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5 Food-Filled Ways to Ring in 2018

Are you still unsure of how to spend New Year’s Eve? Not to worry—we’ve got five events that will surely keep you laughing, dancing and eating all night long.

1. Candlelight Theatre

For $100 per person, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a salad bar and a buffet dinner complete with prime rib, crab cakes, chicken and ravioli. A champagne toast will be served and a cash bar will be available. Dance to the Jim Levendis Orchestra, featuring vocalist Rosemary Benson. Doors open at 7 p.m.; for reservations, call (302) 475-2313.

2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, Del. • 302-475-2313


2. Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina

Enjoy live entertainment by Stellar Mojo and DJ Mac. The party begins at 8 p.m. and includes a champagne toast, late-night snacks and complimentary shuttle service within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant. (A cash bar and regular deck menu will also be available.)

Tickets are $35 per person. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md. • 410-885-2040


3. Clarion Hotel The Belle

Enjoy an Indian New Year’s Eve celebration at the Clarion Hotel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. where guests will enjoy dancing, an open bar, unlimited food, a separate room for kids and a midnight champagne toast.

Tickets are $60 for kids (ages 3-12), $120 for adults and $220 for couples. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.

1612 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, Del. • 302-428-1000


4. Firestone Roasting House

Doors open at 8 p.m. and there are multiple ticket and seating options: General admission ($75 per person) includes open bar, dinner buffet, valet, coat check, full access to both live bands (Chorduroy and Steal the Sky) but does not include guarantee seating; Preferred dining room seating ($100 per person) includes all the amenities of a general admission ticket but affords you the opportunity to have your own space. In addition, table service will be provided through dinner; and Preferred lounge seating ($100 per person) reserves you a space in one of the many lounges under the tent. Lounges in the sectioned area will have access to a private bar and buffet as well as seating reserved for the duration of the night. 

To view the buffet menu or to purchase tickets, visit firestoneriverfront.com/nye.html.

110 West St., Wilmington, Del. • 302-658-6626


5. NYE Dinner at Market Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy a four-course prix-fixe dinner at Market Kitchen & Bar, located in the renovated Hilton Christiana Hotel. Pick among four appetizers, like tuna poke or a crab cake then decide among three salad options. There are eight entrée choices, from a strip steak, to seared bass to a vegetarian haven. End your meal with something sweet—choose from beignets, a warm apple tart, a s’mores torte or cheesecake. Price depends on entrée, but ranges from $61-$81 per person (excluding drinks and tip). Dinner is served from 5- 10 p.m.; for reservations, call (302) 454-1500 ext. 591.

100 Continental Drive, Newark, Del. • 302-454-150