Eleven New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across Delmarva
Are you looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? Several cities and towns across Delmarva are ringing in 2016 with ball drops and other festivities.
Easton, Md.‘s “First Night Talbot” will begin at 6 p.m. This family fun celebration will take place in downtown Easton. The downtown area will be transformed into a huge performance center with musicians, dancers and actors taking the stage at multiple venues. Organizers are calling this event, one of the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the Midshore area. Details: www.visitmaryland.org/list/new-year%E2%80%99s-eve-celebrations#sthash.qpH1F7ye.dpuf
Downtown Salisbury will be holding its annual NYE Ball Drop.
The family-oriented celebration will centered around Headquarters Live in downtown Salisbury. The night’s entertainment includes the Bonedaddys. Not only will there be music, once the ball drops, the marina will have fireworks at midnight. Details: www.facebook.com/NYESby/
Berlin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will begin at 10 p.m. in the downtown area.
Organizers say the town transforms into a mini-Times Square with dancing in the streets, music, food, refreshments and plenty of entertainment. The countdown to midnight will be followed by a ball drop at the intersection of Main and Broad streets. During the event, horse and carriage rides will also be available. Details: http://berlinchamber.org/events/new-years-eve-celebration/
Ocean City, Md.
Ocean City, Md. will be holding its New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks at Northside Park on 125th Street.
According to event organizers, the fireworks display will begin at midnight, accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights.
New Year’s Eve Carriage Rides will also be available from 5-11 p.m. Details: http://ococean.com/holidays-ocean-city
Princess Anne, Md.
Princess Anne, Md. is inviting guests to its 5th Annual Midnight Muskrat Dive on Somerset Avenue. The celebration begins at 9 p.m. with Marshall P. Muskrat making his dive on the stroke of midnight. There is free admission, food and drink vendors, entertainment and more.
Westover, Md. will be holding its New Year’s Eve Bingo Bash at the Lower Eastern Shore Family Moose Center at 7:30 p.m. Games begin at 9 p.m. and last until 1 a.m. There will be a non-alcoholic toast at midnight, breakfast, door prizes and more. Details: Call (443) 235-4488
Dover will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a winter carnival during the day. The event begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon. Celebrations will take place at the Kent County Public Library located on 497 S. Red Haven Lane. Details: co.kent.de.us or call (302) 698-6400.
Dewey Beach, Del.
Dewey Beach, Del.‘s New Year’s celebration is a two-day affair. The crowd will gather on New Orleans Street to watch the ball drop at 11:45 p.m., and then the next day, take the plunge with the third annual Dewey Dunk and New Year’s Day Bonfire on the Beach at noon at the Dagsworthy Street beach. Details: www.beach-fun.com/dewey-beach-info/dewey-beach-activities.html
Lewes, Del. will be holding its New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop on Dec. 31 from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Lightship Overfalls in Lewes is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820-1952, and one of only seven open to the public in the U.S. Details: Call (302) 645-8073.
Bethany Beach, Del.
Bethany Beach, Del. will be holding its New Year’s Eve Black Tie Ball on Dec. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. The celebration takes place on 99 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, Delaware featuring Van Williamson Jazz Trio, passed hors d’oeuvors, specialty cocktails, open bar and more. Details: Call (302) 539-0299.
Chincoteage Island, Va.
Chincoteage Island, Va. will hold its New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade at 10:30 p.m. The celebration will take place at Robert Reed Park. This year’s theme is “All American Cowboys.”
The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight and the lighted horseshoe drop. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Details: www.virginia.org/listings/Events/NewYearsEvePonyIslandHorseshoeDropCostumePromenade/