Saturday, December 31

Midnight Noon: Count down to the new year at the Maryland Science Center’s annual Midnight Noon celebration. Enjoy loads of festive activities that will get you in the mood to celebrate. (Free with paid museum admission) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. For more information, go to: mdsci.org.

NYE Live! New Year’s Eve Baltimore: Live music, electric DJ performances, laser shows, dancing, and, of course, a massive midnight celebration featuring the “Times Square” Ball Drop on two 20′ LED screens. ($80-$85) 8 p.m. at Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place. For more information, go to: powerplantlive.com or call: 410-908-0650.

New Year’s Eve: BSO Fusion: From Beethoven to Beyoncé: A fantastical trip through an imaginary music festival curated by those two artists, combining the greatest composers of all time with the best popular artists of today. Please note the artists listed above do not appear in this performance. ($25-$65) 8:30 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: bsomusic.org or call: 410-783-8000. 

Fireworks at the Inner Harbor: Music from the band Soul Centered followed by a 12-15 minute fireworks show. Also, the Inner Harbor Ice Rink will be open until midnight. 9 p.m. – midnight at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For more information, go to promotionandarts.org.

Midnight – NYE @ The Royal Blue: Selectors Chris Brooks and DJ Diaspora playing vinyl sets as a soundtrack to dance into the New Year. ($10) 9 p.m. to close at The Royal Blue, 1733 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: royalbluebar.com or call 443-869-6111.

New Year’s Eve Charm City Cruise: Ring in the New Year aboard a luxury yacht with dancing, desserts, a live DJ, and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Ages 21 and up. ($97) 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Baltimore Finger Piers, 555 Light Street. For more information, go to: watermarkjourney.com or call: 410-268-7601.

VERSION: A Queer Dance Party | NYE: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at VERSION, a dance party and space carved out for queer and trans people, by queer and trans people. ($15) 10 p.m to 2 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call: 410-625-4848.

Sweet Spot’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party: Come through for the celebration and let’s end the year and start 2023 with friends, dancing, & a few surprises. Featuring three live pop performances, four DJ’s, and free champagne at midnight with Gia Woods, Miss Madeline, Madison Rose, Aaron Joseph, P_A_T, and Ruby Fox.  Ages 21 and up. ($40) 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: themetrogallery.net or call: 443-425-5139.

The Night Brunch: Celebrate the new year with The Night Brunch and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. ​​Food trucks, guest vendors, and cocktails curated by Revival Hotel will be available. Ring in 2023 with a complimentary champagne toast and dancing. ($50-$100) 10:30 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: bsomusic.org.

The Charmery’s Kiddie Scoop Ball Drop: For the eighth year, The Charmery celebrates New Year’s Eve with a ball drop, but at 8:00pm – so that everyone in the family can party together!
That means special Glitter Tattoos, a Charmery Popcorn Bar, New Year’s ice cream flavors, beer from Union Craft Brewing, after-hours at Vent Coffee Roasters, magic in the air, plus DJ Sir Scoops-A-Lot spinning killer tunes to ring in the New Year! (Free) 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Charmery Ice Cream Factory, 1700 W 41st St #400. For more information, go to: thecharmery.com, or call: 443-759-4905.

Break A Leg: NYE EDITION: Featuring the sounds of Tromac, Hoeteps, DJ-Sun, Flotussin, Jayswann, and SYD. ($15) 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. At The Compound, 2239 Kirk Ave. For more information, contact organizers by emailing 3SIDEmgmt@gmail.com

NYE at Medusa Restaurant & Lounge: 2023 is going to be special so start off the New Year right at Medusa. Presented by HFrinks x Skrued x LOM. Featuring sounds by Supa DJ Big L and DJ RellyTwoTimes. Hosted by 92q’s own Black Boy Media. Doors are at 10:00 p.m. at Medusa Restaurant & Lounge, 401 West Baltimore Street. For more information, email: dcsaucedo@gmail.com, or call: 410-244-5505 and contact 443-204-3181 to reserve a section.

NYE in the Neighborhood: A 23rd Street Bar Ramble: A fun neighborhood bar crawl in Old Goucher and Remington featuring Clavel, Church, Dutch Courage, Fadensonnen, and W.C. Harlan. Each location will have punch cards and participants can enter a giveaway for gift cards and bottles from the various venues. Various locations. For more information contact the organizers.

NYE at Melba’s Place: Join Melba’s for a night filled with music, a complimentary buffet, party favors, champagne toast, and an amazing vibe! Featuring the sounds of DJ XTC, DJ Fella, DJ Smooth, and DJ Voice. ($20). Doors are at 8 p.m. at Melba’s Place, 3126 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: melbasplacebaltimore.com, or call: 410-466-6536

2023 NYE On Point: Come get to the point and ring in 2023! General Admission is free with a cash bar all night. Packages are optional and they are offering Silver, Gold, Platinum & VIP packages. There will be a DJ spinning all your favorite songs and taking requests, a food buffet, and an open bar. ($40 to $100) 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. at The Point In Fells, 1738 Thames Street. For more information, go to: thepointfells.com or call 410-327-7264.

Teri Henderson

Teri Henderson is the Arts and Culture Editor of Baltimore Beat. She is the author of the 2021 book Black Collagists. Previously, she was a staff writer for BmoreArt,...