Pensacola Pelican Drop Celebration
The 2013 celebration will begin at 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on Palafox Place. The Pelican Drop brings together people of all ages with music on three stages, a children’s area, street performers, food, drinks and of course fun. This year enjoy acts such as Emerald Coast Blues Brothers, Steel Magnolia and Lucky Town to name a few. At midnight, the New Year Pelican lights up the night sky with fireworks and confetti following. For more information, visit downtownpensacola.com or contact Terri Kuvack, special events coordinator for Downtown Improvement Board at 434-5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The party begins at 7 p.m. in every room of Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy live entertainment from bands such as Gretsch and the Modern Eldoradoes, MoJiles Band, Thick as Thieves, DJ Mr. Lao and the world-famous Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Piano Show. All gets will get party favors and a Cristalino Cava Brut toast at midnight. For $40—or $35 in advance – you get a 2013 membership card plus admission to the party. For $20 you can just enjoy the party. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series will be featuring music by Maurice Ravel, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and many more. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. Ticket prices are $20-$82. For more information, visit pensacolasymphony.com.
The Fish House
Count down to 2013 with a five-course meal and paired wines. Two seatings will be available in the main dining room at 7 and 9 p.m. Banana Republic will be playing in the heated and tented Deck at 9 p.m. Dinner is $125 per person and includes complementary favors. To make a reservation, or for more information call 470-0003 or visit fishhouse.goodgrits.com.
Vinyl Music Hall
Ring in the New Year with the 1980s tribute act, Jukebox Superhero. Head to Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox, for a free show for those 21 and up. Although the event is for all ages, there is a $5 surcharge at the door for underage patrons. The show begins at 8 p.m. For more information, visit vinylmusichall.com.
Celebrate the New Year at Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. Dance to the Top Ten Countdown of 2012 leading up to midnight with DJ Dewight Barkley. Enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight complete with party favors and a balloon drop. The finale of the night will be a performance by Jeanie Tracy. Tickets are $15. The party is for those aged 18 and up. For more information, call 433-9491 or visit emeraldcitypensacola.com.
Ring in the New Year at Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St., with a show featuring local band Isle and dance the night away listening to Methdad and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt. The music starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 791-6501.
The Elbow Room
The Elbow Room, 2213 W. Cervantes St., will be drinking out of shoes – or so they say. Head over there to see what exactly they’ll be up to. With great pizza and a free toast at midnight, you won’t be disappointed. Call 434-0300 for more information.
Enjoy good food and conversation in your favorite neighborhood bar, The Magnolia, 2907 E. Cervantes St. For $70 you can indulge in heavy appetizers, a dessert bar and four drinks as well as a champagne toast at midnight. For more information, call 912-6196 or email email@example.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 706
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 706, located at 5000 Lillian Hwy., will have a New Year’s Eve party complete with finger foods, party favors, music and karaoke. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, call 455-0026.
The party starts at 7 p.m. at Flora Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. The general admission ticket features a buffet dinner, souvenir huggie, party favors, champagne split and even breakfast for $40. The $100 VIP admission grants you a deluxe buffet, unlimited champagne, souvenir huggie, t-shirt and party favors. Live music from various band will be playing in three different stages. Tickets sell out early, so get yours early. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit florabama.com.
Fireworks over Pensacola Beach
Relax in your beach chair on the Pensacola Beach Peir and watch the midnight fireworks display on Pensacola Beach. For more information, call 932-1500 or visit visitpensacolabeach.com.]
Head to the beachside bar, 400 Quietwater Beach Rd., to see Aveneada 19 starting at 9 p.m. and a free champagne toast at midnight with a balloon drop, door prizes and party favors. For more information, call 916-9888 or visit bamboowillies.com.
Hilton Gulf Front Hotel
Join friends and family at the Hilton Gulf Front Hotel, 12 Via De Luna, for a gourmet dinner with wine pairings. After dinner, head to the party on Latitudes pool deck and keep warm by the fire pit. The deck is a great spot to watch the fireworks. There will be free champagne at midnight and a balloon drop in the hotel lobby. There’s also free shuttle services to the Pelican Drop. Call 343-6791 for reservations.
Ring in the New Year at Sandshaker, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., with live music by Trunk Monkey. For more information, call 932-2211 or visit sandshaker.com.