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

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New Year's Eve 2021 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, 2020 safely and in style

It often felt like 2020 might never end, but here we are planning for New Year's Eve on December 31, 2020. 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 2021.

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Last updated December 23, 2020


2021 NYE Events:

Downtown Tampa

New Year's Eve Dinner at Steelbach
5pm – midnight

Ring in the New Year with a decadent four-course prix fixe dinner at Steelbach. An additional wine pairing and à la carte menu will also be available. Call for reservations: 813-693-5478. $85/person.

Downtown Tampa: Armature Works New Year’s Eve 2021
8pm – midnight

Armature Works' annual NYE celebration is back with safety protocols in place. This year's event is entirely outdoors and will feature a riverfront concert plus views of the best fireworks display in the city with downtown Tampa in the background. Limited capacity and masks are required. You must show a ticket for entry. Order drinks from satellite bars or from vendors inside Armature Works which will be open until 1am. VIP tickets are extremely limited and include seating, a private bar and restroom, complimentary champagne toast, an Uber ride pass and more. GA $20, VIP $75.

Tampa Bay events - NYE fireworks at Armature Works
Image credit: Armature Works

Midnight Mask-erade at Bizzou Brasserie
8pm – 1am

Join Bizzou Brasserie's 5th Annual NYE celebration with enhanced safety protocols. Masks are required for entry and tickets include live entertainment (exhilarating fire acts, an outdoor DJ and an indoor band), access to the bars inside and outside on the patio at Bizou Brasserie, indoor Champagne fountain beginning at 10pm, Times Square ball drop viewing on outdoor patio and an indoor photo booth. Limited outdoor VIP table packages available. GA $25, VIP $350.

Prince Themed New Years Eve at La La's Sangria Bar
8pm – 3am

Guests ringing in the New Year can anticipate a champagne toast at midnight and watching the celebration on their 11 TV’s as an hourly reason to toast to friends abroad, as the shift to 2021 makes its way around the world. No cover charge. Call 813-460-4522 for info on reserved table packages, bottle service or open bar packages.

Chill Year’s Eve on The Riverwalk
9pm – midnight

Join Tampa Total Request Live (TTRL) hosts Zachary Hines and Roxanne Gallo at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts as they usher in the New Year with the help of singer-songwriters Ari Chi, His Hem and Rebekah Pulley and comedian Steve Miller at this safe and responsible alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve parties. Seating opens at 9pm; concert begins at 10pm. $30 for a table for two, $45 for a table for 3 and $60 for a table for four.

M. Bird New Year's Eve 2021
9pm – 1am

Enjoy rooftop views of the most elaborate fireworks display in the city, a live DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 21+ only. $25 at the door.

Image credit: M. Bird

American Social New Years Eve 2021
9pm – 2am

American Social Tampa's waterfront location makes it a prime viewing spot for downtown Tampa's midnight fireworks show. NYE 2021 at American Social features select open bar until 1am, prepackaged hors d'oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, and DJs indoors and outdoors. No Seating included unless you purchase a VIP table. $125-$200/person +fees.

Jackson's Bistro New Year's Eve 2021 Celebration
9pm – 2:30am

Purchase your tickets today for Jackson’s NYE Celebration before prices go up. All party-goers at Jackson’s New Year’s Eve party will receive a complimentary glass of champagne for NYE toasts! Includes: Prime views to watch Tampa’s largest midnight firework show, complimentary midnight Champagne toast & balloon drops, expanded outdoor waterfront party areas, live DJs and more. GA $45, VIP $100, VIP Open Bar $150 +fees.

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

Say “Bon Voyage” to 2020 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. Dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails at the premium open bar, and dance the night away under the stars. Yacht StarShip will also provide a champagne toast at midnight for guests to ring in the New Year with a fireworks show over the water. $99.95 plus tax/fee.

Downtown Tampa: Pirate Water Taxi New Years Fireworks Cruise
11:15pm – 12:15am

Bring in the New Year on the water with a front row seat on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! This 1-hour cruise includes a champagne toast, party favors and prime viewing of Downtown Tampa’s fireworks. All ages welcome, but you must be 21+ with valid ID to drink. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. $50 per adult.

