Pier Park Beach Ball Drop
Momentum is building for the highly anticipated Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park on Dec. 31. The New Year's Eve festivities will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. with a family celebration along Pier Park’s Boardwalk.
Interactive activities include face painting, costumed characters and exclusive giveaways. Live entertainment will be provided by The Barry Fish Band and Alex Angelo will perform a DJ set before leading the crowd in the first countdown of the evening at 8 p.m. with the release of 10,000 inflated beach balls along Pier Park's beachfront boardwalk. The Beach Ball Drop will be immediately followed by a dazzling fireworks display.
At 8:15 p.m., the official Countdown Celebration will begin with a live musical performance by Loud Planet. Then, at 10 p.m., event headliner, Celebrity AllStars will perform mix of current Top 40 hits and classic rock favorites.
Just before midnight, the crowd will countdown to 2015 as an 800 pound lighted beach ball descends nearly 100 feet followed by a second fireworks display.
Pier Park New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop Schedule:
Live Music by The Barry Fish Band
DJ Set by Alex Angelo
Beach Ball Drop
Live Music by Loud Planet and Celebrity AllStars
New Year's Countdown and Ball Drop