Ball Drop or Boat Drop – Celebrate New Year’s Eve Bay to Beach

If a relaxing holiday amid small town charm is your vision for the holiday or celebrating the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 in the streets with other revelers is more your speed, consider a trip to Delmarva.

You can take a brewery tour, visit art galleries and boutiques or check out live music. Or enjoy a four course dinner with farm to table fare. Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy all that the towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware have to offer. The holidays are a great time to enjoy our towns.

New Year’s Eve Events

Ball drops, boat drops and oyster drops are a few ways our towns are ushering in 2020. Celebrations are family-friendly with plenty of excitement and live music.

Berlin New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration
5 pm – 7 pm Kids Ball Drop; 10 pm – 12:30am Adults, Downtown Berlin
2 NYE ball drop celebrations! Kids Ball Drop at 6pm outside Heart of Gold Kids! Then at 10pm the party begins with DJs Big Al Reno & Schwab with dancing, beer & food vendors. Event by Berlin Main Street.


New Year’s Eve Oyster Drop in Crisfield
Crisfield Library, 100 Collins St, Crisfield, MD, 9 pm to 12 pm
Bring in the New Year at this free community event with food, music, limited beer & wine (with proper ID) and a sparkling cider toast at midnight! Casual dress – layers recommended. Indoor event with outdoor oyster drop at midnight.

Oyster Drop Flyer

New Year’s Eve Boat Drop in Downtown Cambridge
500 block of Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD
Downtown Cambridge hosts a New Year’s Eve Boat Drop with a small replica of a deadrise — the traditional waterman’s workboat — dropping at midnight on Dec. 31 to bring in the New Year. The boat drop happens in the 500 block of Poplar Street in Cambridge, MD. Watch for more info at DowntownCambridge.org.

7th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Salisbury
9pm to just after midnight
Rev up those noisemakers and get ready for a night filled with live music by AMP Studios and the Tops Cut Off DJ Team, plus special guest acts, giveaways and confetti at midnight!  New Year’s Eve SBY Ball Drop is a free, all-ages, family-friendly event.  

New Year's Eve in downtown Salisbury
New Year’s Eve in Downtown Salisbury
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