There are few places across the country where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve twice and Mexico Beach, Florida, is one of them! The Celebrate Twice event is back for another exciting evening of fireworks, music, food and memories on the Unforgettable Coast! After saying “Happy New Year” to 2017 in our neighboring town of Port St. Joe, which sits in the Eastern Time Zone, take a free trolley 20 minutes west to the Central Time Zone and do it all over again in Mexico Beach!
The festivities begin on December 31 with a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt across Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Be sure to print your free Scavenger Hunt punch card at CelebrateTwice.com and visit the six businesses listed for New Year’s Eve party favors. Upon completing the card, be sure to turn it in at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center or Gulf County Welcome Center by 2:00 p.m. CST on January 1 to enter for a chance to win a Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe gift bag!
No New Year’s Eve celebration would be complete without fireworks, and to go along with the event, there will be two chances for the whole family to catch the magic! The first goes off at 10:00 p.m. EST over Port St. Joe beaches, and the second bursts above Mexico Beach at midnight CST. Bid farewell to 2016 as the Gulf Coast and its sugar-white sands light up with these spectacular fireworks displays.
Nine shuttles will be running from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. CST, stopping at six participating restaurants and bars in each town. “Celebrate Twice is such a unique event that can only be enjoyed in a handful of areas around the USA,” says Kimberly Shoaf, president of the Mexico Beach CDC. “The shuttles that are running back in forth between the two cities will all have security aboard, so peace of mind can be had. Please drink responsibly; while we want everyone to enjoy ringing in the New Year twice, we also want you to be safe and to come enjoy our area again and again.”
This one-of-a-kind New Year’s event is sponsored by the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, and it’s one you will not want to miss.
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