Celebrate New Year's Eve in Maryland

Once Christmas is over, celebrating this holiday season continues with these New Year's Eve events!

We have found plenty of family-friendly New Year's Eve fun listed below—including celebrations that wrap up way before bedtime and a few grown-up events if you're getting a sitter.

Keep reading to find plenty of ways to ring in the New Year in Maryland, from Annapolis to D.C. to Baltimore.

Updated for 2018. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

noon time new years

Happy Noon Year's Celebration - 2018
Dec. 31. Join us for a special New Year's storytime! Children will enjoy books, crafts, music and dancing before counting down to noon! Free. 11am. Severn Library.

Midnight Noon - 2018
Dec. 31. 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. Free with paid admission. 10am-2pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore.

Chesapeake Children's Museum New Years Eve Celebration, Annapolis
December 31, 2018, 10am-5:30pm, Chesapeake Children's Museum (CCM) is open 10am to 3pm with crafts to help you celebrate the new year --- crowns, noisemakers, and Chinese yo - yo's! Free with admission. Then head over to Weems-Whalen Field for the City of Annapolis Children's Celebration. CCM will be providing Crafts from 3-5:30pm, then there will be a Fireworks show!

Noontime New Year - 2018
Dec. 31. Out with the old, in with the new! Celebrate the wonderful memories, fun .and adventures of 2018 - and the magical new things to come in 2019 - at the best New Year’s celebration for kids in Baltimore! Revelers small and tall are invited to join in festive celebrations to ring in 2019. Free with paid admission. 10am. Port Discovery, Baltimore.

EcoAdventures Presents: New Year's at Noon - 2018
Dec. 31. Door prizes, giveaways, ball drop, face painting and new exhibits and animals! Registration required. $13-15. 11am-1pm and 1:45-3:45pm. EcoAdventures, Millersville.

Annapolis New Year’s Celebration - 2018
Dec. 31. Annapolis will be busy on New Year's Eve with Military Bowl Parade, Military Bowl Game and two NYE Celebrations. The parade begins at 9am. The Game starts at 12 noon. Festive activities for the whole family start at 3pm at Weems Whelan park behind Maryland Hall, including a moon bounce, face painting, obstacle course and more. Early bird fireworks at 5:15pm. Head Downtown to Susan Campbell park enjoy live music and dancing 8-midnight, and more fireworks to ring in the new year.

New Year's Eve Spectacular - 2018
Dec. 31. Live music, official countdown and fireworks display at midnight. 9pm-12:30am. Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Family New Year's Eve Celebration - Adventure Park USA, Frederick
December 31, 9pm-12:30am. Includes unlimited laser tag, ropes course, rock wall, spin zone bumper cars, dinner and video games. Adventure Park USA, Frederick.

New Year's Eve Events for Adults

New Year's Eve Bash - 2018
Dec. 31. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, raffles, and fireworks. Ages 21 and older. $120; $145 at the door. 8:30pm. Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. 410-837-1276,

Big Night DC - 2018
Dec 31. Fifteen themed party areas, open bars, food buffets, multiple dance floors, live music and DJs, party favors and more. $119 and up. 9pm-3am. Gaylord National Hotel & Resort, National Harbor.



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