Atlantic City New Year’s Eve Fireworks for 2023/2024

Updated January 5th, 2023

(Editor’s note: We’ll update this once plans for NYE 2024 are announced. Below is the article for 2023.)

It may be full of non-stop action, but the casinos and visitors to Atlantic City do usually take a quick pause on December 31st to welcome in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display over the famed boardwalk.

This is in addition to the numerous casino parties, and dinners held up and down the boardwalk, (as well in the Marina District).

Thousands flock to Atlantic City to celebrate New Year's Eve
Thousands flock to Atlantic City to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Between luxurious special gourmet dinners, to pool parties, concerts and celebrity DJ’s, there’s no shortage of entertainment options for the throngs of visitors who flock to AC each NYE to ring in the New Year. Most of them at a big cost.

The fireworks, however are free.

In year’s past, the fireworks specialist company Grucci lights up the sky over the Atlantic, with a display visible for all the neck-cranking visitors on the boardwalk below.

They are shot off from the beach in front of the Tropicana Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.

The Trop graciously puts on the NYE fireworks show, just as they do with a fireworks show on every Saturday night during the summer. The Tropicana is also one of the main sponsors of the July 4th Atlantic City Fireworks display.

Unlike on July 4th, there aren’t fireworks shot off from the Marina District on New Year’s Eve.

As for New Years, this year, December 31st falls on a Saturday.

Atlantic City New Year’s Eve 2023 Fireworks Time

Saturday December 31st. Starting at 9 PM.

Please note, nothing officially has been announced yet, but we expect the show to be the same as in year’s prior.

Per the Tropicana’s website from last year: “Start the night off with a bang! At 9 PM on the Boardwalk, Tropicana will dazzle the sky with a vibrant firework performance.” Fireworks by Grucci, the company putting on the show, says the fireworks will go off at midnight however.

Based on last year’s show, the Tropicana fireworks shows will include, “intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations.”

Atlantic City casinos go all out on New Year's Eve
Atlantic City casinos go all out on New Year’s Eve

Atlantic City 2022/2023 New Year’s Eve Parties, Concerts & Shows

Some concerts and events have been announced, but some are still to be determined (TBD). We’ll update as soon as more parties are revealed. We’ve described some of last year’s parties as well, to give you a hint of what to expect this year. (We may receive a commission should you purchase tickets from links below).

Bally’s AC Hotel & Casino

Borgata Hotel & Casino

Caesars Atlantic City

The Claridge Hotel

Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Hard Rock Atlantic City

Harrah's AC has a NYE party at their indoor pool
Harrah’s AC has a NYE party at their indoor pool

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Ocean Casino Resort

Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City

Bars at Resorts AC have special NYE parties

Showboat Atlantic City

The party features: a “DJ concert hall party, live bands & light show, dueling pianos, karaoke, multiple other DJs, and more!”

A general admission ticket costs $79.95, as of this update, but that is for a limited number of early bird seats. Last year’s prices were $89.95 when the early bird special ended. Either way, admission gets you entry from 9 PM to 3 AM. GA tickets include a 5 hour open bar (9 PM to 2 AM), entertainment, light snacks, live ball drop viewing, champagne toast at midnight and more.

The VIP ticket (early bird price is $119.95 as of this update), and gets you in the door an hour earlier, at 8 PM, and entitles you to a 6 hour upgraded open bar, catered food buffet stations from 8 PM to 11 PM, free coat check, and champagne toast at midnight.

Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort

Tropicana's NYE 2023 party is a Boogie Nights theme
Tropicana’s NYE 2023 party is a Boogie Nights theme

Polar Bear Plunge

Not NYE related, but you can shake off that hangover (and quickly) by participating in the 2023 Polar Bear Plunge.

It takes place at noon, directly in front of Resorts AC on New Year’s Day. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Proceeds go to the Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda’s Club. After the plunge, there is a party at the Landshark Bar & Grill at Resorts Casino. Tickets and information here: Resorts AC Polar Bear Plunge

Weather in AC on New Year’s Eve

As of this morning’s 12/31/22 update, the forecast from predicts it will be 49 degrees at midnight on the NYE, with a 59% chance of rain.

According to, the average high temperature on December 31st in Atlantic City is 42.6 degrees, while the average low for the day is 25.2 degrees.

(By Steve Beauregard. Top photo courtesy of Do Ac (The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority). Middle photo courtesy of Marco Verch via Flickr.)