New Year's Eve Spectacular presented by Ports America Chesapeake

Ring in 2016 with family, friends, live music and a spectacular fireworks display over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!  Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular presented by Ports America Chesapeake takes place Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 9pm to 12:30am.  Starting at 9pm, the crowd at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater can enjoy a variety of the best party songs from every genre with the popular band Heads Up, who for 4 seasons was the official band of the Baltimore Ravens Ravenswalk.  Following the performance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and attendees count down to the New Year.  At the stroke of midnight, colorful fireworks and lights fill the sky above downtown Baltimore. Those celebrating at the Inner Harbor can also enjoy skating at the Pandora Ice Rink, open until 12:30am.  Regular rink admission prices apply.  Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular is presented by Ports America Chesapeake and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  Additional sponsorship support is provided by Visit Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership and Advance Business Systems. WJZ-TV 13 is the media sponsor.

Using two barges docked in the Inner Harbor, the fireworks and light show are produced by Image Engineering.  Image Engineering is comprised of a team of artists, videographers, engineers, and creative thinkers at its headquarters in Baltimore. 

For the full experience, residents and visitors can view the fireworks from along the Inner Harbor promenade.  The show can also be seen from the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Canton, Harbor East and Fell’s Point.  In addition, WJZ-TV 13 broadcasts the celebration on Thursday, December 31 at 11:30pm on CBS Baltimore.

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Metro Subway, Light Rail and Bus are the best ways to get downtown for the holiday celebration.  Metro Subway and Light Rail service is extended for one hour after the event.  For information on MTA services and schedules, please visit

For more information on Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular, call 410-752-8632. For more information on the Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, visit

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