Experience Mississippi’s rich history and culture surrounded by friendly faces this New Year’s Eve. Visitors and locals alike can explore many festive activities ranging from elaborate red carpet parties to family-friendly celebrations with fun for all ages. The state of Mississippi also features many beautiful, historic venues along with world-class live entertainment on New Year’s Eve. The following New Year’s Eve activities in Mississippi are sure to create fond memories for years to come.
Kick off the New Year at one of the hottest, most eventful parties at The Hollywood Warehouse in Gulfport. This premier event features a red carpet entrance, photos with movie stars, movie set and props, music, a costume contest, a mega balloon drop, and prizes followed by free champagne toast and breakfast at midnight. Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember at this formal celebration.
Have a swinging good time at the Sapphire Supper Club New Year’s Eve Celebration hosted at Hotel Legends overlooking the gorgeous Mississippi Sound. This memorable event features a special New Year's Eve performance and toast, festive party favors, food menu, and private tables that include a chef-prepared sampling platter, bottle of bubbly, champagne flutes, and commemorative photo.
For a “glow-tastic” New Year’s Eve celebration, head to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science with the entire family. This exciting event features a live nocturnal animal show, black light dance party, glow stick trail hike, yummy cupcakes and punch, fun glow games like bubbles and bowling, prizes to win, and a giant balloon drop. Kids can also explore the museum and get up and close to the cool exhibitions.
Known for their unique, hand-crafted cocktails and international pub grub, Downunder hosts an annual New Year’s Eve Bash that draws crowds from all over the state. This ticketed event features live music, drink specials throughout the night, dinner, and champagne toasts followed by an after-party you won’t want to miss!
Get dressed up in your best formal wear and sneakers for the Flight 23 New Year’s Eve Sneaker Ball at the Tunica County River Park. This 25-and-up event features hookah and food platters at each table, drinks, music, and stage access for VIP attendees in a “grown and sexy” atmosphere. Get ready to have the night of your life at this upscale celebration.
Join one the largest and most unique New Year’s Eve events in Bay St. Louis - the New Year’s Eve Oyster Drop! Watch a giant, 12-foot drop oyster down a 30-foot pole on top of the 200 North Beach restaurant and enjoy live music entertainment. This free event is an opportunity to have a good time in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Experience a soulful night at the Soulabration New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. Enjoy live R&B and blues music showcasing a fabulous lineup of popular local artists. Ring in the New Year surrounded by powerful and intense soul music for an forgettable evening.
Celebrate the 160th Watch Night anniversary at the Pontotoc County Freedom’s Eve Ball at the National Guard for a fun-filled night of fellowship, pageantry, and reflection on Black American history. Attendees can win exciting door prizes, compete for dance champion titles, and ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and hand bell salute.
Don your best holiday attire and head to the New Year’s Eve Spirits and Sparkles Party hosted at the historic Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood. This festive celebration features live entertainment, a countdown, and champagne toast at midnight in the Lobby Lounge. Retire for the evening at the relaxing hotel and rejuvenate your body and soul at the hotel’s 7,000-square-foot luxury spa.