As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s time to take a break and celebrate with friends and family. Some of the year’s biggest parties are lined up for December 31st.

So, if you’re in Maryland this year, here’s everything you need to know to get front-row seats to the grandest celebrations in the state!

Maryland is home to several exciting cities, quaint towns, and picturesque countryside hamlets.

So, whether you’re headed to Baltimore to participate in one of its sparkling parties or prefer spending a cozy, romantic evening in Frederick, there is no shortage of options in Maryland.

10 Incredible Ways to Spend NYE in Maryland

Here are some of the top New Year’s Eve Activities in Maryland.

Catch the Fireworks Show in Downtown Baltimore

As midnight strikes, the skies above downtown Baltimore light up with colorful fireworks. Usher in the new year with live music, good food, and great company.

The annual fireworks show on New Year’s Eve is one of the major attractions in town. The event is produced by the Baltimore Office Promotions & The Arts and presented by the mayor.

Be at the Inner Harbor promenade before midnight for the best views of the cityscape.

Residents can also catch the breathtaking scene from the neighborhoods in Fells’ Point, Canton Harbor East, Federal Hill, and Locust Point.


Charm City Countdown Baltimore

The Charm City Countdown NYE Party is held annually at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel. And the event flaunts a unique theme every year.

This year’s highlights are the open bars, dinner buffets, dedicated party zones, champagne toast at midnight, several entertainment acts, a red-carpet zone for clicking photographs, and Baltimore’s most significant balloon drop.


Play an Escape Room Game in Frederick

Apart from civil war history, Frederick, MD, is best known as the hometown of Clue IQ escape rooms.

If you’ve never played an escape game before, why don’t we change that this winter?

Escape rooms offer 60-minutes of immersive gaming experience. And Clue IQ takes things a step further with exclusive end-of-year games.

That’s not all! Clue IQ also has a vast collection of fascinating escape games that you can browse.

So, if you’re near Frederick this winter and looking for an exciting way to spend the weekend with loved ones, adventure awaits at escape room IQ!

Book your slots today.


NYE Bash at Maryland Theatre Hagerstown

Ring in the new year at the historic Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown with live performances.

This year’s schedule starts with an act from a local jester, followed by The Guns N Roses Experience. While Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute band takes the stage later.

There are limited VIP seats, and the guests enjoy premier lower-level seating with two adult drink tickets and appetizers in the private cocktail lounge.

General ticket-holders can choose from open seats at the lower or upper levels of the theater. And alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. You can book the tickets here.


Explore Our Beautiful Planet at the Maryland Science Center Baltimore

Gain an awe-inspiring view of our planet this New Year’s Eve with a three-dimensional view show at the Maryland Science Center.

Hosted in conjunction with NASA, the show packs breathtaking images and footage of the planet and the effects of human footprint.

Watch the most significant cities on Earth, a view from the clouds, and other natural wonders from outer space.

And better yet! See how international cooperation can result in amazing things as we work together.

Visit the Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O Railway Museum Baltimore

If you have little ones in the family, don’t miss the Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O Railway Museum.

This unique daytime celebration features several exciting events that the kids will love.

The list is long, from Reindeer Railway Train Rides to Photos with Santa, Holiday Model Train Layouts, and Santa’s Winter Village.

Take a Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Frederick

If you want to explore the religious diversity of Frederick, the Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship is the best way to witness local traditions.

This virtual free presentation is an ideal opportunity to look at some of the most beautiful buildings in town, appreciate diverse traditions, and reflect on the town’s history.

You can book your tickets to this year’s event from this link.

Welcome the New Year at Sagamore Pendry

Sagamore Pendry’s historical setting and architecture promise an incredible experience. So, check yourself in for an exclusive two-night NYE event and enjoy the holiday in all its glory. Your reservation includes:

  • Complimentary overnight parking
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • One in-room movie credit
  • Dinner at Rec Pier Chop House
  • New Year’s Day recovery kit
  • Late check-out at 2 PM
  • Optional Sagamore Spirit or sommelier-recommended pairing with breakfast/brunch cocktails.

Attend the Mountain Dance Party at Rocky Gap Casino Resort Flintstone

Ring in 2022 with a grand celebration at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone. Sing along to the live tunes or dance to your favorite music by The Bachelor Boys Band all night long.

The staff has arranged for a unique firework display at midnight along with an exclusive champagne toast. The casino resort can also make things extra special if you’re traveling with your spouse.

Maryland State Park First Day Hikes

If you’re not one for partying till the wee hours of dawn, you should check out Maryland State Park First Day Hikes.

It’s a beautiful way to begin a new year, and the event takes place across the state annually.

Browse the map to find your nearest state park. Here’s the calendar to help you plan.


What are Your Plans this New Year’s Eve?

We hope this blog makes your life easier.

If you’re not much of a party animal, why not take your friends or family out for an exciting escape game escapade?

Clue IQ hosts mind-blowing puzzles that promise a truly unforgettable experience. And our gift cards make for the perfect gift for escape room enthusiasts.

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