Eastern Shore NYE events

The New Year’s Eve Boat Drop will feature a replica of a trot-lining deadrise — a traditional waterman’s workboat — launched down more than 60 feet of track at midnight on Dec. 31. (Courtesy Downtown Cambridge)

Looking to ring in the new decade on the Eastern Shore? Look no further than these fun events to celebrate 2020.

Chincoteague, Virginia: If you feel like dressing up in costume, head over to the Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade starting at 10:45 p.m.

Cambridge, Maryland: The Downtown Cambridge Boat Drop comes with a small replica of a deadrise called the “Groove City Lady” which races to midnight. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. 

Easton, Maryland: First Night Talbot 2020 and the Maryland Crab Drop have been celebrating for over 25 years. Join the party at 6 p.m.

Princess Anne, Maryland: Enjoy the “Midnight Muskrat Dive” where on Main Street … and yes they do drop a muskrat at midnight. 

Ocean City, Maryland: With more than one million holiday lights sparkling throughout Northside Park, the Winterfest of Lights, New Year’s Eve Celebration and fireworks display is a must. 

Lewes, Delaware: The New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop starts at 11:30 p.m. and features live music, bonfires and of course … hot chocolate. 

Luke Lukert

Since joining WTOP Luke Lukert has held just about every job in the newsroom from producer to web writer and now he works as a full-time reporter. He is an avid fan of UGA football. Go Dawgs!

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