Ocean City Fireworks for the New Year

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Ring-in 2021 at these Maryland New Year's Eve celebrations!

Ocean City Fireworks for the New Year

There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at Holiday Celebrations, great holiday Train Events and memorable Performances.

Make this holiday season special by taking advantage of our "Open for the Holidays" Deals and Hotel Packages.

New Year's Eve in Ocean City
Ocean City Fireworks for the New Year

December 31, 2020
As part of Winterfest,  ring in the New Year with a fireworks display at Northside Park.  The fireworks display, which begins promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to walk through the Winterfest of Lights.

With more than one million holiday lights sparkling throughout Northside Park, the Winterfest of Lights New Year's Eve Fireworks Show will be a great way to ring in the New Year.

Winterfest itself runs through January 2, 2021.  This experience is all about lights, hot chocolate and family. Tickets are available on-line.  

New Year's Eve Bash at Maryland Theatre
December 31, 2020, The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown
The Maryland Theatre
The Maryland Theatre

This New Year's Eve will be epic at the Maryland Theatre with FIVE In-Person Events (Extremely Limited Seating).  The line-up is impressive with The Amish Outlaws and Thunderstruck performances and more, including even several VIP Parties.  The new Maryland Theatre Ballroom and other beautiful spaces will provide lavish backdrops. 

If you can't make it to the theatre, you can watch the NYE Show Online for free! 
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Ring in the New Year at Sagamore Pendry
Sagamore Pendry Hotel
Sagamore Pendry

Sagamore Pendry offers a creative and intimate take on New Year's this year with your health in mind.  The historic setting itself guarantees a most memorable night!

Begin with the Chef’s Tasting Menu from the highly rated Rec Pier Chop House.  Then take the celebration back to your room for a complimentary bottle of champagne and desserts.  Wake up to 2021 with breakfast in bed.  Then wander through this very special waterfront community of Fells Point, the creative heart of Baltimore.

Sagamore Pendry's New Year Package includes:

  • Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing from Rec Pier Chop House, served in-room
  • A selection of desserts delivered to guest room
  • Bottle of champagne
  • In-room activities including a deck of cards, pay per view movies, and a selection of board games (delivered to room upon request)
  • Breakfast in bed with a choice of select room service options.
    Please note New Year’s Eve reservations at Rec Pier Chop House will be limited to hotel guests only. 
Rocky Gap Casino Resort Hosts New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Rocky Gap Resort Casino
Rocky Gap Resort Casino

December 31, 2020
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, located in Rocky Gap State Park, will ring in the new year with festive cuisine and spectacular fireworks.  Enjoy prime views from the Rocky Gap State Park beach area.

The fireworks display will go off at midnight, welcoming the much-anticipated year of 2021.  Rocky Gap’s casino will be open from 8–2am, with New Year’s Eve-themed promotions throughout the day.

New Year’s Eve: Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy!
You Play a Character! Limited Seating
Murder at the Grand Gatsby

Dec. 31, 2020 from 6:30-10pm
The evening begins with a cocktail hour followed by a four-course locally sourced dinner, the murder mystery, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year.  Costumes suggesting 1920's Chicago are recommended.  Reserve your tickets at No Thyme to Cook in Solomons.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Toast to the New Year
Virtual - Easton
Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Toast to the New Year

Dec. 31, 2020 - at 7pm
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra presents another reimagined 2020 concert, A Toast to the New Year!   Ring in the new year with a special evening of music on December 31 beginning at 7pm streamed from the Christ Church, Easton.  Watch the performance from the comfort of your home. See ticketing details on the website.

2020 Say Goodbye/Krumpe's Donut Drive-by
Hagerstown - First Block South Potomac
Krumpe's Do-Nuts
Krumpe's Do-Nuts

Dec. 31, 2020, from 7-10am

It's the last morning of 2020 and you deserve a break.

Come to S. Potomac St. where The Maryland Theatre, Krumpe's Do-Nuts and Middletown Valley Bank are sponsoring a donut drive through.  Get your FREE Krumpe's Do-nuts; FREE AC&T Coffee; live music from Staff Infection; and giveaways. Donuts will be handed out to the first 3,000 guests (walkers with masks are welcome, too).

The drive through continues until 10am or until the donuts run out - whichever comes first!  Donut drive-through is on the first block of S. Potomac Street- the left lane will be open to through traffic and the right lane will be dedicated to donuts!

Midnight Noon
Maryland Science Center
Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center

Dec 31, 2020 from 10am-2pm
Celebrate the ball drop with the Maryland Science Center at Midnight Noon, brought to you by Domino Sugar.  The socially -distanced festive fun includes  a virtual performance by kids band, Milkshake. The entire science center will be open. Make a sound shaker, fill a snow globe, and take on family members in giant games stationed all across the building. All activities are free with paid admission. Tickets should be reserved in advance due to attendance limits.

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Or, attend online from your home!
Midnight Noon Online takes place at the same time with hands-on activities you can do at home, a live virtual performance by Grammy nominated Milkshake, and of course – a countdown to the new year at noon!  See the website for a list of craft supplies and the schedule of events.

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Noon Year's Eve at the B&O Railroad Museum
Noon Year's Eve at the B&O
B&O Railroad Museum

December 31, 2020 from 10am-2pm
Don’t miss Noon Year’s Eve at the B&O Railroad Museum, where your little ones can bring in the New Year well before bedtime! This kid-focused daytime New Year’s Eve celebration features fun festivities including New Year’s Resolution writing and party hat making stations. Then, join in for a countdown to 12 Noon,  with celebratory confetti and streamers, and of course, a ball drop!


Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship
Virtual Edition, Frederick
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship, Frederick
Visit Frederick

Dec 31, 2020 from 4-9pm
This year's annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Downtown Frederick will be like no other.  In fact, this tour is virtual.

This year, enjoy an encore of the tour's anniversary special on this page beginning Dec 14 through and including New Year's Eve! 

This year, history played a central role in all our lives and this tour celebrates Frederick’s traditions: religious diversity, history, holidays and reflection, helped along by glorious art and architecture, such as what can be seen on this tour.

This free virtual tour takes you inside some of Frederick's most beautiful buildings, all from the comfort of home.

Maryland State Park First Day Hikes - January 1st
hiker at a hilltop

January 1, 2021
Don't stay out too late New Years Eve because First Day Hikes in Maryland state parks are a wonderful tradition and a great way to start the new year! Take a look at  hikes in the State parks to find the one for you.