(Dec. 27, 2019) Several restaurants and hotels in the area are celebrating the end of 2019 and the decade, with specials and live entertainment to ring in 2020.

Here are some of the festivities taking place throughout Worcester County:

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, will offer its regular menu from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. A champagne toast and party favors will be given out at midnight. DJ Fast Eddy will provide music from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. There will not be a cover charge.

The establishment will reopen New Year’s Day at 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.bjsonthewater.com.


Felecia Benzaken, of Ocean City, left, enjoys a New Year’s Eve dinner with her future husband Paul, far right, and in-laws Stan and Veronica Kahn at Jules’ Fine Dining on 118th Street during New Year’s Eve on Monday, Dec. 31.

Bourbon Street on the Beach, 116th Street, will offer a special New Year’s Eve menu in addition to the regular menu. The seating will start at 4 p.m. Catch live entertainment at 3 p.m. with OHO, followed by Reform School at 8 p.m.

For more information, call 443-644-2896.

Carousel, 118th Street, will offer a buffet on New Year’s Eve for $39.95 for adults and $15.95 for children from 6-10 p.m.

There will be a free ice skating show at 6:30 p.m. with performances by The Next Ice Age.

A New Year’s Eve party will take place in the atrium as well. Live entertainment will be provided by Monkee Paw inside the atrium from 8 p.m. to midnight

For more information or to make a reservation, call 410-520-2282.

Casino at Ocean Downs, Racetrack Road, will host a drawing on New Year’s Eve for a chance to win either a Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV or $20,000. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

There will be a chance to win slot dollars and various prizes. Ten finalists will be selected to pick a prize.

Poseidon’s Pub inside the casino will offer a four-course meal for $60 with appetizers like crab deviled eggs, sesame seared tuna and beef short ribs; salads; entrees including shrimp risotto, chicken Chesapeake and Steak in a Bowl. Finish off with desserts, including crème brûlée, flourless chocolate torte, apple walnut cobbler or “Brewamisu.”

For more information, call 410-641-0600.

Clarion hotel, 101st Street, will offer a gourmet dinner buffet from 8-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve along with dancing and entertainment from 9 p.m.to 3 a.m. 

Two bands, First Class and On the Edge, will provide entertainment throughout the night. An open bar is available, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Participants must be 21 years of age or older, with proper ID. Tickets to the party cost $150 per person, which includes dinner, the open bar and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Barstool seating, which does not include dinner, costs $95.   

Packages are available. To make a reservation, call 1-800-638-2100.

Cowboy Coast, 17th Street, will have a premium open bar all night with a champagne toast at midnight. Live entertainment will be provided by Sam Grow. Guests will also have a free ride on the mechanical bull.

Tickets cost $60, and can be purchased on Ticket Web. VIP seating will be available for extra charge. Doors open at 9 p.m.

For more, visit www.cowboycoastoc.com.

side project

Local Ocean City band Side Project, consisting of, from left, Brian McKenna, Jeremy Brink and Mike Trader, rock the night away during the Carousel’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at the 117th Street establishment during New Year’s Eve.

Duffy’s, 130th Street, has a three-course dinner available for $35 per person on New Year’s Eve that includes a choice of soup or salad, an appetizer and an entrée.

Following its New Year’s Day tradition, the restaurant will serve a limited selection brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make a reservation, call 410-250-1449.

Dunes Manor, 28th Street, New Year’s Eve extravaganza cost $599 per couple. This includes oceanfront accommodations for two nights, open bar from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with beer, wine and premium beverages, a buffet featuring hand carved meats, desserts, entertainment by Power Play, and a champagne toast with party favors as well as breakfast on New Year’s Day.

A package for one-night stay plus the party per couple will be $499. Packages not including a room costs $199 per person. 

To make a reservation, call 1-800-523-2888 or visit www.dunesmanor.com.

Longboard Cafe, 67th Street, doors open at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Tickets cost $70 and includes hors d’oeuvres and buffet, party favors and champagne and reduced drink prices.

This is the seventh annual “It’s 12 o’clock Somewhere” New Year’s Eve Party. The ball will drop 10 p.m., and guests can burst piñatas in celebration. To make a reservation, call 443-664-5639.

Marlin Moon, 33rd Street, will be accepting dinner reservations for New Years Eve.

To make a reservation, call 410-289-1201.

Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines, will be holding a New Year’s Eve Party featuring live music from Full Circle and offer a four-course dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $150 per person. Reservations are required.

The Yacht Club will reopen for lunch and dinner on New Year’s Day and will offer 50 percent off all food items.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 410-641-7501.


Tyler Deets, left, and Max Corry serve BJ’s on the Water customers drink and food specials all night during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Monday, Dec. 31. 

Pickles Pub, Eighth Street, will have live entertainment provided by Crop Top on New Year’s Eve. There will not be a cover charge. A champagne toast will kick off the new year at midnight and food will be served until 1 a.m.

For more information, call 410-289-4891.

Princess Royale, 91st Street, has several events for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day happening.

On New Year’s Eve, reserve a seat for dinner in the Palmetto Ballroom, for $119 per person beginning at 7 p.m. The reservation includes a five-course gourmet dinner of roasted tenderloin and lobster tail, shrimp cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a six-hour open bar.

Coat and tie attire are required. Hear live entertainment by Baltimore premiere party rock band ‘Don’t Stop!’ with dancing and a champagne toast.

The Atrium Stars party will have a buffet dinner including baked salmon, beef tips, mashed potatoes, seafood Newburg, Eastern Shore fried chicken, chef’s choice of vegetables and sides, a six-hour open bar, live music by Out of Order, dancing, a champagne toast and party favors for $109. Upscale casual attire is requested.

To make a reservation, call 410-524-7777.

The Residence Inn by Marriott, 61st Street, is offering a New Year’s Eve package with a jazz performance by Randy Jamz from 6-9 p.m. and Jerry Costanzo from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For $399 per couple, guests will receive a studio king suite, a three-course dinner for two, access to open bar and the jazz show, a champagne toast, late night appetizers and a New Year’s Day breakfast. Dinner will be served from 7-10 p.m.

Guests can choose to go to the show without an overnight stay for $249 per couple, which includes everything but the suite and breakfast, or $59 per person to watch the show with a champagne toast and appetizers.

For more information, call 410-723-2222 ext. 0.

Seacrets, 49th Street, offers a New Year’s Eve Bash until 4 a.m., and opens again at 11 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Dinner reservations cost $59 at 5:30 p.m., $69 at 6:30 p.m. and $79 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dinner includes the party cover charge, a salad, appetizer and entrée. Dessert is available for an additional cost.

next ice age

Next Ice Age ice skaters perform during the Carousel’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at the 117th Street establishment, Monday, Dec. 31. Pictured, from left, are Nathan Birch, Julia Choi, Tess Terpos and Ian Lorello.

Cover starts at 6 p.m. for $30 in the bar area. Entertainment starts on the tiki stage at 4 p.m. with Full Circle, JJ Rupp at 8 p.m. and Nowhere slow at midnight. Inside Morley Hall listen to Garden State Radio, at 8 p.m. and Lima Bean Riot at 1 a.m. 

To make a reservation, call 410-524-4900 or visit www.Seacrets.com.

Skye Bar, 66th Street, will have its New Year’s Eve  starting at 9 p.m. Dinner reservations are available for 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. seating. A champagne toast with party favors at midnight. There will not be a cover charge. To hear more, call 410-723-6762.

Sunset Grille, West Ocean City, will be holding a New Year’s Eve celebration from 4-11 p.m. Reservations are requested. Guests can choose from a four-course meal for $77.

The restaurant will also be holding a New Year’s Brunch every day from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drinks include $4 orange or grapefruit mimosas or Bloody Mary’s, with brunch items including eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, PA Dutch or lemon poppyseed Belgian waffles.

For more information, call 410-213-8110.

Whiskers Bar and Grille, Ocean Pines, will hold a halfway to midnight countdown party starting at 4-6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will offer happy hour prices during the event and provide a free champagne toast at 6 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Tuff.

For more information, call 410-208-3922.

Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery, Berlin, will host a Black and White New Year’s Eve Bash from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets cost $85 and include two glasses of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, a performance by The Bilenki Duo and a late night send off with blueberry pancakes.

Clothing must be black and white. Additional wine will be available for purchase.  

For more information, call 410-251-6122.

The Town of Ocean City’s Transportation Department will offer free bus service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1. 

On Dec. 31, bus services will run every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every 10 minutes from 6 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1. Buses on New Year’s Day will also run every 20 minutes from 4 a.m. until 7 a.m., at which time they will resume a normal winter service schedule of every 40 minutes.

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