The Best New Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay Clearwater St Pete

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New Year’s Eve 2022 NYE Guide

Everything you need to know for the BEST New Year’s Eve in Tampa Clearwater St. Pete!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2021 safely and in style

It often felt like 2021 might never end, but here we are planning for New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2021. We’re ready to go with updated plans, parties and events for a Clearwater New Year’s Celebration, or a Tampa New Year’s or St. Pete New Year’s Eve. This guide to New Year’s events listed below is being continually updated as information is available to bring you the best events in the bay for NYE 2022.

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2022 NYE Events:

New Year’s Eve Events in Downtown Tampa

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Steelbach
5pm – 1am

Ring in the New Year with a decadent four-course prix fixe dinner at Steelbach. $109 per person; optional wine pairings available for an additional $59 – $109 per person.

Downtown Tampa: 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.

Image credit: M. Bird

The Vault presents New Year’s Eve Crystal Ball
9pm – 1am

This elegant fete will take place in the grand ballroom of the former 100-year-old National Exchange Bank. Festivities include personal tarot readings, dancing, live music, burlesque performances, and a midnight champagne toast. There will also be an assortment of d’oeuvres, crudité, canapes, accoutrements, and more specialty items by the Gin Joint’s renown Head Chef, Maria Sierra. A signature welcome cocktail and aperitif is also included. Reservations are required and a casual chic, well-tailored attire dress code will be enforced. 21+ only. $100 per person; $125 at the door if available.

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.

Ybor City: Tampa Improv New Years Eve Show
Show begins at 9:45pm

Kick off New Year’s Eve with a comedy show featuring special guest Karlous Miller. The NYE add on package includes party favors plus a champagne toast at midnight. $84 – $208 for table. Add-on NYE package $13/person (must be purchased separately in addition to tickets).

Downtown Tampa: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
10pm – 1am

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.

Tampa NYE Pirate Water Taxi
Image credit: Pirate Water Taxi

Tampa

Epicurean Hotel New Year’s Eve
Beginning at 5pm

Celebrate at Epicurean Hotel with a special four-course pre-fixe menu at Elevage (available to-go or dine in) available from 5-10pm. The Elevage Lounge will be open until 1am, along with EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Bar. Reservations can be made by calling 813-999-8726. Dinner prices vary depending on entree selection.

Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
Parade begins at 5:30pm

Eclectic Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade and a pep rally. The parade will feature floats and marching bands including the two college bands! The Pep Rally features a battle of the bands and cheerleaders from both universities. The Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs along 7th Avenue.

Independent Annual New Years Eve Bash: Funk N’ Soul Edition!
6pm – 2am

This FREE annual neighborhood NYE party will include live entertainment from DJ Bishop D’Guruve playing Funk N’ Soul beginning at 9pm, midnight champagne toast, Champagne bottle specials, party favors and more. There’s no cover and no dress code. FREE 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.

Ybor City Tampa: Club Prana New Years Eve 2022
Doors open at 7pm

Club Prana is ringing in the New Year with an incredible masquerade ball! $2022 Balloon Drop, champagne toast, table reservations and more! $40 – $60 per person.

South Tampa: Ciro’s New Year’s Eve 2022 Soiree
8pm – 1am

Guests will enjoy live burlesque performances, a delicious carving station, passed hors d’oeuvres, specialty prohibition cocktails, a premium open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. $175 per person.

Image credit: Ciro’s

Willa’s NYE Celebration
8pm – 1am

Willa’s will be transformed into a spectacular discotheque with delicious bites and drinks and magical surprises at every hour. Highlights include live entertainment including DJ Flaco, a magician, a photobooth and a special midnight surprise; premium liquor, wine and complimentary champagne toast at midnight; canapés served throughout the evening; cakes, cookies and more sweet treats, including a crouquembouche tower; sparkling wine to toast the new year; and NYE party favors. $125 per person and up.

