Merchants of Seaside hosting family fun New Year’s Eve

December 15, 2014

seasidenewyearsThe Merchants of Seaside are proud to present a fantastic, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in the twinkling, holiday town of Seaside. On Wed., Dec. 31, the 5th Annual Countdown Seaside activities will welcome in 2015 with live entertainment, kid’s art projects, street performers and fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and last until the last firework lights up the sky.

For kids of all ages, Abrakadoodle will be on hand from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. offering unique art projects as part of the New Year’s Eve celebration. There is no cost to participate in the projects, which include making noisemakers, as well as celebratory New Year’s hats. Families can enjoy face painters, balloon sculptors, stilt walkers and street magicians to foster both the young and young-at-heart festive spirit all under thousands of Seaside’s holiday lights.

Spectators will be entertained under the stars in the final hours of 2014 by The Dirty Guv’nahs, then at the stroke of midnight, Seaside will then light up the skies over the Gulf of Mexico and welcome the first minutes of 2015 with its exciting fireworks display from a barge in front of Bud & Alley’s. Colorful bursts of light will be visible from the beach, as well as in the Seaside Amphitheater in Central Square. A synchronized music soundtrack will be simulcast in the Amphitheater.