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 2018! 

1 Light It Up! NYE Fireworks on Clearwater Beach

NYE fireworks clearwater beach
Monday, December 31, 2018

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

First Night St. Pete
Monday, December 31, 2018

Join the fun at First Night St. Pete's Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts. One of the most anticipated 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 New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise
Monday, December 31, 2018

Say "Bon Voyage" to 2018 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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4 New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens

New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens
Monday, December 31, 2018

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

Monday, December 31, 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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6 Swingin' in the New Year

Swingin' in the New Year
Monday, December 31, 2018

Dance your way into the new year at the Coliseum St. Pete during this all-ages event with live music featuring Gloria West & the Gents. Includes a countdown to midnight and a balloon drop, 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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7 New Year’s Eve Party at Shephard’s

New Year’s Eve Party at Shephard’s
Monday, December 31, 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, dancing, Salt Tequila Bar, party favors and a viewing of the ball drop on a 16-foot video screen; starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. 

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8 New Year’s Eve Grand Glow Funk Party

New Year’s Eve Grand Glow Funk Party
Monday, December 31, 2018

Get funky on New Year's Eve, poolside at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach! For $65, you'll receive two drink tickets, light bites, live music by The Black Honkeys and a champagne toast to ring in 2019. Kids pricing & VIP tickets are also available. Party starts at 8:30 p.m. 

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9 New Year’s Eve at the MFA

New Year’s Eve at the MFA
Monday, December 31, 2018

Ring in 2019 surrounded by fine art while overlooking the beautiful waterfront of downtown St. Pete at the Museum of Fine Arts. Choose from the all-inclusive ticket which includes a special seated dinner from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and open bar with a piano bar performance, or just get the party ticket for light bites, an open bar and live music all night, starting at 9:30 p.m. Buy your tickets online today to reserve your spot. 

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10 New Year’s Eve Grand Tasting

New Year’s Eve Grand Tasting
Monday, December 31, 2018

FarmTable Cucina is serving up the most delicious end to 2018. Enjoy a multi-course dinner in their private tasting room, featuring farm to table dishes. Dinner will begin 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $75 per person. 

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11 New Year’s Eve with The Hip Abduction and Passafire

New Year’s Eve with The Hip Abduction and Passafire
Monday, December 31, 2018

Jam out on the last night of 2018 with The Hip Abduction and Passafire, performing at Jannus LIVE! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Gate opens at 8 p.m. 

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12 Rock N’ Play Masquerade Bash

Rock N’ Play Masquerade Bash
Monday, December 31, 2018

Rock out with the Tampa Bay Beach Bum's at the Bilmar Beach Resort during their 3rd annual NYE bash; featuring a multilevel indoor/outdoor party with live music, drinks & apps, volleyball games, party favors & a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase your tickets today for the biggest New Year's Beach Volleyball event in the country! The fun starts at 7 p.m. 

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