New Year’s Eve is a night that is long anticipated throughout the entire year, often accompanied by the pressure to have the perfect New Year’s plans. Some may choose to get out of town and celebrate the New Year in a new city, while others choose to stay put here in South Walton and celebrate with friends and family and the lovely locals. While skipping town is always a fun and spontaneous option, you can’t go wrong spending your New Year’s Eve here in South Walton. We’ve got some suggestions for ways to spend your last night of 2015 and the final countdown to 2016!
With the right group of family and friends, staying in is always a fun option! You can even get creative with your plans and host a themed party, complete with the proper attire and a signature cocktail. Your friends are guaranteed to love the idea of avoiding the crowds and spending the evening surrounded by only their favorite people. Maybe a “NYE Dance Party” or a “Big City Ball Drop Viewing Party” is the perfect way for you and your friends to ring in the New Year!
NYE Bonfire on the Beach
We love a beach bonfire here in South Walton and some locals don’t even need a special occasion to plan one. However, while everyone else gets dressed to the nines and heads out for fancy dinners and celebrations out on the town, why not grab your crew and head to the beach to ring in the New Year surrounded by great friends and a blazing bonfire? You can also look into hiring local business that will set everything up and handle the cleanup at the end of the night. What more could you ask for?
Countdown Seaside: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
This is one of the most popular events in South Walton for New Year’s Eve and it’s complete with fun for the whole family! They have everything from children’s activities and live music at the Seaside Amphitheater to a grand finale fireworks show at midnight. This event is made possible by the Merchants of Seaside, so you can also stop in any of the stores and restaurants during the course of the evening. This event is a family favorite and a guaranteed good time!
This event is similar to the Seaside celebration, but is located at The Baytowne Wharf on the Sandestin Resort. You can start your evening off with some dinner at one of the popular restaurants located in The Baytowne Wharf, followed by enjoying a variety of live music options at the multiple venues all around you. Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without an impressive fireworks show, which Baytowne delivers year after year at their big New Year’s Eve event. Not a bad way to kick off 2016!
Did You Say ‘House Party’ or ‘Couch Party?’
Pajamas? Check. Bottle of champagne or sparkling grape juice? Check. I would say ordering pizza or takeout, but that’s the equivalent of ordering pizza on Superbowl Sunday. So, home cooked meal? Check. NYC ball drop on TV? Check. There you have it. All of the ingredients needed for the perfect low key New Year’s Eve night in, and there is absolutely no shame in that game! Sometimes those are the nights that our fondest memories are made of – curled up on the couch with those who love us the most. They say that the way you ring in the New Year says a lot about your year to come…
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