Big Night Baltimore. Count down to the new year in multiple party rooms and dance floors with food buffets, live music and DJ sets, dancers, body painters, party favors, and more. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Grand, 225 N. Charles St., bignightbaltimore.com, $114.99-$154.99.
Magooby’s NYE Party with Tom Simmons. Veteran comedian Tom Simmons headlines two shows featuring Tommy Sinbazo, with an open bar, complimentary champagne toast, DJ, and midnight buffet (late show only). Dec. 31, 6 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727, magoobys.com, $45-$145.
Midnight Noon. Kids can celebrate the New Year way before their bedtime with a noontime ball drop, arts and crafts, and a performance by Milkshake. Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., (410) 685-2370, mdsci.org, free with paid admission/membership.
New Year’s Eve at Windup Space. Daft Punk tribute band Interstella Live Live Live headlines the Windup Space’s NYE bash. Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, $10.
New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Baltimore rings in the new year with music and a fireworks display over the Inner Harbor at midnight. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Inner Harbor, (410) 752-8632, promotionandarts.org, free.
Nye Live. Enjoy a top shelf open bar, gourmet food, DJs, laser shows, party favors, and access to over 9 bars and nightclubs, culminating in a midnight celebration featuring a live screening of the Times Square Ball Drop. Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place, powerplantlive.com, $95.
Ripping Headaches New Year’s Eve Party. Come to Grief, Fórn, Black Rose, Sunrot, and DJ Sad Mountain perform. 8 p.m., The Sidebar, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130, sidebarbaltimore.com, $6.
Spirit of Baltimore New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner. Watch the fireworks from a cruise ship. Dec. 31, boarding at 9 p.m., Spirit of Baltimore, Inner Harbor, (866) 312-2469, spiritcruises.com, $179.90-$309.90.