New Year’s Eve 2018 in Maine can be overwhelming simple because of the many exciting venues in Portland, Augusta or Caribou cities you have to choose from, but half of the fun is choosing one. From laid back local parties to family friendly events, or hotel galas and nightclub celebrations, you’ll find something that is sure to please; even your picky pals.
Best Parties and Fireworks
No one does it better than Portland Maine, at least that’s what the local’s say. Make your New Years Eve in Maine memorable by checking out one of their many fabulous parties and the city’s many free events. Some exceptional adult focused functions include those offered by nightlife venues held at 51 Wharf Nightclub, Styxx, Euphoria, Fore Play Sports Club and the FortiFem Martini Lounge which has been rated the #1 for best lounge to check out on New Years Eve. Joe’s New York Pizza and Ice Bar is also a fun place to check out, offering a substantial selection of beer and cocktails.
Eastport is a charming, fun place to enjoy New Years Eve in Maine as well. At midnight the town lowers a gigantic red Maple Leaf, followed by their 8 foot Sardine drop down to the city’s Bank Square downtown (from the third story of the Tides museum and art institute to celebrate the arrival of 2016.
New Years Eve in Maine presents their First Night celebration which is a free fun filled event that starts at 4:30 pm and includes great music, marshmallow roasting pits, a great family friendly NYE celebration with an awesome fireworks display at 7:30 pm. You can even bring your Christmas tree and burn it on the fire, a great way to dispose of it. In additional a number of communities in the greater Portland area will be holding their festivities earlier in the evening so the kids can participate without staying up too late.
Portland’s Children’s Museum as well as the Theatre of Maine will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration between 11pm and noon, boasting a NYE countdown and fun balloon drop. The kids can even wear their pajamas to this event. In Gorham, Maine there will be several activities held around town, including wagon rides, comedy show, drum circles, puppet shows, face painting and more, concluded with a fireworks display at 10pm. In beautiful Old Orchard Beach, celebrations on the beach will start at 4:30 pm, complete with marshmallow roasting pits, hot chocolate and a bonfire, with fireworks scheduled for 6:30 pm.
In addition to all of the above, New Years Eve in Maine will have plenty of delicious cuisine based celebrations at several of their wonderful restaurants serving all your favorites including fresh seafood dishes. Many of these eateries are planning special fixed priced dinners as well, always popular New Years Eve options. Theater and art gallery venues celebrating the New Year include the State Theater, and the Space gallery.
Accommodations for NYE
Accommodations to consider if you plan on spending New Years Eve 2017 in Maine include the Greenville Inn in Greenville, the Hilton and Marriott in Waterbury, Portland Harbor Hotel, Hilton Garden in Portland and so many others over cities of Portland, Augusta or Caribou.