10 Fantastic Festive Things to do in baltimore on new years eve

If you’re counting down to the new year in Baltimore, these are the best places to do it!

Baltimoreans know how to do a lot of things right – we cook the best crabs, we have some of the best views, and we definitely know how to party. Combine all three and embrace the new year with open arms at some of Charm City’s finest events and establishments.

Things to do in Baltimore on New Years

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New Year’s Eve Spectacular

The most obvious way to celebrate New Year’s Eve while in Baltimore is at the Inner Harbor. Every year, the Inner Harbor basin is lit up with fireworks and the surrounding promenade, as well as Federal Hill, is filled with friends and family on lawn chairs and blankets.

Crowds come from far and wide, making the Baltimore Inner Harbor one of the most popular places to bring in the New Year in Maryland. Not only is there an amazing fireworks display, but also live music and local street artist performances.

Charm City Countdown- Annual New Year’s Eve Charity Gala

An annual event by Charm City Countdown, the New Year’s Eve Charity Gala is one of the most anticipated parties of the year. The party has been going on for over a decade, and this year’s theme is ‘Time Traveler’s Ball’.

They’ll have more than ten different rooms, or party zones, to dance the night away in; you can pick where you want to chill based on your music preference or you can wander through all ten rooms throughout the night.

Tickets include access to premium open bars, exclusive specialty bars, and dinner stations all serving up a gourmet meal. There’ll be a red carpet for photographs, DJs as well as live music, party favors for everyone, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Additional perks include free parking, free coat check, and discounted hotel rooms!

Baltimore New Year’s Eve Party – Gatsby’s House

  • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront | Website

There is nothing more epic than ringing in the New Year in Gatsby style, and you can do just that at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront! One of the most upscale parties in the city, there’ll be a massive ballroom countdown, additional areas to mingle, a prepaid bar, and some of the top DJs in the city.

There will be complimentary party favors, casino games, and everyone will be dressed to the nines in true Gatsby style.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

A masquerade ball is one of the best ways to celebrate and this year’s NYE Masquerade Ball at Cellar2 is going to be one for the books.

Tickets, which ring in at about $70, include access to a dinner buffet, unlimited wine, and a champagne toast. Take pictures on their 360 camera to remember the night forever. This is a twenty-five and over event.

Baltimore Under the Fireworks New Year’s Eve Yacht Party

  • The Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht | Website

The Baltimore Inner Harbor has one of the best NYE fireworks displays in the state, and while you can view it from the promenade or the nearby Federal Hill, imagine how beautiful it will be to witness from a yacht on the water below.

The yacht party is a three-hour cruise with access to the main floor complete with a Baltimore-based DJ, two decks for mingling, an open bar, and a dinner buffet.

New Year’s Eve Praise Party

The New Year’s Eve Praise Party is perfect for those who are looking for a pleasant way to ring inthe new year, and let’s be honest, we could all use a little peace after the year or two we’ve had.

Come together with friends and family to give praise and thanks to God all while enjoying a red-carpet welcome, photography backdrops, a three-course seated gourmet meal, cheese and chocolate fountains, and a midnight toast. There will be music, performances, and other forms of entertainment throughout the night.

Midnight at 6: Fireworks & Symphony of Lights

  • Merriweather Post Pavilion | Website

Just because kids need to sleep early, doesn’t mean they should miss the New Year’s Eve fireworks. Head to Merriweather Post Pavilion, where they celebrate midnight at 6!

Take along some lawn chairs and snacks, take a walk through the Symphony of Lights holiday light display, and settle in for an evening countdown into the new year.

New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise

New Year’s Dinner cruises, like the yacht party we mentioned above, are usually very formal. The New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise guarantees a unique celebration on the Patapsco River but without all the fuss – they encourage you to come in informal, comfortable clothing!

Take in stunning views of Baltimore as you enjoy a three-course dinner, an onboard DJ, party favors, and a well-stocked cash bar during the four-hour cruise.

Upgrade to their VIP Platinum Package which includes access to a premium bar, toast at midnight, a bottle of sparkling wine, souvenir champagne flute per ticket, and a window table reservation guaranteeing the best views.

New Year’s Eve Day Signature Lunch Cruise

I know I speak for a lot of us when I say that partying at midnight is just not as appealing as it used to be. City Cruises, which brings you the dinner cruise mentioned above, also offers a lunch cruise on New Year’s Eve Day!

The two-hour-long cruise on the Patapsco River departs at 11:30 AM and includes stunning views of the Baltimore skyline, a lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts, onboard DJ entertainment, and party favors.

You can celebrate NYE in all the ways you love and still be in bed by ten.

Illusions The Drag Queen Show Baltimore MD – Drag Queen Show

Illusions offers the absolute best in celebrity impersonation drag queen entertainment, and their New Year’s Eve show is sure to delight! General entry tickets start at $30, and you’ll see everything from comedy performances to full-on burlesque shows.

Where else will you see Madonna, Cher, Beyonce, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Adele, Nicki Minaj, and so many other celebrities under one roof? Dinner and drinks are not included but can be purchased separately.

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