Ring in the new year at Destin harbor, HarborWalk Village

Special to The Log
HarborWalk Village is set to light up the night sky for the New Year's Eve celebration.

HarborWalk Village in Destin will be party central on New Year’s Eve.

There will be a huge street party along Destin harbor with plenty of opportunities to create a lifetime of memories. The Andy Velo Band and Gypsy Riot will perform on the main stage, in addition to dozens of other music venues and street performers to entertain the crowds all night long. It will be twice as nice as two fireworks shows will light up the sky over the harbor at 8 p.m. and midnight. And let’s not forget the countdown leading to the 6th Annual Ball Drop over Destin harbor.

Not only will live music ring through HarborWalk from the main stage, but Village restaurants will also feature their own live entertainment. In addition to being a great area to view the pyrotechnics, Harry T’s will be rolling out the musical stylings of Flash Flood and the perfect venue for dancing the night away. Crab Island Cantina will be spinning live DJ entertainment with dancing to Top 40 hits and house Latin music, not to mention the special drink and dinner menu and a champagne toast. Coyote Ugly will also be getting in on the action with a DJ, dancing and free champagne toast and spray at midnight.

If you are looking for something a little different, check out the Emerald Grande Ballroom Gala for dining and dancing in a black-tie setting. There will be a chef-selected menu and music provided by Cool Rayz.

The Harborview Room will also be a hotspot as The Big Party gets underway, featuring Vegas-style gaming, chef-prepared station and dancing to DJ Zoran. Call 850-424-0622 for reservations.

Both parties include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight as well as front row seats for the fireworks shows over Destin harbor. The cost for both parties is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Worried about driving? Make your reservations now to stay at the Emerald Grande. You're only an elevator ride away. Call 850-424-0622 for reservations.

The next morning in 2014 enjoy a New Years Day Brunch at Crab Island Cantina with one of the best views of Destin harbor and bottomless margaritas, bloody Mary’s and mimosas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $12 with the purchase of an entrée.