New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Ring-in 2020 with friends, family, and fireworks at these Maryland New Year's Eve celebrations!

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Fireworks Display, Baltimore Inner Harbor
Fireworks Display, Baltimore Inner Harbor
Fireworks Display, Annapolis
Fireworks Display, Annapolis
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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at Parades and Festivals, great holiday Train Events, dazzling Light Displays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows, and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.

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Fireworks Display, Annapolis Image Credit: VisitAnnapolis.org

1 New Year's Annapolis

December 31, 2019
New Year’s Annapolis is a family-oriented celebration based on the “First Night” concept that provides attendees with a fun-filled and safe environment for all ages to celebrate New Year's Eve. Kids will enjoy special events at Weems Whelan Fields behind Maryland Hall including performances by kids' rock bands, face-painting, moon bounces and more. The second round of festivities (after your dinner out with the family) includes live music and dancing at City Dock that concludes with midnight fireworks  to ring in 2020.


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Location:
Downtown Annapolis
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-280-0445


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Fireworks display at Ocean City for New Year's Eve Image Credit: Ed Serembus

2 New Year's Eve in Ocean City

December 31, 2019
Fireworks at midnight.
As part of our Winterfest celebration, join us to ring in the New Year with a firework display at Northside Park at midnight.  Winterfest will stay open extended hours for this special festive night!


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Location:
125th Street, Bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-250-0125


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Enjoy fireworks and more during the New Year's Eve Spectacular in the harbor of Baltimore

3 Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular

December 31, 2019
Be part of a giant NYE celebration and a night of great music, culminating an amazing, colorful midnight fireworks display over the Inner Harbor!  Live music begins at 9pm; followed by the big fireworks display at midnight.


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Location:
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632


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Fireworks Display, Baltimore Inner Harbor

4 USS Constellation New Year's Eve Deck Party, Baltimore

December 31, 2019
Ring in 2020 while sipping champagne and enjoying the fireworks from the deck of USS Constellation, high above the crowds.  Enjoy appetizers and desserts, served with local ale, wine, mulled cider and coffee..


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Location:
301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-539-1797


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The Ball is dropping during the New Year's Celebration in Berlin Image Credit: Town of Berlin

5 Berlin's New Years Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019
Berlin transforms into a mini Times Square with dancing in the streets, music, fabulous food, refreshments and plenty of entertainment. The Kids have a Ball Drop between 5 and 7pm. Starting at 10pm, adults can count down the New Year with a ball drop at midnight. The festivities take place on Berlin's Main Street.


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Location:
101 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
410-629-1722


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Krumpe's Donut Drop 2020 Image Credit: Krumpe's Donuts

6 Krumpe's Donut Drop, Hagerstown

December 31, 2019
Times Square has nothing on Hagerstown! In addition to dropping the big donut, New Year's Eve revelers love Krumpe’s Famous Donuts Drop Ceremony. Gather on the square in downtown Hagerstown for free popcorn, coffee, cocoa and yummy Krumpe's Donuts available too. 


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Location:
10 Public Square
Hagerstown, MD 21740
240-347-0465


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Railroad car in snow

7 New Years Eve Murder Mystery Trains, Cumberland/Frostburg

December 31, 2019
Choose from one of two trip times.  At 4pm, enjoy a show on the New Year's Eve Murder Mystery Ride.  Travelers aboard the 10pm Murder Mystery Midnight Train could enjoy a free Champagne toast! Performances take place on-board while guest relax in one of two heritage dining cars.  Be sure to make your reservations as these popular experiences book up early.


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Location:
13 Canal Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-759-4400


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New Year's Eve - Downtown Salisbury Image Credit: SBY Arts & Entertainment District

8 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Downtown Salisbury

December 31, 2019
Ring in the New Year in Downtown Salisbury, with the New Years Eve Ball Drop. This year's ball drop will take place at Main and N. Division Streets and you can watch it on the outdoor jumbotron while enjoying Tops Cut Off DJ Team and the Larks.  A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available. Plans to ring in 2020 are underway so please check back. More info...

