We hate to rush past Christmas into the New Year, but with New Year’s Eve invites piling up, it’s time to face the issue head on and figure out where to ring in 2014. For those of you who won’t be attending house parties or joining the masses in Times Square, there are plenty of festive options at some of our favorite establishments on the Eastern Shore. Watch the ball drop in downtown Berlin, dance the night away at Seacrets or countdown to the New Year at Brew River in Salisbury. Let the countdown begin!
117 49th Street, Ocean City, MD
Each year, crowds descend on Seacrets in full force for a dance party of epic proportions. From 5pm until 7pm cover charge is $30 and $40 after 8pm (cover charge will not exceed $40). For entertainment, there’s Full Circle, DJ Davie, Face Parade, DJ Mike T and High Five at the Tiki Bar; The Benderz, DJ Tuff, and Ultrafuze in the Club; and DJ Bob at the Main Bar. All dining is reservation only – to make reservations call Christine or Caitlin at 410-524-4900. The NYE dinner menu is extensive, with appetizers including staple favorites like jerk chicken, roasted veggie flatbread with goat cheese, or pan seared garlic and rosemary lollipop lamb chops with a honey cider glaze. For entrees, think chicken Chesapeake, French pork chops or vegetarian Shepard’s pie.
201 60th Street
The staff at Fager’s Island is certainly no stranger to throwing a fabulous party. There will be three dinner seatings in Fine Dining, including a sunset seating, a middle seating and a late seating. From 4:15 to 5:30, the sunset seating will feature a large variety of selections from the dining menu, while the middle and late seating will include a New Year’s Celebration Menu. The middle seating will be $75 per person and the late seating is $85 per person (plus alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities). Bar & Deck tickets are $40 per person – middle and late diners are invited to participate in the bar and deck festivities at no additional charge. DJ Rob Cee will be kicking the party off on the deck at 9pm, with Jumper set to go on the main stage at 10pm.
The closest thing we have to the Times Square celebration on the Eastern Shore happens in #mdscoolestsmalltown. Berlin will transform into a mini Times Square again this year with dancing in the streets, music, fabulous food, refreshments and plenty of entertainment. The festivities take place at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street. Horse and carriage rides will also be available starting at 8pm for a romantic tour of holiday decorations and lights. And don’t forget to purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win a 2013 Chevy Cruze, LS. The event begins at 8pm.
502 W. Main Street, Salisbury, MD
In Salisbury, Brew River is amped up for their New Year’s Eve celebration with plans for a New Year’s Eve dinner and after party. Dinner is $34.99 per person and will be served from 4pm to 10pm. The full-menu will be available, as well as a prix-fixe menu. Stick around after for the countdown to New Years and dance the night away.
Rt. 54 & the Bay, Fenwick Island, DE
Ring in the New Year in Delaware with no muss and no fuss at Harpoon Hanna’s. No reservations, no packages, no cover and no hassle. DJ Jon Boi starts at 9pm and the party goes on from there.
10218 Racetracl Road, Berlin, MD
Ring in 2014 at the casino! December 31st from noon until 2am and January 1st from 10am to 9pm, the Casino at Ocean Downs will be celebrating the New Year with prizes, prizes and more prizes. With the New Year’s Double Prize Patrol, you have the chance to win $100 to $200 slot dollars every 30 minutes. Every 30 minutes the computer will select one random player whose card is in the card reader to win Double Slot Dollars. On New Year’s Eve, celebrate with party favors, free hors d’oeuvres and a New Year’s toast at midnight. Don’t forget about the $2,014 giveaway at midnight!
No matter what option you chose for ringing in the New Year, we encourage you to be safe wherever you are and have a Happy New Year!