Top 10 New Year's Eve Parties in NJ for Ringing in 2020

  • Posted on January 16, 2023
  • Nightlife
  • By Summer Daidone

Best New Years Eve Parties in NJ
New Year? New Jersey!

The celebrations only get larger and louder on the last (and biggest!) party night of the year.

Where’s the best place to ring in 2020 in New Jersey? Use our guide to see the best bars, clubs, resorts and venues for New Year’s Eve celebrations in NJ.

We guarantee it’ll be more fun than freezing in Times Square waiting for the ball to drop.

1. New Years Eve at Bar Anticipation: 21+ Event
Bar A is one of the Jersey Shore’s hottest nightlife destinations. Although they are known for being a popular tourist destination during the summer, locals know that Bar A is ready to party all winter long. On December 31st, be part of one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in New Jersey. Bar A welcomes party goers to experience both their indoor bar and outdoor area with heated tents. Enjoy a hot & cold buffet, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and two hours of an open bar. With 9 hours straight of entertainment and VIP reserved tables and bottle service available, where else would you rather be? Come ready to party until 2 am. Get your tickets early, as this event usually sells out fast!

Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave., Belmar, NJ, 07719

2. NYE 2020 at Birch Hoboken: 21+ Event
Celebrate the New Year at NJ’s most extravagant New Year’s Eve party. With the purchase of a ticket, guests are invited to party on 3 floors with 4 different bars! There will be a 4.5 hour premium open bar from 8pm – 12:30 am, a gourmet dinner buffet from 8 – 10 pm, a champagne toast at midnight, NYE party favors, special guests, and surprise entertainment! VIP tables are also available for reservation.

Birch Hoboken
92 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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3. Spirit of New Jersey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner: Romantic Idea
Ring in the New Year on the water with Spirit cruises. Choose the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner, departing from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ at 10pm, where guests will enjoy a romantic evening of dinner and dancing abroad this luxury cruise ship. Enjoy a stunning view of the fireworks display from right on the Hudson River. Savor their signature dinner buffet menu and a premium open bar (21+). This is a a once-in-a-lifetime way to party on New Year’s Eve in New Jersey. Spirit Cruises also offers a New Years Eve lunch and dinner package if you are simply looking for a romantic way to spent the day.

Spirit of New Jersey
Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ  07086

4. New Year’s Eve at iPlay America: Great for Families
Families who are looking to spend New Year’s Eve together will have a blast at iPlay America. Starting at 7:30pm on December 31, kids and their parents can party together all night long. Have a blast with unlimited rides, a $10 game card and a DJ light show, as well as party favors and giveaways throughout the night. Mom and dad will love the adult cocktail area. They als offer a Dining Pass, which includes everything in their NYE Party Pass, along with seating at a special NYE pre-fix menu dinner. iPlay America is once again proud to host the family event of the year!

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728

5. New Year’s Eve 2020 at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort: 21+ Event
Splash into 2020 at one of New Jersey’s most iconic nightlife spots. Atlantic City’s best club will be hosting the best New Year’s Eve party in New Jersey. Doors open at 8pm and there will be an open bar from 9pm-11pm. You must have a General Admission, Early Bird, or Advance General Admission to enter before 11, so be sure to buy your tickets here in advance! Bottle service, cabanas and table reservations are also available.

The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort
777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

6. New Year’s Eve 2020 on the Waterfront at Wicked Wolf Tavern: 21+ Event
Say goodbye to 2019 and kick off 2020 with a spectacular view of the NYC skyline. The Wicked Wolf Tavern is throwing an awesome party on the Hudson River waterfront, one that is known to be “Hoboken’s Best NYE Party”. Starting at 8pm, this famous bar will have a five-hour premium open bar, a multi-course dinner buffet, midnight champagne toast, and late night snacks. This amazing night will also feature party favors, a live DJ, and special guests all night long. Table reservations and bottle service are available.

Wicked Wolf Tavern
120 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken, NJ 07030

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7. New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs Resort: 21+ Events | Great For Families | Romantic
Don’t miss out on having a rocking experience without the crowds of New York City. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a family-friendly experience, Crystal Springs Resort is bringing in 2020 with a bang and offering 10 different New Year’s celebrations. The Grand Cascades Lodge is hosting the hottest “After Glow” party at the Biosphere Pool Complex, complete with appetizers, open bar and DJ entertainment. The celebrations at the Minerals Hotel feature early and late buffets, dinners and parties. For the morning after, enjoy a delicious brunch in the Emerald Ballroom for a memorable first meal of 2020. Space is extremely limited because everyone wants to party at Crystal Springs!

Crystal Springs Resort
Rt. 94, Hamburg, NJ 07419

8. Topgolf Edison’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Party: Great For Families
Celebrate 2020 with Topgolf Edison! They will be throwing one of the biggest New Years Eve parties of the year, including live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and an awesome midnight celebration. Reserve a bay for up to six guests and you’ll have unlimited Topgolf game play from 9pm until 1am, along with NYE party favors! A VIP package is available, which also includes access to the Signature Event Room for a Premium NYE Feast, one bottle of sparkling wine for guests over 21 to share, and unlimited soda, coffee, and tea! All guests will enjoy fireworks and a glow in the dark themed party at midnight!

Topgolf Edison
1013 US Route 1, Edison, NJ 08817

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9. First Night Ocean City: Great for Families
Start the New Year with a magical first night. These family-oriented, alcohol-free festivities in Ocean City, NJ are a great way for families to look forward to another wonderful year. There will be magic, music, comedy, dance and theater events at various venues in downtown Ocean City. Check out the schedule here! The festivities will begin at 3:45pm at Music Pier & Boardwalk with a ribbon cutting and kickoff. There will even be a fireworks display shot off from 5th Street Beach! Purchase your buttons online here.

Happening throughout Ocean City

10. Mountain Creek 80s-Themed New Years Eve Celebration: 21+ Event
For a unique New Year’s celebration in New Jersey, attend Mountain Creek’s 80s themed party at the Red Tail Lodge. Be sure to show up in true 80’s style–that means big hair, denim, leather, and glow in the dark! There will be a prize for the Best Dressed Couple, as well as fun 80’s Tunes Trivia as the Route 80’s band plays live. This event is only for ages 21 and over and includes hors d’Ouervres, an open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Mountain Creek
200 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Goodbye 2019, hello 2020!

New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating last year’s memories while looking forward to creating new ones. An amazing year deserves an amazing send off, and 2018 is no exception. Whether you are partying at a  bar or enjoying the night with family, New Year’s Eve in New Jersey is always a celebration.

Doing anything fun for New Year’s that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments (and send us an invite!).

Check out our events calendar for a complete list of New Year’s Eve events in NJ.

See you in 2020!

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Summer Daidone

Summer Daidone is a recent college graduate interested in writing and traveling. She has been part of the team for over seven years. In her free time, she loves trying new restaurants, visiting new cities, and going on adventures with her dog.

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