Hub City NYE Celebration at the Bottling Company

A New Year’s Eve celebration like no other is on the calendar for Tuesday, Dec. 31, as a group of sponsors, including Keith’s Superstores, Dr. and Mrs. Jaime Jiménez, Signature Magazine, Marathon Oil, The First-A National Banking Association, and The Bottling Company throw a party to celebrate the old decade and ring in a new one in 2020.

Both the celebration, a ticketed event, and the City of Hattiesburg’s event, free events, at the corner of Main and Front Streets are within several blocks walking distance for those who would like to take part in both.

Start your night off dancing inside the Bottling Company and make your way outside at midnight for one of two amazing fireworks shows  which can easily be seen right outside the BoCo. There will also be a countdown clock.

Melissa Saucier of Keith’s Superstores and Jaime Moore-Jiménez are serving as co-chairs of the celebration and have been working with city officials and The Bottling Company to put on this New Year's Celebration in conjunction with the Ball Drop.

The NYE Celebration event will be held from 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at The Bottling Company in downtown Hattiesburg. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, live saxophone players winding their way among guests the entire evening to ensure every guest gets a New Year's serenade, and a Magic Mirror photo opportunity.

Live entertainment will be provided by the William Carey Jazz Band, which will open the night, and Madewood Street Music, who will help create a magical evening, leading up to the City of Hattiesburg’s Ball Drop and a dual fireworks shows at both The Bottling Company and near the intersection of Main and Front streets.

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center through a fund established with the PineBelt Foundation.

The mission of Kids Hub is to utilize a multidisciplinary approach when responding to child abuse in a way that helps to reduce trauma for child victims and their non-offending caregivers through the use of advocacy, education, prevention and referrals from appropriate services.  The organization serves children in Lamar, Forrest, Jeff Davis, and Lawrence counties.

“Our hopes are to make this an everlasting City of Hattiesburg event, very much like the Mardi Gras festivities,” said Saucier. “Hattiesburg needs this as other cities around the state and country are hosting such events.”

Moore-Jiménez agrees and is excited about the event.

“We want to create yet another reason to make Hattiesburg a destination and encourage folks to stay here and celebrate New Year's Eve.”

Saucier and Moore-Jiménez are working with Jorge Gonzalez and William Carey Orchestra students on some of the music for the evening.

Signature Magazine is serving as the premier print sponsor. Tickets are on sale now at

Saucier and Moore-Jiménez want this to be a spectacular event which will offer one more reason to make Hattiesburg a premier destination for New Year's Eve.
“We hope it will leave a lasting, positive, fun experience in the minds of those that attend,” Saucier said.

 “And will spike the city's revenue within local hotels, restaurants, transportation, convenience and retail businesses,” added Moore-Jiménez.

VisitHattiesburg has worked out Stay-and-Play New Year’s Eve packages with Hub City Hotels for those coming in for the events or those wanting a “staycation.”
Visit the event website,, for ticket information and other details.

As a local business, we hope that you will consider supporting this event at one of the levels listed in the enclosed sponsor packet.  A fund has been established at The Pinebelt Foundation.   For additional information, please visit our event website, or contact a committee member.


NYE Sweepstakes Includes:
• Overnight stay at Hotel Indigo
• Two drink tickets at Brass Hat
• Two tickets to NYE Ball at BoCo
• Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day
• VisitHATTIESBURG gift basket
    Sweepstakes valued at $500

Hotel Packages for Sale:

Hilton Garden Inn – $275 double occupancy
• Overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn
• Two tickets to NYE Ball at BoCo
• Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day
• Hangover recovery kit
Holiday Inn – $275 for double occupancy
• Overnight stay at Holiday Inn
• Two drink tickets for Burger Theory
• Two tickets to NYE Ball at BoCo
• Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day
• Bottle of champagne upon check-in

Hotel Indigo – $294 for double occupancy
• Overnight stay at Hotel Indigo
• Two drink tickets for Brass Hat
• Two tickets to NYE Ball at BoCo
• Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day

Doubletree – $259 for double occupancy
• Overnight stay at the Doubletree
• Two tickets to the NYE Ball at BoCo
• Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day