Tickets are now on sale for the New Year’s Eve Gala at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Boulevard South in Gulfport) on Thursday, December 31st. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party rolls on until 1 a.m.
The waterfront Casino will be decorated to the hilt for the occasion. Non-stop dance music will be performed by Otis Velt and the Old School Band as well as DJ James. A full cash bar and drink specials will be available. Complimentary party favors and a champagne toast are included as the “Gecko Ball” drops at the stroke of midnight! Guests are encouraged to dine at one of Gulfport’s many fine restaurants prior to the event. Late night tapas, provided by Gulfport area restaurants, will be served at the party after 10:00 p.m. Dress for the evening is described as “Gulfport Formal,” leaving much to the imagination!
New to the Gala this year will be a raffle prize drawing for a 2016 Lance 50cc scooter, sponsored by Tropical Scooters and MJ. The scooter will be displayed and raffle tickets sold at the Gulfport information booth at each First Friday and Third Saturday Gulfport Art Walk as well as other events prior to the Gala. Raffle tickets are $10 each and sales will be limited to 500. Raffle ticket buyers do not need to be present at the Gala to win.
General admission tickets are $35 each and Casino Club reservations are $45 each, including such extras as reserved seating with no table minimum or maximum, private VIP bar area, exclusive Casino Club concierge service, tableside midnight champagne pour and premium party favors. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Casino as well as the Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport). Only cash or checks will be accepted for ticket sales.
The event is sponsored by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact Angela Lagan at (727) 348-6490 or Angela.Lagan@gmail.com. More details as they develop will appear on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/New-Years-Eve-Gala-866500280041698.
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