New Year's Events on the Space Coast

Where will you be this New Year’s Eve? When the ball drops at the strike of midnight, pop the confetti at one of the many New Year’s events on Florida’s Space Coast and kick off 2017! Spending New Year’s Eve on the Space Coast doesn’t have to stop at one of these parties either. Make it a weekend one to remember by planning a weekend getaway for two, with the family or with friends. From oceanfront happy hours and long walks on the beach to sunrises on the shore, Florida’s Space Coast creates the perfect backdrop to your New Year’s weekend getaway.

All events take place on Saturday, December 31, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

Noon Year's Eve at the Brevard Zoo

Noon Year’s Eve

Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne

12 p.m. Spend the last day of 2016 at Brevard Zoo for Noon Year’s Eve. For children who can’t stay up late to ring in the New Year, parents can bring their children for crafts, the ball drop, and a mid-day, complimentary juice toast. All activities free with admission.

Matt’s Casbah’s 1920s New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

801 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne

5 p.m. Kick off your New Year’s Eve with dinner at one of Melbourne’s top restaurants – Matt’s Casbah. Dinner will include four courses with entrees including filet mignon, rack of lamb, salmon and much more. The New Year’s Eve party stats at 9 p.m. with live band Cover Story. And did we mention that there’s no coverage charge for the party? So get to Matt’s Casbah’s in Downtown Melbourne this NYE! $60 for dinner, free admission to party.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier New Year's Eve Party

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Avenue, Cocoa Beach

6 p.m. Ring in the new year at the Cocoa Beach Pier. Guests can enjoy a festive party overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This event takes place in a family-friendly atmosphere, so bring the kids along (or not) for a good time. Party includes: party favors, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment, and a special menu. Please note, fireworks will not be set off at the pier or in Cocoa Beach. $35.

New Year's Eve at Grills Riverside

Grills Riverside

6075 N. US Highway 1, Melbourne

8 p.m. Dine on the water at Grills Riverside Bar & Grill to celebrate the new year. Guests can enjoy the regular menu, full bar service, and a live performance from Umbrella Thieves.

New Year’s Eve Gala

Holiday Inn Viera, 8298 Wickham Road, Melbourne

It’s been a sell-out every year, and this one will be better than ever. Join the Melbourne Municipal Band for an evening that brings back the cool and classic swagger of New Year’s celebrations with the Big Bands. Cost includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing to the Swingtime band, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. $100.

New Year's Eve Celebration on the Victory Casino Cruise

Victory Casino Cruise

Terminal B 2, 180 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral

7:30 p.m. Come aboard Victory Casino Cruise for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. This all-inclusive party is $50 and includes an open bar, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, balloon drop of prizes, and live entertainment featuring Souvenir Band.

The Classic Albums Live Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne

10 p.m. Rock out on New Year’s Eve at the 3rd Annual Classic Albums Live Rockin’ New Year’s Party. Top musicians will be playing hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Rolling Stones. Enjoy snacks and a full service bar before the show. General admission is $30, package for $102.

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

610 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral

9 p.m. Looking for a more upbeat New Year’s Eve? Come to Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill at The Cove in Port Canaveral. With lively music, a full bar, party favors and a $1,500 cash balloon drop at midnight, guests are sure to end 2016 with a bang! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sandbar Reggae New Year's Eve Party

Sandbar Reggae New Year’s Eve Party

4301 Ocean Beach Boulevard, Cocoa Beach

9 p.m. Bring on the beach vibes for the new year and come out to Sandbar’s Reggae New Year’s Eve party! With live performances from the Mondo Tikis and the Dub Masters, guests can enjoy dancing, a balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight and much more!


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