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Celebrating the New Year in South Walton

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

Dec. 31 - Baytowne Countdown NYE: 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays. Enjoy a family-friendly evening from 5-8 p.m. with face painting, kids activities and live music on the Baytowne LIVE stage with DJ 30A from 5-7 p.m. Finish off the family-friendly evening with our first fireworks display at 8 p.m. The fun doesn't stop there! Dance the night away with live music from GROOVY 7 from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., featured on the events plaza stage! End the night with a spectacular midnight firework show. There is no better place to ring in 2021!

*21 & over after 10 p.m. 20 & Under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10 p.m.

Dec. 31 - FOOW New Year’s Eve: 5 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
The end of 2020 is finally here! Celebrate with FOOW and ring in the New Year with special Chef features, champagne and a memorable night of festivities, including live music and special guests. For additional information, email Cori Wheaton at cori.wheaton@stjoeclub.com. Open to the public; in order to seat guests more efficiently, reservations are not accepted. A cover charge of $20 per person will apply after 10 p.m. Outdoor seating will be available.

  • Website: www.foow30a.com/
  • Address: 34 Goldenrod Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill: 5 p.m.- MidnightToast to your last meal of 2020 at Havana Beach Bar & grill with a special three-course menu and live entertainment all night long! Havana Beach’s pianist, Michael Johnson, will be playing live 5-9 p.m. He will then be joined by acclaimed visiting pianists Nate Sangsland and David Mark Butler for a Dueling Pianos performance, from 9 p.m. to midnight. $125 ** per person; seating times available between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Reservations are required by calling (850) 588-2882. Lounge and bar seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

**Service charge and sales tax not included. Outdoor seating will be available.

Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve Dinner at George’s at Alys Beach
George's at Alys Beach is taking reservations for a four-course New Year's Eve dinner on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. There are four seatings that night, but they will book fast. The menu, created by Executive Chef Camille Withall and her culinary team, features creative first and second course options such as a seafood trio and crab coconut bisque and thoughtfully prepared main dishes including a Wagyu filet, seared duck breast and crab stuffed sea bass. Your last meal of 2020 should be a divine one and George's is the place to have it. Seatings at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Outdoor seating will be available.

Dec. 31 - Pescado Rings in 2021 with a “Best of the Big Band” Dinner on the Rooftop: 6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Celebrate in style overlooking the rooftops of Rosemary Beach as you ring in the New Year at Pescado, which will showcase a three-course dinner and amuse bouche on New Year's Eve. Guests will enjoy live music by the David Seering Trio on the rooftop and live music by Jamah Terry in The Courtyard, both from 6 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. There will also be a late-night dessert station and at midnight, a toast and countdown to 2021. Reservations are required. There will be a small amount of bar seating available with an a la carte menu from 5-10 p.m. All guests will have access to The Courtyard and Pescado throughout the evening, with dinner being held upstairs. There is no better way to ring in 2021! To book your evening, email events@thelcrg.com. Tickets are $220 plus tax and gratuity.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Dinner at The Terrace 5:30 p.m.-Midnight 
It's the Final Countdown to New Year's Eve at the Terrace Restaruant in Inlet Beach. Reservations accepted. Enjoy a five course prix fixe meal starting at 5:30 p.m and celebrate a sparkling new year.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Toast at the Gathering Spot 
Toast to the end of 2020 at WaterColor Inn's newly reimagined lobby bar and lounge. There will be special menu items, cocktail features, live music by Nashville's Oracle Blue Duo and a countdown to midnight arnound the poolside firepits. Open to the public (no cover charge). Complimentary valet available at hotel entrance. 

Holiday Meals To-Go, Grocery Delivery and Catering Options

Emeril's Coastal will be offering a special Christmas menu to help you celebrate the holidays without all the work! Place your orders for an Emeril's Coastal Christmas by noon on Monday Dec. 21 for pick up on Wednesday Dec. 23 and Christmas Eve De. 24 between 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Cuvee 30A is offering Christmas Dinner-To-Go online ordering options. Enjoy Chef Tim Creehan's cusine at home for the holidays. Deck your dinner plates with delectable Prime Rib Au Jus and juicy Roast Pork along with traditional side items and desserts. 

O Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar is now hosting private meals where Chef James will come to your home and create a dining experience to be remembered. For groups big or small, you can experienc an in-home Shaka dinner party. 

  • Phone: 850-909-0030
  • Address: 13625 US HWY 98 East, Suite 5, Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Live Well 30A offers grocery delivery services through Be My Shopper. 

Blue Mountain Bakery has a Christms to go option that will be available for pickup on Dec. 23. Pre-orders available until sold out or Dec. 18. Price is $350. 

Cowgirl Kitchen is offering holiday to-go options that will be available for pickup on Christmas Eve. Selection includes grazing boards, dips, breakfast casseroles, dinner entrees, sides and more. 

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Holiday Craft Kits at Alys Beach Shoppe: A holiday themed craft kit will help bring the spirit of Alys Beach events into homes with gingerbread houses, a New Year’s Eve party-in-a-box and other festive crafts. Available at the Alys Shoppe. Options include, $5 snowman ornament craft, $5 elf puppet craft, $5 DIY reindeer antler headband, $10 make your own gingerbread house kit and a $50 New Year’s Eve party in a box.

Holiday Drinks at Amavida Coffee Roasters: Coffee lovers can celebrate the holiday season by warming up with new holiday inspired drinks at Amavida Coffee Roasters. Cafe baristas have created the Cookie Butter Latte and the Winter Mint Matcha. Sales on locally roasted coffee beans will be available for online shoppers throughout December. Amavida is also excited to announce that the coffee shop is now certified plastic neutral and 100% carbon responsible.