How to Spend New Year's Eve on Alabama's Beaches

New Years 2023

How do you start a new year off on the right foot? By sinking them into miles of sugar-white sand, of course! 

There’s no better place to kick off a new year than on Alabama’s beautiful beaches. You can bask in the sun, catch a fireworks show, or get a head start on your resolution to kick back and relax more often. No matter how you choose to celebrate, our mild weather, turquoise waves, and local celebrations are sure to give your New Year’s Eve some coastal flair.

Get inspired with few of our favorite ways to spend New Year’s Eve on Alabama’s beaches.

LuLu’s Noon Year’s Eve

When: 10am to 3pm

Where: Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s 

Cost: Free

Why wait until midnight to kick off the fun? LuLu’s annual Noon Year’s Eve is a fun family party that fills your whole day with crafts, kids activities, live music and more. The fun begins at 10am on December 31st and includes a sandcastle contest, giant inflatables, face painting, games, and a noon beach ball drop. 

Kids Confetti Drop

When: 10am to 2pm

Where: The Wharf at Orange Beach

Cost: Admission is free; some activities are $5 to $10

If some members of your group won’t make it to midnight, they can still join in the fun and festivities at the Kids Confetti Drop. The Wharf’s kid-friendly celebration begins at 10am and includes a reptile encounter, character appearances, camel rides, face painting, bouncy houses, and more. At noon, enjoy an explosion of cheerful color as canons fire confetti high into the sky! 

The Wharf's Reelin’ in the New Year Party

When: 5pm to 12am

Where: The Wharf at Orange Beach

Cost: Free

Say goodbye to 2022 in true Gulf Coast style at The Wharf’s annual street party. Beginning at 5pm, attendees of all ages can enjoy live music and fun activities like a mechanical bull, family games and a surf simulator. The fun peaks at midnight with an exciting marlin drop and fireworks finale!

Flora-Bama’s Annual New Year’s Eve Bash

When: 5pm to 12am

Where: The Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

Cost: $55 early purchase; $60 at the door

Enjoy a good time ‘on the line’ at this famous beach bash. The adults-only event features live music on all three stages, delicious food, party favors, flowing cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available to adults over 21 and include entrance to the festivities, an AYCE buffet, a souvenir koozie, a free champagne split and fun surprises all night long. 

Don’t risk ringing in the new year in a bad rental! Let our team at Aqua Vacations set you up in style in one of our spectacular vacation properties. You can begin the new year in a luxurious beachfront condo or enjoy a more intimate celebration in a private beach house. Whatever your style, you’re sure to begin celebrating as soon as you book your stay.