2022 is coming to an end and that means it is time to welcome 2023 and everything it has to offer. If you are looking for a way to celebrate the end of the year then Portland is the perfect place. From free food to loud music to dancing with friends, Portland offers plenty of ways to welcome the New Year.
Here are some of my picks for the best places to kick off the new year.
- Old Port Tavern
Located in the Old Port District, The Old Port Tavern has been around since 1972. It is located in the historic Mariners Church Building. This spot is well known for its juicy steaks and “melt-in-your-mouth” prime rib.
- Bayside Bowl
Located in downtown Portland, Bayside Bowl is the place to go if you enjoy bowling and having some fun with friends. This location has rooftop bowling with over 20 lanes available. The rooftop lanes offer breathtaking views of the city. Their bar serves award-winning food and craft cocktails.
- Polar Bear Dip and Dash
Get ready to be cold! The Polar Bear Dip-and-Dash is a 5k charity run. During this event, participants will run around the Back Cove in the late morning, and to finish the 5k runners will sprint into the icy waters of East End Beach for a quick dip.
- Old Port Slice Bar and Ice Bar
The Old Port Slice Bar and Ice Bar is a very popular spot within the Old Port district of Portland. They offer brick-oven pizza, craft beer, and cocktails.
- New Year’s Eve Kennebunk
We all know about the ball drop on new years eve. However, did you know Maine does a blueberry drop instead? On New Year’s Eve at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk, you can watch as they drop a Wild Maine Blueberry to welcome the new year. If you can’t wait till the midnight drop. The town is also offering a drop at 9:00 P.M.
- Southworth Planetarium
On New Year’s Eve, the Southworth Planetarium will be playing all its most popular shows. All these shows are included in the price of a single ticket. At midnight they are going to have the Times Square Ball Drop on their full-dome projector.
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