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9 Family New Year's Eve Celebration - Adventure Park USA, Frederick

December 31, 2019
Looking for something to do with the WHOLE family on New Year's Eve? Bring your children, relatives and friends out for a night of fun leading up to the massive balloon drop at midnight.
Adventure Park USA, Frederick

Enjoy Fireworks and more during the Big Night DC Extravaganza at Gaylord National Hotel and Resort Image Credit: Gaylord National

10 Big Night DC, National Harbor

December 31, 2019
The DC Area's Largest New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Themed party areas encompassing the ballroom complex of the resort. Mardi Gras, Vegas Casino Lounge, ShamrockFest Stage, Retro - Best of 70's, 80's & 90's dance tunes, Electronica Club, Hip Hop Club Room, Karaoke Zone, VIP Lounges, open bar and more.
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor
Prince George's County


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Location:
201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
305-814-3458


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Charm City Countdown New Year's Eve 2020 Image Credit: Charm City Countdown

11 Charm City Countdown New Year’s Eve Party, Linthicum Heights

December 31
Charm City Countdown New Year’s Eve Party is back again at the gorgeous Hilton BWI Hotel! Join thousands of people for a party that’s too big and too sexy for the city! This year features another themed New Years Eve event - "Enchanted Forest Moonlight Masquerade:  A Renaissance Fantasy Ball."  Suitable attire includes evening gowns and suits with complimenting Venetian masks. Or be fanciful and don a full costume as a mythical forest creature such as Fairies, Ogres, Goblins, Imps, Elves, Gnomes or other enchanted creatures from the magical forest. Visit the website for the Pinterest Page for lots of ideas.


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Location:
1739 West Nursery Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090
410-549-5707


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Charm City New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise on the Raven

12 Charm City New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise, Baltimore

December 31, 2019
Ring in the New Year on an elegant fireworks cruise aboard the Raven, Watermark's newest yacht in the Inner Harbor!  Cocktails, dancing, festive decor and party favors.  Watch fireworks over the water.


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Location:
555 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-268-7601


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New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in Annapolis Image Credit: Rick Brady

13 New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in Annapolis

December 31, 2019
Greet the New Year onboard the Catherine Marie, Watermark's flagship vessel.  Watch the fireworks over Annapolis and enjoy cocktails, dancing, party favors and festive decor.  Light snacks and full cash bar.


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Location:
1 Dock St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-7601


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14 Maryland State Park First Day Hikes - January 1st

January 1, 2020
Don't stay out too late New Years Eve because First Day Hikes in Maryland state parks are a wonderful tradition and the BEST way to start the new year! Take a look at the list of approximately 36 hikes in 32 parks to find the one for you. Check back for updates from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as their 2020 plans become public.
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The Forged Steel Key for the New Year's Eve Key Drop

15 New Years Eve "Key Drop" - Frederick

December 31, 2019
Gather at Carroll Creek to witness the dropping of this elegantly forged steel key orchestrated by the Civitan Club of Frederick.
Music and more accompany this lovely event.  More info...

Featured Places
New Year's in Annapolis
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Location:
Downtown Annapolis
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fireworks
02
Location:
125th Street, Bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842
Fireworks in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
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Location:
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21202
New Year's Eve Onboard the USS CONSTELLATION
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Location:
301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
New Years Eve
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Location:
101 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
Krumpe's Donut Drop
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Location:
10 Public Square
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad logo
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Location:
13 Canal Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Big Night DC New Year's Eve
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Location:
201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
Charm City Countdown New Years Eve poster
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Location:
1739 West Nursery Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090
New Year's Eve Cruise on Raven
11
Location:
555 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Group spends New Year's Eve onboard Catherine Marie
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Location:
1 Dock St
Annapolis, MD 21401
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