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Camden Waterfront To Host Camden's NYE Celebrations

For Immediate Release

December 26, 2012

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AJ Jensen

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

856-757-9154

Liz Thomas

Thomas/Boyd Communications

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Camden Waterfront To Host Camden’s Holiday Celebrations

The City of Camden Offers Variety of Holiday Events For People of All Ages!

 

CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Waterfront will be a flurry of fun, family-friendly holiday activities between now and the end of the year!

On Tuesday, December 11, Mayor Dana Redd of Camden and Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia will host a news conference to kick off the holiday festivities along the Camden Waterfront and Penn’s Landing. The event, to be hosted at City Hall in Philadelphia, will feature a top ten countdown of exciting things to do along both sides of the Delaware River waterfront during the holiday season.

The New Year’s Eve firework show will return once more to The Waterfront as a cross-city partnership between Camden and Philadelphia. Penn’s Landing and the Camden Waterfront will host two spectacular fireworks shows entitled Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun,presented by SugarHouse Casino and produced by Pyrotecnico. Both Mayor Redd and Mayor Nutter have spoken to this exciting opportunity for both cities, citing that fireworks show will also have twice the economic impact. In addition to the traditional midnight display, there will also be an “early bird” showing at 6 p.m. – both shows will be completely unique, and feature different musical soundtracks. Food trucks will be parked along the Camden Waterfront for the 6pm show.

 

“The Camden Waterfront offers a great vantage point to watch the fireworks display with the Philadelphia skyline as a magnificent background,” said Anthony Perno, CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. “We encourage everyone on the Jersey side of the river to come to Camden and join in the festivities.”

 

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Visitors on both waterfronts will be able to hear the synchronized musical soundtracks accompanying the spectacular choreographed fireworks display. Arsenal Sound will be setting up three speakers along the Camden Waterfront promenade. KYW Newsradio will also broadcast the soundtracks to both shows, allowing revelers to tune into 1060 AM and enjoy the show from wherever they may be. Additionally, CBS 3 will be televising the traditional fireworks show live at Midnight, complete with a special pre-show leading up to the New Year’s Eve countdown. For additional information, visit www.camdenwaterfront.com.

In addition to watching the fireworks for free from the Camden Waterfront promenade, there are two other options on the Camden Waterfront to consider.

  • The Adventure Aquariumalso is inviting families throughout the region to come down to The Waterfront on December 31st and ring in the New Year “family-style” at the Aquarium’s inaugural New Year’s Eve Splash – a special, limited-ticket event that promises to deliver amazing animal exhibits and experiences, family-friendly fun. From 5 pm to 8:30 pm, guests will enjoy family-friendly music and activities, up-close animal encounters, character appearances and a special New Year’s Eve “Countdown” Dance Party complete with party hats, noisemakers and confetti canons – all leading up to the  iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display on The Waterfront at dusk (approximately 6:00 pm) from the Aquarium’s scenic Waterfront promenade. For more information, visit www.adventureaquarium.com.
  • The Battleship New Jersey will be opening her decks for a great view of the fireworks at both 6 p.m. and midnight, with music, dancing, food and bar concessions. For tickets, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107 or visit the Battleship's Ticket Office during tour hours and prior to each show on the 31st. For families wanting a different New Year’s Eve experience, folks can Spend New Year's overnight onthe Battleship as part of their award-winning Overnight Encampment Program. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served chowline-style, tour the ship, ride the Flight Simulator, sleep in the bunks the crew of the USS New Jersey once did and experience a unique view of the fireworks displays. For more information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

 

Fountain Park will also be hub of holiday celebrations in Camden. This year, the park will be magically transformed into The Waterfront’s very own Holiday Village for the month of December. Fountain Park, located between Campbell’s Field and the Aquarium, was recently renovated and is a perfect relaxation oasis along The Waterfront. This holiday season, the park will feature a dazzling 32-foot high holiday tree decorated with LED lights and synchronized holiday music. In addition, the park will be decorated with lit wreaths, candy canes, banners, and a light-up holiday sign, making the perfect backdrop for family holiday photos!

Additional 2012 holiday events along the Camden Waterfront include:

·         SCUBA Santa at Adventure Aquarium: Starting December 1, discover the magic of SCUBA Santa up close and in person as he delights children of all ages diving the Aquarium's 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit daily.

·         Brunch with Santa at the Camden Children’s Garden: Enjoy a buffet brunch with your jolly host, Santa! Brunch will be held on December 8th and 15th, with a choice of two seatings: 11:00-11:45AM or 12:00-12:45PM. Reservations must be made in advance.

All of these events are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Adventure Aquarium, the Camden Children’s Garden, the Camden Special Services District, Campbell’s, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the Norcross Foundation and the South Jersey Port Corporation. The shows are produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the City of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), KYW Newsradio and CBS 3. 

For more information about any of the events listed above, kindly visit www.camdenwaterfront.com.

ABOUT COOPER’S FERRY PARTNERSHIP:

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership is an economic development corporation that facilitates long range policy and infrastructure projects for the Camden Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods, to revitalize the City of Camden as the place to work, live and invest.

ABOUT THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT CORPORATION (DRWC):

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues. DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river’s edge. DRWC is open, transparent and accountable in connection with its operations and activities with respect to the waterfront. Through the judicious use of financing, land acquisition and development capabilities, the Corporation will work cooperatively with city, state and federal agencies to ensure the realization of the City’s vision for the central Delaware River.

ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO:

SugarHouse Casino, named a 2011 “Best Places to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first casino. SugarHouse features 1,602 slots, up to 53 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free onsite parking. The casino employs approximately 1,000 people and is one of 10 operating casinos in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.

ABOUT THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA TOURISM MARKETING CORPORATION (GPTMC):

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region’s vitality. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit visitphilly.com or uwishunu.com. Or, call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Historic Philadelphia, at (800) 537 7676.

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