New Year’s Eve in Eastport – The Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop
December 31 @ 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Join us for the 14th annual New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop in Bank Square, downtown Eastport. From the third story of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, a giant red maple leaf will be lowered to commemorate the Canadian new year at midnight, Atlantic time (11 pm ET), while the New Year’s Eve Brass Band will play a rousing “O Canada,” (singing along is encouraged). At midnight Eastern time, an 8-foot sardine will take the plunge, as the brass band plays “Auld Lang Syne.” The Minor CHaracters will play music at StudioWorks from 9 pm until just before midnight. Don’t forget to kiss the sardine for luck in the year ahead!
The Eastport New Year’s Eve celebration is organized and sponsored by the Tides Institute & Museum of Art; additional funding comes from the Bay of Fundy Starts Here.
See link below for the schedule of events and a list of local eateries, businesses and accommodations.