Since we cannot count down the new year with you, the least we can do is point readers in the direction of the NYE fun with our bringing in the New Year Across Tampa Bay Guide. Plot your December 31 plans now but not until perusing our list of Bay area activities, parties, and other celebrations to say farewell to 2021 and ring in 2022.
DESTINATION TAMPA BAY welcomes information about other New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place locally. Send us the details at [email protected] and be sure to include a link to where others can learn more. And don’t forget to share your event photos from the New Year’s Eve festivities you attend on Instagram or Facebook with DESTINATION TAMPA BAY. Just tag us with the hashtags #DestinationTampaBay and #NYEtampabay and post your images directly to the DESTINATION TAMPA BAY Group Page! Happy New Year to you and yours. Clink!
PINELLAS COUNTY PICKS FOR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS!
First Night St. Petersburg 2022 (St. Petersburg)
Join neighbors in a fun, family-friendly celebration of a wide range of arts from dance and music to aerial performances, acrobatics, and interactive arts, and ring in the new year surrounded by loved ones and the wonderful world of local art.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 4:00 p.m. WHERE: St. Pete Pier, 800 2nd Av. NE, St. Petersburg Click here to learn more.
Swingin’ The New Year, 18th Annual Grand New Year’s Eve Celebration (Gulfport)
Get ready to hit the dance floor for a full night of live music and swing dance as well as a full cash bar, prizes, and noisemakers for the big countdown.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd S., Gulfport Click here to learn more.
New Year’s Eve at the Floridian Social Club (St. Petersburg)
Bring along friends to celebrate with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and live music from the 1920s through the 2020s.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Ave. N., St. Petersburg Click here to learn more.
Starlite Majesty New Year’s Dinner Cruise (Clearwater Beach)
Cruise into the new year – literally – with a scrumptious dinner, a moonlight cruise through Clearwater’s inland Gulf waterways, live music and dancing, and party favors and a champagne toast when the clock strikes twelve.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Starlight Majesty Dining Yacht, 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach Marina Click here to learn more.
New Year’s Eve 2022 – A Sparkling New Year! (Safety Harbor)
Indulge in a fabulous evening of bubbly, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious surf & turf plated dinner followed by live music and dancing until midnight.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor Click here to learn more.
New Year’s Eve at The Don (St. Pete Beach)
Get lost in a night of glamour, dancing and live entertainment at the hotel’s Gatsby-inspired lobby bar and make a toast to 2022.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. WHERE: The Don Cesar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Click here to learn more.
Grand Glow Bubbles & Bourbon NYE 2022 (Clearwater)
Celebrate outdoors while noshing on light bites and listening to live music courtesy of The Black Honkeys.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, 100 Coronado Dr., Clearwater Click here to learn more.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
ZooTampa’s New Year Celebration (Tampa)
Bring the whole family to celebrate earlier in the day for a special daytime New Year’s celebration with contests, giveaways, guest appearances and a DJ dance party including hourly toasts all day long in the Wallaroo section of the park.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W. Slight Av., Tampa Click here to learn more.
NYE 2022 Riverfront Concert & Fireworks at Armature Works (Downtown Tampa)
Take in a fireworks show over the Hillsborough River as the backdrop while toasting with friends and enjoying live music.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa Click here to learn more.
Hyde House Public Studio Presents: The Midnight Masquerade (Hyde Park-Tampa)
Don a mask and dress to impress at this fun, glam evening, then ring in the new year at this chic masquerade event.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Hyde House Public Studio, 1646 W. Snow Av., Tampa Click here to learn more.
Tampa Improv New Year’s Eve Show (Ybor City-Tampa)
End the year on a high note with an evening of laughs at this comedy show featuring special guest Karlous Miller, then add on a NYE package to ring in the new year with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Tampa Improv-Centro Ybor, 1600 E. 8th Av., C-112, Ybor City Click here to learn more.
New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens (Tampa)
Spend the day having fun in the park and wrap up the year with the new Holiday in the Sky Fireworks Show at midnight.
WHEN: Friday, December 31 WHERE: Busch Gardens, Christmas Town,10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa Click here to learn more.
PASCO COUNTY NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS
The Lights Presents 2022 New Year Celebration (Dade City)
Light up the night with tasty food, music, dancing, and a midnight sky lantern launch for a unique way to ring in the new year.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Rd., Dade City Click here to learn more.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at LFC (Brooksville)
Stop by for a unique car cruise-in and check out a Van Halen tribute concert, dancing to music from a live DJ, casino gaming tables, and food trucks followed by awesome fireworks.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Lead Foot City, 17109 Old Ayers Rd., Brooksville Click here to learn more.
SARASOTA COUNTY LIGHTS UP ON NEW YEARS THIS YEAR
The Westin Sarasota Soiree Rooftop New Year’s Eve Party (Sarasota)
Take to the roof of the tallest hotel on the West Coast of Florida for a unique celebration offering two bars, a Bacardi Lounge, music courtesy of a live DJ, and stunning views of downtown Sarasota followed by a champagne toast and amazing fireworks show.
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. WHERE: The Westin Sarasota Rooftop, 100 Marina View Dr., Sarasota Click here to learn more.
Bring in the New Year on the tallest rooftop on the West Coast of Florida! Celebrate with a live DJ, champagne toast at midnight and more!
By Chris Kuhn for Destination Tampa Bay™. Photos are for editorial purposes only to represent the activities at the mentioned destinations–all rights reserved. Check out another New Year’s favorite event from the past at Shepard’s here.
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