Ring in the New Year in Delaware! Celebrate with friends, family or that special someone at one of these exciting events. Scroll down for special deals or view our hotel listings and book online to make it a weekend trip! 


Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at the Brandywine Zoo
December 31, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join the countdown to noon and celebrate the coming of 2012. Program begins at 10:00 a.m. at the gate and then we’ll party with the animals. Must pre-register by December 27, 2012. Call for prices and reservations at (302) 571-7747.

Dinner and celebrating at Cultured Pearl
December 31, 2012
Dinner begins to seat at 4:30 p.m. and goes till 2013!
No cover charge
The Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth is open for dinner New Years Eve from 4:30 to 2013 with dancing and live entertainment by the Jazzy Blues Singing sensation Kerensa Gray. There is no cover and we have numerous great specials in addition to our regular menu. Reservations are highly recommended. To reserve a table, call 302-227-8493.

Four Course Countdown: NYE Gourmet Dinner Pairing at World Cafe Live
December 31, 2012
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of 2012 by invigorating your senses and pleasuring your palate. Our culinary team will pair a four course meal with your choice of beer or wine accompanying each course. We have partnered with the award winning Bouchaine Vineyards for all of our wine offerings, and the beer selections will highlight rare and interesting winter seasonal brews from a variety of breweries. Tickets for the Rusted Root performance that evening are sold separately. Reservations are recommended. 

A New Year’s Eve to Remember at Harrington Raceway and Casino
December 31, 2012
Beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $89.95/couple
Enjoy an evening featuring great food, friends and times at the Harrington Raceaway and Casino. In the exhibit hall, couples will enjoy a buff dinner, entertainment and a champagne toast. Reservations are required. Please call (302) 398-4920 ext. 5227.

Annual New Years Eve Gala at The Clarion Hotel – The Belle
December 31, 2012
7:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and live entertainment with DJ Billy from Philly. Reserve a table by calling (302) 428-1000. Package deals:
    #1 Party and Meal $99/person – includes Gala ticket for one person
    #2 Party and Meal for couple $198 – includes Gala ticket for couple
    #3 Party, overnight accommodations and breakfast for $297

Eve 2013 at the Chase Center in Wilmington
December 31, 2012
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Wilmington's 3rd Annual All-Inclusive EVE is back and bigger than ever!
This is what our ALL-INCLUSIVE PARTY features: 4-Hour Premium Open Bar with Champagne Toast at Midnight, featuring a full bar. Hors d ‘oeuvres and food stations at 9:00 p.m. Hot Breakfast Buffet after the ball drops and dancing all night with live entertainment. Plus, much more! It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Beach (Atlantic Sands Hotel)
December 31, 2012
8:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $125/person (special discounted rates offered for those that purchase overnight accommodations)
Ring in 2013 with dinner, dancing, "live" music by The Real Geniuses and much, much more down by the shore, oceanfront in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! The menu is sensational and sure to please you all night long, the Grand Swan Ballroom is beautiful, and the band will have everyone on their feet and dancing until the ball drops or even longer!

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Delaware Art Museum
December 31, 2012
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $75 general admission / $65 Museum members
Ring in an artful new year at the Museum with champagne, delicious food, an open bar and special holiday cocktail, music, and art!  You won’t want to miss this fun and elegant holiday party. Ticket price includes Valet Parking. Purchase tickets online.

New Year’s Eve at Firestone on the Riverfront
December 31, 2012
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $65/person
The 2013 New Years Eve ticket includes an ultra premium open bar with all top shelf liquor, draft and bottled beer, house red and white wines available. A midnight champagne toast, midnight pizza buffet, free valet parking, dj noj and speaker city plus, a cozy heated patio bar!

New Years Eve at the Rusty Rudder
December 31, 2012
Begins at 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $100/person
Celebrate New Years with Total Whiteout, DJ Bis & Marty, Love Seed Mama Jump and Jefe & Mitchell.

New Years Eve Gala at the Hotel du Pont
December 31, 2012
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $300 per couple
Reception begins at 7:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 8:00 p.m.
Party with live band, dancing and cash bar in Brandywine Room. To reserve a table, call 800-441-9019.

New Year’s Eve party at Fire & Ice in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
December 31, 2012
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission: Capital Gold® Club members will pay only $10 per person or $15 per couple, at the door.  Non-Capital Club members will be charged $15 per person or $25 per couple.
Beginning at 9:30 p.m, the R&B band Group Therapy, a high energy party dance band, will be performing. Guests may expect delicious hors d’oeuvres 9-11 p.m. and light snacks 11 p.m. – 1 a.m., Champagne, party favors, and a cash bar featuring New Year’s themed cocktails.

Overfalls Anchor Drop in Lewes
December 31, 2012
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Don your best party hat and raise your glass to 2012 on the Lightship Overfalls toots it horn to welcome in the New Year!! (weather permitting).

First Day Hike at Burton Island
January 1, 2013
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Start the New Year off right with a guided hike of Burton Island Nature Preserve. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991, for more information and directions to the trailhead. This event is free.

New Years Eve Deals
Atlantic Oceanside Motel NYE discount rate
December 31, 2012
The Atlantic Oceanside Motel is offering rooms from $95.00 for NYE and special discounts for Dewey Dunk participants. For more information, call (302) 227-8811.

Get 50% off at Best Western Plus – Brandywine Valley Inn
Guests that stay on December 31, 2012 at the regular rate will receive the night before or after at a 50% discount. To book, call (302) 656-9436.

New Years Eve Play & Stay at the Brick Hotel on the Circle
December 31, 2012
The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown is offering a package deal for $175 per couple that includes a queen or king room, welcome bottle of champagne or house wine and a $25 gift card toward dinner for that evening. To book the package, call (302) 856-1899.

Ring in 2013 at the Sheraton Dover Hotel
December 31, 2012
Celebrate with one of these fun and exciting package deals! From celebrations at Zbar to dinner at Chops Grille plus, overnight accommodations, make it New Years to remember at Sheraton Dover. Download the Sheraton Dover PDF for details. For reservations call (302) 734-0907.