Happy New Year, North Delaware!  We (of course) have found some winning WON-derful NYE celebrations for you…from high noon to midnight, everything NYE related.  Check out these 2016 NYE picks in North Delaware. #Bye2015 #Hello2016 — Check back we’ll keep adding. NYE new-years-eve-2016

 NYE Family Fun

New Year’s Rockin’ at DCMNYE Celebrate-New-Years-Eve-Your-Kids

Let the countdown begin!  Ring in 2016 at the DCM with a special New Year’s Eve countdown celebration that won’t conflict with your kid’s bedtime.  Grab a bag of confetti, craft your own sparkly “New Year’s Eve Noisemaker,” and help us countdown to 12 p.m. with a rockin’ DCM dance party.  When the clock strikes 12 noon, brace yourself for a shower of confetti and a colorful start to a wonderful new year.  For more info, visit New Year’s Rockin’ at DCM.

Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine ZooNYE - noonyearseve - Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate 2016 zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON!  We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere plus a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (noon that is!).  The program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather!  (Admission will be charged starting at 10 a.m.)  The cost is $5 per member or $6 per non-member.  Information can be found at Noon Year’s Eve.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at the Brandywine LibrarySanta Claus Library

Kids and their grown-ups are invited to celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine Hundred Library!  Join us for crafts, jumping on bubble wrap, an apple juice toast, tasty snacks, and a countdown to 12 (noon)!  All ages are welcome.  The program runs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Brandywine Hundred Library has more information.

NYE 2016 New-Years-Eve-BowleramaRoll Into NYE

Bowlerama is hosting not one, but two New Year’s Eve parties, starting with the kids, family party from 5pm-8pm. One price for the lane gets you unlimited glow bowling, shoe rentals. great music, pizza, sodas, party favors, tokens for the kids and much more. You must make arrangements by 12/30. For more information, New Years Eve at Bowlerama


NYE Party Into 2016

NYE Gala at Christiana Memorial HallNYE New year's eve fireworks 2016 Hosted by Sherms Catering

Welcome 2016 with a fantastic evening that includes dinner, cocktails, desserts for each table, a champagne toast at midnight, and a late night snack.  Tickets must be purchased by December 28th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  For more information, visit Sherms Catering.

A Spanish New Year’s Celebration at Olé TapasOle Tapas Lounge & Restaurant New Years Eve 2016

Spanish tradition says that wearing new, red underwear on New Year’s Eve brings good luck.  The folks at Olé Tapas Lounge & Restaurant won’t check your drawers, but do encourage you to ring in 2016 with them.  There will be a Spanish-style buffet, a live DJ, and a party atmosphere to add to the atmosphere.  The cost is $75 per person.  For information and reservations, visit Olé Tapas New Years Celebration.

Beatlemania Now in ArdenBeatlemania Now

Ring in 2016 at the Candlelight Theatre with Beatlemania Now!  The ticket price includes a prime rib dinner buffet and open bar for beer and house wine.  Beatlemania Now performs classic Beatles songs starting at 9 p.m. followed by “Dancing to the Oldies.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided at midnight.  For tickets and information, please visit Beatlemania Now.

Gild Hall NYE PartyArden Gild Hall New Year's Eve Party 2016

The Arden All Stars bring their best Psychedelic Sounds to dance in the New Year!  Wear your best tie-dye!  Bring some tasty treats to share.  Cost is $20 for members, $25 for guests.  Glow sticks, beer, wine, and soda are included.  Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9.  For information and reservations, call (302)562-2215.

Laugh Your Way into 2016 at the Christiana HiltonComedy Night logo

Don’t cry because 2015 is over…laugh because 2016 has begun!  Join in on the fun at this New Year’s Eve comedy package at the Christiana Hilton.  Jessa Reed highlights the evening that includes an open bar, a 5-course meal, DJ, midnight champagne toast, and a late-night snack buffet.  Plus, of course, you can stay the night at the hotel!  For more information, visit New Year’s Eve at the Christiana Hilton.

NYE With the David Bromberg QuintetDAVID BROMBERG QUINTET - NYE Wilmington 2015

The David Bromberg Quintet plays in 2016 downstairs at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington.  He’s performed with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues.  You will groove the night away with other music fans and welcome the New Year in style.  For more information, visit New Year’s Eve with the David Bromberg Quintet.

NYE Party at Chelsea TavernChelsea Tavern New Year's Eve Party 2016

Celebrate the New Year on Market Street at Chelsea Tavern where you can choose one of three party packages — The Chelsea, The Tavern, or The Everyday.  All three will have you boogie down to The Joe Daphne Band while counting down until midnight (and beyond).  For more information, visit Chelsea Tavern.

Ernest & Scott Taproom New Year's Eve 2016NYE Dance Party at Ernest & Scott Taproom

Dance the night away this New Year’s Eve with DJ Phatboy spinning all night long at Ernest & Scott Taproom.  Enjoy a four hour open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a mini dessert bar, and a balloon prize drop!  There will also be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.  For more on this event, go to Ernest & Scott Taproom.

