How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City

If you’re searching for things to do in Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve, you’re in luck! From fireworks and delicious menu options to casino promotions and live entertainment, North Beach Atlantic City won’t disappoint. Ring in the New Year with panache by reading about the best NYE events in AC below.



Where to See New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Atlantic City 

Every year, guests can view a magnificent display of vibrant pyrotechnic effects from the beach in front of the Tropicana Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. See the sky light up from the Boardwalk, beach, or a cruise this New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City. 


Where to Eat, Gamble, & Play in Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve

Ocean Resort and Casino 

New Year’s Eve at Nola’s Bar & Lounge
Starts at 6pm ⎸ $50 per person 

Toast to the New Year at Nola’s Bar & Lounge at Ocean Resort & Casino. This New Year’s Eve, indulge in a glass of complimentary champagne as you dance into 2022 with live entertainment by The Rockets at 7PM and 3AM Tokyo at 11PM.

Limited reservations for VIP Table Service available.

Cash Cash at HQ2 Nightclub & Beachclub
10:00 PM | Tickets start at $55 ⎸ Ages 21+

Party into 2022 with an epic bash hosted by world-renowned electronic music trio, Cash Cash, at HQ2 Nightclub! The three DJs and producers have been selling out shows worldwide for over a decade, with collaborations including “Take Me Home” featuring Bebe Rexha and “Can We Pretend” with Pink. 

Hosted bar from 9pm – 11pm. Cash bar after 11pm. General admission tickets, without the hosted bar, will be available to purchase at the door after 11pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event based on availability.

Prices are subject to change.

Ocean’s 22 New Year’s Eve Hotel Package

End 2021 with a bang! Let loose in Atlantic City this New Year’s Eve with Ocean Resort & Casino’s ultimate New Year’s Eve Hotel Package. Indulge in this one-of-a-kind, extravagant experience with your plus one starting from $55,000. 

All of these fantastic deals could be yours:

Enjoy a preview: Ocean’s 22 New Year’s Eve Hotel Package

Treat yourself and your date to an exclusive AC North Beach NYE experience you won’t find anywhere else. To reserve this hotel package, please call (609) 783-8000.


Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City 

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville & LandShark Bar & Grill
8pm – 12:30am 

During the Cheers to the New Year Party, guests can celebrate drink specials, live entertainment, and a Margarita Toast at midnight, all with no cover charge!

Dougherty’s Steakhouse and Raw Bar ⎸ 8:30pm to 12:30am

The Roaring Twenties are upon us! Dougherty’s Steakhouse and Raw Bar will feature live music by Hildy & The Peptones, a traditional 1920s-era jazz band. Dancing is encouraged!

Tony Orlando at Superstar Theater
10:30pm | Tickets start at $65

Join Tony Orlando, Casino Entertainer of the Year, for a special Atlantic City New Year’s Eve at the Superstar Theater. Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, featuring mega-popular hits like: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree”, “Knock Three Times”, “Candida”, “My Sweet Gypsy Rose”, and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)”.

With his enigmatic stage presence, you’ll quickly see why he’s a legend among his peers and the public. 

Three Course Menu at Breadsticks Café & Grill

Enjoy three delicious courses for only $19.99!


  • House Salad or Soup Du Jour

Entrée (choice)

  • Tortellini Pasta- short rib, boursin cheese, spinach
  • Fried Barramundi – grilled romaine, herb aioli, confit tomatoes
  • Pork Ribeye – potato puree, kohlrabi apple slaw, bacon jus

Dessert (choice)

  • Seasonal Bread Pudding
  • Iced Pumpkin Swirl Cake – caramel, whipped cream
  • Ice Cream

Casino Promotions 

Late Night 10x Cashback at Resorts Casino Hotel

December 31 | 12am – 2am

Details: Earnings for slot play only, to be available on your next trip.

 New Year’s Day $20,022 Cash Prize Sweepstakes at Resorts Casino Hotel 

January 1, 2022 | 5pm – 10pm


  • Three lucky names will be called at 10:15pm for a chance to open the New Year’s Day Vault! 
  • One lucky winner will walk out with $20,022 in cash! 
  • The two runner ups will receive $2,022 in cash!

 The grand prize finalist will have 10 minutes to physically report to the vault. Names will continue to be drawn every 10 minutes until there are three finalists.

