New Year's Eve Events

When the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, here are the hottest places in St. Pete and Clearwater to say hello to 2017! 

1 Light It Up! NYE Fireworks on Clearwater Beach

Dec. 31, 2017

This is a New Year's Eve celebration that's boomin' and bright! Sink your toes into the white sand of Clearwater Beach and be awestruck as fireworks are set off over the sparkling Gulf of Mexico at the stroke of midnight. A free event hosted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. 

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2 First Night in Downtown St. Pete

Dec. 31, 2017

Join the fun at First Night St. Petersburg's Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts. One of the most anticipated annual events in downtown St. Pete, this family-friendly event features live music, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more! The festivities start at 4 p.m. and continue through midnight. Admission buttons can be purchased at FirstNightStPete.com 

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3 Gulfport New Year's Eve Gala

Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

Dance the night away and watch the "Gecko Ball" drop at this costume-themed gala hosted inside the historic Gulfport Casino. 

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4 New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

Say "Bon Voyage" to 2017 on a Yacht StarShip Fireworks Celebration Cruise! This dazzling event includes open bar, gourmet food stations, a DJ, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a great view of the fireworks! Boarding begins at 10 p.m. and the ship will return to the dock by 12:30 a.m. Attendees must be 21 years and up, and are encouraged to wear their cocktail-style best! Book your seat now for a night to remember! 

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5 New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens

Dec. 31, 2017

Enjoy the thrill rides, live music and fireworks during the New Year's Eve celebration at Busch Gardens! Admission to the New Year's Eve celebration is included with a paid admission to the park.

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6 "Toast by the Coast" New Year's Eve Party

Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

Looking for a fancy soiree? Head to TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach for their annual gala hosted in the Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy an open bar, an extensive gourmet hors d'oeuvres buffet, and dancing to live music from Motel Funk from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Champagne & noise makers will take center stage at midnight!

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7 Swingin' in the New Year

Dec. 31, 2017

Dance your way into the new year at the Coliseum St. Pete during this all-ages event with music by UK swing sensations, The Jive Aces. Includes a countdown to midnight and a balloon drop, party favors and noisemakers, chocolates, prize giveaways and a cash bar. There is also a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, so dress to impress! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with a swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 p.m., the party continues until 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 before Dec 10 or $35 after Dec 10. 

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8 New Year’s Eve Party at Shephard’s

Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

One of the hottest spots on Clearwater Beach wouldn't miss the opportunity to throw the best NYE Party around! Head to Shephards Beach Resort for live music and DJ, a balloon drop, dancing, party favors and a viewing of the ball drop on a 16-foot video screen; starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $35. 

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9 Grand Glow NYE 2018 - Ocean Hai Dinner

Dec. 31, 2017

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Stop by Ocean Hai for a delicious prix fixe dinner sure to delight! 

Dine at 5:30, 6:30 - $97.00 per person

Dine at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 - $125.00 per person*

*Includes NYE Party On The Pool Deck

FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 727-281-9544

100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

View the Menu here.

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10 New Year's Eve 2018 Bad Prom

Dec. 31, 2017

Ring in 2018 bad prom style at Mastry's Brewing Co! Ladies get out those old dresses and men dig out those cumberbuns because this will be a night to remember! Enjoy new beers on tap, food from PH & Jelly Deli, and music by DJ Fisher The Man. Visit their Facebook event for more information. 

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