Tampa NYE Pirate Water Taxi
Image credit: Pirate Water Taxi

Tampa

Ybor City: Tampa Improv New Years Eve Dinner Show
Dinner begins at 5pm, show at 7:16pm

Tony Roberts kicks off New Year's Eve with a dinner service beginning at 5pm, and the show starts at 7:16pm. Masks required except when eating or drinking. $166 for a table for two or $332 for a table for four. Tickets include dinner.

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. A separate reservation ($6.99 and up) is required for viewing the fireworks show to ensure physical distancing.

Rocky Point Tampa: New Years Eve Countdown Beach Bash
7pm – 1am

Ring in 2021 with a classic Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe's Tampa on Rocky Point. This annual Beach Bash includes two stages with live music: Shawn Scheller and the Contenders 9pm-1am (Inside Stage); FLYTE Band 9pm-1am (Beach Stage), a champagne toast at midnight, ball drop, fireworks show at midnight and more. Reserved palapa packages are available for 6 people. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Ybor City Tampa: Club Prana New Years Eve 2021
Doors open at 7pm

Champagne toasts, 5 floors of music and dancing, and a spectular rooftop sky bar with first class view of Tampa's New Year's Eve fireworks set Club Prana's NYE celebration apart. General admission and VIP tickets available, as well as bottle service and private rooftop cabanas. GA $60/couple, VIP $100/couple.

Tampa Ybor New Years Eve NYE
Club Prana's rooftop Skybar overlooking downtown Tampa's fireworks display

South Tampa: Ciro's New Year's Eve 2021 Soiree
8pm – 1am

Ring in the New Year with Burlesque and Bubbly at Ciro's! 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. $150.

Tampa: 5th Annual New Year's Eve Pajama Party
8pm – 1am

Sick and tired of all those dress to impress New Year's Eve parties? Ring in the new year in the comfort of your PJ's at Brew Bus Brewing's annual New Year's Eve Pajama Party. The name says it all! Just wear your most comfortable PJ's, have some drinks and watch the ball drop on the big screen. No reservations needed. FREE admission.

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

Time to dress to impress and put on those dancing shoes. This Tampa NYE event includes open bar all night long (including our top-shelf selections), unlimited dinner through 12:30am, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, music, dancing and TVs showing all of the NYE celebrations. Early bird tickets $75 before December 21, 2020, then price raises to $100.

Pied Piper's NYE 2021 with Carnage
9pm – 2:30am

Hosted at WTR at The Godfrey Hotel on the Causeway, this annual NYE event will feature DJ Carnage and a fireworks display this year. All ticket packages include entertainment, champagne toast, party favors and a midnight fireworks display. VIP packages available. GA $39.

South Tampa: Datz's Annual New Year's Day Pajama Brunch
January 1, 2021

Diners who may have had one too many glasses of champagne while watching the ball drop can come to Datz for brunch best footie pajama’s, pjs, sweats or loungewear the next morning to enjoy classic dishes like Datz Good Hash, Spiced Apple Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and more. In addition to their lineup of classic brunch cocktails, Datz will also serve up mocktails like the Cinny Bunny, Pombre or Fire & Ice — made with pomegranate juice, lime and habanero syrup topped with red pepper flakes — for any folks participating in Dry January this year.

St. Petersburg & Clearwater

St. Pete: New Year's Eve at Flute & Dram
4pm – 2am

Head to Flute & Dram for a NYE bash featuring cocktail specials, live music entertainment by Matt Weis & Boxcar Hollow, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. Masks are required indoors, while not seated. No standing room permitted. Table reservations are HIGHLY encouraged. To reserve, contact Bleu at (863) 529-2842. FREE Admission, $150 VIP package available.

Image credit: Flute & Dram

Clearwater: Rooftop NYE at The Karol Hotel
7pm – midnight

Vantage Rooftop Bar is inviting guests and locals alike to bid farewell to 2020 and toast the beginning of 2021 at “Rooftop New Year’s Eve,” a creative culinary celebration atop the 12-story Karol Hotel. This all-inclusive, limited ticket event includes passed hors d’oeuvres, five specialty dishes paired with wine, plus an intermezzo of mango sorbet, a cheese course, and butter cake for dessert. Tickets also include a champagne toast at midnight and fireworks on the bay, viewable from Vantage. Call (727) 273-7850 to purchase tickets. $195/adult. Guest rooms available beginning at $99.

