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When it comes to annual celebrations, New Year’s Eve is certainly one of the most popular. Thankfully, St. Augustine is no stranger to a party. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from annual firework events, specialty-crafted holiday meals, parties, galas and more. So, grab your most sparkling attire, and get ready to ring in the new year in St. Augustine, Florida with these incredible events. 

Light Up Night New Year’s Eve Fireworks 

If there’s one thing that we look forward to when it comes to New Year’s Eve, it’s a beautiful firework show. Thankfully, St. Augustine, Florida has plenty for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. The Light Up the Night New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show will take place in St. Augustine Beach and will include a firework display over the St. Johns County Ocean Pier. Watch the sky light up in a beautiful array of colors, and then head over to the first-ever Beach Boulevard Block Party to ring in the new year! Guests are invited to celebrate with food from local vendors, beverages and live entertainment for a truly unforgettable event.

Nights of Lights 

The St. Augustine annual Nights of Lights event is the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve. Wander through the city under millions of sparkling white lights and take in the view of the city skyline as you explore businesses, restaurants and more, all draped in lights. If you’re feeling extra fancy, take a ride on a city boat tour or a horse-drawn carriage and see the lights from a new perspective. The sparkling sight is surely one of the best ways to say goodbye to 2021!

New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dancing Through the Decades

Celebrate the New Year in style at Embassy Suite’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dancing Through the Decades. This themed event invites guests to dress in their very best decade-themed attire and enjoy a VIP Reception along with a private viewing of the “Light Up the Nights” Fireworks, followed by a formal reception and dancing in the grand ballroom. In addition, guests will enjoy an open bar, food vendors, live entertainment, party favors and, of course, a traditional countdown to midnight. This is sure to be an evening you’ll never forget!

New Year’s Eve Gala 

Hosted by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine, this year’s New Year’s Eve Gala is the perfect way to celebrate the new year while supporting a good cause. All proceeds raised for the event will be donated to area nonprofits supported by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine. Located at the Fountain of Youth, start your New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine off on the right foot when you attend this year’s gala. Guests will enjoy a champagne toast, delicious appetizers, mouthwatering desserts and an open bar alongside live entertainment, photo experiences and much more. 

Romantic Dinner for Two 

Picture courtesy of Odd Birds

If you’re looking to start your New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine off with a delicious meal, then look no further than the city’s incredible local cuisine. Book a romantic dinner for two at one of the many restaurants offering New Year’s Eve specials. If you’re in the mood for specialty cocktails and a prix fixe menu, then head over to Ice Plant Bar, and be sure to stay for their balloon drop at midnight! Want to celebrate on island-time? Head over to Odd Birds Bar and enjoy a prefixed, four-course menu, where late diners will enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne and entry to the after-party. And if you’re looking to celebrate the new year under the twinkling lights, head to Uptown St. Augustine and enjoy a three-course menu on the beautifully-decorated patio at The Raintree. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Ring In The New Year 

If you find yourself out on the town celebrating New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine, Florida, why not stay at The Local – St. Augustine? Conveniently located on Anastasia Island, just minutes from St. Augustine beach and Downtown St. Augustine, our newly-renovated rooms and digital check-in make it easier than ever to get a good night’s sleep after ringing in the new year. We can’t wait to see you!

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