Two of the Most Awesome NYE Parties on the Coast. They’re on the Chesapeake Bay.

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.

Havre de Grace New Years Duck Drop

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)

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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.

Havre de Grace New Years celebration

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:

  1. Pensacola, Florida — a pelican
  2. Mobile, Alabama — a Moon Pie
  3. Panama City Beach, Floriday — beach balls
  4. Miami, Florida — a smiling orange wearing shades
  5. Yarmouth, Maine — a happy clam
  6. Eastport, Maine — a sardine
  7. Havre de Grace — a duck
  8. Easton, Maine — a crab
  9. 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
  10. Fernandina Beach, Florida — a shrimp
  11. St. George, Bermuda — an onion
  12. Traverse City, Michigan — a cherry
  13. Hilton Head, South Carolina — a golf ball

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