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 were 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!
Tampa NYE Fireworks
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 in Gwazi Park after the park-wide countdown.
Included with theme park admission
Rocky Point Tampa: New Years Eve Countdown Beach Bash
7pm – 12:30am
Ring in 2022 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.
$25 per person in advance; $30 at the door and day of.
Armature Works New Year’s Eve 2022
8pm – midnight
Armature Works’ annual NYE celebration features a riverfront concert plus views of the best fireworks display in the city with downtown Tampa in the background. VIP Packages are available to upgrade your experience.
FREE Admission; VIP packages $100 per person and up.
M. Bird New Year’s Eve 2022
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.
American Social New Years Eve 2022
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 DJs inside and outside.
$200 – $250 per person.
Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration
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, party favors and more. VIP options available.
$55 per person and up.
Say “Bon Voyage” to 2021 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 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.
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.
$49.95 per person and up.
St. Pete & Clearwater NYE Fireworks
First Night St. Pete 2022
Event begins at 4pm
Join the fun at First Night St. Pete’s Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts! Performers range from musicians to dance and aerial performances to interactive art. Two fireworks shows are planned – one at 8pm and the second at midnight. Fireworks viewing venues are North & South Straub Park – get there early to secure a good spot.
Button packages are $12 – $20 with VIP options available.
St. Pete: Glow Up Party at The Canopy at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight
Ring in 2022 at The Canopy at the Birchwood during a Glow Up party featuring the one and only DJ Max Grabel! Tickets include a champagne toast, drink specials, glow sticks, and fireworks viewing. $50 per person at the door only.
Looking for more holiday ideas?
- Check out our list of the top Bay Area NYE Parties for 2022
- 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!
- Valentine’s Day is around the corner – we’ve got you covered with our Guide to the Best Valentine’s Day Ever which will be updated soon
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