New Year's Eve Spectacular

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts rings in 2019 with family, friends, live music and a spectacular fireworks display over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! 

Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular takes place Monday, December 31, 2018 from 9pm–12:30am. Starting at 9pm, Thunderball, Baltimore’s premiere dance rock revue, performs a variety of musical genres at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. At midnight, fireworks ignite from two barges anchored in the harbor. The 15-minute show is choreographed to music and produced by Pyrotecnico, a special effects and fireworks company based in New Castle, Pennsylvania. View the fireworks along the Inner Harbor promenade the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Canton, Harbor East and Fells Point.

Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and supported by WJZ-TV 13, Visit Baltimore and Cruise Maryland. 

Plus: Ring in the new year while skating at the PANDORA Ice Rink near the amphitheater. Holiday hours are Monday, December 31, 2018 from 11am–12:30am and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 11am–11pm. Starting at 9pm, the first 100 people to the ice rink receive noisemakers to enliven the winter night. The Penguin Pad presented by WhyHotel keeps visitors warm with fire pits and nearby food and beverage. For prices and more details on the PANDORA Ice Rink, visit   

Visit the downtown festivities by way of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)  Metro SubwayLink, Light RailLink and Link buses. Metro SubwayLink and Light RailLink service is extended for one hour after the fireworks display. For information on MTA services and schedules, visit All routes of the Charm City Circulator are extended an hour after the display as well. For information on the Charm City Circulator, visit To find, reserve or pay for parking in advance, visit

For more information on Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular, call 410-752-8632. 

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