New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland

Posted On: 12/30/19

Welcome in the New Year in Ocean City, Maryland! The town is filled with tons of fun events and activities to keep you, as well as your friends and family, busy all night long. Choose from dinners and parties around town, ball drops, and even a firework display. Stay in your favorite Ocean City hotel overnight, wake up in 2020, and start the celebrations all over again! 

Don’t forget to check out Today’s Events, as well as Today’s Specials! These pages are updated almost daily, with the most up-to-date information available on all things Ocean City! 

New Year’s Eve Events

The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park from 5:30 pm - 12:15 am. Celebrate the beginning of 2020 and the 27th Annual Winterfest of Lights. Enjoy live entertainment, warm hot-chocolate and the last opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights until next season! 

Don’t miss out on the party of the decade! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Fager’s Island, dress to impress and enjoy live entertainment by Everett Spells from 7-10 pm, DJ RobCee on the deck at 9 pm, and IV Stone Band on stage at 10:30 pm. Ticket holders will be admitted after 7 pm. Tickets include a 2020 VIP card, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast.

Head to the New Year’s Eve party at Cowboy Coast with Sam Grow! Party from 8 pm - 2 am at Cowboy Coast with free premium open bar all night, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, and free mechanical bull riding! Early advance tickets are only $60/person.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve TWICE at the Taphouse Bar & Grille on 45th Street and Coastal Highway! Celebrate from 4 pm - 1 am on December 31st and January 4th with live music by Aaron Howell and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Looking to party early? Get a jump start to the New Year with celebrations at the New Year Night Party at Taphouse Tavern on December 29, 2019. Party from 9 pm - 1 am, with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Head to Beach Barrels and celebrate the roaring 20s at their New Year’s Eve 2020 Bash! Celebrate from 8 pm - 3 am with an open bar, champagne toast, party trays, and live music from 33 RPM! Pre-sale tickets $40/person, regular priced tickets $50/person.

Join Pickles Pub to ring in 2020 with Ray & the Revolvers live on stage and a champagne toast at midnight with no cover charge! 

Dance into the New Year with DJ Jon Boi at Harpoon Hanna’s! Celebrate the New Year with top 40 hits from yesterday and today.

Stay in Ocean City and head just a few minutes out to Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery for their Black and White New Year’s Eve Bash! Mingle, dance and indulge in great food and wine, break out your best black and white attire while bringing in the New Year with live music by Bilenki Duo, a sparling midnight toast to the New Year, and late-night blueberry pancakes send-off.

Enjoy the Town of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in front of the historic Atlantic Hotel, beginning at 10 pm. Food vendors and Burley Oak Brewery will be offering refreshments throughout the night, with DJs and a light show provide entertainment. If you have little ones bring them early to countdown to the New Year before bedtime! Local children are invited to gather in downtown Berlin, MD for the Kids New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at 6 pm one of the town’s bucket trucks will drop a ball, and kids will be able to ring in the New Year by stomping on sheets of bubble wrap! 

New Year’s Eve Dinners and Celebrations

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Party ‘until 4 am at Seacrets New Year’s Eve Bash! Enjoy live entertainment by the areas best bands and DJs, along with a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Enjoy a reservation only three-course dinner with your cover charge included. You can also skip dinner and come to the party at 6 pm with a $30 cover charge at the door that includes a champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, and live entertainment. 

Bring your family out for a New Year’s Eve Dinner and the best buffet on the beach! The Bonfire Restaurant will offer their traditional dinner buffet, plus new items and specials for one night only! The buffet will cost $45/adult, $42/early-bird special 4-5 pm, $19.99/7-12yr, $9.99/3-6yr, and free for children under 3 years! There will be a family New Year Celebration beginning at 8:30 pm with noisemakers and party favors. Call 410-524-7171 to make your reservations.

Celebrate at the Clarion at their New Year’s Gala! Enjoy buffet dinner at Horizons Oceanfront with a champagne toast at midnight! Call 800-638-2100 to make your reservations today

Ring in the New Year at Ocean Downs Casino! Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, two complimentary drink tickets, and music by DJ BK with party favors and more! $30/individual, $50/couple.

Join the Longboard Cafe for their 7th Annual New Year’s Eve Party! Countdown early and bust pinatas at 10 pm with Dave Hawkins live! Tickets are $70/person, and includes hors d’oeuvres and buffet all evening long, with party favors and a champagne toast, as well as reduced drink prices all night! Doors open at 6 pm and live music starts at 7:30 pm 

Ring in 2020 at the Carousel Hotel! Enjoy a prime rib and seafood buffet at Reef 118 from 6-10 pm, $39.95/adults, $15.95/children. Enjoy live entertainment from 7:30 pm-12:30 am in the Carousel Atrium, and a Holiday Ice Skating Show at 6:30 featuring The Next Ice Age! Call 410-520-2282 to make your reservations today. 

Head to 32 Palm Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel for an extensive New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Call 410-289-2525 to make your reservations today. 

Celebrate the New Year at Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar. Sello is now accepting reservations for all size parties for New Year’s Eve! The last reservation will be accepted at 9:30 pm that night. The menu will include a complimentary Prosecco toast, call 410-390-3543 to make your reservation!

Ring in the New Year at the Crabcake Factory’s Loca Madre! Enjoy live music from 3 pm - 1 am with Side Project, no cover charge and party favors! 

Spend New Year’s Eve at the Princess Royale’s Palmetto ballroom NYE Party Package. Enjoy a 5-course dinner with tenderloin and lobster tail, a 6-hour open bar, as well as a champagne toast at midnight! $119/guest, call 1-800-4-ROYALE for reservations. Choose to party in the atrium with Atrium Stars NYE Party at the Princess Royale. Enjoy a bountiful dinner buffet with baked salmon, a 6-hour open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight! $109/guest, call 1-800-4-ROYALE for reservations. 

New Year’s Day Events

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Join Ocean City Mayor, Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council, for the 2020 Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert event at the Performing Arts Center. This concert is FREE for the entire family and will feature a meet and greet with Ocean City elected officials and community partners. This New Year’s Day Concert will feature performances by local singer/songwriter Bryan Russo, and a special performance by Beatlegacy. The Convention Center will also be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary!

Celebrate New Year’s Day by “getting wet for a good cause” at the Atlantic General Hospital’s 26th Annual Penguin Swim! The swim will take place at 1:00 pm off of 91st St, be sure that you check-in at the Princess Royale Hotel in the Premier Lobby to gain access to the swim area and for a chance to win fun prizes! Registration fee is $25/person, all registered swimmers will receive an official 2020 Penguin Swim t-shirt. 

Join the Committee to Preserve Assateague Island at 1 pm on New Year’s Day for the First Day Hike. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and hike the beach for a one-mile round trip. Meet at the Assateague State Park concession building to participate. 

Deciding on New Year’s Eve dinner plans can be hard; this year, simplify your search with Explore OC! Follow us @ExploreOCMD on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest information, specials, and events happening in Ocean City, Maryland

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