Rockville, Maryland — New Year’s Eve is a time for Rockville residents to celebrate their achievements and hopes for a better year. Some people do it at home with their loved ones, while others want to ring in the New Year with music, dancing, and a selection of adult beverages.
Enjoy Critters & Cocoa on New Year’s Eve at the Croydon Creek Nature Center at 852 Avery Road in Rockville. Ring in the New Year with hot cocoa with the animals at the Nature Center on December 31 from 10-11am.
Looking for another family-friendly event? Montgomery Parks will be hosting a Happy Noon Eve event on December 31 from 11am to 12:15pm at the Meadowside Nature Center at his 5100 Meadowside Lane in Rockville.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources hosts first-day hikes in state parks. Hike around Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20841 on December 31 from 10am to 5pm
Here are some other events happening near Rockville.
- New Year’s Eve 2022: December 31, 21:00 to January 31, 1:00 am, 4:00 am, Cardis Rooftop 918 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
- Proper 21K New Year’s Eve Party 2023: Dec 31 21:00-Jan 1:00 am, 4:00 am, Proper 21K 2033 K St., Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
- Cocktail Countdown – New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hook Hall: 21:30-January 1:00 am, 2:30 am, Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave, Northwest Washington, DC 20010
- living room new year’s eve party 2023: Dec 31 21:00-Jan 1:00 am, 2:00 am Living Room, 1008 Vermont Ave, Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
- New Year’s Eve Cirque du 2023 Gala: December 31, 21:00-January 1:00 am, 2:00 am, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
One of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions in the United States, of course, is to drop a giant ball into Times Square in New York City. Various cities have adopted their own events, such as Atlanta’s Peach Drop, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Chick Drop, and Boise, Idaho’s Giant Potato Drop.
According to Encyclopædia Britannica and History.com, the end of one year and the beginning of another are often celebrated by singing the Scottish folk song, Auld Lang Syne.
The history of New Year’s resolutions dates back 8,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. The Babylonians had promised to return borrowed goods and pay outstanding debts at the beginning of the new year in his mid-March when he planted his crops.
Legend has it that if they keep their promise, the pagan gods will grant them a boon the following year. If they break their promises, they will lose God’s grace, according to a history of New Year’s resolutions compiled by the Northampton Community College New He center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Many worldly New Year’s resolutions focus on imagining new and improved versions of ourselves.According to US News & World Report, New Year’s resolution failure rates are around 80%. There are a myriad of reasons, but one of the big ones stems, for example, from regret about gaining weight, changes in attitudes, and plans to deal with the stress and discomfort of changing habits and conditions. is not accompanied by