Tampa: New Year’s Eve at The Blind Goat
8pm – 3am

This annual NYE party includes live music, unlimited food, open bar all night long and a midnight champagne toast. $85 – $135 per person.

Midtown Tampa: Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar NYE 2022 The Black Tie Affair
Event begins at 8pm

Formal, black-tie New Year’s Eve party at Tampa’s premiere rooftop bar and lounge with 360° views of downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Each ticket includes a welcome Heineken beer or white rose sangria upon arrival; access to a 5-hour premium open bar featuring Ketel One; passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 to 11 p.m.; complimentary champagne midnight toast; photo booth access; two DJs and live music featuring Shevonne and The Force. $159 and up.

St. Petersburg & Clearwater New Year’s Eve Parties

St. Pete: 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. Button packages are $12 – $20 with VIP options available.

Dunedin: NYE Dinner at Bon Appétit
4pm – 9pm

Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner including a complimentary glass of house champagne and a four-course dinner. Reservations required; call 727-733-2151. $95 (plus tax) per person.

St. Pete: NYE 2022 at St. Pete Pier
4pm – midnight

Celebrate NYE 2022 on the St Pete Pier with a variety of events and activities. The ice skating rink at Winter Beach will have extended hours until 1am, plus a special midnight skate with a front row seat of the First Night Fireworks Show. Other activities include midnight First Night fireworks show viewing, live DJ beginning at 8pm, food trucks and more. FREE admission; ice skating tickets are $17 per person.

St. Pete: Spitfire’s NYE Extravaganza
6pm – 2am

Spend your final moments of the year at Spitfire and laugh in the new year with the best comedians in Tampa Bay! There will be multiple comedy shows throughout the evening along with drink specials and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $15 per show or $60 for an all-night pass.

St. Pete: New Year’s Eve at Flute & Dram
6pm – 2am

Head to Flute & Dram for a NYE bash featuring live music from 6-9pm and DJ entertainment from 9:30pm-2am, plus bottle and drink specials.

Image credit: Flute & Dram

Clearwater: Rooftop NYE at The Karol Hotel
7pm – 1am

Ring in the New Year on the rooftop with 8 courses of food & wine pairings and a champagne toast at midnight! $225 per person plus tax and gratuity.

St. Pete: Pier Teaki’s New Year’s Eve Luau Party
Beginning at 8pm

St Pete Pier’s premier rooftop destination, Pier Teaki will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Luau Party featuring DJ Mask Off and DJ 808. Tickets include leis, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. $75 per person at the door; no presold tickets.

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.

Clearwater Beach: Starlite Majesty New Years Dinner Cruise
8pm – 12:30am

Cruise into 2022 aboard Clearwater Beach’s Starlite Majesty on NYE. This extra special cruise includes your cruise admission, dinner service with house appetizers, house salad, your choice of entree (selected once you are on board), house dessert, coffee & tea service, a champange toast at midnight, party favors AND full premium open bar throughout the cruise! $189.25 per person.

St. Pete Beach: Toast by the Coast New Year’s Eve Party
8pm – 1am

Ring in the New Year at TradeWinds Island Resorts. Dance the night away with live music by Motel Funk and Friends featuring R&B, Soul and Rock n’Roll. Ticket price is all -inclusive and includes an all-you-can-eat chef’s carvery and pasta bar, hors d’oeuvres, coffee and dessert table and a full liquor open bar! Hit the photobooth from 8:45 – 11:45 pm to capture you and your friends enjoying the end of 2021. Champagne and Balloon drop at midnight! Adults 21 and over. Cocktail attire, jacket is optional for men. $200 per person.

Dunedin: Hogmanay Party at Scottish Cultural Center
8pm – 1am

Say goodbye to 2021 and bring in the New Year with good food, good music and good friends! The ticket price includes a catered dinner, party favors, as well as the music and a champagne toast at midnight. $65 per person.

