With 2019 nearly in the books, the decade is almost done! Come celebrate the return of the Roaring Twenties in Coastal Mississippi, featuring fantastic New Year’s Eve events across our twelve coastal communities fit for even the Great Gatsby himself!

During the day

For those that like to ring in the new year a little before the clock strikes twelve, there are still plenty of exciting events to enjoy on The Secret Coast!

Savor one last look at what Only in Your State called the “Most Magical Show in Mississippi” at the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival! With over one million dazzling lights decorating Jones Park, the last night of this year’s festival is a great way to send you into 2020 full of holiday spirit.

Experience the works of Walter Anderson like you never have before with the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s “NYE Unauthorized After Hours Tour.” A $10 ticket gets you an interactive gallery tour complete with flutes of champagne, “spirit animals, new friends and sure-to-be-broken resolutions.”

Get a front-row seat to unforgettable headlining entertainment, as the Molly Ringwalds rock Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Morris Day and the Time get funky at IP Casino Resort & Spa.

For those with little ones hoping to enjoy the fun festivities on a family-friendly schedule, be sure to stop by “Countdown to Noon 2020” at Lynn Meadows Discover Center! For the price of regular museum admission, families can enjoy a DJ with live music, kid-friendly snacks and New Year’s Eve crafts, and a ball drop with falling confetti at noon. The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum is also hosting a family-friendly Anime Glow Party! Complete with glow sticks and a countdown at 8:30 p.m., attendees of all ages are encouraged to come in their favorite anime costume and celebrate New Year’s Eve in style.

Dinner time!

With several specialty four-course menus curated just for New Year’s Eve, what better way to make your final meals of the decade count than by enjoying some of the finest restaurants Coastal Mississippi has to offer?

For $65 a person, an evening in Cora’s Restaurant will conjure an atmosphere of the actual Roaring Twenties – a time when the historic White House Hotel was barely thirty years old! Meanwhile, White Pillars Restaurant will be embracing the Great Gatsby vibes as well, offering live late-night music in the lounge to pair with their delicious farm-to-table cuisine.

One of the newest additions to our coastal culinary scene will be ringing in the new year as well! The Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza is hosting “A Special New Year’s Eve Dinner,” offering lobster & brie bisque, pork belly, buttermilk panna cotta and more for $65 per person.

If you are planning to spend your New Year’s celebrations in Ocean Springs, Maison De Lu ($65 per person) and Vestige ($48 per person) are both delicious options with distinct, local flair.

We’ve also compiled a list of great dining deals from our casino properties that you can find here!

Minutes to midnight

And finally, the most important factor in your New Year’s Eve planning: where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? From our world-class casino properties to the favorite local dives, Coastal Mississippi offers a celebration for every partygoer this year!

After you’ve finished with dinner at the Blue Marlin, walk across the street to The Chapel for Centennial Plaza’s Winter Wonderland All-in-White New Year’s Eve Party! Featuring a balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment by Myles Sharp Band, this experience is available by purchasing event tickets for $90 each or by purchasing a hotel stay package.

The White House Hotel will also be hosting their own New Year’s Eve festivities, offering drink specials and entertainment as well as a 2 p.m. late checkout for guests on New Year’s Day!

You’ve heard of the ball drop in New York City, but have you ever seen an oyster ball drop? Take in this quirky coastal celebration across from 200 North Beach Restaurant & Bar in Bay St. Louis, or at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum’s New Year’s Eve Party! Margaritaville Resort will also be dropping balloons at 7 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight to go with DJ Zero Core and ½ price games in the Family Entertainment Center.

If party-hopping is the name of your game, look no further than Coastal Mississippi’s historic downtown districts! Get fancy at The Real New Year’s Gatsby Party at The Wayward Kraken in Biloxi, or rock out to the sounds of The Catdaddyz and the KneeOn Sisters at Mosaic in Ocean Springs. Local establishments like The Cypress TaphouseLazy Gator Sports Bar and Steamer, QuarterDeck Bar and Satchmo’s will all be hosting their own festivities as well.

And of course, you can always win big at any one of our twelve luxurious casinos! Try your luck at winning a brand-new Lincoln car at Palace Casino Resort, or dance the night away at New Year’s Eve – Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! You can find even more unforgettable holiday celebrations at our New Year’s Events page.

Let the countdown begin!