12-17-2009, 02:01 PM #1
Countdown Seaside! A New Year's Celebration
The Merchants of Seaside are “putting on the Ritz” for Countdown Seaside!, A New Year’s Celebration with the region’s most exciting, family-friendly party featuring live entertainment, kid’s art projects and an amazing fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Festivities for this fabulous family event begin at 7 p.m. and last until 12 a.m. New Year’s Day. Make a resolution to add some fun in your life and start 2010 off with a bang!
Spectators will be charmed by a mesmerizing mix of music ranging from fresh Memphis Blues to Big Easy Zydeco. The celebration kicks off in the Amphitheater with a performance by Delta Highway at 7 p.m., followed by the Grammy Award Winning Zydeco sounds of Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience at 9:30 p.m. Finally, let’s all welcome 2010 with a spectacular fireworks display over the gulf at the stroke of midnight.
Abrakadoodle will be on hand from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. offering unique art projects for our New Year’s Celebration. These projects will be free and include making celebratory party hats, noisemakers and even a fireworks picture that includes painting with Koosh balls! Abrakadoodle will also have face painters on hand to get both the young and young-at-heart in the festive spirit.
Cottage Rental Agency, the official provider of Seaside vacation rentals, offers a three-night stay with the fourth night as “our gift” offer for this winter season. In consideration of holiday schedules, CRA is now honoring the complimentary night with a two-night stay for the holidays. So start a new tradition and join us in Seaside for three nights to ring in the New Year. Call 877.557.0334 to get your complimentary night this season. Some restrictions may apply.
Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of the year. For additional Countdown Seaside! event details, or to learn more about our community, visit seasidefl.com. Events are made possible by the arts and entertainment fee collected by The Merchants of Seaside.
12-30-2009, 08:04 AM #2
Countdown Seaside! is just over 24 hours away...have you made your plans to ring in the New Year with us? Live music, children's activities, street entertainment and fireworks! Don't miss our inaugural holiday celebration!
01-01-2010, 10:26 AM #3
Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who came out to ring in 2010 at Seaside. We hope you had a magical evening and look forward to an exciting and prosperous future.
The Following User Says Thank You to Seaside Events For This Useful Post:
We made the mistake of going to Pier Parks' celebration. We had peeps from out of town that opted for it actually. Well, it stunk and I wish we had been here in SoWal.
01-01-2010, 09:51 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- Native of Tampa now in Boston 'burbs. Left my heart in SoWal
Countdown Seaside was a blast! We were there early and the whole fam had a great time. I was surprised to hear this was a new event. It was so easy to walk over and join the funn.
01-01-2010, 11:39 PM #6
big crowd at seaside last night. very impressed
01-04-2010, 09:00 AM #7
TooFarTampa & Ray, thank you for the kind words. We were beyond pleased with how many families came out to attend our new event. It was a tremendous success because of your support! We hope to see you at Seaside for more great events in 2010!
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