Whether you are celebrating with the family or gearing up for a special date night, Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley has your New Year’s Eve covered. Check out these special events happening on December 31.   

Places to Pop the Champagne with that special someone... 


Celebrate the countdown to 2024 in style at Tonic Seafood & Steak. Join in the festivities at the New Year's Eve bash on December 31, 2023. Starting at 9 p.m., DJ Dana McDonald will be spinning the greatest dance hits, and a champagne toast will take place at midnight. It's time to raise your glass, make a wish, and usher in 2024 with joy and excitement. Don't miss out on the party of the year! Make your reservations now.

New Year’s Eve at Hamilton’s on Main  

Grab the one you love and make Hamilton’s on Main the perfect New Year’s Eve date night. Raise a glass and ring in 2024 with an extraordinary party! Enjoy an incredible dinner from the heart of Chef Jeramiah and then party the night away with an open bar, live music by Down to Earth, a photobooth, passed hors d'oeuvres and a grazing table, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Make your reservations today on Resy!  

Tonic Seafood & Steak

  • 111 W. 11th St.

Tonic Seafood & Steak is an upscale bar and restaurant at the heart of downtown Wilmington. Our rotating menu focuses on creative cuisine dishes and unique signature cocktails…

Le Cavalier at the Green Room

  • 42 West 11th St.

Le Cavalier (pronounced: luh-KAH-vuhl-YAY) honors the deep equestrian tradition in the Brandywine River Valley. Chef-Partner Tyler Akin’s opening brasserie menu draws influence…

The Quoin Restaurant

  • 519 N. Market St.

The kitchen is center stage in our 155-seat restaurant and bar, and our chefs are the masters at work. They’re bringing the borders of Southern France and Northern Italy…


What you will feast on for the final meal of the year is an important decision... Make reservations now for Le Cavalier at the Green Room. The three-course dinner features small plate options including  classic favorites Hen of the Woods Mushroom with Pomegranate, Crispy Rice and Dill and Lobster Tails with Champagne Beurre Blanc.  Entrees will range from Branzino with Blistered Herbs, Calabrian Chilie and Pistachio Dukkah to Lamb Tangine with Cranberry and Apricot Couscous.  For dessert, classics such as Poached Pear with Champagne, hazelnut and Chantily Cream and Profiteroles with Blood Orange Gelato and White Chocolate ganache are on the menu.  

For this exclusive event, there will be three seating options with the second and third including a special champagne toast. Reservations can be made now on Resy! 


Looking to cuddle up with that special someone? Spend your New Year's Eve at The Quoin! First, head to the Quoin Restaurant for a special four course pre-fixe dinner. Then, be sure to dress in your finest 20s attire or that special New Year's outfit to celebrate the change of the calendar on Quoin’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge beginning at 9 p.m.! Don’t stop there... be sure to book your room for the night to mark this New Year with the ultimate getaway. Make your reservations today!

While hot chocolate and a sparkling cider toast may be on the menu, you can’t go wrong celebrating the New Year with these family friendly events...   


Celebrate the New Year “Zoo-style” with the kiddos, by ringing in the New Year at well...NOON!  The Brandywine Zoo will be providing a unique experience with games, crafts, and a celebratory group countdown to the New Year (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.  

Please note: Some animals may not be in a party mood because of the cold weather!  
Also, tickets can only be purchased online ahead of the event.  


The Delaware Children’s Museum, a well-known and eye-catching museum along the Wilmington Riverfront will be hosting THREE Confetti Countdowns on New Year’s Eve. Four identical events will be held in just one day – perfect to work around everyone’s nap schedules! The countdowns will be held at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. Each celebration will countdown to 2024 with confetti cannons and a confetti storm followed by music from We Kidz Rock and an appearance from Pinky the Puppet. Be sure to stay and play! 

Can't Forget the New Year's Fireworks!

For more ways to celebrate the New Year and to see what’s in store for 2024 in #VisitWilm keep up with us at @VisitWilmingtonDE on Instagram and Tik Tok.