It’s time to gather together with family and friends to ring in the New Year in style with our picks of the best events going on in the North Florida area this holiday season. Why not make your celebrations extra special by using our Florida limo service too? Our professional chauffeurs will transport your family and friends in complete luxury, wherever the New Year’s Eve festivities might take you. You can forget all about hectic traffic, searching endlessly for parking, or selecting a designated driver. Let us take care of it all so you can simply sit back, relax and let the good time roll straight into 2018!
- Pensicola Pelican Drop
For a unique take on the traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop, head to Downtown Pensicola for this annual lighting of the 14-foot pelican. Wrap up warm with the little ones in your family and get down to The Little Pelican Party taking place from 6pm and featuring a huge array of free activities including bounce houses, face painting, balloon artists, kids’ dance party, obstacle courses and much more besides! The party culminates in the raising of the giant pelican at 8pm. If you can make it till the clock strikes midnight, watch as the pelican descends again from the heights of the tower and take in a spectacular firework display over the main stage on Government Street.
- HarborWalk Village New Years Eve Street Party
Celebrate the New Year throughout HarborWalk Village with live music, fire spinning, and no fewer that two incredible firework displays to help welcome 2018 with a bang! During the evening’s festivities you can take in the live musical performances happening all around the HarborWalk Village restaurants, then head over to the main stage for more music from local bands Heritage at 7pm and January Noise at 9.30pm. Once midnight rolls around marvel at the impressive 10th Annual Ball Drop descending over beautiful Destin Harbor.
- St Augustine Beach Blast Off
This free, family-friendly celebration is by far the most popular event in St Augustine to help see in the New Year, and it’s not hard to see why! Offering plenty of live music, over 30 food vendors, a beer, champagne and wine tent, photo booth, and carnival rides, the celebration kicks off at 6pm at St Augustine Beach Pier and features a spectacular fireworks display set to music at 8.30pm, after which the party will keep on going until 10pm. There is even a special Kids’ Zone which includes inflatables, face painting, and live entertainment to keep little ones happy!
- Celebrate Twice
Why welcome in the New Year just once when you can get double the celebration at this truly unique event! Head down to Port St. Joe to watch the stunning firework display in the Eastern Time Zone, then travel 5 minutes across to Mexico Beach where you can do it all again an hour later in the Central Time Zone! As well as incredible fireworks displays and free trolley shuttle between the two locations, the event features a specially designed Scavenger Hunt which involves visiting local businesses along the way to pick up party favors to help you see in 2018 twice! Collect all the favors and get your card stamped at each location to be in with a chance of winning a gift basket with incredible adventure prizes.