Millions around the world will be out this Saturday saying goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.
As always, Cape Coral will offer a number of places and activities to ring in the new year. From casual to lively, those celebrating here in Cape Coral will have plenty of options.
To help our readers choose where they want to spend the final day of 2016, we have once again compiled our list of New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout the city.
Below you will find not only places offering New Year’s Eve celebrations but, event details, times, prices, and more.
South Cape New Year’s Eve Trolley Event
This New Year’s Eve, the South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations (SCHEA) will host its 4th annual South Cape New Year’s Eve Trolley Event.
12 of the South Cape’s premier nightspots will be ringing in the new year with a bang.
Visit each location via a fleet of trolleys that will be traveling throughout the South Cape all night long.
Each stop will feature $2.50 drink specials, party favors, and more to ensure a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration for all those who attend.
In addition to all the festive fun, attendees that have their passports stamped at all locations will be eligible to participate in a raffle that includes the grand prize of a Dom Perignon Champagne gift basket.
Access to the trolleys is limited to 1,000 people. However, for those unable to get tickets to the event, all of the participating locations will be open to the public.
Participating locations and their drink specials include:
- BackStreets Sports Bar – Espresso White Russian (Three Olives Espresso, Baileys and cream)
- Cape Coral Brewing Co – Slim Shandy
- Cigar Bar – Old Fashioned (bourbon infused with orange zest)
- Coconuts – NYE Punch (champagne, chardonnay, pink lemonade, cranberry, and soda)
- Cruisers Lounge – Hot Cinnamon Cider (Mr. Tom’s Apple Pie Rum and cider)
- The Dek – Pink Starburst (Bacardi Dragon Berry, Watermelon Pucker, pineapple, and cranberry)
- Dixie Roadhouse – Midnight Bliss (grape pucker, sour mix, and a cherry)
- Monkey Bar – Mokeytini (vodka, cranberry, and orange juice)
- Rack’em Spirits & Times – Mozol Tov Cocktail (bourbon, root beer, and cinnamon)
- Ralph’s Place – Bellini (champagne and peach)
- Tiki Hut – Caramel Appletini (apple cider, cinnamon, caramel, and rum)
- Two Amigos – Rum Punch (light & dark rum, OJ, pineapple juice and Grenadine)
More information: click here
Cape Harbour New Year’s Eve Party and Ball Drop
To celebrate the new year, Cape Harbour will host its annual New Year’s Eve Party and Ball Drop.
In its eleventh year, the event has become something of a tradition in Cape Coral.
Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live music, dancing, and more.
The evening will culminate with the 170-foot ball drop from atop the community’s Marina South Condominium Towers, immediately followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
In addition to the festivities, Fathoms Restaurant and Bar will host live music with Soapy Tuna taking the stage starting at 8:00pm. The restaurant will also feature a fixed menu for $85 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne to toast the new year.
Cape Harbour’s Marina Club Restaurant is also featuring a special New Year’s Eve Party from 8:30pm to midnight with a DJ and music to dance.
Also, many of the merchants at Cape Harbour will remain open throughout the evening giving those attending the event an opportunity to peruse the many shops of Cape Harbour.
More information: (239) 470-2746
The Westin- Marker 92 and Nauti Mermaid New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks
Ring in the New Year waterfront as the Nauti Mermaid and Marker 92 host their annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
Begin the evening dining at Marker 92, who will have a special Prix Fixe dinner (view menu).
Then take a stroll outside to the waterfront Nauti Mermaid where you will enjoy drinks and the live music of the Derek Trenholm Band.
The evening will culminate at midnight with a fireworks display over the waters of Cape Coral.
More information: (239) 541-5600
New Year’s Eve at Dixie Roadhouse
Bring in the New Year with a thousand of your closest friends at the Dixie Roadhouse.
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, drinks, food, and more.
Free champagne toast at midnight.
Start the evening off with a prime rib dinner buffet from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Then things really get going with the Free Drink Party from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy an hour of free well drinks, wine and draft beer.
