Spending New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland is a wonderful way to see off 2016 and welcome 2017.  The Town of Ocean City offers free bus rides from 6:00am New Year’s Eve to 6:00am New Year’s Day to ensure you get to and from your party destination safely.  We’ve compiled a list of all the parties and specials we could find in the area.  Where will you be celebrating?

Where to Stay

Sea Bay Hotel

2 night accommodations, $20 Sea Bay Cafe vouchers, complimentary champagne, 1:00pm late check out. Reserve your stay.

Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza

2 or 3 night stay. 3 course dinner at Brothers Bistro, live music, cash bar, champagne toast at midnight, New Year’s Day brunch from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Late check out 1:00pm. Reserve your stay.

The Grand

2 night stay, 3 course dinner at the Grand Terrace restaurant, open bar from 9pm – 1am at the Epic Bar and Grille, hors d’oeuvre and champagne toast at midnight, music and karaoke. Reserve your stay.

Princess Royale

Choose a one or two night stay paired with the Princess Royale’s Atrium Stars Party or Palmetto Ballroom Party. Call for reservations 1-800-4- ROYALE.

Best Western Hotel & Suites

2 nights, complimentary suite upgrade, champagne, 1:00pm late check-out. Reserve your stay.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront

2 nights, dinner buffet, open bar, performance by mentalist and minder reader, Asi Wind, dancing, champagne toast, balloon drop, $25 gift card to Tour of Italy, complimentary bottle of champagne. Reserve your stay.

Quality Inn Boardwalk

2 nights, souvenir glasses, bottle of champagne, party favors, breakfast for 2. Reserve your stay.

Clarion Resort Fountainebleau

Choose from a 2 or 3 night stay and receive 2 tickets to the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Clarion. Reserve your stay.

Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites

Choose from a 2 or 3 night stay, enjoy dinner and dessert for two, dancing to That’s What She Said, open bar, late night snack bar, champagne toast. Reserve your stay.

New Year’s Eve Events

Seacrets New Year’s Eve Bash

4:00pm – 4:00am

Enjoy the area’s best bands and live DJs, as well as a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Casino at Ocean Downs New Year’s Eve

4:30pm – 1:30am

Entertainment by Monkee Paw, DJ BK and Aaron Howell Band.  Hors d’oeuvres, bubbly toast and party favors around midnight, plus a double bonus prize patrol for randomly selected players.

Schooner’s New Year’s Eve Dinner

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy a 3 course dinner for $29 per person.

Winterfest of Lights

5:30pm – 12:00am

Enjoy Winterfest of Lights, as well as a fireworks display and family friendly live entertainment.

The Big Easy on 60’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

5:30pm – 2:00am

Choose from the first seating at 5:30pm or the second seating at 8:30pm for a unique four course dinner.  The second seating will include live music, a champagne toast at midnight and a breakfast buffet at 1:00am.  Masks are encouraged!

The Dunes Manor’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

8:30pm – 12:30am

Enjoy dancing to the live band, That’s What She Said, a balloon drop, champagne toast, hats and noisemakers.

An Italian New Year at Touch of Italy

8:30pm – 1:00am

Make reservations and ring in the new year at Touch of Italy with a 4 course dinner and dancing.

Skye Bar’s New Year’s Eve Bash

9:00pm – 2:00am

Live entertainment by No Byscuyts, free champagne and party favors at midnight.

Palmetto Ballroom Gourmet Dinner Party at Princess Royale

9:00pm – 1:00am

Dress your best for this 5 course dinner with music by Comfort Zone, a champagne toast, party favors and more.

Atrium Stars Party at Princess Royale

9:00pm – 1:00am

Enjoy a buffet dinner and open bar.  Featuring Tommy Edwards as “Sir Rod”, a champagne toast, party favors and more.

Epic Bar & Grille’s New Year’s Eve

9:00pm – 1:00am

Join the fun with music and karaoke by David Colt, party favors, hors d’oeuvre and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Party with Sam Grow at Cowboy Coast

9:00pm – 2:00am

Enjoy a performance by Sam Grow, open bar, a champagne toast, free mechanical bull rides and more.

Ocean Club’s New Year’s Eve Gala at the Clarion

9:30pm – 2:00am

Enjoy entertainment by Power Play and On the Edge.  You have the option to purchase a gourmet dinner buffet or simply hors d’oeuvres.  There will be hats, horns and noisemakers, as well as a champagne toast at midnight.  Must be 21 years of age to attend.

New Year’s Day Events

New Year’s Day Bash at Casino at Ocean Downs

12:30pm – 9:30pm

Entertainment by Matt Lafferty Trio and Tear the Roof Off.  Drink specials and double prize patrol winners randomly selected.

Mayor & City Council’s Annual Open House at the Performing Arts Center

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Residents and visitors get an opportunity to enjoy some exhibits for town departments. The Mayor and City Council members will be there to greet visitors.

Penguin Swim

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join in on this annual dip in the Atlantic Ocean at the Princess Royale on New Year’s Day to support Atlantic General Hospital.