Are you still trying to figure out how to ring in the New Year in the Melbourne, FL area? Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of Things to Doon New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, FL!
Downtown Melbourne: Free! Music and family-friendly fun to ring in the New Year! Downtown Melbourne will be hosting a New Year’s Eve street party featuring headlining band Nappy Roots, along with The Crazy Carls, Britt Daley, Kaleigh Baker, Shutup And Dance, and Lilly and the Tigers. The party will start at 6pm, and entertainment will take place on two separate stages. Great night to dine in one of Downtown Melbourne’s fantastic restaurants, then enjoy the music and festivities until midnight!
Cocoa Village: Enjoy a full weekend of festivities at TropStock in Historic Cocoa Village. The party starts at 7pm on Friday, December 30th, and 8pm on Saturday, December 31st. Entertainment includes Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves Band, Homemade Wine, Jimi Pappas, Tiki Thom Starkey, Brian Roberts (direct from Sloppy Joes, Key West), Captain Nick Nicholson, and DJ Jeff Allen and Capt. Cali. This event includes music and entertainment, contests, various parties, champagne toast, party favors, and much more! Check the website for more details: TropStock
Cocoa Beach Pier: 23rd Annual “Rockin’ The Dock” New Year’s Eve party is “5 parties in one”, all on the Cocoa Beach Pier. Each of the Pier’s restaurants and bars will feature live entertainment, champagne toasts, balloon drops, confetti canons and more. Tickets are $20, check the website for more details: Rockin’ The Dock Party
City Tropics, Indialantic: Live music with Green Light, dancing, drink specials, party favors and more! Party starts at 9pm.
Sand on the Beach, Melbourne Beach: New Year’s Eve Beach Party! Live music with Vintage, as well as drink specials, party favors, midnight toast, and more. Party starts at 9pm.
Sandbar Sports Grill, Cocoa Beach: Reggae New Year with musical guest New World Beat, starting at 9pm.
Grills Riverside, Melbourne: Live music all day! Johnny Danger starts at 2pm, the Even Odds plays at 7:30pm.
Squid Lips, Melbourne: New Year’s Eve party celebration with Chester, live! Party starts at 7pm.
Captain Hiram’s, Sebastian: Live music by Bullet Theory, along with a special New Year’s Eve chef’s menu, drink specials, party favors, and midnight balloon drop with prizes. Activities start at 8:30pm.
Hilton Melbourne Beach: Radio station WA1A will help ring in the New Year at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront with their New Year’s Eve Bash. This oceanfront party includes multiple dance floors and entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet chef-attended food stations, and more. Check the website for details and tickets: Hilton Melbourne Beach New Year’s Eve
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront: New Year’s Eve Party from 8pm – 1pm includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, with live music by Switch. Visit their website: Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront New Year’s Eve
Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Groove Jazz New Year’s Eve Ball from 7pm – 1am. The event will feature dinner, open bar cocktail hour with food, prizes, favors, entertainment, and champagne toast. Call 321-951-9310 for ticket information.
Other Fun New Year’s Eve Events:
Brevard Zoo: New Year’s Eve Twilight Spectacular Overnight – December 31. For ages 7 – 12 years, campers spend the night and ring in the New Year with their animal friends at the Brevard Zoo. Cost is $55 for zoo members, $65 for non-members.
BYOB Dance: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Melbourne Beach is hosting a New Year’s Eve dance from 8:30pm – 1pm. Dance to the music of “Phil and Chris”; tickets are $15. The event is BYOB and you are asked to bring a dish to share. Call 321-722-3664 for tickets.
New Year’s Eve Midnight Run: Ring in the New Year with a 5K run in Melbourne Beach! Start running in 2011 and finish in 2012! Join the Space Coast Runners at 11:45pm at the 7-11 on A1A in Melbourne Beach. There is no entry fee for the 5K race, which runs on the paved bike path parallel to A1A. Runners are asked to bring a dish or snack to share, but no alcohol please. Visit the website for information: Melbourne Beach New Year’s Eve Run
With all of these great New Year’s Eve events, you are sure to find something perfect for you or your family! Enjoy, and remember to celebrate responsibly!