New Year in Ocean City

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Spend New Year in Ocean City

We think everyone will be happy to say farewell to 2020, and hello to a brand new year, 2021! How about starting this New Year in Ocean City Maryland?   

Dining and Hotels for New Year

This New Year may be a little different to previous New Years, but Ocean City hotels and restaurants are great at creating new ways to allow visitors to experience this great town while following the rules so everyone stays safe. Consider starting 2021 in your happy place – Ocean City Md. Quiet beaches great for long walks, plenty of pet friendly hotels, and always a selection of places to stay and eat.  We have put together our pick of restaurants, hotel packages and events to celebrate the end of 2020 – finally! 

Residence Inn by Marriott, Ocean City

Residence Inn Ocean City
Forget the stockings… The Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City are filling refrigerators! Say goodbye to 2020 in style and fully-stocked when you book their VIP Balldrop Package! They’re dropping a NYE ball this year and want to invite YOU to view safely from your own private balcony. Book direct at with promo code “EVE”.
Tables for indoor entertainment are included with package. To reserve without a package, call 410.723.2222 ext.0. Tables for up to 4 guests are $25 and include a round of drinks for two (2).

Grand Hotel and Spa

The seasonally decorated Grand Hotel and Spa

The Grand Hotel & Spa has many special offers valid over New Year to allow you to stay in Ocean City for a great price. Check out the special deals for this great Boardwalk Hotel here.

Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City

Kick off New Year’s Eve at the Aloft Ocean City with Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm; Drink and Champagne Bottle specials all night; DJ Wax from 6pm to 9pm, then wake up New Year’s Day and enjoy a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10am to 4pm; drink specials and live music from 6pm to 9pm. Keep the celebration going on Saturday with Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 12pm to 4pm; drink specials and live music from 6pm to 9pm. Use promo code NCL and get more information and make your reservation here.



New Years Eve at Seacrets
Countdown to the New Year at Seacrets! There will be live entertainment from 4pm, with a virtual ball drop at 9pm.  $10 Cover Charge for admission to the Nite Club and Tiki Bar with a limited menu available.

Enjoy a three course Seacrets New Year’s Eve Dinner for $59.99. Dinner includes  a salad, appetizer and main course. Soda, Tea, Coffee and a Champagne Toast also included. View Menu at Seating times are  4pm, 4:30pm,  6:45pm and  7:15pm and reservations are required – Call 410-524-4900. More details can be found here.


Longboard Cafe

Longboard Cafe

Longboard Cafe on 67th Street will be open for New Years Eve. They are taking reservations now for a 4 course dinner and open bar. Cocktails start at 6:00 pm. and Dinner begins 6:30 pm. $100 per person includes an open bar, favors, champagne toast.  Well spaced table reservations only! Max 6 guests per table (larger parties? reserve additional tables!). Carryout is also available – $60 per person for the 4-course meal, and cocktails are available to go! Carryout orders must be placed by 5 pm December 28. Call (443) 664-5639 to reserve, or make your reservation here.

Pickles Pub

Pickles Pub

Pickles Pub will be open New Years Eve and New Years Day from 11:30–10pm

Original Greene Turtle

Christmas lights on the Original Greene Turtle

The Original Greene Turtle will be open New Years Eve and New Years Day. They are taking reservations for their upstairs gathering which includes bottle service and an hors d’ouevres tray for the table, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at 9pm. Call 410-723-2120 for reservations for NYE at the Original Greene Turtle. Their downstairs will be open for business as usual and will also have party favors and a champagne toast at 9pm.

Billy’s Sub Shop

Billy’s Sub Shop

Billy’s Sub Shop will be open New Years Eve and New Years Day at 140th Street from 11am – 11pm, and at Rt54 from 11am – 10pm

Harpoon Hanna’s

Harpoon Hanna’s New Year

Join Harpoon Hanna’s for New Year’s Eve! There’s no reservations, no cover, no packages and no hassle! Kevin Poole will be playing in the main bar from 6 PM til 10 PM.


Fireworks at Northside Park **CANCELLED**

The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate  2021 and the 28th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to walk through the Winterfest of Lights.

As of 12/18/20, the New Years Eve Fireworks have been cancelled.




2021 Penguin Swim

Each New Year’s Day, hundreds gather at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel on the 91st Street beach, for the most thrilling, and chilling, event of the entire year. Since 1994 the Penguin Swim to benefit the Atlantic General Hospital gives you the chance to “get wet for a good cause.”  The Penguin Swim has evolved into a favorite event of Ocean City locals as teams representing businesses and community organizations compete to raise the most money for AGH. Get your new year off to a great start; take the pledge to take the plunge at this year’s Penguin Swim.  Alternatively, wrap up well and come and watch others jumping into the ocean! This fundraiser  is to benefit Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Swimmers earn an official Penguin Swim short-sleeve t-shirt for their $25 registration fee. Incentive prizes can be earned by participants based on their personal fundraising efforts.

Please remember to practicing physical distancing while visiting Ocean City, and please follow all of the rules and guidelines we have in place. Masks are required across the State of Maryland in outdoor public areas when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing for visitors and residents over the age of five. All customers over the age of five are required to wear face coverings at all times while inside the public spaces of all businesses, except when consuming food or drink. Rules are subject to change at any time.


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