Futuristic NYE Party at Argilla Brewing CompanyFlight of the Conchords robots

The NYE party at Argilla is gonna be a bit futuristic this year…Come celebrate with us like it’s 2999!  We have some great food, killer drinks, games, tunes by the awesome Xtra Alltra, and a New Year’s Eve toast for all to enjoy!  For more info, go to New Year’s Eve at Argilla Brewing Company.

Fuzion Sol Band and Pristine Raeign Upstairs at The QueenFuzion Sol Band

What do you get when you fuse powerhouse singers and accomplished musicians on the biggest party night of the year?  The answer is the forceful combo of Fuzion Sol and Pristine Raeign.  Fuzion Sol perform gospel, jazz, funk, hip-hop, and neo-soul.  Pristine Raeign is the premier Tri-State purveyors of Soul, Funk, R&B, Motown, and the Philly Sound.  You’ll be movin’ and shakin’ inside the friendly confines of The Queen.  For more information, visit New Year’s Eve With Fuzion Sol Band + Pristine Raeign.

Lewinsky’s on Clinton NYE CelebrationNYE Invite 2016

Delaware City is calling you to its shores for a New Year’s celebration at Lewinsky’s on Clinton.  Enjoy a special dinner menu, party favors, door prizes, a midnight champagne toast, and a breakfast buffet.  Dance to live music by the band Ice Station Zero.  The party kicks off at 8 o’clock!  For more info, check out Lewinsky’s on Clinton New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Bahama Breeze’s Island Junkanoo New Year’s BashBahama Breeze New Year's Eve Island Junkanoo Party 2016

Ring in the New Year with true island spirit and celebrate Junkanoo style.  A colorful, musical, festive party where you and your friends can greet 2016 with legendary Bahama Breeze drinks, food, and good times.  From 9 p.m. to close, enjoy a four-course meal for only $45 and drink specials all night long.  Live music, body painting, and a tropical toast will also help start the new year off right!  For more information, visit Junkanoo NYE Bash.

Firestone Roasting House New Year's Eve 2016An Evening With the Stars at FireStone Roasting House

Ring in the New Year in style at FireStone.  The NYE package includes a premium open bar, full dinner buffet all night long, and great entertainment not only from our house DJ, but also two live local bands!  FireStone is the only place to celebrate inside and out.  The spacious inside bar will be open as well as the popular patio bar — completely enclosed and heated for your enjoyment.  For full information on the evening’s events, please visit New Year’s Eve at Firestone.

No Stress NYE at Grain on MainNo Stress New Year's Eve 2016 at Grain on Main

Have fun this New Year’s Eve with your friends at Grain.  No need to sweat over reservations, tickets, cover charges, crappy menus, or even rushing out to buy a new sparkly dress.  Our “No Stress New Year’s Eve” is made for you.  James and Matt Acoustic bring their fun Bow-Tie Acoustic stylings to the Dogfish Head stage (no word on their sparkly dresses).  In addition to our normal menu, Chef Bill will have a fun NYE menu of stuff to share and enjoy!  For info, check out No Stress New Year’s at Grain.

Tonic Bar and Grille NYE PartyNew Year's Eve Party 2016 at Tonic Bar and Grille

The brand new Tonic Bar and Grille is hosting its first New Year’s Eve party!  Included: open bar from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; tasty hors d’oeuvres; midnight toast; plus party hats and favors.  DJ Zip will spin tunes all night long.  Get your tickets early: $50 pre-event ticket purchase (save $10 over the door price).  Info at Tonic NYE Party.

Cranston Heights Fire Co. Lady’s Auxiliary NYE Partynew-years-2016

The Cranston Heights Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Cranston Heights Fire Company Memorial Hall.  The party includes an open bar, buffet dinner, party favors, and music by DJ Don Tinlin.  The cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple.  The doors open at 7 and dinner will be served at 7:30.  The party runs until 1 a.m. so get ready to boogie with your local fire company.  For information, please visit CHFC NYE Party.

oddity bar NYE 2016NEW YEAR’S EVE at ODDITY BAR

NO COVER ALL NIGHT! FREE party favors and champagne toast. Happy Hour 5pm-7pm. DJ SHADYLADY 9pm-1am. DJ Shadylady is a strictly vinyl DJ. Shadylady has been slinging vinyl since 2005. Oddity Bar has one of Delaware’s largest selections of craft beers. Full bar, infused liquor, specialty cocktails, wine & food w/vegan options. For more info, please visit, NEW YEAR’S EVE at ODDITY BAR

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First Day Hikes in Delaware State ParksFirst Day Hikes 2016 in Delaware State Parks

Begin the New Year on the right foot!  Take in the beautiful scenery and local wildlife with a brisk winter walk or hike at a Delaware State Park. Times vary.  It is free with paid park admission.  Check out all of the scenic trail options at First Day Hikes. The weather outlook is bright!

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