New Year’s Eve Events in Ocean City


As the year winds down and the excitement for a fresh start builds up, what better way to ring in the New Year than in Ocean City, Maryland? The town is full of exciting New Year’s Eve events, so whatever you’re feeling there is probably a party or dinner for you.

Getaway This New Year’s Eve

Imagine treating yourself to an oceanfront getaway while counting down to the New Year. Holiday Inn Oceanfront has you covered with an amazing New Year’s Eve hotel package that promises fun as well as relaxation.
Choose between two or three-night stays in ocean view or oceanfront pool view rooms, ensuring you kickstart 2024 with the best view.

But that’s not all. Prepare your taste buds for a feast featuring a buffet menu of flounder with crab imperial, top round brisket, and delectable desserts like German Chocolate cake and eclairs. And fear not, for the Midnight Sandwich Bar, offering a variety of six-foot heroes, ensures you won’t ring in the new year on an empty stomach.

As the clock strikes midnight, raise a toast with champagne provided in the package, and revel in an open bar boasting an assortment of beer, wine, and rail drinks. Dance away the night with a lively DJ or be enthralled by table-side magic courtesy of Brian Curry from Dickens Parlour Theatre. It’s an experience designed to create cherished memories with loved ones as you step into a promising New Year. For more info about the package and rates, check out our specials page. Call 800-837-3578 to book their NYE package.

New Year’s Dining Done Right

If you aren’t into partying into the early hours of New Year’s Day, an indulgent dinner out might just be the thing for you. Many restaurants have special menus just for the holiday.

Marlin Moon on 33rd Street tantalizes with a mouthwatering menu featuring dishes like stuffed mushrooms with crab imperial and succulent lamb chops and more! Meanwhile, Captain’s Table offers a sumptuous array, including a delicious Bourbon Hanger Steak and the Ultimate Surf & Turf for Two featuring their 48 oz bone-in tomahawk steak and 18 oz colossal lobster tail. Or hit up 32 Palm for their great holiday drink specials featuring whiskey flights, specialty cocktails, and wine.
Or you can grab food at Coral Reef like their Island Barbecued Pork Ribeye or New York Strip or you could even get your black eyed Peas serving for good luck in the New Year and then live it up with their DJ from 8pm-12:30am.

Party the Night Away

But for those seeking more lively entertainment, Seacrets beckons with music until 4am from favorites like Full Circle Band, Screaming Monkeys, Garden State Radio, and Band of Make Believe as well 3 live DJs, ensuring you’ll dance until your feet hurt. If you’re looking to dress up a little, you don’t want to miss Seacret’s Area 51 party for an exclusive experience including cocktails, a four-hour open bar, and hors d’oeuvres, all in elegant cocktail attire.
Or try out Purple Moose Saloon where Thunderball will be playing starting at 10pm.
If you want to test your luck, Ocean Downs Casino is also hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring treats, cocktails, $15 in freeplay, party favors, music by DJ Wax and performances by magicians and stilt walkers. Tickets are $50 for one or $85 per couple. You can get your tickets at here.

Or ring in the new year with a BANG. The town of Ocean City is celebrating 2024 downtown at the Caroline Street Stage with music starting at 9pm and countdown and an amazing fireworks display at midnight. If you don’t want to head downtown, Winterfest of Lights in Northside Park on 125th Street is also hosting a celebration with fireworks at midnight.

In Ocean City, New Year’s Eve isn’t just a night; it’s a grand celebration that encompasses delicious dinners, electrifying entertainment, and mesmerizing fireworks. Whether you’re reveling in the festivities at our hotels or partying the night away, Ocean City promises an unforgettable start to a promising New Year.

Upcoming Events

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Anime Ocean City

Apr 27, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

Anime lovers rejoice, Ocean City's newest annual event returns in April!

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May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Celebrate Spring and the upcoming Summer season at Springfest's 33rd Anniversary!

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Jay Leno Live at the Performing Arts Center

May 16, 2024

Jay Leno performs live at the Ocean City Convention Center on May 16th, 2024!

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33rd Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

May 16, 2024 - May 19, 2024

A 20+ year car show that will feature over 3,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, and Trucks participating in events at the OC Convention Center, Inlet Parking Lot, and various car shows throughout town.

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May 31, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024

Bull Riding returns to Ocean City, Maryland on May 31st!

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Ocean City Grand Prix 2024

Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024

High speed boat racing along the Ocean City coast!

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Ocean City Jeep Week

Aug 22, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The biggest, most popular Jeep event in the mid-Atlantic returns to the Ocean City beaches on August 22nd!

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Ocean City Air Show 2024

Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The Ocean City Air Show returns in August!

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Ocean’s Calling Music Festival

Sep 27, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

A three day festival in partnership with musicians O.A.R. featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk.

Country Calling Music Festival

Oct 4, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Country music takes over Ocean City, Maryland on October 4th and 5th, featuring over 25 artists and three different stages along the beach and boardwalk!

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Endless Summer Cruisin’

Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

If you miss Cruisin' OC in May, you get another chance to see more hot rod action in October!

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