Annual New Year’s Day Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge 

Test your mettle this New Year’s for a good cause! The Atlantic City Polar Bears will make their annual plunge into the Atlantic in front of Resorts Casino Hotel at noon on New Year’s Day. Benefits go towards the Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda’s Club. 


  • When: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • 10am – Check-in inside Landshark Bar & Grill
  • 12pm – Plunge!
  • 12pm-2pm – after party inside Landshark
  • Register at CSCNJ.ORG
  • The Polar Bears will plunge despite rain, shine, or snow
  • Participants must come in a bathing suit – no wetsuits allowed (that’s considered cheating!)
  • Everyone who participates will receive a Finisher’s Certificate
  • Fee is $25 (includes a free t-shirt)
  • Lunch (Separate Purchase): $15
  • Lunch includes: Landshark Burger & Fries


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City


Iconic Band Chicago at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
December 31 | Starts at 9 pm | Tickets start at $80


The Rat Pack – Back in Town at Sound Waves
January 1 | Starts at 9 pm | Tickets start at $24


  • Celebrate classic hits from Frank, Sammy, and Dean such as “Fly Me to the Moon”, “That’s Amore”, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”, “Luck be a Lady”, and more. Live from Sound Waves, the Rat Pack moves to Saturdays in January starting with a New Year’s Day show on January 1.


The Lobby Bar: Featured Bands

Dane Anthony Band


  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm 
  • Non-ticketed event 

The Cliffs


  • 5:30pm – 9:00pm 
  • Non-ticketed event


Details: December 31 | 10:00pm-1:30am


Council Oak Steaks & Seafood: Featured Bands  

Virginia Cavaliere Trio 


  • 5:30pm – 8pm 
  • Non-ticketed event

Brielle Von Hugel Trio


  • 8:15pm – 11:15pm 
  • Non-ticketed event


Hard Rock Casino Promotions

New Year’s Eve 15x and 20x Free Play: Players can earn 15x free play by playing their favorite slots on Friday, Dec. 31 from 11am to 2pm and 20x free play from 4pm to 6pm.

$100,000 New Year’s Day Sweepstakes: Seven lucky winners will receive $1,000 in Free Play or Promotional chips every 30 minutes from 5pm to 9:30 pm. At 10 pm, one lucky winner will receive $30,000 in cash!

The Hard Rock Hotel $2022 Double Platinum Package

Ring in 2022 with a legendary package for true rockstars. The $2,022 Double Platinum Package can be booked now through the end of February, with dates bookable through June 2022. 

The premier package includes:

  • A two-night stay in a suite
  • 2 tickets to the show of your choice
  • A VIP Table for two at Lobby Bar
  • A $222 Dining Credit
  • A couples massage for two at Rock Spa & Salon
  • 2 swag bags
  • An ultra-exclusive private memorabilia tour for two

Those interested in this package should email [email protected] to book their stay.

Celebrate NYE in Style at Anchor Rock Club
Doors open at 8pm | Ages 21+ 

Ring in the New Year in AC North Beach by rocking out with Low Cut Connie! Earning accolades like “Pandemic Person of the Year” and the second coming of Springsteen, Low Cut Connie is sure to impress. Guests can also enjoy the talented Sixteen Jackies and Sandy Beach! Plus, there’s an after party right after the show hosted by Adam with DJ Kava (additional ticket purchase). 

Showboat Atlantic City
9pm – 3am | Ages 21+ 

Get ready to party hop at Showboat Atlantic City’s grand New Year’s Eve bash! This over-the-top celebration includes multiple venues with different atmospheres. Enjoy amenities such as a 5 hour open bar (6 hour for VIPs!), a live concert, a dueling piano bar, a karaoke bar, a unique lounge, DJs, a live band room with a light show, and a VIP area with catered buffets. 

You don’t want to miss out on the Showboat Hotel’s event of the year! See their website for more information regarding individual ticket information. 

New Year’s Eve with Jerry Blavat at Bally’s Grand Ballroom
9pm – 12:15am ⎸ Ages 21+ ⎸ $150 per person 

Ring in 2022 at Bally’s with a fabulous dinner show hosted by legendary Hall of Fame DJ, Jerry Blavat “The Geator with the Heater” as well as featured performances by Soul and R & B icons, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. The group’s hits include “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” “Bad Luck”, and “The Love I Lost.”

Tickets include a Prime Rib dinner, dancing, open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Must be purchased through TicketWeb by 12/24/21 at 8pm EST. No same day ticket purchases will be available at the Box Office.