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Casino Royale NYE

2022 may not be over just yet, but it’s time to start planning if you want to travel over New Year’s Eve. Now that things are mostly back to normal, this year’s Ocean City NYE celebration promises to be a big one and balancing exciting local events with relaxing at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort is the perfect recipe for a New Year’s weekend to remember.

Here are some OC New Year’s Eve events you can’t miss when planning your end-of-the-year vacation at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort!

New Year’s Eve Events

The Ocean City area is filled with simple and exciting ways to ring in the new year. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, an elaborate NYE party, or something a bit more unique, chances are there is something that will make your vacation unforgettable close to our resort.

Here are several things to do in OC for New Year’s Eve!

Casino Royale NYE at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort

Join us for A Royale NYE Celebration, guaranteed to start 2023 with tons of fun, a delicious menu and live entertainment only at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort! Don’t Stop will dance you into the new year in some style with champagne & a signature open bar to celebrate Gatsby style.
Doors open at 7pm.

Dress code is business casual, suit and bow tie preferred but not essential… it’s all about the party!No matter what else you have planned during your New Year’s trip to Ocean City, setting aside time to take advantage of our own NYE celebration is a must. Our onsite James Bond-themed party gives guests and locals a unique and upscale way to ring in 2023, whether you want to spend the entire evening with us or stop in before or after another activity you have planned.

Restaurants and Bars

Not all of Ocean City’s restaurants and bars are open on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, but many favorites among locals and tourists offer various tasty options. While some of these restaurants and bars may be open during limited or regular hours, many offer New Year’s Eve parties packed with specials and activities.

Whether looking for an upscale restaurant for a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner or a fun-filled celebration for the whole family, chances are you’ll find several options that will make your trip to Ocean City both festive and delicious.

Some popular choices during the holidays include:

  • The Original Greene Turtle 
  • Billy’s Sub Shop
  • Seacrets
  • Skye Bar
  • Bourbon Street on the Beach 
  • Cowboy Coast 
  • Hooked

New Year’s Day Events 

Most major New Year’s Eve events occur in the afternoon or evening, but there’s still plenty to do during the rest of the weekend. 

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert 

This free tradition welcomes locals and visitors to 2023 during the early evening of New Year’s Day. The Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert, held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, features performances by local musicians and provides an opportunity to meet Ocean City’s mayor and other elected officials. 

Royale Festival of Lights at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort

Feeling festive? Visit the Princess Royale’s Royale Festival of Lights in our tropical atrium! Open to the public, walk around our tropical atrium and enjoy the seasonal lights, Christmas tree and displays. Guests who book to stay with us can use our indoor pool to swim under the lights, and if you book with the code HOLIDAY22, you will also receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Winterfest of Lights.

Winterfest of Lights

New Year’s Day is the last day to enjoy this massive light display in Northside Park. This Ocean City holiday favorite features intricate still and animated displays filled with thousands of lights, a 50-foot Christmas tree, hot chocolate, and other activities. While many locals take advantage of this event long before New Year’s, its last few days provide a Christmas bonus to visitors in town for New Year’s Eve. 

Atlantic General Hospital’s Annual Penguin Swim

If you are looking for something unique to do on New Year’s Day but prefer to stay nearby after an exciting New Year’s Eve, Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort’s own Penguin Swim may be a great fit. Ocean City’s beaches may not be as popular in the middle of the winter as they are the rest of the year, but our version of a polar plunge gives daring visitors a chance to swim in the cold Atlantic Ocean. Once you’re ready to warm up, head to our atrium to finish the afternoon with various games and activities. Like our NYE party, money raised from this event is donated to Atlantic General Hospital. 

Start the New Year at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort 

Spending your New Year’s vacation at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort gives you easy access to a variety of perks that will make your entire trip memorable. Whether you join us at our New Year’s party or any other event in Ocean City, staying with us means you’re always close to the action. Our atrium, spa, onsite dining, and other amenities provide plenty of options for relaxing during the rest of your visit.

Contact us today to learn more about what makes us a top choice among visitors to the Ocean City, MD area or to make your New Year’s Eve reservation!

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Dec 31 2022 - Jan 01 2023


7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 31 2022 - Jan 01 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am



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