,