The MoonPie Drop is just one of the many musical options for local New Year’s Eve celebrations. From LoDa to Gulf Shores, there are a plethora of local venues that are ready to provide the perfect vibe for bidding farewell to 2013 and greetings to 2014.

Soul Kitchen will be providing New Year’s Eve revelers with an evening that will begin with a mix-up, mash-up set from turntablist Sir Charles. The show will turn to hip-hop as local rap duo Beamin & Timmy take the stage and submerge the crowd in their verbal goodness. Zoogma will be the evening’s headliner. This four-piece skillfully blends live instrumentation and electronica. This trio of entertainment should keep the party going into the wee hours of 2014.

New Year’s Eve will be in full-effect on the beach. First, LuLu’s Homeport Marina will be featuring their annual “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration. This family-friendly gives parents a chance to ring in 2014 with their kids a little early. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with the “Beach Ball Drop” happening at noon. In addition to face painting, games and a sand castle contest, musical entertainment will be provided by Caroline Kole. Kole’s pop country style should be appealing to both kids and adults.

There are also options for those wanting something a little more adult. When it comes to New Year’s Eve, The Hangout has established a reputation for throwing the biggest party on the beach. This year, The Hangout will be having their MasqueRAVE to welcome 2014. Ticketholders will get to walk the red carpet into a world of beats and lights, courtesy of DJ Tony Skratchere. The Gulf Coast’s queen of soul Kristy Lee will also be on hand to belt out a set of crowd pleasers. Free masks will be provided as well as a free midnight breakfast buffet.

For those seeking a more relaxed environment for New Year’s Eve, Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina will be providing an elegant event with elegant sounds. Ticketholders will begin the dinner with a handcrafted cocktail followed by a four-course meal with a wine pairing. Gulf Coast supergroup Willie Sugarcapps will provide the musical entertainment with a set of homespun sounds. Tickets are limited to 100, and they will go fast.