Have A Happy New Year in Ocean City!

As 2021 comes to a close, what better way to start 2022 than to head to Ocean City to celebrate the New Year? There is entertainment and festivities to suit everyone, as well as deals on hotel packages that are hard to resist.

Hotels in Ocean City are offering deals for New Years Eve – enjoy a great evening of entertainment and then head to your room for a good night sleep without having to go out into the cold and fight the traffic to drive home.

  • The Clarion Resort Hotel will have their New Year’s Eve Gala on NYE in their Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant. There’s a gourmet dinner buffet, dancing and entertainment, plus a cash bar.  Reservations are required and gratuity is not included in the price. Call the hotel at 410.524.3535 to make a reservation.
Clarion New Year’s Eve Party
  • The Residence Inn has a New Years Eve package so you can enjoy their very own ball drop at midnight then stay at this beautiful bayside hotel following it. Their package includes a Bayview king or Double Queen Studio Suite, a bottle of champagne in your room, and NYE party favors. Additional nights may be added to reservations after booking – Call sales at 410-723-2222.
View from the Residence Inn Ocean City
  • There’s a big New Year’s Eve party at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort this year. It’s to be an evening inspired by James Bond 007 with Blackjack, Roulette, 3 Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em tables, and music from Don’t Stop as you will dance your way into the New Year in style. Dress code is stylish, suit and bow tie preferred but not essential… its all about the party! Tickets are $199 per person (taxes and gratuity included) and include signature selects open bar of spirits, wines and beers until 12:30am, casino games, hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, and a Champagne Toast at Midnight. Deluxe Oceanfront Room packages are also available; call 410-524-7777 ext 2009 for details or click here. This event benefits the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation.
Casino Royale at the Princess Royale this NYE
  • The Aloft Ocean City invites you to ring in the New Year with them! Their NYE package includes two night hotel accommodations, live entertainment on New Year’s Eve (DJ Groove) and New Year’s Day (Marcella Daniella), a Bloody Mary Bar and Brunch Specials (additional cost) and a 1pm Late Check Out on Sunday. You can find out more and book your NYE package here.
The Aloft Ocean City
  • Ring in 2022 at the EPIC Bar and Grill located in the Grand Hotel. For only $75/person you will receive Open Bar from 9pm-1am with a champagne toast at midnight, tunes from DJ David Colt and of course karakoke! It’s a cash bar after 1am. For an additional $45/person you receive a three course dinner anytime between 5pm-9pm.


Grand Hotel Ocean City
  • Many hotels, bars and restaurants will remain open for the festivities on New Year’s Eve. Amongst this group is Seacrets who has its annual New Year’s Eve Bash starting at 5pm. Ring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, then party ’til 4am with live entertainment all night! You can also enjoy a three course dinner including a Salad, Appetizer & Main Course. Cover charge for NYE Party, Soda, Tea, Coffee & a Champagne Toast also included. *Reservations Required for dinner. Seatings for dinner start at 4.45pm until 8.45pm. For more details click here.

  • The Residence Inn has their very own ball drop at midnight but the party begins hours before! Join them for their 2nd annual bayside ball drop where you can countdown and view their OWN brightly lit NYE ball drop LIVE in front of the hotel! The event is visible from the lobby bar and their private balconies, so why not book your room for the night! Limited availability so call 443.664.7044 for details and reservations.


  • Harpoon Hanna’s invite you to ring in 2022 with them. Dave Hawkins is playing from 5pm to 9 pm, and DJ E-State will play from 9pm to 1am. There’s no cover, no packages, no reservations, and NO HASSLE!

  • The Aloft Ocean City invites you to ring in the New Year with them! Their NYE package includes two night hotel accommodations, live entertainment on New Year’s Eve (DJ Groove) and New Year’s Day (Marcella Daniella), a Bloody Mary Bar and Brunch Specials (additional cost) and a 1pm Late Check Out on Sunday. You can find out more and book your NYE package here.
WXYZ Bar at the Aloft Ocean City
  • Longboard Cafe have announced their NYE menu! The evening starts with a cocktail hour at 6PM, then enjoy your four course meal at your own pace, with an open bar all night.  Please call for 443-664-5639 reservations(not available online)
Longboard Cafe New Years Eve Menu
  • The Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street is open New Years Eve and will have DJ Wiz and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! And if you’re up for it, this will be the place to be for watching football on New Years Day!
The Original Greene Turtle
  • If you are planning your own celebrations, you can always order pizza and subs from Billy’s Sub Shop on 140th Street. They will be open New Years Eve until 11pm, and New Years Day from 11am-11pm. Order ahead by calling 410-250-1887.
Pizza from Billy’s Sub Shop
  • Looking for somewhere special to have dinner on New Year’s Eve? Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar in West Ocean City will be open serving their delicious and wide array of choices from a wood fired oven individual pizza to 8oz Center Cut Filet Mignon. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (410) 390-3543.
Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar
  • Pickles Pub on 8th Street will be open New Years Eve with a Champagne toast at midnight, and Beats by Styler. There’s no cover!
Pickles Pub
  • The Town of Ocean City has a fireworks display to kick off the New Year with a bang at midnight at Northside Park.  This will be accompanied by hot chocolate, live entertainment, and the opportunity to marvel at the Winterfest of Lights, with a walk through this dazzling park.

  • Berlin is once again hosting its annual New Year party and ball drop. There will be 2 celebrations this year: Kids: 5:30pm – Laser Light Show & Ball Drop at 6pm (Same time as Berlin Germany), Adults: Party begins at 10pm with music by Ocean98s Big Al Reno, dancing, beer fundraiser for We HEART Berlin, Laser Light Show! The Ball drop will happen at midnight. **as off 12/30/2, this event has been cancelled**
Photo courtesy of BerlinMainStreet.com
  • If you are up for activity on New Year’s Day, blow away the cobwebs and breathe in that fresh 2022 air on the beach with the Ocean City Penguin Swim. The 28th Annual Penguin Swim will take place once again on the beach at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel at 91st Street! Have the whole family start the New Year off in a way you won’t forget whether you get your toes wet or not.  More details are available here.

  • New Years Day also gives you the chance to view the Performing Art Center at the Convention Center for the Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert. All residents and visitors are welcome to attend the free event on Saturday, January 1st from 4 PM – 6PM, which will feature a special performance by The Priceless Band, a Motown band from New York.
  • Get the gang together and take them to Escapomania – Escape Room Ocean City on 118th Street (near Food Lion). You can have a laugh, bond, and maybe even test those old brain cells are still sharp after all the holiday celebrations! Check out the days they are open below, and book at www.escapomania.com/ocean-city-md or call 443-856-9241 to make your reservation.
Escape Room on 118th Street hours for the Holidays 2021

For a full list of all events in Ocean City, click here. However you decide to spend your New Year, OceanCity.com wishes you a healthy and happy one!


Anne grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came across Ocean City for the first time over 25 years ago and shortly after it became her permanent home.  When time allows, Anne still loves to travel. She has been with OceanCity.com since September 2014.

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