Baltimore. This charming harbourside city is as gifted in historic sights as it is in the vibrant array of activities that go on during the end of the year. Whether you’re visiting and drafting travel plans, a returning Baltimorean coming to see friends and family or a local looking for something to do around home, you’ll find more than you can choose from. Read on for some of our favourite ways to send off the New Year around Baltimore.
New Years Eve Fireworks at Baltimore Harbour
One of the city’s best locations for holidays and festivities, this energetic, historic and colorful corner of Baltimore shines again at the end of each year during its annual Firework show! Watch the lights over the harbor from a number of modern and antique vessels, or from the bustling Harbourside with its numerous dining, nightlife and entertainment options. This is a great addition to a number of travel itineraries owing to its central location and proximity to other attractions. See the website below for more information on a number of options adjacent and near the fireworks display.
Holiday Festival of Trains
A great option for families, younger travelers, groups of mixed ages and railroad enthusiasts is the B&O Railroad Museum’s charming holiday tradition of the Holiday Festival of Trains! Tour Model Train Galleries, festive train rides, photos with Santa, a Winter Village and live music! This is a good, slower paced event and also is a solid option for those planning for a return home / to the hotel a bit earlier in the evening.
One of Baltimore’s most beautiful sights is the old Sagamore Pendry, a gorgeous relic overlooking the Fells Point neighborhood providing lodging to famous visitors and travelers since 1914. Between its brick exterior, views into the city and the harbor and its storied hallways, this is a great elegant getaway without having to leave the city! Celebrate the New Year in style here at this classy venue and enjoy a champagne toast, New Years countdown, live music, specially designed tasting menu and the amenities of this proud local institution.
Charm City Countdown
One of Baltimore’s biggest house parties comes back each year bigger and badder- Charm City Countdown! For those travelers who want to hit the town and join the mix of New Year’s spirit, music, sights, drink and lights, Charm City Countdown is a solid option. Be sure to check into the theme for each year, those visitors who love costume parties will delight in the variety of fun ideas Charm City Countdown unveils with each edition. This year, the ‘ time traveller ‘ makes for a diversity of options, with guests invited to show up in Flapper costumes, disco outfits, 80’s hairstyles, sundresses or even space costumes! Enjoy the party all night long here at Charm City Countdown.
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