How did you welcome 2013? Did you entertain family and friends with noisemakers and home-cooked goodies, or did you hit the town with funny hats, glasses and drinks-a-plenty! Upload your party photos and show everyone why Gulfport is one fun town!
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
Superstition around New Year's Eve compels folks to don colorful undergarments, and done on black-eyed peas. Do you have a NYE ritual?
Here's a look at 10 New Year's Eve traditions, lore and facts to intrigue you on the last day of 2012. 1.) Why should you ring in the New Year with family and friends? It is thought that the first visitors you see after ringing in the New Year would bring you good or bad luck, depending on who you keep as friends and enemies. Keep your friends close and your enemies far, far away! 2.) The top three destinations in the United States to ring in the New Year are Las Vegas, Disney World and New York City. 3.) Eating black-eyed peas, ham and cabbage are thought to bring prosperity. However, stay away from bad luck foods like lobsters, because they move backward, and chicken, because they scratch in reverse. It is believed that eating these on …
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Ring in 2013 at the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom with dancing, food, drinks and live music! Hurry, reserve your tickets now!
Still deciding what to do on New Year's Eve? Spend the night dancing with loved ones and friends at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Tickets are just $25 and include snacks, a cash bar, party favors, prizes, live music and, of course, a Champaign toast at midnight. "Fabulous Five" will rock in the new year with music through the decades. Expect to hear classics from 1940 through today's hits. Doors open at 7:30, dance starts at 8 and the party goes on until 2013, technically - about 12:30 a.m.! Wondering what to expect? Check out our photo gallery from last year's celebration, "Gulfport Casino Rings in 2012 with Music, Style and Dancing." We've attached a few of the photos on this article. To reserve your ticket call …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Although some local food venues are closed, others that are open will be welcoming 2012 with specials menus.
Aside from the adult beverage piece of the New Year’s Eve puzzle, food is also an important element. Some are establishments will be closed, but we got the rundown on who will be open and what they’ll be dishing out. The well known and respected Pia’s Trattoria will be open for business on New Year’s Eve. A special a la carte menu will be in effect. An array of soups, appetizers and entrees will be up for grabs on Saturday. Call for reservations now, because the seats are going fast (727-327-2190). Tickets must be purchased for the dining deal at Stella’s. The ticket will include a prime rib dinner with a shrimp and clam boil. Considering the hefty amount of food being served, the $25 per person ticket cost is well worth it. Tickets can be…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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 …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Gulfport is the place to be when 2010 ends and 2011 begins.
The big ball is about to drop and ring in 2011 but that doesn't mean that the only celebrations are happening up in New York. Some of the not-to-miss parties are happening in downtown Gulfport. Here are three fun ways to get out and ring in the new year by the water in Gulfport. These are just a few of the wild ways to watch the ball drop this year in Gulfport. With lots of ways to celebrate, there's no reason not to hit up Gulfport this New Year's and party hard (and stay safe)!