January 2018 Calendar of Events

December 31 - January 1

Ocean City

The Town of Ocean City offers free bus services for New Year's Eve from 6 a.m. New Year's Eve to 6 a.m. New Year's Day.

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December 31 - January 1

Ocean City

Join us for a 4-hour open bar, fabulous buffet menu, live music by The Real Geniuses (back by popular demand), champagne toast, desserts and incredible NYE dance party! $135 per person, $270 per couple. Overnight room+party packages start at $379 per couple. Stay overnight with us on December 31, 2017, and add Monday night, January 1st, 2018 for just $20.18 while supplies last!

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December 31 - January 1

Dewey Beach

Join us for music, party favors, and the 2018 midnight ball drop!

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December 31 - January 1

Lewes

Anchor drop at the Lightship Overfalls on the canal in Lewes with traditional big band music, bonfires, and hot chocolate starting at 11:30 on New Year's Eve. Join the Overfalls crew as we bring in the New Year by dropping our anchor. Make your resolutions as you watch our lighted anchor descend from the top of the mast to the deck while counting down to 2017. So join us for our sixth annual "Drop of the Anchor" as the whistle blasts and we welcome in the New Year. There will be toasty fires and hot chocolate to warm you up and seasonal music to keep you moving (bring your own libations). This event is weather dependent. We can handle cold and wind but, unlike our faithful Overfalls, not rain, ice and/or snow!Donations are appreciated.

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January 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dewey Beach

Calling all Dunkers! The 2018 Dewey Dunk, a refreshing plunge into the Atlantic, will take place on Dagsworthy Beach at noon New Year’s Day! Many have made it their New Year’s Day ritual! This year, we hope to have our highest number of Dunkers with the ocean being so warm! So pack your bathing suits, costumes, gather up your friends and start a new tradition to welcome the new year! Registration for the Dunk begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Starboard or at the DBP tent on the beach at Dagsworthy. We will even have a bonfire to keep you warm, so there is no excuse! Dunk for Dewey! All Dunk proceeds go to support the Business Partnership’s FREE family-friendly events that happen all year long!

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January 1, 7:30pm - 4:00pm

Bethany Beach

RING IN 2018 in the QUIET RESORTS with a RUN & PLUNGE! The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation & the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce proudly present the Hair of the Dog 5k/10k and the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge! Highlights: HOD 5k/ 10k Race ELE Plunge Overall & Age Group Awards Music Family Fun and Festive Course Long-sleeved event shirt guaranteed to everyone registered by 12/5 Post Party at Mango's A New's Years Day Tradition Fun Team Awards Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe Long-sleeved event shirt guaranteed to everyone registered by 12/5 Locations: Packet Pick-up: Race & Plunge Sunday, December 31st at Mango's (97 Garfield Parkway) Monday, January 1st on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Pkwy.) Race Start- Parkwood St. & Atlantic Ave., Bethany Beach Race Finish- Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway) Plunge- Beach (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway) Fees: Plunge $20 HOD 5k $35 HOD 10k $45 Combo 5k & 10K $50 Combo 5K & Plunge $45 Combo 10k & Plunge $55 Combo 10K, 5k, & Plunge $70 Extra Wristbands (non-runners)* $10 HOD Hoodie (Child's L- Adult XXL) $30 Additional Shirts (Child's L - Adult XXXL) $10 * Due to space limitation in Mango's at the after party only 100 additional wristbands will be sold for guests of participants. Includes beer, food, & warmth. Itinerary for HOD & ELE: Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:00-4:00 pm - packet pick-up at Mango's Bethany Beach for all runners and plungers Monday, January 1, 2018 7:30-8:30 am - Race day packet pick-up located at the Coastal Tented Events heated tent on the Bethany Beach Bandstand. Plunge packet pick-up will go until 11:30 am. 8:35 am- Mandatory Pre-Race (HOD) Meeting at the starting line 8:45 am- HOD 10k Start 9:40 am- HOD 10k Awards Presentations (must be picked up, awards will not be shipped) 10:00 am- HOD 5k Start 9:30-11:30 am- HOD Post Party and Mango's Bethany Beach 11:00 am- HOD 5k Awards 11:45 am- ELE Plungers gather on the beach in ocean front of Garfield Pkwy. NOON- ELE Plunge 12:30-4:00 pm- ELE Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe and Award Presentations Awards: HOD 5k & 10K Race ELE Plunge Overall Male & Female Dog Owner (5k only) 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female Master Age Groups* 1st, 2nd & 3rd A Whale of a Team: Largest registered team Bathing Beauties: Best Team Attire/Theme -Judging on beach from 11:30-11-50am Leo Brady Award: Most donations raised for the William O'Murray Scholarship -Teams must have a minimum of 6 registrants to qualify.* Race Age Groups- 9 & Under and 10-14 (5k Only), 15 & Under (10k only), 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+ Policies: HOD 5k & 10k Race ELE Plunge Rain or Shine Event Walkers permitted in 5k only Dogs & owners in permitted in 5k only Dogs must be on a leash at all times (no recoil leads) Doggy doo-doo bags are a must-have with all messes cleaned up No dogs allowed in Mango's post party Rain or shine event (with exception of lightning) All Plungers must wear their wristband to indicate affiliation with the event. Waivers must be signed for all participants. There will be lifeguards, and it is a "swim" plunge at your own risk event. Bathing suits only! Tax Deductible Donations support the Captain William O'Murray Scholarship: Captain William O. Murray Scholarship is awarded by the QRCF to a student who exhibits a strong commitment to civic and community service. Each scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,000 per year for four years. The scholarship is based on a combination of financial need, academics, school involvement, and community service. Captain William O. Murray Scholarship - 30% community involvement, 30% financial need, 20% academic achievement, and 20% personal statement. Team Donations- Printable Form- Donation Form All donations are due at Packet Pick-up (12/31 & 1/1) to be eligible for the award. The Team with the largest donation will receive the Leo Brady Award at the Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe. Race Details & Information- HOD Course Maps- Click Here HOD Athlete Guide - Click Here Interested in plunging, but don't have a team? Join Team Cottage! Your Team Cottage registration fee covers a special Team Cottage hoodie, breakfast buffet at The Cottage Cafe, drink specials, transportation to and from the beach, and -- of course -- the post-plunge party at The Cottage Cafe with DJ Bump. Register now! Interested in volunteering? For more information on how you can support this annual event, contact Amy at amy@bethany-fenwick.org. ​

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