Start the year on a bold note here in the Gulf Coast Capital. From festive toasts and dancing to theatre shows and outdoor fun, make plans to go all out on the coast when it comes time to ring in the new year. Check out a roundup of events celebrating 2024:


Midnight on the Bay, New Year's Eve Gala 

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel 

Ring in the new year on the coast at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel’s exclusive New Year’s Eve Party from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Secure your ticket and enjoy a full elegant dinner buffet, then prepare to dance the night away to music from the Royal Dukes Band and Brandon Michael, and a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy a late check-out until 1 PM on New Year's Day, prolonging the celebration. Semiformal or Western semiformal attire required, and guests must be 21 or older. 


New Year's Eve Cowboy Disco 

The Annex 

Get ready to rope in 2024 at The Annex in your best Cowboy Disco attire. Celebrate in your best glitter, glam, and cowboy boots and prepare for the disco ball to drop as you ring in the new year. Coast over for the celebration at 8:00 p.m. where the champagne will be flowing, there will be lots of dancing, and the great company will offer an evening of laughter and joy. 

Splendiferous New Year’s Eve Party 

Port Royal Ocean Resort 

Ring in the new year on the beach at the Splendiferous New Year’s Eve Party at Port Royal Ocean Resort with a combo package for two including a 1- or 2-night stay, party and drink tickets, and a midnight champagne toast. Enjoy the island vibe and reggae twists of Splendiferous, delicious food from Restaurant 361, cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and more. Tickets and condos are limited, so make your reservation today for an unforgettable celebration on the coast. 


Winter Wonderettes 

Aurora Arts Theatre 

Say goodbye to 2023 with an energetic and glittering performance by the Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre. Follow the story of the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party, and when Santa turns up missing, they use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party. Dance and sing along to great ’60s versions of holiday classics in this spectacular performance on December 31st at 2:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve at House of Rock 

Get ready to party with the locals at Corpus Christi’s at House of Rock as you say goodbye to 2023. Ring in the new year from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at this neighborhood hangout spot with live performances from local musicians like Quota, DJ Bobby Glory, Kiya Vance & Moonjazz, and Alexismyrissa while enjoying delicious menu options from pizzas, sandwiches, and salads to daily happy hour specials, 7 days a week. 



Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge & Warmup Fun Run 

Emerald Beach Hotel 

Splash into the new year on a healthy note with the Corpus Christi Bear Plunge – a local twist on a global tradition – and get a souvenir, drink, and access to the post-plunge hot tub and snack buffet. Start by warming up with the Corpus Christi Roadrunners’ fun run at 11:15 a.m. and connect with others through the ALS and caregivers support groups. Registration for this event not only guarantees a good time, but it also supports ALS TDI's critical mission to find a cure for ALS. Dive into the festivities, make a positive impact, and usher in the New Year with a refreshing plunge! 


S'mores and Camping 

Lake Corpus Christi State Park 

This New Year’s Eve gathering promises hours of fun and indulgence in the sweetness of the moment with available s’more supplies throughout the night at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ring in the new year with various activities from a children’s book read-aloud and lively crafts to fireside s’mores. This program is free with park entry fee. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Birding with Bob 

Goose Island State Park 

For a daytime outdoor celebration, head to Goose Island State Park and discover avian wonders with a birding excursion led by retired park ranger and bird guide, Bob Showler. The adventure unfolds from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., so bring sun protection, water, and binoculars as you journey various birding hotspots and explore the diverse birdlife of Goose Island State Park. This event is for birding enthusiasts of all levels and ages, and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is free with park entrance or Texas State Parks Annual Pass


Fireworks New Year's Eve Port Aransas 


Bid farewell to 2023 and row on a wave of light as you paddle under the stars in a clear kayak equipped with multi-colored LED lights with GlowRow. Then, experience a dazzling display of fireworks illuminating the night sky as Port Aransas welcomes the new year, coastal style. Gather friends and family for a front-row seat to this celebration with festivities beginning at 6:00 p.m.