Saturday night's new year celebration was complete with a live band from Orlando and dance demos for party goers.
Doors to the casino opened around 7:30, but it wasn't until the band started jamming at 8 that the crowd really started to pour in. Dancing and laughter were contagious as locals said "goodbye" to 2011. People dressed in formal attire. From black ties to red-carpet-worthy gowns, guests let their fashion sense come out to play on Saturday night. Beverages included a full cash bar plus complimentary finger foods like sandwiches and cookies. The Caliente band put on a high energy show that kept the place popping through midnight and well into 2012. Cheers to 2012, Gulfport residents! Thanks for letting us be a part of your New Year's celebration and we look forward to making many more memories with you in the coming year.
On Saturday night, the ballroom will host a party complete with a live band, prizes and champagne.
Party favors and decoartions will turn the Gulfport Casino Ballroom into a New Year’s Eve celebration station. Workers are already preparing for the huge party on Saturday night. There will be plenty of food and drinks for the masses including chips, sandwiches and a cash bar. Draw a ticket at the door for your chance to win one of the many door prizes that will be handed out throughout the night. Live music from the Caliente Band will be buzzing, just in time for the first dance of 2012. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m. and will be playing through the stroke of midnight. The Caliente Band comes all the way from Orlando, FL where they have established themselves as a cover band. They pump everything from Top-40 hits and ballads to the …