It's been a great 2017 to be sure, but are you ready to ring in another new year in style here in beautiful coastal Delaware?
We've got several great choices for you to consider for New Year's Eve 2017, running the gamot from family gatherings to your traditional wild and crazy end of year parties.
Here are our top choices for welcoming in 2018 in the coastal region…
Starboard New Year's Eve Celebration
Beginning at 7 p.m., the Starboard will be ringing in the new year in style. For $35 a person, you can enjoy the heated decks, a coat check, entertainment, a full land and seafood buffet, party favors and champagne for that special moment at midnight.
New Years Eve at 99 Sea Level
Beginning at 8 p.m., you can welcome in the new year at 99 Sea Level in Bethany Beach. The evening includes multiple food stations, an open bar, an outside fire pit and entertainment provided by Van Williamson Jazz Trio and Marcella Peter’s Band. Attire for the evening is semi-formal and the price is $150 a person.
The popular Crooked Hammock Brewery will be holding it's third annual New Year's Keg Drop on New Year's Eve, with live music all night provided by The Clifford Keith Band. Tickets are $50 each and include entertainment, heavy app stations, party favors and a beer release and toast at midnight. The event begins at 9 p.m. and goes until well past midnight.
New Year’s Eve with Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar
Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and welcome 2018 with the King, as top Elvis impersonator Bob Lougheed and his Memphis Mafia appear at Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar in Rehoboth Beach. Prices are $45 for early seating and $110 for late seating, which includes a four-course meal, a champagne toast at midnight and entertainment all night.
New Years Eve at the Rusty Rudder
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Rusty Rudder will welcome in the new year with several popular entertainers, including Love Seed Mama Jump, JJ Rupp, DJ Hugh, DJ Scooter and DJ Red Foxx. Tickets are $110 (unless you purchased them earlier in the year) which includes an open bar, a photo booth, a well apportioned buffet, a fortune teller and, of course, a toast at midnight.
New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will be party central, celebrating the new year with an annual party that includes live music, hundreds of giveaways, a light show, refreshments and, of course, the popular beach ball drop at midnight. The party begins at 10:30 p.m. and goes until 12:30 a.m.
This one will be a bit different this year as the Lightship Overfalls is actually in New Jersey for its regularly scheduled "checkup." But the party will go on in Lewes, as volunteers drop the anchor from a makeshift mast at the Overfalls dock on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal. As usual, there will be toasty fires, as well as hot chocolate and seasonal music to liven up the party. The fun begins at 11:30 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Gather between New Orleans Street and Route 1 to watch the ball drop this year in Dewey Beach. In what has become a coastal Delaware tradition, the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will drop the “ball,” which actually more closely resembles a skim boarder, in the middle of New Orleans Street at midnight. Prior to the ball drop, party favors, hats and noisemakers will be handed out.
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This is another New Year’s Eve event that is focused on the family, but this time there’s no need to stay awake until after midnight. Join Dickens’ owner Rich Bloch and his band of merry magicians as they entertain their guests with beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and then magically transform you into the New Year at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 and the one-hour show begins at 5. Tickets for this family friendly event are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
Stop by the Milton Theater for three hours of fun leading up to the big moment at midnight. There will be a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a two hour concert and dancing from 8 until 10 p.m. A full bar and light food options are available and prices range from $25 to $30.