Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ocean City, MD

Picture of a group of people watching fireworks on new year's eve.

Central Reservations loves sharing the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ocean City, MD. Make a reservation today to spend a weekend in OCMD to ring in the new year. Book now to find beachfront, bayfront, and bay canal condos close to the festivities. Ocean City, MD, is where you want a fun New Year’s Eve night to remember. Plan a getaway with family and friends and ring in 2023! 

Guide to New Year’s Eve Celebrations in OCMD


Ocean City, MD’s visitors, have two chances to watch fireworks this year, uptown and downtown OCMD having fireworks New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you’re staying uptown or staying downtown and looking for a change of scenery, celebrate the last night of Winterfest of Lights on December 31. Northside Park is setting off fireworks to ring in the new year at midnight with a big bang! Kids will love exploring the holiday light displays and watching the fireworks. Grab your coat, hat, and gloves, and take in the magic of the new year.

If you’re staying downtown, plan a night at the inlet for fireworks, drive-in movies, and a DJ! Bundle up in your car while you wait for the countdown to midnight. Kids will love this unique family New Year event to ring in 2023. Watch Encanto and Top: Gun Maverick starting at 7 pm, followed by fireworks at midnight.

Watch the Ball Drop

Don’t miss Ocean City’s ONLY live ball drop event on New Year’s eve! The 3rd Annual Bayside Balcony Ball Drop is bigger and better this year. Countdown to midnight as the ball slowly drops. 

Dinner Specials & Nightlife

New Year’s Eve parties are happening all over town! Head to Fager’s Island dressed to impress and have dinner with a view of the bay. Celebrate the new year by dancing to Hit Parade and DJ Groove on the stage and deck. 

If you’re looking to celebrate past midnight, head to Seacrets® for a fabulous 2023 NYE bash with live entertainment from 4 pm to 4 am. 

Looking for a wild night and an open bar? Then buckle up and get wild for the New Year celebration at Cowboy Coast Saloon’s NYE 2023 party! 

Book your stay at Central Reservations and celebrate all over town in OCMD to ring in the new year! Reserve a winter weekend getaway with us at one of our Central Reservations properties, including condos and townhomes in oceanfront and bayside locations.

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