Your Guide to the Best New Year’s Eve in Ocean City, MD

If you’re thinking about spending New Year’s Eve in Ocean City, MD, then you’re already on track for a remarkable time. Now, continue on that track by learning about the upcoming celebrations in town! We made a complete and convenient guide to it all with everything you need to know before you go. Take a look and join the excitement as we look back on wonderful memories and look forward to making many more in the new year! You can even browse our list of vacation rentals to find the perfect property in the area. Your happy place awaits!

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Ocean City, MD, New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Northside Park

Have you ever heard of an event called the Winterfest of Lights? It’s well known to anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Ocean City, Maryland, in the off-season. This fantastic festival is a must-see for anyone looking to soak up a wealth of holiday cheer and get in the spirit of the season. It begins at the end of November and continues all the way until December 31 with a finale of fun activities and fireworks.

Head to Northside Park on New Year’s Eve to take part in all the excitement! You can still enjoy the Christmas-themed festivities up until midnight, like the highly anticipated Winterfest Express. This delightful, one-mile train ride leads you throughout a winter wonderland of twinkling lights in the park as you sip on hot cocoa and marvel at the magical atmosphere. Then, look to the skies at midnight for an enchanting fireworks display over Ocean City. It’s truly a sight to see!

Fager’s Island

The New Year’s celebration at Northside Park is one of the highlights of the evening, but it’s not the only one. You can also head over to the ever-popular Fager’s Island to ring in the new year in style with more fun and festivities. It’s a beautiful, bayside retreat that’s a haven for those seeking delicious cuisine, tasty cocktails, and waterfront views. Plus, Fager’s Island hosts a remarkable New Year’s Eve party of its own!

Take your pick from the celebration on the bar and deck with live music performances, dancing, and a Champagne toast, or settle inside for dinner seatings complete with gourmet food and drinks. (Please note that you need to purchase tickets for the bar and deck celebration or make reservations for the dinner seatings.)

Celebrate in a Beautiful Vacation Rental Nearby

The living room inside Sunset Island 23 Canal Side Mews

Don’t forget to secure an Ocean City vacation rental if you plan on taking part in all the excitement this New Year’s Eve. In fact, we highly recommend reserving your favorite property well in advance! After all, these celebrations tend to be very popular among locals and visitors alike. Luckily, Vantage Vacation Rentals has you covered with a list of over 500 excellent options in the area. 

Whether you want to stay near Northside Park or Fager’s Island and walk to and from the celebrations or even unwind in a quiet setting further away, there’s a property with your name on it. Browse our collection of vacation rentals today and make it yours before someone else does!