With the nicer weather and new year just round the corner people aren't letting the recent cold streak keep them from the beach.
With last Sunday's snow just a memory at Atlantic Beach, many people were out enjoying the sunny weather Thursday.
The Sheraton's Director of Sales and Marketing Tina Purifoy says they are almost sold out of packages for its New Year's Eve gala. She says they were inundated with calls Thursday for people wanting to extend through the weekend or just come down on Saturday
Purifoy says it helps that new year's eve lands on a Friday this year, but she attributes much of the extra booking to mother nature.