Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Corpus Christi
New Year’s Eve celebrations start as early as 10 a.m. for noon countdowns and continue into the evening with an exciting range of options to ring in 2019. Choices include a bay cruise, glow in the dark dancing, the Tropicoso dance party, and skating. Live music, free sparkling wine at midnight, breakfast tacos — you name it, Corpus Christi has it. Wake up the next morning for two ways to make a splash on the first day of 2019.
MONDAY, DEC. 31
NOON YEAR'S EVE PARTY
Ben F. McDonald Public Library
4044 Greenwood Drive
Dance party, crafts, refreshments, and activities for children of all ages. Join in on the countdown to noon.
NOON YEAR’S PARTY
Museum of Science & History
1900 N. Chaparral St.
Make party hats, confetti slime, firework crafts, and stomp rockets. Just before noon, the museum’s T-Rex hosts a countdown to the new year with a giant balloon drop in the Science Center. Balloon drop features prizes and passes. Visit ccmuseum.com for more information.
TOAST ON THE COAST NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & CRUISES
108 Peoples Street T-Head
Live music by Darryl Easton in the upstairs Marina Room. Cost is $39.99 plus tax for a four-course meal only. Seatings at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
Or, sign up for the Texas Tease Early Bird Countdown Cruise from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Full bar available. Bring your own snacks. Cost is $25 per person.
Another option is to take a Countdown Cruise aboard the Japonica. Bring your own favorite adult beverages. Cost is $25. Not recommended for children under 12. Early Bird Cruises are 8:30-9:30 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Countdown Cruise is 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
For tickets, visit harrisonslanding.net or call (361) 881-8503 ext. 2.
MIDNIGHT ON THE BAY NYE PARTY
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Live entertainment with The Spazmatics, Piano Punch Dueling Pianos, and a celebratory toast. Ends at 2 a.m. Reserve your tickets and rooms at (888) 444-6664. Rooms start at $309 a night.
NEW YEAR'S BLACKOUT PARTY
224 N. Mesquite St.
Turn out all of the lights, turn up the music, and GLOW into 2019. (Be sure to wear all white for a full glowing effect!)
Hosted by The Exchange and 106.5 FM The Shark. Dinner served from 7-9 p.m. Party begins immediately after. Dinner only $75. General admission is $25. VIP tickets are $100 each and include open bar (beer, wine, select cocktails) and VIP access to the upstairs lounge. Super VIP tickets for $150 each also include dinner
EL DUSTY'S TROPICOSO: NYE
House of Rock
511 Starr St.
Features Cumbia Crunkfest, La Lisa's Lover's Loteria with prizes, DJ Johnny Hotcakes, DJ Actbad, All Day Ray, Jefferson D Lion, Principe Q, Tommy The Hacker, and El Dusty. Tickets range from $10 to $100 at texashouseofrock.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH
Brewster Street Icehouse
1724 N. Tancahua St.
Live music by Timeline's Tribute to Journey. Kickoff party with Retro 104.1 and Ed Ocanas and DJ Jon O. Tickets include midnight breakfast buffet. For information on the $25 tickets, call (361) 884-2739 or visit brewsterstreet.net.
Rockit's Whiskey Bar & Saloon
709 N. Chaparral St.
Features Cruise Control performing classic rock, country, pop, and dance hits with a sprinkle of originals. Live music by Falco & the Wolf on the outdoor patio. General admission of $10 includes one ticket to the show plus party favors and a midnight celebratory toast. Reserved tables for four ($60) and eight ($120) are also available. Visit rockitscc.com.
NYE ON THE ISLAND
14353 Commodores Drive
Dance to Splendiferous while sipping sparkling wine. Dinner, party, and resort packages available. For more information, visit schlitterbahn.com/corpus-christi/nye.
SK8LAND NYE PARTY
10829 Leopard St.
Admission of $15 includes skating until 2 a.m. and a midnight countdown and balloon drop. For information, call (361) 726-0361.
NEW YEAR’S SILKY EVE
Cassidy’s Irish Pub
601 N. Water St.
Somethin’ Silky performs live. Includes free toast at midnight. Call (361) 929-5570.
TUESDAY, JAN. 1
CHILLY 2-MILE CHALLENGE
3801 Harris Drive
Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation hosts a 2-mile swim challenge. Register online at ccparkandrec.com or call (361) 826-PLAY. Registration is $20.
CORPUS CHRISTI POLAR BEAR PLUNGE & NEW YEAR'S DAY FUN RUN
North Beach at Fajitaville
221 S. Hotel Place
Help fight ALS. Warm up first with a free fun run. Top fundraising team and individual win prizes. Take the plunge into the icy waters of Corpus Christi Bay at noon. Full details at polarbearplunge.cc.
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