With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to welcome the New Year. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a ton of New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, so grab your party poppers and head to the Coast! Here are a few of the many New Year’s Eve events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:


Countdown to Noon at Lynn Meadows
Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration? Head over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for music, snacks, a New Year’s craft, falling confetti, and a ball drop at noon. This is sure to be a fun and exciting celebration for the entire family!


New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Beau Rivage
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will have several fun New Year’s Eve events going on throughout the casino. Celebrate at Breeze Bar, enjoy the Elyx Experience, or ring in the New Year with some bubbly during the Moet Experience. If that wasn’t enough excitement for you, The Molly Ringwalds will also be performing live at the Beau Rivage Theatre with a champagne toast and party favors at midnight.


New Year’s Eve Party & Oyster Ball Drop
Want to celebrate the New Year in a unique setting? The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum is ringing in the New Year with the 2nd Annual Oyster Ball drop. Enjoy food, cocktails, and live music by QRISIS at this fun New Year’s Eve party!


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Scarlett Pearl
Ring in the New Year at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, where you can count down to 2017 with a balloon drop and champagne toast on the casino floor at midnight. Enjoy music from Storyville Stompers Walking Band and Audio Time Machine while you sip on a signature New Year’s Eve cocktail at PRL Bar.


New Year's Eve Dinner at Oak Crest Mansion
Looking for a more lavish celebration? The New Year's Eve Dinner at Oak Crest offers an incredible 5-course meal prepared by their award-winning chef and served in style at this beautiful, historic mansion. Start your evening at the bubbly bar with a complimentary champagne cocktail and end it with a fine-dining experience you won't forget. 


New Year’s Eve at Hollywood
Hollywood Casino has an exciting night of festivities in store to ring in the New Year! Enjoy a fun show by live impersonators or stop by the Stage Bar to listen to musical entertainment by the Two Tall Band. And don’t miss the champagne toast at midnight!


New Year’s Eve Celebration at 13th Street Jazz Bistro
If you love jazz music, then this is the New Year’s Eve party for you! Enjoy live performances, a five-course holiday dinner, party favors, champagne, and more at 13th Street Jazz Bistro’s New Year’s Eve celebration.


Island View's New Year's Eve Celebration
Say hello to 2017 with live music by STARZ, complimentary party favors, and a New Year's Eve midnight countdown complete with a champagne toast on the casino floor at Island View. Island view has an exciting celebration in store that you’ll absolutely want to check out.


Paramount’s Laser Spectacular Featuring the Music of Pink Floyd
A thrilling laser lights show set to the iconic music of Pink Floyd is what awaits you at IP Casino Resort & Spa on New Year’s Eve. This highly entertaining show is one that you definitely won’t forget!

If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head over to the Chill Ultra Lounge’s New Year’s Eve celebration at IP, where the Flamethrowers and DJ Roop will be entertaining the crowd.


New Year’s Eve Party at Hard Rock
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has an exciting night of dancing and celebrations in store for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy entertainment from Hip City and DJ G as you welcome 2017 during this rocking party.


New Year’s Eve at Golden Nugget
Enjoy entertainment by Groovy 7 and DJ Hurricane during the New Year’s Eve celebration at Golden Nugget Casino. The festivities also include complimentary party favors, cocktails, and a champagne toast at midnight.


What’s your favorite way to ring in the New Year? Let us know in the comments section below!