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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Coastal Bend

12/28/2017 11:09PM ● By Alexis Harborth

Sing-Along Piano Bar New Year's Eve Bash

Sing in the New Year at Brewster’s Street Icehouse for the always-popular Sing-Along Piano Bar. Russell & Danny will be on piano and drums playing your favorite songs. Tickets range from general admission to a deluxe package with dinner, hotel, and more.

Brewster’s Street Ice House, 1724 N Tancahua St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Doors open at 8:00 pm
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The Omni Hotel’s Midnight on the Bay

Welcome 2018 with 1980s hits by the Spazmatics and music by Silent Disco. The Omni Hotel’s luxurious evening includes dinner, a stay with late check out, champagne toast, and more. 

Omni Hotel, 900 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Dinner begins at 8:00 pm

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New Year’s Eve Countdown BYOB Cruise and Dinner

Harrison’s Landing on the Bay has more than one way to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Sail under the stars on hour-long cruise around the bay, or book dinner reservations. They have dinner packages in their private, upstairs dining room with live music by Chris Saenz. 

Harrison’s Landing, 108 Peoples St T-Head, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

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New Year’s Eve Event

Corpus Christi is at your fingertips in the Grandview’s 360-degree view of downtown and the marina. Their New Year’s event, which has no cover, features happy hour specials all night, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Grandview Lounge, 300 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

8:00 pm – 1:00 am

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Celebrations at The Exchange

Pregame for NYE at the Exchange’s BYOB (bring your own brunch) on December 31 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Then, come back at 9:00 pm for a big party that has endless apps, large liquor selection, hors d’oeuvres, and sampling of unlisted menu items.

The Exchange - Corpus Christi, 224 N. Mesquite St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
11:00 am – 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

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Joe King Carrasco’s New Year’s Eve Party

This no-cover event features karaoke, party favors, delicious dinner plates, and Joe King Carrasco -- the “King of Tex-Mex”. The party is in every room at Giggitys in Port Aransas. 

Giggitys, 722 Tarpon St, Unit A, Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Doors open at 9:00 pm

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New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk

Looking for a quiet place to welcome the New Year? The Labyrinth Walk is the perfect place to focus and center. This event is free, features guest artists, and staff will be on-hand to show first-time visitors around.

All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 3026 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NYE with Splendiferous

Dance all night to the Splendiferous band at Havana while enjoying drink specials that start as low as $3. Reserve a table or bottle by calling 361-215-9767.

Havana, 500 N Water St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

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New Year’s Jumpin’ Eve

Jump into the New Year at Get Air Corpus Christi. This family-friendly way to celebrate 2018 comes with pizza, a drink, and three hours of jump time to a DJ! Head to their web site to reserve your tickets for this all-ages party now.

Get Air Corpus Christi, 4701 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

10:00 pm – 1:00 am

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Rialto Open House

Stop by for a toast or spend the evening at the Rialto’s New Year’s Eve Open House event. There will be champagne, beer, and wine, along with setups for BYOB. Brings friends and appetizers and watch all the pre-ball-drop festivities with Rialto volunteers and Aransas Pass neighbors. 

Rialto Theater, 327 S Commercial St, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336

8:00 pm – 12:00 am

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New Year's Eve Bahn Bash 2018

The Bahn Bash is your destination for a nonstop night of fun. Just a few of the festivities is music by the OddFellas, prize giveaways and gourmet buffet.

Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, 14353 Commodores Dr, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

7:30 pm – 1:00 am

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New Years at the Ville

Come for dinner, stay for the New Year’s countdown! Fajitaville, which is just steps away from the beach, will have a DJ, beer and liquor specials that start at $3, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! 

6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Fajitaville, 221 S Hotel Pl., Corpus Christi, Texas 78402

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New Year’s Eve bash @ Katz 21

This 80s style party will have you dancing into the New Year! Rock out to classic jams of the Journey tribute band Timeline, the 80s time machine. Table reservations and packages are available, call 361-884-5289 to learn more.

Katz 21, 5702 Spohn Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
9 PM - 1:30 AM
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2018 New Year Party at the Boathouse

Who doesn’t want to start out the New Year with a fist full of cash? The Boathouse Bar & Grill on Padre Island will have a $200 midnight cash balloon drop, in addition to drink specials, music by DJ Heavy Hands, and more.

Boathouse Bar & Grill, 15241 Leeward Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

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Happy New Year Party at South Texas Ice House

Dance the night away (and the last of 2017) to the country songs of Five Card Draw at the South Texas Ice House. The fun begins at 9:00 pm and continues with a champagne toast at 12 am and breakfast tacos at 1 am.

South Texas Icehouse, 6601 Everhart Rd, Ste. D5, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

Doors open at 9:00 pm, music begins at 10:00 pm

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New Year’s Eve 2018 Celebration at Vino Mio

Party the night away with music by The Sagans and Sunglasses n Mushrooms. Dress up, bring your friends, and enjoy a fun night of drinks and dancing! 

Vino Mio Social Club, 4102 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

10:00 pm – 2:00 am

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Party on the Beach

Reserve a table at Mikel Mays, a restaurant that overlooks miles of Padre Island beach. Each table seats up to six people and comes with a bottle of champagne, party favors, and music by San Antonio blues band the Smokehouse Guitar Army. To make your reservations, call 361-949-7437 or 361-489-1420.

Mikel May's, 15820 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

9:00 pm – 1:00 am

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New Year’s Eve Downtown Bash

Rock out to the jams of Matt Hole & the Hot Rod Gang with Ty Dietz, while enjoying the signature meals and munchies of the Surf Club kitchen. 

Executive Surf Club, 306 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Begins at 8:00 pm

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It may be hard to pick a place to celebrate, but it’s easy finding a safe way home! Green-N-Go Cabs is offering free rides home on New Year’s Eve. To take advantage of this service, call or text 361-299-9999. If texting, include your name and location. Happy 2018!