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New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine

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New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating with friends and family while saying goodbye to 2015 and ushering in 2016.

New Year’s Eve or Old Year’s Night is observed on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, the day before New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve is celebrated universally December 31 according to the year numbering of the CE (Common Era), or AD (Anno Domini) convention, even in non-Christian nations. Traditional and religious celebrations for e.g. the Muslim and Jewish new year, which occur on different dates, are still celebrated separately in the cultures that observe them, on the appropriate dates each year.

In modern practice, fireworks, music, alcoholic beverages and other forms of noise making is part of the New Year’s Eve celebration. New Year’s Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.

New Year celebrations are done globally and each country prides in observing the traditions of their culture. Some people feel New Year brings good luck and some pray for prosperity. Here is the New Year traditions around the World for you to explore the different customs practiced worldwide. wish you a happy and prosperous year 2016


Beach Blast Off to 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015, from 5 – 10 p.m. at St. Johns County Pier
Beach Blast Off 2015-16 at St. Augustine Beach Pier Park is a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. With live music, delicious food and drinks, a kids’ zone, and a fireworks show, this event is fun for the whole family.

The Comfort Zone offers 30 food vendors and a beer and wine tent. Local bands provide the music and a 65-inch TV keeps everyone up-to-the-minute with the New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square and around the world. This year’s event features a rock wall, a dunk tank, and a mechanical bull. The Kids’ Zone area includes several inflatables and activities such as face painting and balloon twisting. The fireworks display to music takes place at 8:30 p.m., with the after-party continuing until 10:00 p.m.

Flagler College New Year’s Eve Gala

74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Ring in the New Year at the former Hotel Ponce de Leon with an evening of historic elegance – dining and dancing the night away. Flagler College’s New Year’s Eve Gala takes place in the Ponce de Leon Dining Hall from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Black tie or Black & White Masquerade attire. The evening will include cocktail hour, dinner and dessert buffets, open bar, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $200 per person and benefit the Flagler College Scholarship Fund. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-6481

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