New Years Eve parties in these NJ towns help you kick off 2022

This holiday season, we’ve already provided suggestions for Garden State towns with the Christmas spirit you can’t miss.

But after all the gifts have been opened and some decorations have started to fall, many people are looking forward to the coming New Year.

So here are a few places in New Jersey where residents and visitors can ring the bell in 2022 in style on December 31.

Much like the Christmas list, this is not a Top Ten, but rather a launching pad for those who may choose to celebrate in public after being locked up as 2020 turns to 2021.

If you have a suggestion to add to the list, please let us know. And happy New Year!


If you think 2022 will be your lucky year, AC seems like the perfect place to test this theory. Casinos up and down the promenade host parties and special events, apart from the usual action on the floor.


Hammonton is known as the ‘Blueberry Capital of the World’ and, rightly so, it won’t be the glitzy Times Square ball, but rather a illuminated giant blueberry which will fall at midnight in the city center.


Hoboken is where the bars are, and the city brings back a New Years Pub Crawl to drink at the end of 2021.


Photo courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

“First Night Morris County” kicks off even before the sun goes down, at 4 p.m. on the 31st, and looks like the “The greatest first night in New Jersey”, with (in a year without COVID) around 10,000 people typically descending downtown, organizers say.


Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick (Google Maps)

Fireworks will be fired from the roof of the Hotel Heldrich at midnight, the State Theater hosting an earlier concert on NYE and many bars and restaurants stay open until the early hours of the morning.


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The first night is a tradition in Ocean City, and the program is completely full This year. Fireworks will be set off on 5th Avenue Beach at midnight.


In one of the state’s most distinctive New Years Eve offerings, the Deewan Banquet on Stelton Road hosts a Bollywood disco night.


Seaside Heights Promenade (Bud McCormick)

Seaside Heights has always been the hub of Ocean County’s first night activities, and the Beachcomber is among the places that return to host special events afterwards. “a very strange 2020”


Long Beach Township on LBI (Long Beach Township Beach Patrol, LBI New Jersey)

Okay, so it’s not a unique city, but LBI would be a unique place to catch a New Years Eve party. It turns out that the LBI hotel hosts one, one. “Winter Wonderland Gala,” in his conservatory.


This celebration isn’t technically entirely at Weehawken, but it starts there: a dinner cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers offering a close-up view of the New York City skyline.

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