New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across Delmarva 2018
Berlin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Ball Drop will get underway on South Main Street in the downtown area with a kids’ ball drop at 6 p.m. An outdoor bar and entertainment will start at 10 p.m. with the regular ball drop at midnight. The event is sponsored by Berlin Main Street.
For the second year in a row, downtown Cambridge will host a New Year’s Eve Boat Drop. A small replica of a deadrise — the traditional waterman’s workboat — will drop at midnight. Popular Street will be closed between 10 p.m. and 1 p.m. to set up and drop the boat named “Groove City Lady.” Click here for details.
Chincoteage Island, Va.
Chincoteage Island, Va. will hold its New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade at 10:45 p.m. The celebration will take place at the Robert Reed Downtown Park. This year’s theme is “Treagures & Trolls on the Tump!”
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. That’s when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year. Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.
On New Year’s Day at 1:18 p.m., the Polar Pony Plunge will take place on the beach at Assateague Island, Va. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with! Prizes await the best costumes in many categories, and more. Click here for more details
Dewey Beach, Del.
Dewey Beach’s New Year’s festivities will get underway at 11:30 p.m. on New Orleans Street and will feature music and party favors with the ball dropping at midnight. The following day at noon those who are brave enough will take the plunge with the Dewey Dunk on the beach at Dagsworthy Street. The $20 registration fee includes bonfire, T-shirt and wristband for post-dunk discounts at Dewey restaurants and businesses. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For more information call 302-228-3701 or visit http://www.deweybusinesspartnership.com/.
Kent County Recreation and Parks will host a new year celebration Saturday, Dec. 30 from noon-4 p.m. at the Kent County Recreation Center, located at 1683 New Burton Road. Family-friendly activities will include inflatables, arts and crafts, noisemakers, live DJ & dance floor, concessions for purchase, and balloon drop finale. Tickets are $5 per person. This is a pre-paid event with no walk-ins. Click here for more information.
Easton’s 24th annual First Night Talbot will be held 6-9 p.m. and feature local youth and adult performers. Entertainment venues include Avalon Theatre, Stoltz Listening Room, Prager Family Auditorium, Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Building. This is a family-friendly event that is alcohol- and drug-free. Admission charge: advance Adult $8, student $4 (K-college): Door adult $10, student $5. 410-770-8000.
The Maryland Crab Drop will follow and be held from 9 p.m.-midnight at South Harrison Street. This is a free event. More information here.
Ocean City, Md.
The resort town will hold its New Year’s Eve celebration and fireworks show at Northside Park on 125th Street to celebrate both the beginning of 2018 and the 25th annual Winterfest of Lights, which also wraps up on Dec. 31. The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights. For more information call 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.
Princess Anne, Md. is inviting the public to its NYE Midnight Muskrat Dive on Somerset Avenue. The family-friendly celebration will be held 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Marshall Muskrat making his dive on the stroke of midnight. Admission is free with Uprizing and DJ Rondell Redding providing the entertainment. Food and games will also be available.
The annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop is an all-ages, family-friendly community event that will be held from 8 p.m. through just after midnight with entertainment from The Larks, Tops Cut Off DJ Team and AMP Studios. This year’s event will take place at the intersection of Main and North Division streets in downtown Salisbury.
The outdoor stage will feature a jumbo-tron countdown screen and a ball drop at midnight. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the cash-bar. Food will be available from local food trucks, like Vittles Food Truck, and the Hawaiian Hot Dog Truck!
For more information and updates, visit NYESBY.com .