Do you know what we think is the best part of New Year’s? No matter how awful the previous year might have been and how many mistakes we may have made, on January 1st at 12:01 am, everything is wiped clean. New Year’s is like a giant reboot button, leaving nothing but hope and promise for the next 12 months of our lives! And after the mess that we all just went through, maybe this New Year’s Eve should be spent doing something entirely different than normal. Instead of celebrating in the local nightspots of your hometown, maybe this year a visit to our historic hometown will be the impetus for starting off the new year on the right foot. Following this guide will help make this New Years in Annapolis special night one you will fondly remember for the next 12 months of your life!
One Last Glimpse of Christmas This New Years in Annapolis
By New Year’s we are all pretty much done with the hype and hustle of the Christmas season, but there is one thing we are reluctant to leave behind: the bucolic beauty of the town lit up in colorful lights. There is still time, however, to check out the holiday decorations, either with a visit to our historic downtown area or a trip to Sandy Point State Park and a ride through the winter wonderland that is known as Lights on the Bay. Located at 1100 E College Parkway and costing $20- $30 per car, depending on size, this colorful light display stays up through January 2nd and offers a beautiful way to say so long to 2020!
Fireworks and Family Fun
Speaking of color, Annapolis offers not just one, but TWO different fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve—an early one held at 5:30 that allows the kiddies to view them and the usual one at midnight! Mom and Dad get the advantage of welcoming in the new year twice, and kids won’t be cranky the next day. Everybody’s a winner! The earlier display is the culmination of a family friendly celebration that begins at 3:00 PM and takes place at the Bates Atlantic Complex, and the later display will be set off from Susan Campbell Park.
Although heading out on the town is fun, sometimes it is the quiet moments we cherish the most, and a night staying in your At Home Annapolis New Year’s nest can soothe your troubled soul! Heat up frozen hors d’oeuvres in our fully equipped kitchens, pop open a bottle of champagne, and get the fire roaring. We can’t tell you what the next year of your life will hold, but when you start it in Annapolis, we suspect good things will happen. Reserve your stay today!