OCEAN CITY -
"Happy New Year!" Thousands gather to celebrate the New Year in Ocean City for their annual “First Night” event.
"There are a lot of fun rides, it's a great family night, everyone has such an amazing time and ocean city does a great job putting this special night together for our town” says Carley Del Sordo, Miss Ocean City 2014.
Michael Schumacher agreed "I think this is the funniest place to celebrate the New Year"
The event includes 60 entertainment programs at 18 different venues in ocean city. The evening ends with a midnight countdown and fireworks display visible from the beach and boardwalk, but this year everyone was excited about the new attraction...an ice skating rink.
Norah Costello said "Ice skating that was a good time. I fell a couple of times, but it's all good, it's all fun.
This is the 22nd anniversary of the popular nonalcoholic New Year's Eve event. And those who attended said they'll definitely be back next year.
"Yes I'm going to come back nest year, i mean, it's so much fun, you can't beat this. I mean ocean city, such a good time" says Costello.
Organizers say Ocean City's First Night is a great way to keep families together and off the roads in a safe environment as we wrap up 2013 and countdown to 2014.
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