Your Guide to New Years in 30A

Will you be ringing in 2019 somewhere along the 30A corridor? If you’re lucky enough to be spending time in the panhandle’s mild December climate, you’re lucky enough! That said, if you’re looking for activities and events for the biggest party night of the year, 30A has you covered. With a wide variety of festivities to ring in the New Year with food, drink, music and fireworks, the communities of Seaside, Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Destin deliver the fun on December 31st. And as you are planning your New Years Eve vacation don’t forget to check out all the beautiful hotels and vacation rentals to choose from. You’ll find a variety of options from beachfront Santa Rosa Beach vacation rentals to luxury resorts in Panama City Beach. Now, check out this list of New Years Eve events all throughout 30A!


Seaside’s annual NYE tradition provides the perfect family-friendly way to ring in the New Year. The event features live music, a host of children’s activities, street performers and more. The fun kicks off in the Seaside Amphitheater at 7 pm and culminates with a breathtaking firework display at midnight. The musical performance starts at 8 pm. Bring your own blanket or chairs and prepare to enjoy a thrilling night al fresco in Seaside.

Santa Rosa Beach

Ring in the new year at WaterColor Beach Resort! From 10 PM-Midnight the resort will be offering a beach bonfire with activities and treats including s’mores, cookies, and hot chocolate. Drinks are also available from the Tiki Bar.

Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach will host its own great family-friendly celebration with the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop. Revelers can enjoy free live music, entertainment, and holiday festivities worry-free, as the streets of Pier Park become pedestrian-only for the night.

Rosemary Beach

Ring in the New Year with fantastic food and drink, while enjoying the sight of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico at Pescado. Make a reservation to enjoy the four-course pre-fixed menu and glass of champagne for $150. After 9pm, walk-in guests are welcome on a first come, first served basis. There will be live music on the rooftop from 9:00 – 12:30. Ring in 2019 in delicious style!


HarborWalk Village is Destin’s premier place to ring in the New Year. The celebration will feature plenty of live music, multiple fireworks displays, as well as the 11th Annual Ball Drop over the Harbor. The fun kicks off at 7 pm with entertainment by Flash Flood on the Main Stage. Departure – A Journey Tribute band takes over at 9:30 pm. The many restaurants along the harbor options for a great meal before, during, or after any of the festivities.

New Year’s Eve promises to be a night of fun along 30a. Whether you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a great meal, rooftop drinks with a superb ocean vista, or family-friendly activities and events, there’s something for everyone. If you are needing some