In the Port City and beyond, there are plenty of New Year’s Eve celebrations, so everyone should be able to find their own perfect way to ring in 2014.
MoonPie Over Mobile is definitely the biggest celebration in Mobile with tens of thousands of people converging downtown to see the electric MoonPie slide down the RSA-Trustmark building. The night kicks off with musical performances starting at 5 p.m. in Bienville Square and a New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras-like parade at 7:30 p.m. Gretchen Wilson will sing into the New Year with her performance starting at 11 p.m.
The Fuse Project New Year’s Eve Party is the place for those looking to dress up and have a DJ and open bar to go along with their New Year’s Eve. The inaugural event in 2012 not only brought more than 350 partiers to Space 301, but also raised more than $11,000 for Mobile’s youth programs. With the success of the first year, Fuse is back at Space 301 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can expect food, an open bar with top shelf liquor open all night, party and dance music and a midnight champagne toast. There is also shuttle service to and from the event. Prices for the all-inclusive ticket start at $90 and can be purchased at http://thefuseproject.org/nye. Dress is cocktail attire.
MAMGA Second Annual New Years Eve Diamond Gala is back again for people who love Mardi Gras year around. The night kicks off at 9 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal and goes until 2 a.m. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as a grande breakfast with door prizes. Tickets start at $55 per person or $400 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mamga-2nd-annual-new-years-eve-diamond-gala-tickets-9654287233.
Alchemy Tavern will be hosting its Annual New Year’s Eve “Night of Indulgence” Party that has something for everyone’s favorite vice. Each room will be dedicated to enjoying these guilty pleasures before making those pesky New Years’ resolutions. The front room is for beer gluttony. The center for game addictions. The back room is for food gluttony and the courtyard is the smokers’ lounge. Upstairs is the “sexy dance party.” DJ Ending Story and DJ J-Roc will be there all night long. There is VIP party tickets available for those seeking exclusivity.
Soul Kitchen is the spot for those looking to bring in the New Year to electronica, rap and hip-hop. Mobile’s Beamin & Timmy will be opening for Zoogma, a four-piece electronica group.
LuLu’s Homeport Marina always gets the jump on celebrating New Year’s Eve with their annual “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration. The family-friendly party kicks off at 10 a.m. and even has the “Beach Ball Drop” at noon. Face painting, sandcastles and more will be the background for a performance by Caroline Kole.
The Hangout is for the beach crowd who would rather welcome 2014 with a rave than face painting. The Hangout will be having their MasqueRAVE to bring in 2014. Ticketholders will get to walk the red carpet to the music of DJ Tony Skratchere. Kristy Lee will also be performing. Free masks and a free midnight breakfast buffet will also be available.
Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina will begin the evening with handcrafted cocktail followed by a four-course meal with a wine pairing. The night only gets better when Willie Sugarcapps takes the stage. Tickets are limited to 100 so for a relaxing New Year’s, people should act fast.