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
2022 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 2023!
Included with theme park admission
New Year’s Eve Countdown Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe’s Tampa
7pm – 12:30am
Ring in 2023 with a classic Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe’s Tampa on Rocky Point. This annual Beach Bash includes two stages with live music, complimentary champagne toast, midnight fireworks, ball drop, party favors and more. A reserved Palapa Package is available for parties of 6.
$25 per person in advance; $30 at the door and day of.
Armature Works New Years Eve 2023 at Midnight
8pm – 12:30am
This 5th annual event will feature bigger and better fireworks, multiple photo ops throughout the property, popup bars, and more. There will also be two new VIP experiences, each airing a different vibe – Posh Party on The Pier or Champagne Showers on the West Lawn. At Posh Party, guests can expect dreamy lounge furniture, sweeping floral photo ops, complimentary cocktails and more. At Champagne Showers, guests can experience a photo booth, custom wrapped Snoop Dog/19 Crimes Coupe De Ville photo op, henna tattoo artist, and more. $75-$1700.
M. Bird New Year’s Eve 2023
8pm – 2am
Enjoy rooftop views of the city’s most elaborate fireworks display, a live set by DJ Brian Ferrito and a champagne toast at midnight. 21+ only.
$75 per person. Table reservations are available.
American Social NYE 2023: A Tribute to The Jordan Year
9pm – 2am
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 2023 Black and White Ball
9pm – 2:30am
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, party favors and more. VIP options available. $50-$175
Downtown Tampa: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
10pm – 12:30am
Say “Bon Voyage” to 2022 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
Havana Nights New Year’s Eve 2023
Head to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa to ring in 2023 Havana style! Tickets include welcome champagne, gourmet hors d’oeuvre flight, dinner buffet, gourmet dessert bar, 4-hour open gold bar, live band, champagne toast at midnight, professional photographer, and more! 21+ only
$259 per person/$2499 for a table of 10
City of St. Petersburg’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show
12am to 12:20am
Celebrate the start of 2023 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
Ring in 2023 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.
Looking for more holiday ideas?
- Here’s the 411 on great Holiday Events in Tampa Clearwater & St Pete
- Celebrating NYE in Orlando? Check out Orlando Date Night Guide’s NYE Events Guide!
- Related: The Ultimate Gasparilla Guide 2023
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