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Top 10 New Years Eve Celebrations Around Maryland

Will Stein

As a child, Will Stein was moved to a new home and enrolled in a new school every year, as his parents looked to escape debt and inch their way to pro...

As a child, Will Stein was moved to a new home and enrolled in a new school every year, as his parents looked to escape debt and inch their way to pro...

Feb 8 6 minutes read

Another spectacular year is coming to an end! Say goodbye to 2017 and ring in 2018 in style by participating in any of these top 10 New Years Eve celebrations around Maryland!

Whether you are looking for family friendly fun, or are looking for late night excitement, we have a list of all the best celebrations in the area! Be safe and have a very Happy New Year!

New Years Eve Celebrations
Chesapeake Children's Museum
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
December 31, 2017 10am-5:30pm
Cost: Free with admission

Come join the fun and enjoy crafts to help you celebrate the New Year: crowns, noisemakers, and Chinese yo - yo's!


Midnight Noon
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
December 31, 2017 10am-2pm
Cost: Free with admission, and completely free to members.

Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center! Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time. There will be fun New Year’s festivities throughout the day, including a live concert by popular kids band Milkshake.

Noontime New Year's Celebration
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
December 31, 2017 10am-5pm
Cost: $15.95

Early bedtime or not, partygoers will enjoy a festive day of play inside a Winter Snow Ball Wonderland! Dance the day away during our Snow Ball while rockin' tunes fill the Museum. Watch special performances from Eric Energy, who will teach revelers about Cool Science, and the Kindersinger, who will keep little ones jingling all day long. Make sound sandwiches and diffusion snowflakes to help out with our famous Noontime Countdown featuring confetti and a balloon drop. After the countdown, enjoy a juice and cookie toast and continue exploring the Museum for more festive family fun.

New Year's Annapolis
Downtown Annapolis
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
December 31, 2017 3pm-5:30pm and 8pm-12midnight
Cost: Free

Family activities fill the day and music and dancing fills the night at this annual celebration welcoming the New Year. For the second year, kids’ activities will take place on Weems Whelan fields behind Maryland Hall and Bates Middle School. Participants are invited to park at Park Place garage and take City of Annapolis-provided shuttles to and from the new location. Activities will include face painting, an obstacle course, moon bounces and music performed by kids’ rock bands. The first round of festivities wraps up with on-site fireworks at approximately 5:30 p.m. Then, it’s off to area restaurants for dinner with the kids. The second round of festivities includes live music and dancing at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock beginning at 8:00 p.m. and ending with midnight fireworks.

Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
December 31, 2017  9pm- 12:30am
Cost: Free

Fireworks at mid-night!
Be part of a giant NYE celebration and a night of great music, culminating an amazing, colorful midnight fireworks display!

Big Night Baltimore New Year's Eve Gala
Radisson Baltimore Downtown
101 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201
December 31, 2017 9pm - 2am
Costs: $129.99

Big Night Baltimore is the perfect, all-inclusive night. Leave your wallet at home, because your ticket includes everything - all drinks included all night without the long lines! Plus, a buffet and entertainment throughout the eight different party zones.

Big Night DC
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
December 31, 2017 9:00pm - 3:00am
Costs: $159.99

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.

Charm City Countdown Nevermore Masquerade Ball NYE Gala
Baltimore Hilton
1739 W Nursery Road
December 31, 2017 9:00pm - 2:00am
Admission: $99

Charm City Countdown New Year’s Eve Party is back again for its 10th year, moving their headquarters to the gorgeous Hilton BWI Hotel! Join thousands of people for a party that’s too big and too sexy for the city! This year they are hosting another special themed New Years Eve event - "Chicago".

Charm City New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise
Inner Harbor
555 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21201
December 31, 2017 10pm-1am
Costs: $83.00

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

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in Annapolis
Chesapeake Bay
1 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401
December 31, 2017 10pm - 1am
Costs: $83.00

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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