7 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Delaware

It’s nearly time to bid the year goodbye and to welcome in the new one. There are lots of ways to do that in Delaware. Whether you like to celebrate the New Year with a crowd, or in a more intimate setting, you’ll find options that are perfect for you. Maybe you prefer celebrating the dawn of the new year with the whole family. Don’t worry—there are wholesome celebrations for all ages, too. The following New Year’s Eve events are the best in the First State. See what looks like fun to you!

Docklands Riverfront New Years Eve, Wilmington, DE

Head on over to Docklands Riverfront on New Year’s Eve for an exciting way to ring in the new year. Tickets start at $70, which includes open bar, dinner, dancing, valet, and more. Dance the night away to two bands, and then toast the New Year with your friends.

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Funky New Years Eve at Milton Theater, Milton, DE

Paul Cullen and the Dirk Quinn Band are headlining the annual New Year’s Celebration at the Milton Theatre. This is perfect for those who want to celebrate, but don’t want to shut down the bars. The evening begins with a cocktail hour from 7-8 p.m. A concert begins at 8 p.m. and musically morphs into dancing until 10 p.m. An early toast to the new year means everyone is home and snug in their beds in time to watch the ball drop on TV! Tickets start at $20.

Antioch Christian Church New Year’s Eve Gala, Newark, DE

For dinner and dancing without hitting the bars, Antioch Christian Church in Newark is hosting an evening filled with wholesome events. Their New Year’s Eve Gala is fun for both singles and couples. Semi-formal dress is requested. Visit the website for reservation information.

Caffe Gelato New Year's Eve Celebration, Newark, DE

Café Gelato is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy live music, and dance the night away to Group Therapy. Tickets are $119, which includes a seven-course dinner, premium bar, cocktail party, dancing and more. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.

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Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington, DE

Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine Zoo ensures the little ones that they deserve a celebration, too. The family event begins at 11 a.m. with games, crafts and a sparkling cider toast when the clock strikes 12—noon, that is. Tickets are just $5 per person. Members of the zoo may attend at no charge.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Market Kitchen and Bar, Newark, DE

For those looking to make New Year’s Eve an overnight event, check out The Ultimate New Year’s Eve at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. A few levels of packages are available, with the ultimate including an open bar, five course dinner, a DJ and dancing, a late night snack and dessert buffet, champagne and party favors and overnight accommodations. The package even includes breakfast the next day.

New Year's Eve at Revelation Craft Brewing Company, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Kick off your celebration at 8 p.m. at Revelation Craft Brewing Company and enjoy an evening of beers, cocktails, snacks, live music, and a special champagne toast at midnight! 

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