The ball is about to drop, and Delaware is getting ready for a sizzling statewide party! Families can have a blast at the free firework shows, and revelers can dance and dine the night away at some of the state’s most happening nightspots and restaurants.

Crooked Hammock

New Year's at Crooked Hammock

Dogfish Head Manhattan


Tonic Seafood

Rusty Rudder

Festive Events 
Riverfront Fireworks 
On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a spectacular firework display over the Christiana River and Wilmington Skyline with Riverfront Wilmington at 9 p.m.! This dazzling sight will leave you in awe and you celebrate the arrival of the new year. 
Dueling Pianos with Flying Ivories 
This year, a world-class dueling pianos show is coming to the Milton Theatre for a 3-hour new year’s extravaganza! From 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., enjoy two performers on two pianos as they deliver an all-request, rock and roll sing-along. 
New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop 
Lightship Overfalls is the center of attention on New Year’s Eve! Join in the festivities for the 13th annual “Anchor Drop” to welcome the new year and celebrate Lewes’ maritime history with a countdown to 2024. 
New Year Ball Drop 
Dewey Beach 
Grab a warm beverage, dress cozy and join in the fun as Dewey Beach toasts the new year at midnight with its annual ball drop! 
With the Family 
Noon Year’s Eve at the Zoo 
With a celebratory atmosphere and a group countdown to noon, enjoy a day at the Brandywine Zoo with the entire family! Sip on hot chocolate while watching the animals and celebrating the new year. 
Confetti Countdown 
Enjoy a big confetti release for the new year with Delaware Children’s Museum! With special performances from We Kids Rock and Pinky the Puppet, enjoy a fun and festive countdown for the entire family.
Family NYE Extravaganza 
Lefty’s Alley and Eats family-friendly New Year’s Eve Extravaganza will bring in the new year with food and fun! From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., enjoy a DJ, arcade games, karaoke, golf and bowling during this family-friendly night. 
Dinner and Drinks 
Hamilton’s on Main 
Raise a glass and ring in 2024 with an extraordinary party! Dance the night away with live music by Down to Earth, a photobooth, a grazing table, specialty cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight! 
Dinner at Le Cavalier 
Le Cavalier's celebration will offer a three-course menu with abundant options to help ring in the New Year. From delicious lobster tails to poached pear with hazelnut cream, this divine dining experience will set the bar high for the new year. 
Celebration at Docklands Riverfront 
Enjoy an open bar, a dinner buffet and live music at the Docklands Riverfront on New Year’s Eve. Whether you prefer to sit and eat or spend the night on the dance floor, Docklands is the place to celebrate the new year! 
New Year’s Eve with Tonic Seafood and Steak 
Celebrate the countdown to 2024 in style! Join Tonic Seafood and Steak for a New Year's Eve bash on starting at 9 p.m. Get ready to groove the night away with DJ Dana McDonald and raise your champagne glass to 2024! 
New Year’s Eve Dance Party 
Ring in the new year with live music from Soul City Shakedown at Harrington’s Raceway and Casino! Tickets for this event include two free drinks, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Let loose and dance the night away with Harrington’s! 
New Year’s Eve Party 
Lewes & Middletown 
The Crooked Hammock will celebrate another year around the sun slurpin’ beers and sharing moments that matter most. Put on your party hat and head over for a night of music, food, dancing, an open bar and a midnight toast to the new year! 
Rehoboth Beach 
Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats is ringing in the new year with free live music from 12 p.m. to the ball drop! Nothing says “Happy New Year” like off-centered ales, good spirits and live music. 
New Year’s Eve at the Rusty Rudder 
Dewey Beach 
With an open bar, a buffet and fireworks, the Rusty Rudder will host a night of live music on the 31st. With performances from Love Seed Mama Jump, Gab Cinque Band and more, get ready for an exciting night of celebration!