Our Guide to New Year’s in Annapolis


Every holiday has something amazing to offer in Annapolis, and while we love them all, Annapolis for New Years Eve is something special! The good will and warm ambience of Christmas still lingers, and as the night grows darker and cooler, we begin to feel as if anything is possible in the year ahead. It’s probably true that the same feelings could occur anywhere else in the world, but the beauty of Chesapeake Bay and the historic neighborhoods that can be found all around town, not to mention the Military Bowl that has the world’s eyes on us, makes Annapolis the best place to bid farewell to the old year!

Epicurean Adventures

Chances are you will be imbibing a fair amount of alcohol before the night ends, so starting out with a substantial foundation is key factor to having a memorable evening! Dinner at Les Folies Brasserie is one of the first places we think about when looking for a meal that is an experience, not just food to fill your stomach. Featuring the finest French foods served in a romantic atmosphere, saying hello to the new year will be memorable when you begin your night at Les Folies Brasserie.

First Night Fun for New Year’s in Annapolis

It can be difficult finding activities that your entire family can enjoy together on your Annapolis New Years Eve. Offering a variety of what we call “First Night” fun adventures, the concept is designed to provide a good time for all who partake. Featuring family friendly entertainment that includes arts and crafts, an obstacle course, a moon bounce, and a kids’ rock band playing the tunes we know all the words to, the event begins at 3 PM and lasts until 6 PM. At 5:30, enjoy a “preview” of the grand event that usually takes place at midnight with an early bird firework show; even the youngest members of your family can enjoy the fun of New Year’s in Annapolis and still get to bed early! After the early birds fly from the nest, the festivities continue with a party on the dock featuring live music and the opportunity to boogie until midnight when the fantastic fireworks finale lights up the sky!

Staying Home Can Be the Right Thing to Do

The quiet moments spent with family can be the most precious moments; discovering the promise of a new year in one of our At Home Annapolis holiday escapes can be the most precious of all! Watch the fireworks off in the distance as you snuggle under blankets on the patio of your favorite home away from home. This next year is guaranteed to be even better than the last!

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