St. Pete: New Years Eve Party at the Yard of Ale St. Pete
7pm – 3am

Logan Grant and The Show Ponies will be jamming out the old and bringing in the new. Plus, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. FREE admission.

St. Pete: New Years Eve Party at MacDinton's
7pm – 3am

Ready to get this year over with? Wave goodbye to 2020 with DJ Jamie Ferrera and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. FREE admission.

St. Pete: Bubbles & Bowties at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight

This limited capacity NYE bash will take place in The Birchwood Grand Ballroom. Enjoy dinner and dancing plus open bar, live entertainment, a midnight champagne toast and more. Tickets may be reserved by calling 727-317-2844 or emailing [email protected] $150/person.

St. Pete: NYE Bash at The Canopy at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight

Prefer to party at one of Tampa Bay's coolest rooftop bars? The Birchwood will also be hosting a special NYE party at The Canopy. Tickets include drink specials, a midnight champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment. Reservable VIP spaces (additional fee) are available by calling 727-317-2846 or emailing [email protected] $25/person – first come, first served basis.

Photo credit: Canopy at Birchwood

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

Cruise into 2021 aboard Clearwater Beach's Starlite Majesty on NYE. Four course dinner cruise with live entertainment and DJ music for dancing, full premium open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Seating limited, $190/person.

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

Say goodbye to 2020 and bring in the New Year with good food, good music and good friends! The evening includes entertainment from Cage O'Hanlon and a traditional Scottish Hogmanay meal (Steak Pie, mashed potatoes, turnips & carrots, green salad and Scottish trifle (sponge cake with custard and fruit) catered by Marguerites. Plus, champagne and shortbread at midnight! Join in this Scottish Ceilidh and sing along to Auld Lang Syne, Robert Burns popular year-end tune. Tickets will be limited to allow for social distancing, and masks will be required when you are away from your table. Tickets are $55.

St. Pete: Crafty Squirrel’s Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve Party
8pm – 3am

The Crafty Squirrel's Winter Wonderland NYE party will feature live DJ entertainment, Grey Goose + Bacardi drink specials, VIP packages, a champagne toast, and more. Table reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve, call (727) 898-4888. Masks required for entry. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

St. Pete: *VIRTUAL* First Night St. Petersburg 2021
VIRTUAL this year from 9pm-midnight

Join the fun at First Night St. Pete's Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts which is going virtual this year! With over 30 performers ranging from musicians, to dance, to aerial performances and interactive art, this event has something for everyone to enjoy. Ticket packages include all the great in-person highlights of First Night for your evening at home or with a small group of friends. $25 – $100 depending on package.

St. Pete Beach: 2021 Don CeSar New Year's Eve Celebration!
9pm – 1am

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Don in the newly renovated Lobby Bar! Enjoy ringing in 2021 with a night of dancing and live entertainment featuring DJ Coro and American Idol Contestant, Kayla Ember. Doors open at 9pm with entertainment beginning at 10pm. This party is 21+. Due to Pinellas County ordinances, you must be seated for food and beverage service. $75 and up.

Lobby Bar at The Don CeSar

One Eyed Jack NYE Neon Party at Monkey Bar
9:30pm – 1:30am

Come ring in the New Year and drink till you forget 2020 ever happened at The Monkey Bar. Come dressed in your brightest most outrageous neon colored attire. There will be drink specials all night, a New Years count down and toast, and live music by One Eyed Jack. FREE admission.

Canceled NYE Events

The following annual events will not be happening this year. We look forward to their return next year!

  • New Yarrgh's Eve Booty Drop
  • New Year's Eve Premiere at Aloft Tampa Downtown
  • Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade (get the latest updates here)
  • New Year's Eve Block Party at The Sail
  • NYE at MFA in St. Pete
  • Red Mesa Cantina's NYE Party *Note: While there is no official NYE party this year, all three levels of Red Mesa Cantina will be open on a first-come, first-served basis on New Year's Eve
  • Swingin' The New Year at St. Petersburg Coliseum
  • Light it Up Clearwater midnight fireworks

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

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