Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your New Year’s Eve Vacation in Florida

Set the sandy fireworks up this December on the Gulf Coast. We have everything you need to know about planning the perfect New Year’s Eve vacation at the beach. Whether you’re looking to attend a countdown soirée or host an intimate beach party, we have just what you need right here on 30A. 

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How to Plan the Best Florida New Year’s Eve Vacation

Discover the confetti-covered, white, sandy beaches this year when you spend your New Year’s Eve vacation on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Say “cheers” at one of Watercolor’s finest restaurants or relax in the comfort of your private oasis. Whatever your New Year’s plans look like, we have what you’re searching for right here on the Emerald Coast of Florida.

  • Baytowne Countdown

fireworks on beachThe Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts its annual Baytowne Countdown again this year. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include a little something for everyone. Kids can enjoy the face painting, kids zone, and early firework show at 8 p.m. Later on, adults can dance the night away to live music until 1 p.m. and enjoy the midnight firework show ringing in the new year. 

  • Countdown Seaside: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

Bring a blanket and beach chairs to Countdown Seaside. The celebration features live music, street performers, and children’s activities. Enjoy the sights and smells of local vendors, and be sure to sample the local eats while you’re there. The midnight firework show is one-of-a-kind as you watch the flaming colors fly over the Gulf and underneath the Florida stars. 

  • Fish Out of Water Mixology Series: Ringing in the FOOW Year

Be the hit of your New Year’s Eve party with Fish Out of Water’s Mixology Series. Ditch the cheap champagne and discover new twists on your classic New Year’s drinks. The class includes tastings, tapas, and the best techniques for hosting your New Year’s party. Reserve your spot early as the class will fill up quickly.   

Watch the Ball Drop With Your Friend at the Beach

101a villas at santa rosa beachEnjoy all of the comforts of a pool-front condo this New Year. Book your stay in Adagio G104 and enjoy three bedrooms, three baths, a bunk room, new furnishings, and an updated kitchen. Adagio is conveniently located near Watercolor and Seaside making it the perfect home base for New Year’s Eve goers trying to get in and out of town quickly. 

Planning a private party? Plan your stay in 101A at the Villas at Santa Rosa Beach. Spread out in this 1850 square foot, ground floor condo. Walk to the nearby beach for an easily accessible beach bonfire. Host the best New Year’s dinner at the condo’s extended dining room table. And when the clock strikes midnight, lay your head on 100% cotton linens in your king-size bed. We can’t wait to welcome you to 30A!