Safety Harbor: NYE 2022 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
8:30pm – 12:30am

All-inclusive NYE party complete with welcome bubbles, hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, gourmet dessert bar, 2-hour open bar from 8:30-10:30pm, live music, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. $249 per person.

St. Pete: New Years Eve Open Bar Party at MacDinton’s
9pm – 11pm

This exclusive open bar package includes premium Bacardi open bar, prizes and giveaways, DJ all night, complimentary champagne toast, and skip the line access. $50 – $75 per person.

Clearwater Beach: Grand Glow Bubbles and Bourbon NYE
9pm – 12:30am

Welcome 2022 in a grand way with Bubbles and Bourbon at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. This outdoor event will feature live entertainment, a full range of beverage selections, and a variety of food stations. Multiple ticket options are available.

Image credit: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

St. Pete: New Years Eve Party at the Yard of Ale St. Pete
Beginning at 9pm

This year’s NYE celebration includes live music, DJs, games, a resolution wall, and complimentary champagne toast. FREE admission until 11pm.

St. Pete Beach: 2022 Don CeSar New Year’s Eve Celebration!
9pm – 1am

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Don in the alluring and vibrant, Gatsby-inspired Lobby Bar! Enjoy ringing in 2022 with a night of dancing and live entertainment featuring DJ Coro. Doors open at 9pm with entertainment beginning at 10pm. $50 per person and up.

St. Pete: Crafty Squirrel’s New Year’s Eve Party
11pm

This year’s party features a disco theme with a live DJ and midnight balloon drop. $10 cover per person.


NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022 IN THE THEME PARKS

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 in Gwazi Park after the park-wide countdown. This NYE Celebration is included with theme park admission. Exact details for NYE are TBD, but Christmas Town dates for 2021 are November 12 – January 2, 2022.

Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve

Walt Disney World has two fireworks shows at two of its theme parks. Disney Enchantment and Harmonious are scheduled for much earlier than normal that day. So, it stands to reason Disney will have an additional New Year’s Eve fireworks show that night. EPCOT tends to have a party environment during New Year’s Eve with dance parties and DJs in many of the World Showcase pavilions, and hats and horns being distributed to guests in the evening.

Important note: Walt Disney World requires a park pass reservation for all of its theme parks. Magic Kingdom and EPCOT will most likely book to capacity. Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando do not require reservations, but parking and the parks themselves can reach capacity. It is best to head to any theme park on any big holiday as early as possible and plan to spend your whole day, and night, there.

FIREWORKS SCHEDULE:

  • Magic Kingdom Fireworks “Disney Enchantment” – 6:30 PM
  • Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks at Magic Kingdom 11:50 pm
  • Important note, this same schedule applies to December 30th, giving guests a chance to celebrate the new year a day early
  • Electrical Water Pageant on Seven Seas Lagoon near Magic Kingdom – 8:25 PM to 10:30 PM
  • EPCOT Fireworks “Harmonious” – 6:30 PM
  • New Year’s countdown fireworks at EPCOT will be shown starting at 11:54PM
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios “Wonderful World of Animation” – currently not scheduled.

 

Disney Restaurants with Fireworks Views (reservations required)

Universal Orlando New Year’s Eve

Universal Cinematic Spectacular – performance time TBD
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Hard Rock Live

SeaWorld Orlando New Year’s Eve

Fireworks start close to midnight with a grand finale ringing in 2022 right at midnight. SeaWorld for New Year’s Eve is a top pick for date night because they are the only theme park that offers reserved seating for their fireworks. Purchase the New Year’s Eve Reserved Show Seating and get reserved seating to the Winter Wonderland skate show, then stay in your seats for the New Year’s Eve fireworks.


Keep checking back – more Tampa New Year’s Eve events, Clearwater New Year’s Eve events, and St Pete New Year’s Eve events will be posted through December 31.

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Feature image credit: Armature Works


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