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Ring in the New Year in Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley

Looking for Adults Only Fun to Ring in the New Year?

New Year’s Eve at Hamilton’s on Main

Raise a glass and ring in 2023 with an extraordinary five-course dinner menu inside one of Newark, Delaware’s newest restaurants, Hamilton’s on Main. After dinner, party the night away with live music by The Bachelor Boys, a 360-photo booth, grazing table, open bar and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight! Grab the one you love and make Hamilton’s the perfect date night for New Year’s Eve. For more information and tickets visit:

HOTEL DU PONT and Le Cavalier at the Green Room’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Make your reservations now for Le Cavalier at the Green Room. The three-course dinner features Butter-Poached Lobster Tail Tartine; Steak Tartare with endive and chips; Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast with stewed white beans and escarole; and a spectacular Dame Blanche Sundae of vanilla ice cream with decadent, warm Eclat chocolate ganache, luxardo cherry on top and whipped cream. Plus, optional truffle and caviar supplements. Second and third seatings also include a Champagne toast. For reservations visit:

Looking to spend the evening? HOTEL DU PONT, a longstanding and elegant hotel in the center of downtown Wilmington, makes for the perfect after party. With in-room amenity delivery options and gorgeous holiday décor inspired by du Pont legacies (including a reproduction of a 1960s NYE menu provided by Hagley Museum and Library) – a stay at the HOTEL DU PONT screams “A New Year’s Eve Well Spent!”. To book your stay visit:

And if that isn’t enough...

Welcome 2023 with a New Year’s Day brunch. A new offering for Le Cavalier, this three-course menu features elevated brunch classics like the frittata-style Provencal Omelette with the option to add lobster tail to Smoked Salmon and an indulgent Foie Gras Toast with prunes and walnuts. Reservations can be made on Resy. This event will be held from 9:00 AM to 2PM. For reservations visit:

Looking for Family Fun on New Year’s Eve?

Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate the New Year “Zoo-style” for the kids by ringing in the New Year at NOON! The Brandywine Zoo will be providing a unique experience with games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere with a group countdown to the New Year (and in perfect timing for that afternoon nap). This event will take place outside, so be sure to dress for the weather! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase.

*Some animals may not be out because of the cold weather.

Tickets are available only online at

Confetti Countdowns at the Delaware Children’s Museum

The Delaware Children’s Museum, a well-known and eye-catching museum along the Wilmington Riverfront, will be hosting FOUR Confetti Countdowns on New Year’s Eve. Four identical events will be held in just one day! The countdown to the New Year will be held at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Each celebration will count down to 2023 with confetti cannons and a confetti storm followed by music from We Kidz Rock. Be sure to stay and play. We hear there will also be roaming puppets and a few photo opportunities to share with the grandparents. Tickets are available here:

For more ways to celebrate the New Year and to see what’s in store for 2023 in #VisitWilm, check out and follow @VisitWilmingtonDE on Instagram and Tik Tok.


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