New Year’s Eve 2023 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, 2022 safely and in style
What another interest year and here we are planning for New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2022. 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 2023.
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Join TradeWinds on New Year’s Eve to party the year away with your toes in the sand and champagne in your hand! Tickets are on sale now for our Toast by the Coast New Year’s Eve Party. Tickets are limited and sell quickly! Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the ending hours of 2022 with a full open liquor bar and an extensive hors d’oeuvres buffet, chef’s carving station, pasta bar, and a decadent dessert table. Groove the night away with DJ Lorenzo as he plays a decade of dance hits including disco, soul, and rock n’ roll. Make sure to capture your ending 2022 memories at the photo booth before you ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and possibly a kiss!
Saturday, December 31, 8pm to 1am
A night of celebration awaits this New Year’s Eve as the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach takes you into the lost city of Atlantis. This New Year’s Eve the depths come to life with live entertainment from Tampa Bay’s own “The Black Honkeys”. Let the Sirens lure you in with live music, grand glow food stations, and deep dive bars. This event will feature tiered tickets offering the experience of your choosing.
Tickets start at $75 per person.
2023 NYE Events:
New Year’s Eve Events in Downtown Tampa
8pm – midnight
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.
This elegant fete will take place in the grand ballroom of the former 100-year-old National Exchange Bank. Festivities include dancing, live music, burlesque performances, and a midnight champagne toast. There will also be an assortment of hors-d’oeuvres, crudité, canapes, accoutrements, and more specialty items by the Gin Joint’s renown Head Chef, Maria Sierra. A signature welcome cocktail is also included, additional drinks will be available for purchase. Reservations are required and a casual chic, well-tailored attire dress code will be enforced. 21+ only. $125 per person; $125 at the door if available.
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.
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
Ybor City: 2022 Tampa Improv New Year’s Eve Show
Show begins at 9:45pm
Kick off New Year’s Eve with a comedy show featuring special guest Arnez J. The NYE add on package includes party favors plus a champagne toast at midnight. $37-$222 for table. Add-on NYE package $30/person (must be purchased separately in addition to tickets).
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 Year’s 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.
ReliaQuest Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
Parade begins at 5:30pm
Eclectic Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the ReliaQest Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade and a pep rally (formerly Outback Bowl). 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.
This FREE annual neighborhood NYE party will include live entertainment from DJ CUB beginning at 9pm along with a complimentary hot dog bar! There will be a midnight champagne toast, champagne bottle specials, party favors, and more. There’s no cover and no dress code. FREE admission.
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.
Ybor City Tampa: Club Prana New Year’s Eve 2022
Doors open at 8pm
Club Prana is ringing in the New Year with an incredible masquerade ball! 2023 Balloon Drop, champagne toast, table reservations and more! $40-75 per person.
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. $210 per person.
Tampa: New Year’s Eve at The Blind Goat
8pm – 3am
This annual NYE party includes live music, unlimited dinner buffet, open bar (including top shelf) all night long and a midnight champagne toast. $85 – $145 per person.
Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar & Events Venue is inviting locals and guests to bid farewell to 2022 and toast the beginning of a brighter 2023 at the most anticipated New Year’s Eve party in Tampa Bay. The NYE rooftop bash will take place on the 7th floor of the dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa. Tickets start at $160 for general admission with the basic bar package and $260 with premium bar package for six hours. For the ultimate VIP experience, including open bar, buffet with chef carving station, and passed small bites in a private room with dance floor, guests can purchase tickets at $375 per person.
The Aloft and Element hotel is offering a special overnight package for guests who prefer to skip the ride home and spend the night. The package starts at just $850 (for the premium bar package) or $1,060 (for the VIP bar package), and includes event admission for two, a guest room for one night, and late check-out. Tickets can be purchased here. (Must be 21 years of age or older.)
WTR Pool in Tampa is ringing in the new year with an epic bash hosted by celebrity guests, Brody Jenner and Devin Lucien. The party will feature live entertainment from internationally known DJ 3LAU, fireworks on the bay, cabana & table specials, and more. Admission starts at $25 per person (for pier side only – no pool access) and includes views of the fireworks and music. General admission is $55 and VIP admission is $75.
St. Petersburg & Clearwater New Year’s Eve Parties
NYE on The Pier
This free event at Spa Beach Park is open to the public and full of fun for all friends and family. NYE on the Pier will feature DJs, food trucks, bars and more.
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. $99.95 (plus tax) per person.
St. Pete: New Year’s Eve at Flute & Dram
5pm – 2am
Head to Flute & Dram for a NYE bash featuring live music from 5pm-2am with Chris Francisco at 5pm and Good Luck Kings at 9pm. Guests can also enjoy bottle and drink specials.
Join the largest party on Clearwater Beach with an amazing fireworks show, DJs, bands, and more! $45 through December 25, $50 from December 26-30.
St. Pete: Pier Teaki’s New Year’s Eve Luau Party 2023
Beginning at 8pm
St Pete Pier’s premier rooftop destination, Pier Teaki will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Luau Party featuring live entertainment, drink specials, and party favors. Tickets are $20 per person at the door. For VIP reservations call 727-317-2848.
St. Pete: Enchanted Forest at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight
Ring in 2023 at the Birchwood during an Enchanted party in the Grand Ballroom and at the rooftop bar, Birchwood Canopy, 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.
Cruise into 2023 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 champagne toast at midnight, party favors AND full premium open bar throughout the cruise! $196.95 per person. Boarding begins at 8pm and sets sail at 8:30pm.
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 – 11:45 pm to capture you and your friends enjoying the end of 2022. Champagne and Balloon drop at midnight! Adults 21 and over. Cocktail attire, jacket is optional for men. $186.92 per person.
Say goodbye to 2022 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.
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
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Don in the alluring and vibrant, Gatsby-inspired Lobby Bar! Enjoy ringing in 2023 with a night of dancing and live entertainment. Doors open at 9pm with entertainment beginning at 10pm. The 21+ event will have limited bottle service packages available.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 IN THE THEME PARKS
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
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. 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.
- 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” – 9PM, Fantasmic! 8PM and 9:30PM
Disney Restaurants with Fireworks Views (reservations required)
- California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary
- Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian
- Toledo at Disney’s Coronado Springs
- Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Copa at Four Seasons Walt Disney World
- iLume at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek
- Stir Lounge at Swan Reserve (not rooftop, but has decent EPCOT views)
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.
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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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