Tis the Season: Your Christmas and New Year calendar

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 04:18 PM.

Baytowne Countdown

Don’t miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year party, Baytowne Countdown, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dance the night away and enjoy breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight. The Countdown will feature the sounds of Motown from The Amazing Hat Band from 7-9 p.m. Then get ready for the ultimate Bon Jovi/Journey experience from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the Events Plaza stage. The event is free.

Pier Park Beach Ball Drop

Celebrate the arrival of 2013 in style during the Pier Park Beach Ball Drop 2012. The Family Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes stilt walkers, mascots, prize zone drawings, and live entertainment. At 8 p.m., the Family Beach Ball Drop and Fireworks takes place.

The Countdown Celebration starts at 8:30 p.m. and includes live radio remotes, prize zone drawings, special appearance by local dignitaries, live entertainment, fireworks and more. Headliner performance at 10:45 p.m. will be country music star, singer/songwriter James Otto.

The Midnight Celebration features live entertainment, fireworks and the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop. This free annual event is known for its glowing 800-pound beach ball drop at midnight.

Celebrate Safe-Celebrate Twice



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