Ring in the New Year in Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Countdown to the New Year It is hard to believe that 2013 is nearly over! Where did the year go? It is now the time to say goodbye to 2013 and celebrate 2014! The Baltimore area has some great ways to ring in the New Year. Washington D.C. doesn’t have any specific New Year’s events, but there are many hotel parties and restaurant packages that you can make reservations for in the city. There are many New Year’s Eve celebrations for the entire family including “First Night” celebrations and events at some of Baltimore’s museums. Some Maryland and Northern Virginia cities are hosting “First Night” events that allow the young and old to celebrate ringing in the New Year at an earlier time. Alexandria, Virginia, Annapolis, Maryland,  and Fredericksburg, Maryland are some of the cities  hosting fun-filled and safe New Year’s celebrations.  Each event has crafts, entertainment and two fireworks displays; earlier in the evening and then one at the traditional stroke of midnight. In Baltimore, two museums at the Inner Harbor offer daytime New Year’s Eve events for all ages. Port Discovery Children’s Museum has “Noontime” New Year’s Celebration. This year’s theme is a Royal Masquerade. Children are encouraged to dress up in their best royal costumes and enjoy a variety of live interactive performances, family activities and a ball drop at noon. The Maryland Science Center  has a day-long program called “Midnight Noon”. Children can take part in crafts, including decorating and making their own party hats and noisemakers. Popular kids’ performers, Milkshake, will also be performing before the ball drops at noon. The biggest New Year’s event in Baltimore is the New Year’s Spectacular at the Inner Harbor. The event is now celebrating its 30th year in the city! There will be live music and entertainment at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater throughout the evening. The Power Plant Holiday Light Spectacular  will be going off every hour from 6pm through 11pm. New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Baltimore with a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music. The fireworks show, which is the largest in the region, can be seen from downtown Baltimore attractions, hotels, restaurants and residences including Fells Point, Harbor East and Federal Hill. For specialized parties to ring in the New Year at the Inner Harbor, you can book a spot on the Black-Eyed Susan or the USS Constellation. No matter how you celebrate the New Year, from small intimate gatherings to heading to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, enjoy, have fun, and be safe! Happy New Year from ezStorage!