Get ready to ring in 2015 in style
Here is a rundown of the New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the Coast. We broke it down into inside events, and outside events.
As the New Year begins and the old one ends, we want to countdown the New Year with all of our great friends. Seville Quarter is hosting a New Years Eve party that is going to be one for the ages. Come celebrate the countdown to a New Year in downtown Pensacola. Entertainment by Flock of Sea Monkeys. Seville Quarter, Heritage Hall 8pm – 1am.
Menu: Baked Brie with Crackers and French Rounds, Grilled Vegetables Marinated in Herbal Vinaigrette, Sliced Tenderloin of Beef on Crostini with Horseradish Crab and Artichoke Dip, Teriyaki Chicken Skewers, Tuna Tartare, Pasta Sauté Station, Decadent Dessert Display
Bar: Two Drink Tickets, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors
Limited Tickets Available (Open to public). $60 per person Plus Tax (Includes One 2015 Seville Quarter Membership Card).
TIME: 8 p.m.
ADDRESS: 130 E. Government Street
The Pensacola Fish House
Located in the heart of downtown on the water the Pensacola Fish House is once again preparing for the city’s signature event, the Pensacola Pelican Drop 2014, to celebrate the New Year.
The Fish House will be offering two special seatings for the evening in the main dining room for our annual New Year’s Eve wine and food event. The seatings will be held at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef Billy Ballou with a fixed-price, five-course menu along with wine pairings selected by Fish House Wine Director Ramy Ibrahim. The cost per person is $100 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) with complimentary favors included.
TIME: 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
ADDRESS: 600 S. Barracks Street
Jackson’s, located in the heart of downtown on Plaza Ferdinand, is once again preparing for the city’s signature event, the Pensacola Pelican Drop 2014, to celebrate the New Year. The Downtown Countdown drop site is adjacent to the plaza, making Jackson’s the smart place to be on New Year’s Eve!
Jackson’s will be offering two special seatings for the evening in the President’s Room. The seatings will be held at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef Irv Miller with a fixed-price, three-course menu and bottomless champagne. The cost per person is $125 with complimentary favors and valet services included.
Once the Pelican has dropped, stop by Jackson’s and enjoy complimentary Hoppin’ John for all.
TIME: 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
ADDRESS: 400 S. Palafox Street
TYPE by Blake Rushing
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. We still have openings for a very special New Year’s dinner paired with wine. Two seatings available, 5:30 and 8:00, so grab cab and join us to ring in 2015. Call for reservations tonight!
TIME: 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
ADDRESS: 501 N. 9th Avenue in DUH
The Margaritaville list of things to do on December 31 is extensive: http://www.margaritavillehotel.com/calendar.html?page=calendar&view=2014-12-31
Everything from decorating your own Champaign flute to steel drums at Midnight.
Saenger Theatre, 116 S. Palafox Place. Peter Rubardt, conductor. Lindsay Deutsch, violin
New Year’s Eve is a great time for traditions, and New Year’s Eve with the Pensacola symphony is one of the best. For seventeen years we’ve spent the evening celebrating great music with our families, neighbors, and the community of Northwest Florida. Needless to say, we don’t let the program get too serious. This concert is a time for fun, for sparkle, for festivities. It’s the perfect party, and you are invited.
One thing that makes a concert festive is music that everybody loves, and this concert has that in spades: selections from the Big Band Era like In the Mood, a handful of show tunes from the hit Chicago, and a healthy sampling of Gershwin’s greatest music from Porgy and Bess. Another thing that adds to the fun is jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity, and we’ll have plenty of that as well. We’ll be joined by a brilliant violinist, Lindsay Deutsch. With loads of charisma and great fingers, she is sure to bring the house down with favorites like Meditation from Thais and Vivaldi’s Winter concerto.
As usual the concert starts at 7:00, when it’s still easy to get parking downtown. And we’ll be finished by 9:00, leaving plenty of time to get out of downtown early, or to settle in for the big pelican drop. Either way, the PSO in the Saenger Theatre is a great way to get your New Year’s started.
Vinyl Music Hall
Free* NYE Jam With: Post Pluto, Fatty Waters, New Earth Army, Soul’D Out. Join Vinyl Music Hall for a NEW YEARS EVE JAM with 4 of the best bands in the area rocking the party all night! 21 and over – FREE.
The Pensacola Pelican Drop
Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast brought to you by the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB). Festivities kick off at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 12:30 a.m. Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments.
Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids’ area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids’ countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the “bubble stomp.” At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti. http://www.pensacolapelicandrop.com/
Pensacola Beach Fireworks
Pensacola Beach Chamber hosts two fireworks shows on December 31 one at 8 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk and another at the stroke of midnight at the end of the Gulf Pier. Both are spectacular, get there early, grab dinner, watch the fireworks then enjoy your evening at one of the many entertainment areas on Pensacola Beach.
Polar Bear Plunge January 1
Each year the fine folks at Paradise Bar and Grill host the Polar Bear Plunge. You and some of your friends can dip in the cool waters of the Sound and wash away 2014.
TIME: 2 p.m.
ADDRESS: 21 Via De Luna Dr. Pensacola Beach
Casino Beach Bar
Join us for a spectacular NYE Celebration! Come dressed in white & enjoy a night of dining & entertainment with festive music provided by AnyDayDJ.Com & FREE Giveaways. The night will feature great drink specials from Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey & Korbel Champagne Cellars. For the late night cravings, they will be serving a special menu of Flatbreads & Ceviche prepared by Executive Chef, Shane Bourke. Plus, enjoy a FREE champagne toast & the perfect view of the Pensacola Beach Pier fireworks at Midnight! The Times Square Ball Drop & Pensacola Pelican Drop will be shown on our Flat Screens to commemorate the countdown. No cover charge is required so ring in the New Year on beautiful Pensacola Beach.
ADDRESS: 41 Fort Pickens Road
Navarre Beach Penquin Plunge and Paddle, Freezin’ for a Reason
No matter what you plan on doing, be sure to take a taxi if you have had a little too much to drink!