Best Ways To Spend New Year’s Day In Baltimore

December 28, 2015 12:27 PM

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New Year’s Day is great time to think about what we want to accomplish in our personal and professional lives in 2016. More than half of the world’s population takes the time to set and achieve goals. Only a mere few take the time to formally define their goals in order to ultimately achieve them. Although common Baltimore traditions on New Year’s Eve include attending parties, eating special foods and watching fireworks displays, things are slightly different as the first day of the new year dawns. Without further ado, listed below are the top five blissful ways to get 2016 off to the perfect start.
Set New Years Resolutions

To create meaningful personal goals and New Year’s resolutions, it is important to place yourself in a quiet area away from all distraction. Think about what’s acceptable in your life and what changes you would like to make. Create your separate lists and view them. Finally, prioritize what’s most important, ranking your ideas from high to low. For example, if you wrote “stop smoking,” ask yourself questions like: How soon do you want to quit? How will you quit? The more specific you are, the better your plans will turn out.

After Christmas Shopping

Each year, we complain about how running out of money prevents us from purchasing everything on our perspective lists. Because of this, after-Christmas sales are always highly anticipated. If you prefer to shop online, use Google and, of course, Amazon to search for specific products, or search direct websites for the retailer of your choice. Towson Town Center is Baltimore’s premier shopping mall, located at 825 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson, Maryland. Be sure to check out the mall’s website for the massive store directory and events. If you need direct assistance, call the mall directly at 410-494-8800. New Years Day hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Many stores offer additional discounts with coupons, so be sure to cash in on the savings.

See A Movie

Seeing a newly released movie with family and friends is a New Year’s Day tradition for many. This New Year’s Day, you have a choice of many highly-anticipated new releases. Star Wars, anyone? Towson’s Cinemark Theaters features reserved seating which include several impressive amenities including: luxury seating with tables, private balcony access to auditoriums, full bar and lounge and an expanded dining menu.

If you go: The location is 111 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286. Give them a call at
410-828-1217 or visit the website.

Go Ice Skating

With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us, working off those dreaded holiday calories is a must. Ice skating at the Inner Harbor’s Rash Field has been a staple of family fun for years. Exercise procedures have healing, cleansing and renewal effects that our minds, bodies and spirits need.

If you decide to go: The location is at 300 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Ice rink hours are noon-6 p.m Monday, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children. Skate rentals are $3. Group rates available. For more information and holiday hours, visit

Watch Football

If you love football, you will be glued to your television on New Year’s Day. Check out ESPN for the most up-to-date schedule for college games. These games will surely keep us amped for the big game in February.

So, if you happen to be in Baltimore, be sure to check out these fancies. Above all, have fun, be safe and have a happy and prosperous New Year!

Ashly E.Smith is a freelance writer and native of Baltimore,Maryland. As regular contributor to the Examiner and columnist for Graffiti on the Wall Hip Hop Magazine, she has a strong Pop Culture and Entertainment background. With articles that inspire; as well as,entertain, she enjoys sharing her craft with the masses.