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 2016!
1 Light It Up! NYE Fireworks on Clearwater Beach
Thursday, December 31, 2015
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.
Join the fun at First Night St. Petersburg's 23nd 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
Say "Bon Voyage" to 2015 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!
Join the party at The Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach! The celebration will kick-off with Happy Hour from 4 - 7 p.m. complimented by live entertainment from Donnie O'Neil and a beautiful sunset over the gulf. Dine on delicious seafood specialties as the party continues with music from Spencer Road. Everyone will raise a glass at midnight with a champagne toast to ring in the New Year.
Imbibe, Devour, Revel! Spend your NYE at this local brewery located at John's Pass on Madeira Beach. IMBIBE in fresh craft brews, ciders, meads, sangria and wine all made on-site. DEVOUR chef prepared delicacies off the new Brew Pub Restaurant menu. REVEL to the sounds of "Downstairs Mix Up" lead by Resinated frontman Kenny Mullins. With two ticket options you can celebrate as much or as little as you like. Find pricing details and more at madbeachbrewing.com
8 SOJA with Special Guest Collie Buddz at Jannus Live
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Kick off the New Year with a live show featuring an explosion of energy and positivity. Originally from the D.C. area, the Grammy-nominated artist's music is a blend of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. An all ages concert at one of St. Petersburg's premiere music venues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Find additional info and tickets at jannuslive.com
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!
Ring in the New Year with the best view on Clearwater Beach! Celebrate at Jimmy's Crow's Nest, which is the 10th floor rooftop bar at Pier House 60. Dance the night away as D.J. Gruden spins your favorite hits and toast to new beginnings with complimentary champagne at midnight, plus free party hats & noise makers. The party starts at 8 p.m. $20 cover charge.
Dance your way into the new year at this all-ages event with music by Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88's Band. 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.; 9 p.m. $30; Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg
One of the hottest spots on Clearwater Beach wouldn't miss the opportunity to throw the best NYE Party around! 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. $25 to $35; Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater
Presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Club, dress in your best completely white outfit and get ready to dance the night away poolside at the Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Pete. This celebration includes party favors, DJ music, a champagne toast, food, dancing, a ball drop and more. The white party starts at 9 p.m. $100 to $110; Hollander Hotel, 421 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg
This annual event will include a five course pre-fixe dinner at Marchand's Bar & Grill with jazz, R&B and latin style entertainment by Nalisio Band. This event will also mark The Vinoy's 90-year anniversary! The event will run from 8pm-1am. Tickets are $150 per person. You can make your reservation by calling (727) 824.8072. Click here to make reservations online. Marchand's Grill at The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue NE.