There will also be free line dance lessons at 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, and 11:30pm.
And you certainly will not want to miss the big balloon drop at midnight.
More information: click here
Backstreets Sports Bar’s Ring In 2017 Party
Join Backstreets Sports Bar for their annual New Year’s Eve Party.
This year’s event features live music on the inside stage and Karaoke (9:30am-1:30am) on the outside stage.
There will also be a number of food and drink specials all day, including; $1.50 Bloody Marys or Screwdrivers from 11:00am to 2:00pm, 50-cent chili dogs and 99-cent pulled pork sliders with the purchase of any beverage from 11:00am to 10:00pm, $3 Gingerbread Cookie shots all day and night, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Backstreets will also offer a full menu until 10:00pm, and pizza only until 1:00am.
Live music for the day features; Tyler Kluesner (2:30pm-5:30pm), Double Shot (6:00pm-9:00pm), James Gragg (6:00pm-9:00pm), Simple Jack (9:30pm-1:30am).
More information: (239) 945-7555
10 twentyfive New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party
Join 10 twentyfive for their first New Year’s Eve celebration in Cape Coral.
The popular new restaurant will feature a dinner for two combo that includes an appetizer, two entrees (prime rib, Caribbean Mahi, or a chicken quarter), a side dish, and salad.
In addition, the fun also includes a bottle of wine or four beers on tap, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
To create a festive, New Year’s atmosphere, there will be live music, and all the televisions will be on around the restaurant to count down the ball drop at midnight.
More information: (239) 829-0407
The Office Bistro Social New Year’s Eve Party
On December 31, come to The Office Bistro and ring in the new year.
Celebrate with old friends and new, in an exclusive event marked by wine, spirits, and food.
A continuous buffet of eclectic selections chosen by The Office’s Executive Chef, Christian Wesely, will begin at 8:00pm and consist of no less than 15 separate culinary selections including oysters, shrimp, filet mignon, and lobster.
Music and dancing will closely follow with music provided by one of the hottest DJs in Lee County, DJ Guest.
Everything culminates with a champagne toast at the stroke of Midnight.
The rendezvous is set. You have only to get yourself ready and come on down on the 31st for what might very well be the social event of the season.
More information: (239) 542-1790
Big Blue Brewing Co. New Year’s Eve Party
SE 47th Terrace’s newest nighttime destination is set to host its first New Year’s Eve celebration this Saturday.
Join Big Blue Brewing Co. for an evening of food, drinks, live music, and celebration.
Come bring in the New Year with Big Blue!
Enjoy a special three-course menu featuring Southern Luck Food.
Live music starts at 9:00pm featuring Reggae-Soul band, the Freecoasters.
There will also be $5 appetizers available after 10:00pm, and a midnight Champagne toast for all when the ball drops.
More information: (239) 471-2777
New Year’s Eve at Rack’em Spirits & Times
Rock in the New Year at Rack’em Spirits & Times, as the popular bar hosts an evening of live music and celebration.
The night’s music will feature local Punk/Ska band Bargain Bin Heroes, and noisy-heavy melodic riff-rock band Outside Threat.
Also, there will be drink specials throughout the night.
More information: click here
Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon
End the year with a great meal, drinks, and live music.
Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon will be open until midnight on New Year’s Eve serving their famous cuts of beef and much more.
In addition, there will be live music by Michael O’Neill from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
More information: (239) 282-5520
New Year’s Eve with Michael D’Amore at Cape Cabaret
Ring in the New Year with Michael D’Amore.
Enjoy an evening of dinner, music, Champagne toast and party favors.
The Gourmet Buffet Dinner will offer carving stations, several varieties of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts.
Music will be provided by Michael D’Amore, an exceptional vocalist singing your favorite music from the 60’s, 80’s, 90’s and special selections from other popular genres of music for your dancing pleasure. Michael is a regular performer at Cape Cabaret and has received many standing ovations.
More information: (239) 549-3000