Two Chesapeake Bay communities are listed in “13 Awesome News Year’s Eve Parties on the Coast” by Coastal Living magazine. The parties were chosen based on fun-factor and what they drop at the stoke of midnight. And, they’re not anything dull like that ball that New York City drops.
Havre de Grace, Maryland, ranked highest at #7 with its New Years Eve Duck Drop and Fireworks. Note: no real ducks are dropped, just the lighted decoy.
Here’s a look at how the duck gets to the top before Midnight on New Year’s Eve.
(Photos courtesy Susquehanna Hose Company, Division 1)
Easton, Maryland, came in just below that at #8 with First Night Talbot 2016, where they drop — not one — but TWO crabs. The first drop is at 9pm and the second drop is at midnight.
First Night Talbot also includes “Parades of Sea Creatures” – happy groups from The Country School and Crashbox Theatre, and “Cascading Carlos” juggling fire nearby.On Thursday, December 31, cost is $10 per adult and $5 per student.
Other cities in the Coast Living best NYE parties list and what they drop:
- Pensacola, Florida — a pelican
- Mobile, Alabama — a Moon Pie
- Panama City Beach, Floriday — beach balls
- Miami, Florida — a smiling orange wearing shades
- Yarmouth, Maine — a happy clam
- Eastport, Maine — a sardine
- Havre de Grace — a duck
- Easton, Maine — a crab
- Key West, Florida — a conch shell, Key Lime wedge, pirate wench & a 6′ tall drag queen named Sushi sitting in a giant red high-heeled shoe
- Fernandina Beach, Florida — a shrimp
- St. George, Bermuda — an onion
- Traverse City, Michigan — a cherry
- Hilton Head, South Carolina — a golf ball