Page 5 « » The Pensacola Pelican Drop New Years Eve Celebration

What is it?

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is proud to offer Gulf Coast residents an exciting and unique celebration to ring in the new year.

Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast. Festivities kick off at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 1 a.m.

Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments (no alcohol sales). Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids’ area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids’ countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the “bubble stomp.” At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti.

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Event Sponsors:

Downtown Improvement Board Pensacola Visit Pensacola WEAR Characters On The Go
 Cat Country 987 News Radio 1620Eager Beaver Professional Tree Care CES Team One Communications INC Pepsi Levin Rinke Resort Realty Progress Promise PensacolaStuder Community Development Group Stella Artois Go Pensacola


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