New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and marking the end of one year and the beginning of another. If you’re in Destin, 30A, or Panama City Beach, on New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of fun and festive things to do to ring in the new year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Harborwalk Village/Destin Harbor New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Experience the magic of a Harbor Celebration on New Year’s Eve! Start the night off with live entertainment on the main stage at 7:00 PM with Shenanigans, followed by The New Royals at 9:30 PM. Be sure to look up at the sky for a stunning fireworks display over the Harbor, and join in the countdown to the Ball Drop as we welcome in the new year. HarborWalk Village is the perfect place to celebrate the start of 2023.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf Countdown
Don’t miss out on The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the-year celebration! Spend an unforgettable evening ringing in the new year with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 PM and midnight. The fun begins with family-friendly activities, including face painting and kids activities, as well as live music on the Baytowne LIVE stage with DJ Trevy from 6 PM-8 PM. The first fireworks display will take place at 8 PM. The party doesn’t stop there! Continue dancing the night away with live music from Bay Kings Band from 7 PM until 1 AM, featured on the Events Plaza Stage. The night will end with a spectacular midnight fireworks show. There’s no better place to welcome in 2023! New this year: don’t miss the Drone Spectacular at 10 PM, where you can watch as 100 drones light up the night sky over the lagoon with a swimming dolphin, dancing music notes, and more.
NYE Fireworks on Okaloosa Island
Welcome in the new year at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and countdown to the 8 PM beach fireworks! Satisfy your cravings with delicious foods from Rockin’ Tacos, The Crab Trap, and Floyd’s, including special New Year’s Eve offerings. You can watch the fireworks up close from the front row of any of The Boardwalk’s restaurants or spread out on the beach and enjoy the show as we say goodbye to 2022. Don’t miss out on the socially safe festivities!
NYE Celebration at The Big Chill on 30A
Get ready for a fun-filled New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family at The Big Chill! There will be college football games on the Jumbotron, an early NYE countdown and beach ball drop, and a dance party. The Jumbotron schedule includes the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 11 AM, the CFP Semifinal – VRBO Fiesta Bowl at 3 PM, and the CFP Semifinal – Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at 7 PM. Later, dance to the beats of DJ Dan Davis at the covered pavilion from 5:30 PM – 9 PM. And don’t miss the early NYE countdown and beach ball drop at 6:30 PM, right in between bowl games.
Panama City Beach
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at Pier Park
Don’t miss out on the excitement of The New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Celebrate the arrival of 2023 with a dazzling fireworks display at three locations: Russell-Fields Pier, M.B. Miller Pier, and Schooner’s. While you’re there, enjoy live music from the Barry Fish Band at 5:30 PM and the Will Thompson Band at 8:15 PM. Join Panama City Beach for this unforgettable celebration on December 31st and say goodbye to 2022 in style!