Our Delmarva towns will be going all out to drop a little fun on the public come New Year’s Eve. In addition to traditional ball drops, there will be a crab drop, a muskrat drop, a rockfish drop, a crab-pot drop, an anchor drop, and a horseshoe drop.
You will find a into on those civic celebrations below. Here’s hoping it helps get your new year off to a fun-loving start. Stay safe, everyone!
• In Dewey Beach, Del. the New Years Ball Drop happens on New Orleans Street. Info here.
• The Anchor Drop in Lewes, Del. happens at the historic Lightship Overfalls. Info here.
• In Cape Charles, Va. the Crab Pot Drop happens at 10pm to encourage family participation. As they like to point out, “It’s midnight in Greenland.” Info here.
• In Chincoteague, Va., the tradition is two-fold–a Horseshoe Drop and a Costume Promenade. Info here.
• Fireworks are the big attraction in Ocean City, Md. Info here.
• In Princess Anne, Md., the magnificently weird Midnight Muskrat Dive is back! Info here.
• In Salisbury, Md., the Ball Drop, live music, and related festivities happen in the historic downtown. Info here.
• In downtown Berlin, Md., there will be a kids’ ball drop early on. Leading up to midnight there will be DJs, laser shows, more. Info here.
• In Crisfield, Md., there is a noontime party for kids as well as an evening affair that culminates in a big Oyster Drop. Info here is you scroll down to the date.
• In Cambridge, Md., a downtown street will be closed for a Ball Drop outside of the Blue Ruin cocktail bar. There are costumes involved, too. Info here.
• In Rock Hall, Md., the Hat Parade usually happens in the early evening with a big Rockfish Drop coming later. Info at this link is a little thin, so here’s a phone number just in case: 410-639-7611.
• In Easton, Md. you will need to watch the Crab Drop on your phone as they have elected to run their traditional First Night Talbot party as an online-only affair. Info here.
–compiled by Jim Duffy for Secrets of the Eastern Shore on Dec. 16, 2021. If I missed a big NYE event in your neck of the woods, please let me (and everyone else) know in the comments here.