HomeGulf Shores HolidaysCelebrating New Year’s in Gulf Shores

Grab that glass of champagne and toast the start of the new year! It’s New Year’s in Gulf Shores and we’re glad you’re joining us for the celebration. The weather is balmy, the white sand beaches beckon, and you’re on vacation in one of the prettiest places on the planet. What a way to start the new year!

Family Friendly Celebrations

If you’re vacationing with the kids, don’t worry, there are plenty of things going on at the beach that the entire family can enjoy.

Spend the day at Gulf State Park fishing, hiking, biking, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and beachcombing; there is something for everyone here. And after the sun goes down, the fireworks begin.

Grab the kids and head down the beach to LuLu’s, a family friendly restaurant that has plenty of activities for kids of all ages during the Gulf Shores New Year’s. Enjoy great food, live music, beach views, volleyball, a beach arcade, and face painting all day. Top it off with the colorful beach ball drop at midnight.

The Wharf in Orange Beach has fun events and activities for the entire family all day and into the night. Make sure the kids are there for the Kids Confetti Drop (at noon) and the adults can watch the marlin drop and fireworks at midnight. The Annual Street Party has kid- and adult-friendly events—face painting, trampolines, bouncy houses, a rock wall, dog show, and live music—Not to mention the year-round activities which include a zip line, mini golf, arcade, escape rooms, and the Ferris wheel.

New Year’s Eve Parties

Every resort, restaurant and bar will be having some sort of Gulf Shores New Year’s celebration; all you have to do is pick your favorite place, RSVP, and then party the night away! You can also stay ‘home’ in the comfort of your rental and watch it all on TV; the local fireworks are live-streamed for your enjoyment.

The Flora-Bama’s New Year’s Eve Bash always sells out, so reserve your spot early. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, a breakfast buffet, free champagne, and party favors. With live music on several stages, dance the night away at this popular beach honky-tonk.

Gulf Shores New Year’s Day

Was one of your resolutions to get more exercise? Good for you! Powerwalk or jog on the beach (or just take a leisurely stroll; it all adds up, right?). Exercise, beachcombing and dolphin watching all in one—it’s a great way to start the new year!

Get a brisk start on the New Year in Gulf Shores with the Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip at noon. Fully submerge yourself in that cool Gulf surf then head inside for a free beer and a free Southern brunch of ham, black-eyed peas, greens and cornbread.

Start the New Year Right in Gulf Shores

Whether you’re a party animal, comfort junkie or family guy, there is a celebration in Gulf Shores for you. You can plan a day long family adventure, dusk to dawn party, or stay in and watch the fireworks on that large flat screen TV. Ask one of our knowledgeable staff if there is an available rental close to fireworks and watch from your own private deck. Give us a call so we can help you find the perfect rental for your celebration.