8 Festive Orange Beach New Year’s Eve Events

Pete Dimao - December 06, 2018

Welcome in 2019 near the sand and the surf of the gulf with these exciting Orange Beach New Year’s Eve events. From family-friendly fun, like fireworks and kids activities, to events catered towards adults, find out how you should ring in the new year along Alabama’s Gulf Coast!


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New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration at Coast

Ring in 2019 at our sister resort, The Beach Club Resort & Spa, during our annual dinner and celebration at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar, our signature restaurant. Treat yourself to a seven-course dinner with three wine pairings by Alabama Crown. Award-winning executive chef John Hamme and his talented culinary team will prepare a dinner to remember. Two seatings are available at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. for $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Follow up dinner with our Fireworks & Champagne Celebration beginning at 10 p.m. Enjoy live music by Gypsypearl. Spectrum Resorts guests receive complimentary admission. Admission is $25 per person for non-Spectrum guests. You must be 21 and older to attend the party. 

When: 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

Where: Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar at The Beach Club

Admission: Dinner – $125 per person; Celebration – $25 per non-Spectrum guest 

Noon Year’s Eve at Lulu’s

When: 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Lulu’s in Gulf Shores

Admission: Free

Make the quick drive over to Lulu’s in Gulf Shores for this year’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Noon Year’s Eve is a great family-friendly way to celebrate the new year with your little one(s) with live music and a beach ball drop! There will also be crafts, a sand castle building contest, and kid safe fireworks.

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

When: 10 am to Midnight

Where: The Wharf

Admission: $10 per person; includes skate rentals

Skate your way into the new year with ice skating at The Wharf! The rink will be open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, making for a perfect way to enjoy the new year with family and friends. Cost of admission is $10 per person and skate rentals are included!

champagne glasses for new year's

Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf

When: 5 pm – 12 am

Where: The Wharf

Admission: Free; some activities require a fee

The Wharf in Orange Beach will be rocking all night long to welcome in 2019 during this year’s Reelin’ in the New Year event. This Orange Beach New Year’s Eve celebration kicks off at 5 pm with the annual New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring live music, kids activities, and family-friendly fun! For the street party, enjoy live entertainment from DJ Ramsey, Kyle Daigle, and the Wes Loper Band. Once midnight hits, enjoy a spectacle in the sky with a dazzling fireworks display!

Flora-Bama’s New Year’s Eve Bash

When: Starts at 6 pm

Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar in Pensacola, FL

Admission: $40 for advance tickets ages 18 and up

Bring in the new year with food, party favors, and champagne at this year’s Flora-Bama’s New Year’s Eve Bash. Located just a short drive from Orange Beach in Pensacola, FL, Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar will have three stages of live music for dancing the night away. Each ticket includes delicious food, party favors, and champagne. Celebrate the new year Flora-Bama style!


Live Bait’s New Year’s Eve Bash

When: 7 pm to 2 am

Where: Live Bait Food & Spirits in Gulf Shores

Admission: $40 for singles; $75 for couples

Contact: (251) 974-1612

Head to Live Bait’s in Orange Beach to enjoy extravagant dining and live music for New Year’s Eve. Starting at 7 pm, guests will enjoy the New Year’s Buffet with a mouthwatering selection of dishes including a prime rib carving station. Party favors will be handed out throughout the night and live music in the Main Bar will be rocking. There will also be a live DJ in the club. Once midnight hits, champagne will be provided. Tickets are $40 for singles and $75 for adults.

Phil and Stan Foster at Blue Water BBQ Company

When: 9 pm to 1 am

Where: Blue Water BBQ Company in Gulf Shores

Admission: Free

Contact: (251) 256-0081

Enjoy your Orange Beach New Year’s Eve by the fire and with $2 beers all night at Blue Water BBQ Company at The Wharf for a special live performance by Phil and Stan Foster. Welcome the new year with a laid-back get-together.

Polar Bear Dip

When: Noon, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

Admission: Free

Start the new year off with a splash! Take the plunge at this year’s Polar Bear Dip at Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar in Pensacola, FL. This is an exciting, fun, and chilly experience with participants dressing up in costume and jumping into the Gulf of Mexico for a thrilling start to the new year. Anyone that fully submerges themselves in the waves will receive a free draft beer and a New Year’s Lunch at Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar.


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