7 Ways to Ring in the New Year all across the Gulf Coast

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Ready to have this much fun ringing in the New Year? Photo via Tad Denson for MoonPie Over Mobile

After a year like 2021 (and 2020, if we’re being honest), there’s a lot to celebrate by ringing in the new year. A clean slate, a fresh start, a reason to celebrate. The only question remaining is how you plan on ringing in the new year. Well, if you’re on the Gulf Coast, we’ve got you covered with New Year’s Eve celebrations in Mobile, Baldwin County and on the beaches.

New Year’s Eve in Mobile

MoonPie Over Mobile

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Awesome live music downtown sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year. Photo via MoonPie Over Mobile

The Moon Pie Drop is an absolute Mobile classic, and where most of your friends will be on New Year’s Eve. Mobile is known for the Moon Pie Drop and considering it was cancelled last year, there will likely be quite the crowd this year.

Write your new year’s resolution on the “Resolution Wall” on the corner of St. Joseph and St. Francis streets, participate in the second line parade down the streets of downtown, and watch the Moon Pie Drop. This event is full of fun, music, good food and of course Moon Pies!

  • When: New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) from 8 p.m.-Midnight
  • Where: Downtown Mobile, near Royal & Dauphin Streets
  • Family Friendly? Absolutely
  • Admission: Free
  • More info: Website | Map | Schedule

Firehouse’s 2022 New Year’s Eve Celebration

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A delicious red flight and charcuterie board from Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop. Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

Looking for a more upscale and exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration? Take a trip on over to Firehouse Wine Bar downtown and enjoy their wine tasting & New Year’s Eve celebration. Don’t sweat that $100 entry fee—it pays for unlimited drinks all night long! They’re also celebrating New Year’s traditions from all across the world with delicious food like sushi, smoked oysters, and beef burgundy.

  • When: New Year’s Eve, starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop, 216 St Francis St,Mobile,36602,US
  • Family Friendly? 21+ only
  • Admission: $100
  • More info: Facebook | Buy Tickets

New Year’s Eve 2022 at B-Bob’s

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Celebrate NYE at B-Bob’s. Photo via B-Bob’s

RuPaul’s Drag Race fans will love the New Year’s Eve celebration over at B-Bob’s! Watch some very talented drag queens perform, dance to some awesome music, enjoy free-flowing champagne and ring in the New Year. Sounds like a great night, right?

  • When: New Year’s Eve, party starts at 9 p.m.
  • Where: B-Bob’s downtown, 213 Conti St, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Family Friendly? 21+ only
  • Admission: $15
  • More info: Buy Tickets

Baldwin County

Fairhope’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Isn’t this the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s?. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

Join the City of Fairhope as they ring in the new year. This family-friendly celebration will be held in downtown Fairhope from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

  • When: New Year’s Eve, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Where: Downtown Fairhope
  • Family Friendly? Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • More info: Website

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at OWA

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OWA is a great & family-friendly spot to ring in the New Year. Photo via Visit Mobile

Want a thrilling way to celebrate the new year? Head on over to downtown OWA for all the family-friendly fun this New Year’s. Who doesn’t love some firework action on the New Year? Enjoy the fireworks from inside the park, maybe even on a roller coaster, or in downtown OWA, full of fun & exciting shops.

  • When: New Year’s Eve, times TBA
  • Where: 1501 South OWA Blvd., Foley, AL 35635
  • Family Friendly? Absolutely
  • Admission: Free for downtown OWA, normal park admission for The Park
  • More info: Website

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon New Year’s Eve Party

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Ring in the New Year with Journey 2 Mars. Photo via Lucky Horseshoe Saloon

Are you a fan of the band Journey 2 Mars? Then we’ve found the perfect New Year’s Celebration for you! Lucky Horseshoe Station in Fairhope is hosting Journey 2 Mars at their New Year’s Eve party. They’ll have a buffet, some party favors and of course some champagne. If live music is our thing, you won’t want to miss this Fairhope event.

  • When: New Years Eve, starting at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lucky Horseshoe Saloon, 9115 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, United States
  • Family Friendly? 19+ to enter
  • Admission: $25 until Dec. 26, when tickets go up to $30
  • More info: Event page


Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf

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What a great place to “reel in” the new year. Photo via The Wharf

Come on down to The Wharf at Orange Beach for the famous Marlin Drop! This New Year’s celebration has everything; fun for kiddos and adults, live music and so much more. This awesome event is a can’t-miss out on the beach, topping off with fireworks at midnight!

  • When: New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m.-Midnight
  • Where: The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561
  • Family Friendly? Absolutely
  • Admission: Free but there may be a fee for parking & some kid’s activities
  • More info: Facebook | Event page

How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more like this straight to your inbox.

Liv George
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