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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Last updated October 7, 2021

2022 NYE Events:

Downtown Tampa

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.


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.

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.

St. Petersburg & Clearwater

St. Pete: First Night St. Pete 2022
Exact time TBA

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. Performers, times, and tickets are in the works now to be announced soon.

NYE Events TBD for 2022

The following NYE events have not yet been announced for 2022. We will update this post as details become available. For now, we have included info from last year's NYE celebrations to ring in 2021.

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

Ring in the New Year with a decadent four-course prix fixe dinner at Steelbach. Menu and details TBA.

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

Armature Works' annual NYE celebration typically features a riverfront concert plus views of the best fireworks display in the city with downtown Tampa in the background. Details TBA for 2022.

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

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

This year will mark Bizzou Brasserie's 6th Annual NYE celebration. Expect live entertainment, indoor and outdoor bars, a Champagne fountain, Times Square ball drop viewing and more. Details TBA for 2022.

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

Details TBA for 2022.

M. Bird New Year's Eve 2022
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. Details TBA for 2022.

Image credit: M. Bird

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. Details TBA for 2022.

Jackson's Bistro New Year's Eve 2022 Celebration
9pm – 2:30am

Tickets and details TBA.

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! Tickets and details TBA.

Tampa NYE Pirate Water Taxi
Image credit: Pirate Water Taxi

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

Kick off New Year's Eve with a dinner service beginning at 5pm, followed by the comedy show. Tickets and details TBA.

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

Ring in 2022 with a classic Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe's Tampa on Rocky Point. This annual Beach Bash typically includes two stages with live music. Details TBA.

Ybor City Tampa: Club Prana New Years Eve 2022
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. Details TBA for 2022.

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 2022 Soiree
8pm – 1am

Last year's celebration included live burlesque performances, a delicious carving station, passed hors d'oeuvres, specialty prohibition cocktails, a premium open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Details TBA for 2022.

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

This annual NYE party typically includes live music, unlimited food, open bar all night long and a midnight champagne toast. Details TBA for 2022.

Pied Piper's NYE 2022
9pm – 2:30am

Annual NYE event hosted at WTR at The Godfrey Hotel on the Causeway. Details TBA for 2022.

South Tampa: Datz's Annual New Year's Day Pajama Brunch
January 1, 2022

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. Details TBA for 2022.

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, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. Details TBA.

Image credit: Flute & Dram

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

TBA for 2022.

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

TBA for 2022.

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

TBA for 2022.

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

TBA for 2022.

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. TBA for 2022.

Photo credit: Canopy at Birchwood

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

Cruise into 2022 aboard Clearwater Beach's Starlite Majesty on NYE. Details TBA for 2022.

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 evening includes entertainment and a traditional Scottish Hogmanay meal. Details TBA for 2022.

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

Details TBA for 2022.

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

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Don! Details TBA for 2022.

Lobby Bar at The Don CeSar

More TBD NYE Events:

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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