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Our Guide to New Year’s in the Fort Walton Beach Area

The promise of a new year looms bright and beautiful at the end of every winter holiday season, and when you’re tired of fighting the cold, the snow, and the icy sludge that makes driving difficult for your New Year’s celebration, why not take a chance on holiday escape to Fort Walton Beach? Offering sunny skies, balmy temperatures, and promising no ice, your celebration will be a warm and wonderful way to say farewell to the old year and welcome in the shiny new one! Our guide to New Years in Florida activities, ones that will be enjoyed even more when spent in our condos, is designed to ensure you don’t miss a single sparkling moment of the good times that can be had!

Starting the Evening Out Right

The best celebrations begin with the best meals, and in Destin it’s become a tradition to say farewell to the previous year with a Sunset and Fireworks Dinner Cruise aboard the Solaris! Offering five-course meals, live entertainment, and a fireworks finale that doubles your enjoyment of the colorful explosions as they reflect in the tranquil waters that surround you, tickets run about $150 per person and can be purchased at the Sunquest Cruises website or by calling 850-650-2519. This is one of the best places to celebrate New Years in Florida!

What’s New Years in Florida Without a Ball Drop?

The countdown that leads to the promise of a better year ahead of us has become a tradition that has grown in popularity since that first Times Square Ball Drop on December 31, 1907, and while you can watch it in comfort and style in your cozy condo from The Breakers, the final countdown is even more memorable when you witness our own Ball Drop at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Somehow, the cool night air, the scents of the sea, and the sounds of the Gulf combine to create an experience that is, in our humble opinion, even more magical than the big one in New York! A lot of people choose to spend their New Years in Florida for this reason!

An Entire Day of Magic and Memories

Celebrations never last long enough, ending far sooner than you want them to, but during your Fort Walton Beach vacation, you will find this is definitely not the case! Starting at 6 PM and lasting till 1 AM, the list of activities taking place in downtown Fort Walton Beach is practically endless. Starting with a fun run at 6 PM and culminating in a fireworks extravaganza at midnight, even the littlest members of your traveling family will have a ball. Face painting begins at 9 PM, allowing your children to expose their inner wild animals and butterfly princesses!

New Year’s Day in Our Cozy Escapes

When you roll out of bed the morning after all the craziness of the night before, the sun peeking into your condo will be the first sign that this new year is guaranteed to be the best ever. Take a morning, or an entire day, to appreciate the quiet beauty and tranquil peace of your Florida getaway and discover why choosing to stay with us was the best decision you made last year. Reserve your stay today in one of our beautiful New Year’s vacation rentals!