New Year's Eve is almost here and there are many ways to celebrate in southwest Florida.

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Many events in the Corpus Christi region will have limited New Year’s Eve meetings this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are plenty of places in the city where you can safely usher in the New Year with family, friends, and that special someone.

We’ve put together a list of places to have a drink (socially distant, of course), pop some fireworks, and drive home for free on New Years Eve 2020.

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Mayor New Years Eve Big Bang celebration

The Mayor’s annual Big Bang Celebration is back to kick off the New Year on Corpus Christi Bayfront. The fireworks show takes place on December 31st at 7pm and features synchronized music on 92.7 FM, 95.5 FM and 1440 AM. The celebration will also be streamed live on the City of Corpus Christi Facebook page.

Visitors can park in several locations downtown to watch the Big Bang celebration. Viewers are encouraged to stay in their vehicles, wear face masks, and practice social distancing.

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Lunch evening at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History will ring in the New Year at noon on Thursday, December 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family-friendly event offers guests $ 2 entry to Atom Drop at 12 noon science shows and other fun, educational events. For more information and where to buy tickets, visit

New Years Bash at Brewster Street Icehouse Southside

The Brewster Street Icehouse kicks off its annual New Years Eve celebration on Thursday, December 31st at 8pm at its Southside location at 5550 Holly Rd. The New Years Eve celebration features a Surf & Turf dinner for $ 39.95 per person, with live music and a champagne toast at midnight. To reserve a table, you can call Shelby at 361-345-2739 or email [email protected]

A New Year’s Eve celebration will also be held at Brewster Street Icehouse Downtown, 1724 N. Tancahua St., with performances by the Timeline – Journey Tribute Band on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

New Years Eve countdown in downtown Bella Luna

Bella Luna Downtown is hosting a private New Years Eve party and countdown on Thursday December 31st at 7pm. The event features jazz music, stand-up comedy, dinner, and a champagne toast. Tickets are $ 75 per person and the VIP price, which includes two alcoholic drinks and special seating, is $ 100 per person. For more information, please visit the Bella Luna Downtown Facebook event.

New Years Eve Bash at Rockits Whiskey Bar & Saloon

Rockits Whiskey Bar & Saloon will chime in 2021 with a private New Years Eve at 9 p.m. on Thursday December 31st. The celebration will include performances by Diamond’s Edge. Visitors are asked to report to the table for the event. This includes party items, a bottle of champagne, and pizza.

A table for four is $ 100. six, which includes two bottles of champagne and a large pizza, is $ 120; and for eight, which includes two bottles of champagne and two medium-sized pizzas, it’s $ 160. To reserve a table, buy tickets at

New Year’s Eve Bash on the Stock Exchange

The stock exchange is holding a New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31st, at 9 p.m. The event is free and features live music. VIP tickets are available for guests who want a private area. A free champagne toast is available at midnight. Please visit The Exchange’s Facebook page for more information.

New Years Day at the Executive Surf Club

The Executive Surf Club is hosting a New Year celebration on Friday, January 1st, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. The event features performances by Voodoo Logic and does not require a nominal fee. You can find more information about the celebration on the Facebook page of the event.

New Year’s Eve Bash at BUS

In 2021, BUS will ring the doorbell with a socially distant New Year’s Eve on Thursday December 31st at 9 p.m. The event features live music from the Chainlinks, a party backdrop and photo booth, party favors and a midnight toast.

Tables for six and priority seats are $ 130 and $ 100 for ten seats, respectively. To reserve a table, send an email to [email protected] and BUS will send you an invoice.

New Years Eve Ballroom Bash at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina

Republican women on the south coast of Corpus Christi are hosting a New Year’s Eve Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina on Thursday, December 31st at 7:00 p.m. The event features live music, dancing, dinner and a champagne toast with party favors at midnight. Tickets are $ 100 per person, $ 180 per couple, and tables for six or more people start at $ 500.

More information about the celebration can be found at

New Years Eve: Toast on the Coast Dinner at Harrison’s Landing

Harrison’s Landing will be hosting Toast on the Coast as part of its New Years Eve celebration on Thursday December 31st. The four-course dinner party features live music, a souvenir photo, party items and a champagne toast. Seats are available at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Pre-reservation is required with a refundable deposit of $ 25 if a person wishes to cancel by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29th. To make a reservation, call 361-881-8503. 2.

New Years fireworks in Port Aransas

The City of Port Aransas is hosting a drive through fireworks display for the community at Robert’s Point Park on Thursday, December 31st at 7pm. The park will be closed to all pedestrian traffic at 5:00 p.m. Spectators must remain in their vehicles during the fireworks. More information about the event can be found at

Fireworks cruise aboard the Japonica at Harrison’s Landing

Get a private tour of the Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration aboard the Japonica on Thursday December 31st at Harrison’s Landing. The hour and a half cruise departs Corpus Christi Bay at 6.15pm and returns at 7.45pm

Tickets are $ 25 per person. Visitors must wear face masks and follow social distancing practices while on board the Japonica. To buy a ticket, go to

Watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks on board the Scarlet Lady Dolphin Adventures in Port Aransas

The Scarlet Lady Dolphin Adventures are offering a tour of the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Port Aransas on Thursday, December 31st at 6:30 pm. The private cruise offers free champagne, non-alcoholic cider, and party items for a countdown celebration. Tickets start at $ 33 for guests 12 years and older and $ 27 for children ages 3-11.

To purchase tickets, go to and click on “Sunset Cruise” on December 31, 2020.

Where to find fireworks

You want to give your Christmas party an extra festive boost with fireworks as New Year’s Eve approaches, but you can’t remember exactly where that stand was that you passed along the highway? We’re here to help you with this map of the fireworks locations in and around the Corpus Christi area.

Notice …

The use of fireworks within Corpus Christi city limits, including city beaches, is illegal. People who set fireworks within city limits could face a fine of up to $ 2,000 per package.

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Where to find a free ride

Some Corpus Christi companies are ready to drive you home after the New Year toast.

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Green-N-Go taxis

Fancy an Uber? Green-N-Go Taxis offer a free taxi ride home to anyone who feels like they are gushing over the top on this New Year’s Eve.

People who wish to use the service can call 361-299-9999 or enter the same number with their name and location. Rides are offered from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Yellow taxi

Yellow Cab also offers a free taxi ride home for those in need on New Year’s Eve.

People who wish to use the service can call 361-299-9999 or enter the same number with their name and location. Rides are offered from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.


Lexna is partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to offer free rides home on New Years Eve in Corpus Christi.

Download the Lexna app or call the toll-free number 800-395-3962 to take advantage of the rideshare service.


While Lyft doesn’t offer free or discounted rides on New Years Eve, it is dedicated to providing access to reliable and responsible rides during this holiday season.

Those who choose the ride-sharing service must choose to wear a face mask at all times and stay home if they feel sick or show symptoms of COVID-19.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company will not be offering any lift-car opportunities this season. However, the Wait & Save option can help those looking for a cheaper Lyft ride.

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