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Celebrate New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland

Celebrate New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland

There’s no better place to celebrate the New Year than Ocean City, Maryland! The town is ramping up for tons of exciting events and activities to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022. Stay in town for a New Year’s celebration to remember at your favorite OCMD hotel.

Want to know what’s in store for this weekend? At Explore OC, we’ve always got you covered. 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 in OCMD

Restaurants & Bars

Seacrets - New Year’s Eve Bash

Party all night at Seacrets with festivities from 4 PM to 4 AM. With 5 bands and 3 DJ’s ring in the New Year with a three-course dinner and live entertainment all night long. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight! Dinner reservations are available here. Seacrets does not sell tickets for New Year's Eve in advance and will have a $40 cover charge starting at 5 PM.

Beach Barrels - NYE Party with Scrapple

The ticket includes an open bar from 9 PM to 12:30 AM, a champagne toast, party favors, and lite fare catered by Primo Hoagies. $50 general admission, $60 per seat to reserve a table in full. 

Fager’s Island - New Year’s Eve on the Island

Bring in 2022 on the Island with the party of the year starting at 7 PM. Your ticket includes admission, a 2022 VIP card, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. There is no seating. Live music will be performed by SHAKE THE ROOM on stage at 10 PM and DJ ROBCEE on the deck at 9 PM.

45th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille - New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate the new year on the bay at Taphouse Bar & Grille. There will be chef special 3-course dinner selections, as well as Happy Hour pricing and $3 craft beers. Live music will be by Wes Davis from 10 PM to 1 AM, featuring a champagne toast at midnight. 

The Original Greene Turtle - New Year's Eve with DJ WIZ

Ring in the New Year with all your loved ones at The Original Greene Turtle and party with DJ Wiz! The late-night menu will be available until 1 AM and there will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 

Cowboy Coast - New Year’s Eve Party

Get your tickets soon for Cowboy Coast’s NYE party. Tickets are $65 for an unlimited premium OPEN BAR, complimentary midnight champagne toast, live entertainment, and FREE mechanical bull rides! Buy your tickets here!

Skye Bar - Live Performance by Opposite Directions

On New Year’s Eve, Skye Bar is accepting dinner reservations at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Acoustic rock duo Opposite Directions will be performing from 4 PM to 8 PM and there will be NO cover charge all night. Stick around for a champagne toast at midnight!

Bourbon Street on the Beach - New Year’s Eve Menu

Dine at Bourbon Street on the Beach with their delicious and exclusive New Year’s Eve menu. Choose from appetizers, soups, desserts, main course with fresh seafood, filet mignon, and more. Call 443-664-2896 to make your reservation from 3 PM to 6 PM only in the NYE dining room.

Crawl Street Tavern - NYE Celebration

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Crawl Street Tavern and the Cork Bar in downtown Ocean City.  The Tavern will be serving some of the best bar food with both kitchens open late. No cover charge and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.  

Pickles Pub - NYE Party

It's a New Year's Party at Pickles Pub with Beats by Styler! Don't miss the last party of the year, celebrate New Year's Eve at Pickles Pub with a free champagne toast at midnight with no cover charge. 

Coins Pub & Restaurant - Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at Coins Pub & Restaurant with a special New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Coins will be rocking with Full Circle Band on stage all night long!

Hotels & More

Ocean Downs Casino - New Year’s Eve Disco Party

Get tickets here to move, boogie, and groove at Ocean Downs Casino! Enjoy two cocktails, light snacks, $10 free play, and entertainment from DJ Wax from 9 PM to 1 AM. Join in on the 70s costume contest for a chance to win $250 cash!

Carousel Resort Hotel - New Year’s Eve Buffet

This family-friendly buffet is the perfect way to ring in the new year! The delicious buffet will have seatings at 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM. Reserve your seat by calling 410-520-2282.

Residence Inn by Marriott OC - 2nd Annual Bayside Balcony Ball Drop

Book NYE specials and come visit the Residence Inn to watch the NYE ball drop Live in front of the hotel. There will be dining and drink specials as well as live entertainment starting at 4 PM that continues until 1 AM.

Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort - Casino Royale NYE

Dress your best and join this James Bond-themed event to support the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Get tickets here for $199 including an open bar with signature drinks open until 12:30 AM.

Cambria Hotel - New Year's Celebration with Lauren Glick Band

Ring in the new year with Lauren Glick Band at Cambria Hotel Bayfront in Ocean City! Enjoy amazing live music from 9 PM to 1 AM. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 410-289-1645!

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel - New Year’s Eve 2021 Gala

Celebrate with a gourmet dinner, dancing, a premium open bar, and live entertainment from two bands all night long. Dinner starts at 8 PM and festivities last until 1 AM. Call to reserve your spot.

New Year’s Day Events

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert - Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council for a special New Year's Day Concert Event at the breathtaking Performing Arts Center to kick off 2022!  FREE for the whole family, residents, and visitors can mingle and meet the Mayor and City Council. 

Atlantic General Hospital's 28th Annual Penguin Swim - Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort 

Celebrate New Year’s Day and help raise funds for Atlantic General Hospital during this fun community event. The Penguin Swim is fun for ALL ages! Fun and games will take place in the Atrium on the second floor. Register today!

Winterfest of Lights - Northside Park

January 1st is the LAST day to visit the Winterfest of Lights display in Ocean City. If you haven’t been, grab your family and friends, and don't miss this award-winning holiday event!


Celebrate New Year’s with a variety of events to choose from. Don’t forget to follow us @ExploreOCMD on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest information, specials, and events happening in Ocean City, Maryland.

We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year’s!