The start of 2023 is coming this weekend, and if you're not gathering with friends and family to count down the New Year at home, there are plenty of events throughout the state to attend. 

Here's a list of 10 ways to spend New Year's Eve in Alabama:

Apres Ski Ya 2022

  • City: Huntsville

  • Venue: Jeff & Blues

  • Start time: 8:00 p.m.

Adjacent to Huntsville's new Orion Amphitheater, Jeff & Blues will be hosting a disco-themed New Year's Eve party beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 in advance and are $50 at the door. Party-goers will enjoy ice skating at Orion, a dance floor, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve Party at Mars Music Hall

  • City: Huntsville

  • Venue: Mars Music Hall

  • Start time: 8:30 p.m.

For a $10 cover charge, you can enjoy live classic rock in downtown Huntsville at the Von Braun Center's newest music hall: Mars. The concert will feature the local band, the UnOrthoDox and begin at 8:30 p.m.

Tin Roof Birmingham

  • City: Birmingham

  • Venue: Tin Roof

  • Start time: 6:00 p.m.

Tin Roof Birmingham is welcoming guests to celebrate the 2023 New Year. There will be live music from Jackson Cannon and Sean Mac, as well as a DJ. Of course, all guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. 

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

  • City: Birmingham

  • Venue: UAB's Alys Stephens Center - Jemison Concert Hall

  • Start time: 6:00 p.m.

If pop, rock and country aren't your taste, join conductor Carls Izcaray and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for classical performances and champagne at the University of Alabama Birmingham's (UAB) Jemison Concert Hall. For this New Year's event, the orchestra will allude to the Vienna Philharmonic's classic New Year's Day performance.

McWane Science Center's Noon Years Eve

  • City: Birmingham 

  • Venue: McWane Science Center

  • Start time: 11:30 a.m.

Let's be honest. Kids don't always have an easy time staying up until midnight. For a more kid-friendly New Year's Eve experience, visit the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. On December 31, McWane will welcome guests at regular admission for a fun learning experience.

Boggin' On the Plains New Year's Eve Mud Party

  • City: Auburn

  • Venue: Boggin' On the Plains

  • Start time: 8 p.m.

For the country folk eager to celebrate the New Year, local Southern rock and country band Trey Gutherie & Dirt Road Republic will perform at Auburn's premiere ATV Park, Boggin' on the Plains. Guests can get a $40 weekend pass or attend Saturday for just $20. Kids 10 and under get in free.

Harriott II New Year's Eve Party Cruise

  • City: Montgomery

  • Venue: The Harriott II (on the Alabama River)

  • Start time: 10:00 p.m.

For adults in Montgomery who want to drift into 2023 on a riverboat, look no further. Harriott II will take you down the Alabama River with a fully stocked bar and food from the Wheelhouse Grille. On this two-hour cruise, there will be entertainment on three riverboat decks and a fireworks display at midnight.

Reelin' in the Year at The Wharf at Orange Beach

  • City: Orange Beach

  • Venue: The Wharf

  • Start time: 5:00 p.m.

The Wharf at Orange Beach's "Reelin' in the Year" street party will kick off at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will showcase music from DJ Silky, the 88 Lick Dueling Pianos and the Park Band. The Orange Beach Marlin will drop at midnight, and guests can watch fireworks go off over the Wharf. This event is free to attend.

Flora-Bama's New Year's Eve Bash 

  • City: Orange Beach

  • Venue: Flora-Bama

  • Start time: 6:00 p.m.

Legendary Gulf Coast bar Flora-Bama will be celebrating the New Year starting at 6 p.m. with an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet and live music on all three stages. The food will continue into 2023 with a breakfast buffet. Of course, the party will continue into New Year's Day with another iconic Flora-Bama tradition: the Polar Bear Dip at noon, where thousands will sprint into the now chilly Gulf of Mexico.

MoonPie over Mobile

  • City: Mobile

  • Venue: Downtown Mobile

  • Start time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch the iconic 600-pound electric Mobile MoonPie drop as  Alabama enters 2023 in downtown Mobile. The MoonPie drop will follow the cutting of the world's largest MoonPie. After, there will be a laser light show and a fireworks display. There will also be several musical performances throughout the evening from The Port City Secondliners and the Jukebox Brass Band, Red Clay Strays and Levon Gray. The event is also free to attend.

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