It’s almost time to pop the bubbly, set off fireworks, and croon “Auld Lang Syne.” In other words, we’re less than three weeks out from New Year’s Eve, TBAY.
Whether you plan on dancing the last night of the year away or enjoying an indulgent meal, we’ve got some ideas for making NYE spectacular.
Beacon Rooftop, 510 Water St., Tampa | Tampa’s newest rooftop bar is hosting a shindig to impress with a four-hour luxe bar, staffed by mixologists, live entertainment, eats, party favors, and of course, a champagne toast at midnight. Pro tip: There’s also a seven-course meal option, hosted with Driftlight Steakhouse.
Tampa Edition, 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa | Head to the boutique hotel to get funky with it to tunes by Kool & the Gang. The party’s lineup also includes a raw bar, open bar, and a midnight champagne toast.
Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave, Tampa | Looking for kiddo-friendly options? Take the crew to “Noon Year’s Eve” for a countdown to noon with a colorful daytime smoke fireworks display, and bounce houses. At night, stop by for a show by Grammy-nominated DJ Marshmello + to watch the midnight fireworks display.
First Night St. Pete, North Straub Park, St. Pete | The massive celebration is celebrating its 30th birthday with an “Art in the Park” theme. The free community event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and features a Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet performance, a Literary Village, and plenty of cozy drinks and snacks for purchase.
New Year’s Eve at the St. Pete Pier, 600 2nd Ave. N., St. Pete | Party right on the waterfront at the hotspot’s free celebration, complete with food trucks, DJ sets, and a massive midnight fireworks show over the Burg’s skyline.
Cane and Barrel, 110 2nd St. N., St. Pete | Get ready for “Cuban Vibes, City Lights!” Tow your pals along for a NYE party with a champagne, carving + dessert stations and a charcuturie display. The rooftop escape will also host electric violinists and live DJs— perfect for all-night dancing.
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TradeWinds Island Resorts – Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach | Festoon yourself in your finest duds and a mask for the hotel’s “Toast by the Coast Masquerade Party.” Dance along to tunes from a saxophone and DJ, snap pics in the photo booth, enjoy a decadent hors d’oeuvres buffet , a Viennese pastry table, and bubbly and non-alcoholic options.