Welcome the New Year!


The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host Baytowne Countdown, Saturday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy a family-friendly evening from 6-8 p.m. Dance the night away with live music from Bay Kings Band, 7 p.m-1 a.m.

Noon Year’s Eve is just for kids at LuLu’s Destin. It’s the seventh annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with non-stop, free kid-friendly fun. There will be arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music and more. Kids can have their fun by counting down to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop. Visit LulusFunFoodMusic.com/destin or call (850) 710-5858.

Ring in the New Year from 5 p.m through midnight at Harborwalk Village with free live entertainment on the main stage, beginning at 7 p.m. with Shenanigans followed by The New Royals at 9:30 p.m. Then turn your eyes to the skies for a dazzling firework display over the Harbor and shout along as we countdown the Ball Drop, welcoming a New Year! 8 p.m. Fireworks; Midnight Fireworks and Ball Drop!

Join Seaside’s New Years Eve celebration in Central Square including arts & crafts, face painting, a live performance by Monsters of Yacht and fireworks! Enjoy arts & crafts/face painting in Central Square From 4-9 p.m. Monsters of Yacht at the Amphitheater Stage from 5-9 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.

We’re looking forward to the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the end of the fishing pier at 8 p.m. Great places to watch are from anywhere along the Boardwalk areas including the pier, beach and the beach-facing restaurants and bars.

Ring in 2023 at Hotel Effie’s Rocking New Year’s Eve Spectacular! Enjoy an evening full of dining, dancing and entertainment with family and friends at any one of Hotel Effie’s renowned venues: Ovide, Ara and The Lobby Bar. Ovide’s Dinner and Entertainment Package includes Ovide’s exclusive 4-course dinner menu, access to all entertainment throughout the evening, complimentary valet parking, champagne upon arrival, and NYE party accessories. Two seating times: 5-7 p.m. $250 per person and 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $350 per person. Rooftop Access is $100 per person. Book at https://www.hoteleffie.com/new-years-eve-dinner-ovide.