Thursday, December 27, 2018

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve Along the Emerald Coast

Explore the many ways to celebrate the close of 2018 and welcome the new beginnings of 2019...

HarborWalk Village New Year's Eve Street Party

When: Monday, December 31st | 7:00pm - 12:00am
Event Times: 7:00pm Flash Flood Band | 8:00pm Fireworks | 9:30pm Departure- A Journey Tribute Band | 12:00am Ball Drop & Fireworks

Ring in 2019 at HarborWalk Village’s New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring two live bands, two fireworks shows, and a ball drop over the Destin Harbor! 

HarborWalk Village is giving back this holiday season by collecting supplies and donations for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit our Hurricane Relief tent and join us in recovery efforts! Donations will be given to and Volunteer Florida. Supplies needed include: blankets, cleaning supplies, sleeping bags, tents, work gloves, winter jackets and clothes for kids, hygiene products and towels.  Outdoor events are free to attend. On-Site parking is $10.00.

When: Monday, December 31st | 6:00pm - 1:00am
Enjoy our family friendly evening from 6-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and live music on the Baytowne stage, finishing off with a fireworks display at 8pm. Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8pm and midnight. Dance the night away to live music until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage. You don’t want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the-year celebration!  

After the kid friendly evening and 8pm fireworks show, take the kids over to Magnolia Ball Room at the Grand Conference Center for a fun place to let your kids hang out! 
From 6:30pm -1:00am kids will enjoy a pizza party with juice boxes, a bounce house, movies on the projector screen, Xbox one games, crafts, scooters, and more! 
Kids must be 4-12 years of age to attend Kids Night Out.
$70 per child for the entire night or $20 per child per hour.  
For more information or to make a reservation please call 850.267.7000 or email

Ring in the New Year in true Emerald Coast style! Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht with a dine, dance, cruise and fireworks experience like no other. The SOLARIS New Year’s Eve Destin Fireworks, Dancing and Dinner Cruise is an all-inclusive event for $150 per person, including a 4½ hour cruise, five-course meal, live entertainment, fireworks, party favors and champagne toast. 
Reservations for Destin New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise required online or calling 850.650.2519.
Ring in the New Year in Seaside! The annual Countdown Seaside event features live music, children's activities including face painting and crafts, and of course fireworks at midnight! 
Music starts at 8pm and 2019 will be welcomed with a fireworks spectacular over the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure you arrive early to set out your blankets and chairs for the perfect spot!

Adios 2018 - New Year's Even Dinner
When: Monday, December 31st | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The Pearl Hotel’s signature restaurant will ring in the new year with a special five-course Gulf Coast American cuisine menu from Executive Chef James Neale, celebratory champagne service, and ambient live entertainment. Guests can dine in the lively, yet intimate dining room amplified by the hand-carved mahogany bar or on the outdoor veranda, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise waters and Main Street. 

$95++ per adult | $60++ per child (12 and under); Reservations are required. 

After tasting and toasting to 2019, guests can continue their celebrations at the stylish Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, cozied up together on a cabana or near a fire pit under Florida’s starry skies. For more info, visit the website.

The holiday season may be coming to a close, but there’s still time for one last bash. Come to Pier Park for the annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop. Celebrate New Year’s Eve by the beach as we commemorate the 11th anniversary of this exciting tradition. Admission is free to this thrilling event and you can enjoy live music, two breathtaking fireworks displays and 10,000 beach balls dropped into the crowd on Pier Park Drive. Bring the family and your closest friends to ring in the New Year at Pier Park!

The perfect way to celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 with family, friends, and the little ones, featuring a bedtime-friendly 8pm fireworks show! While you're there head over to the Crab Trap deck for the kid's play zone. They'll have games, 2019 resolution worksheets, party hats, and noisemakers galore!

When: Monday, December 31st | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Lulu's | Destin

Mark your calendars for LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids! It will be non-stop kid-friendly fun for the whole family, with excitement around every corner as LuLu’s celebrates and rings in the New Year. There will be a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more on the sandy beach. So the kiddies can have their fun, countdown to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop. 

LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. For more on the Noon Year’s Eve celebration, call (850) 710-5858. 

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