Make a date night out of the Tampa Bay area’s New Year’s events! Counting down to the new year, getting that midnight kiss, and watching fireworks together is the perfect way to start your new year off right. So, here are a few places where you can go to celebrate and see fireworks.

Want to celebrate NYE with some great parties and events? Here’s our list of Top Bay Area NYE Parties!


12/31 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, some events may be cancelled or adjusted. Please check websites or call for before heading out to learn more about weather-related adjustments and refund policies.


Tampa NYE Fireworks

2023 New Year’s Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens
6pm – 1am

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family and indulge in some excitement at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Explore all of your Christmas Town favorites, enjoy thrill rides in the dark and catch the fireworks show with a fantastic soundtrack to ring in 2024!
Included with theme park admission


New Year’s Eve Countdown Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe’s Tampa
7pm – 12:30am

Details coming soon.


Armature Works New Year’s Eve 2024


This 5th annual event will feature bigger and better fireworks, multiple photo ops throughout the property, popup bars, and more. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.


M. Bird New Year’s Eve 2024
8pm – 2am

Details coming soon.

Image credit: M. Bird

American Social NYE 2023: A Tribute to The Jordan Year
9pm – 2am

2023 Details coming soon

American Social Tampa’s waterfront location makes it a prime viewing spot for downtown Tampa’s midnight fireworks show. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast, select open bar from 9pm-1am, passed hors d’oeuvres, and three DJs inside and outside.
$165-265 per person.


Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve Bubbles & Bow Ties 2024

Tickets to this NYE celebration include prime viewing for Tampa’s midnight fireworks show, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, multiple party areas with Tampa DJs, special entertainment appearances, 360 Photo Booth, party favors and more. VIP options available. Semi-formal attire required. $75-$300.


Downtown Tampa: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
10pm – 12:30am

2023 details coming soon

Say “Bon Voyage” to 2023 on a Yacht StarShip New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! This all-inclusive festive cruise is the best way to celebrate NYE on the water. tickets include a 2-hour cruise (with 30 minutes dockside afterward), open premium bar, hand passed hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, carving stations, hand passed desserts, party favors, DJ entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight.
$149.95 per person. (21+ only)


Downtown Tampa: Pirate Water Taxi New Years Fireworks Cruise
11:30pm – 12:30am

Bring in the New Year on the water with a front row seat on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! Ring in the New Year on the water with a front row seat to downtown Tampa’s fireworks on Pirate Water Taxi’s New Year’s Eve Cruise! This 1-hour cruise includes a complimentary champagne toast, party favors and prime viewing of the fireworks. All ages welcome, but you must be 21+ with valid ID to drink.
$69.95 per person and up.


St. Pete & Clearwater NYE Fireworks


Gather at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach on New Year’s Eve for a night of glamour and intrigue. Dress to impress and prepare for an unforgettable evening of shaken, not stirred cocktails, thrilling games of chance, and live music from Tampa Bay’s own The Black Honkeys. Welcome 2024 with style, sophistication, and a touch of Bond-worthy class. Doors open at 8pm.

Ticket Information

  • Golden Eye Table | $1,250++
    Includes 10 admission tickets, 2 champagne bottles, 2 drink tickets per guest, table near the band, party favors, casino games, champagne toast at midnight, access to moon maker cuisine spread, light bites and apps
  • Secret Agent Admission | $115++
    Includes admission for one to the venue, two drink tickets, party favors, casino games, champagne toast at midnight, access to moon maker cuisine spread, light bites and apps
    *Food will be available until 11:00pm and desert will be available until 11:45pm.


Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve 2024

Head to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa to ring in 2024 Winter style! Tickets include welcome champagne, gourmet hors d’oeuvre flight, dinner buffet, gourmet dessert bar, 3-hour open gold bar, live band, champagne toast at midnight, professional photographer, and more! 21+ only
$259 per person


Hotel Haya’s Glamourous Groove’s NYE 2024

Prepare to dance the night away with live performances by DJ Mark Anthony and the sensational Florida-based artist DJ Lolo Mayhew. The evening promises more than just musical performances, with captivating contortionist acts by Aerial Dragons Entertainment,  mesmerizing Go-Go Dancers from Vyb Dance Company, tantalizing cocktails, and sumptuous cuisine at the property’s award-winning restaurant,  Flor Fina. As the clock strikes midnight, guests will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the new year. $25+


City of St. Petersburg’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show
12am to 12:20am

2023 details coming soon

Celebrate the start of 2024 in St. Pete with a spectacular firework show. The roughly 20-minute show will launch from Vinoy Park and will be visible along St. Pete’s downtown waterfront parks. Visit here for parking info.


St. Pete: Enchanted Forest at The Canopy at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight

2023 details coming soon

Ring in 2024 at The Canopy at the Birchwood during an Enchanted Rooftop party featuring a cocktail style reception, open bar, gourmet food stations, a live band, DJ, midnight champagne toast, and enchanting view of downtown St. Pete Fireworks.
$185 per person.


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