Best 2014 New Year’s Eve Parties In Baltimore

December 19, 2013 7:00 AM

New Year’s Eve holds a lot of pressure. It is the last chance to live up to all of the expectations you had set for the current year, and it provides the opportunity to launch into a new year with good company, food, drinks and music. Picking the right party to accomplish all of this is never an easy task, but when it comes to counting down to 2014 in Baltimore, a fun time is guaranteed with this list below. No need to travel to New York City to see the ball drop – Charm City has numerous party options for New Year’s that will meet and even exceed your expectations.

Charm City Countdown 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 539-8400

The classiest New Year’s Eve ticket goes to the Charm City Countdown with a “Great Gatsby” theme encouraging 20s attire to start 2014 off with a bang. Featuring premium open bars all night plus a full dinner buffet, this party has something to impress everyone. There will be a Mini Theater Comedy show, roaring 20s in the lobby with a live band, a chill lounge with live acoustic acts, casino, cash money wheel and more. The 19th floor is reserved for VIP access and is worth the extra buck to enjoy the rooftop cigar lounge, exclusive entertainment, upgraded dinner menu and ultra-premium bar. Guests should arrive at 9 p.m. and party until 2 a.m. to have enough time to experience all of the thrills.

Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 727-5483

One of Baltimore’s biggest gatherings for New Year’s Eve is at Power Plant Live! located in a venue-packed cove just one block from the Inner Harbor. All-access tickets will provide you with entry to all nine venues, live DJs, laser shows, food and much more. Guests are invited to enjoy the countdown to the NY Times Square Ball Drop, which can be viewed on two 20-foot LED screens for your optimal viewing pleasure. A top-shelf open bar is also available from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible as prices go up closer to the event.

New Year's Eve SpectacularBaltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Baltimore Inner Harbor Amphitheater
Pratt & Light Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Bring friends and family to the Inner Harbor for a tradition that has been going on for more than 30 years in Baltimore. The show delivers the largest fireworks display in the area and is a remarkable sight with the harbor as the backdrop. Fireworks go off at the start of 2014 and can be seen throughout the downtown area, including Federal Hill and Fells Point. Live music starts at 9 p.m., but since this event is widely attended, early arrival is critical to finding close parking or take advantage of local transportation like the Charm City Circulator. Many nearby restaurants offer delicious holiday menus and drink specials to sweeten the deal for everyone attending.

13th Floor
1 E. Chase Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 347-0880

Celebrate another year overlooking Baltimore atop The Belvedere Hotel, an architectural landmark located in the historic Mount Vernon district. The 13th Floor restaurant boasts one of the best views of the city, which is complimented nicely by an elegant, ritzy atmosphere that makes every guest feel like a VIP. This year’s New Year’s Eve party will have a special prix-fixe menu and live music. With a bottle of its finest champagne, surrounded by good friends and music, there’s nothing left to be desired on the 13th Floor as you leave 2013 behind.

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Spirit Cruises
561 Light Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(866) 312-2469

Be adventurous this New Year’s and ring in 2014 while cruising the Inner Harbor. Spirit offers a fireworks dinner cruise or a fireworks bash cruise to suite your taste. Both will have entertaining DJs, open bars, a classic dinner buffet and the best seats in the city for viewing the fireworks as everyone counts down to midnight. Guests will board at 9 p.m. and sail until 12:30 a.m. aboard these unforgettable party boats. This is an adults-only cruise so all passengers must have proof of ID that they are 21 or older to party.

Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her online at

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