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Ring in 2020 with these New Year’s Eve events in Tampa Bay

Posted at 1:05 PM, Dec 24, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — TAMPA, Fla. — This year has flown by! Whether you’re celebrating New Year's Eve with a friends night out or a kid-friendly event, there are plenty of options to choose from around Tampa Bay.

Tuesday, December 31


NYE Extravaganza at Salt Shack on the Bay

When: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Salt Shack on the Bay at 5415 W Tyson Ave, Tampa
Cost: $20 (call 813-521-3726 or 813-521-3738 to book)
Info: Ring in the New Year at the largest celebration in south Tampa! Salt Shack on the Bay will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza featuring live music from Sweet Spot, Caribbean-style cuisine, tropical drinks and dancing. General admission is $20, and VIP seating and dinner packages are available for purchase. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, 2020 hats and noise makers will also be provided.

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6th Annual Noon Year's Eve
When: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Sparkman Wharf at 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Cost: $10 (buy here)
Info: Join The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay for this special private event to ring in the NOON year with your family! Dance the morning away with special musical guests DJ Jake Dela Cruz and Mr. Tommy. Cheers to 2020 with a juice toast and a confetti launch powered at noon! This is one of their biggest events where Dads come too, since it is fun for the entire family! Ages 1 and up must have a ticket to attend.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration for Kids at Armature Works
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Armature Works at 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: Since midnight is way past bedtime, come on out for a special, early NYE celebration for kids. Noon Year’s Eve kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on the Armature Works South and West Lawns and will feature a countdown to noon and daytime fireworks display on the Hillsborough River, live music on a Riverfront Stage, inflatable slides, the Spheres Bubble and Magic Show, a YMCA sponsored craft corner plus more. This family-friendly event is free to attend and open to the public, but your RSVP is strongly encouraged.

Downtown Countdown
When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Glazer Children’s Museum at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
Cost: Included in general admission | Free for members (buy here)
Info: Ring in the New Year at the Glazer Children’s Museum with countdowns and celebrations every hour. Enjoy everything from a balloon drop, to bubble wrap fireworks, explosive experiments, and more! You can celebrate as a family by day and still have time for evening festivities.

New Yarrgh's Eve Booty Drop
When: 9-12:30am
Where: Curtis Hixon Park
Cost: FREE
Info: Get ready to pARRGHty into the new year, Tampa-style! The City of Tampa is ringing in 2020 with a brand NEW tradition—the New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop. This free, family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, food and drinks, and a new signature “booty drop” countdown to midnight. See Rivergate Tower come to life with a 3-D mapped, 320ft tall projection of a treasure chest being lowered on the side of the building. Don’t miss this never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind visual experience!

NYE Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe's
When: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Whiskey Joe’s at 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
Cost: $15 (buy here)
Info: NYE Beach Bash at Rocky Point featuring two stages with live music, a champagne toast at midnight, ball drop and party favors and a firework show at 12 a.m.

A Tribute to the 20s NYE Party
When: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Le Méridien Tampa at 601 N Florida Ave, Tampa
Cost: $25 (buy here)
Info: Dress sharp and ring in the new decade! This will be the second round of the 20s that this historic building will experience in Downtown Tampa, and it’s sure to be the bee's knees! A Tribute to the 20s will transport you back in time to the roaring 20s. You'll be mesmerized with incredible fire acts, and two DJs will keep the beat pumping both inside the lounge and outside in the fresh night air! Dress to the nines in your favorite ensembles from the Roaring 20s as you make memories that will last well into the new year in the picture-perfect photo booth, and watch the ball drop right from the outdoor patio. Must be 21 or older.

New Year's Eve Laser Light Show
When: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Where: Sparkman Wharf at 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: The evening will kick off with live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by the special laser light show with coordinated DJ performance from 9 p.m. to midnight. The light show experience will take place every hour on the hour, and on the screen, you'll be able to see live footage from the infamous Time Square Ball Drop!

NYE 2020 Gala
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: The Gathering at Armature Works at 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa
Cost: $185 (buy here)
Info: Dance all night to the beats of a high energy live band and DJ while enjoying a top-shelf open bar, a wide selection of late night hors d’oeuvres, as well as a champagne bar and midnight toast. At midnight, head outside to the Armature Works front lawn to catch one of the most elaborate firework displays in the city, with downtown Tampa as the backdrop. The Armature Works NYE Gala is an all-inclusive experience, and everyone is a VIP. Must be 21 or older to attend.

M.Bird New Year's Eve 2020
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: M.Bird at 1903 Market Street, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: M. Bird presents New Year's Eve 2020! Enjoy rooftop views of the most elaborate fireworks display in the city, a live DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. No entry fee required; 21+ only! Table service is $120 per person. Email for reservations.

NYE 2020 hosted by Mario Lopez
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m
Where: WTR Tampa at 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
Cost: $29 (buy here)
Info: This New Year's party will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning Mario Lopez and will include a live performance by Khalea Lynen (The Voice Finialist). Enjoy disco house beats inside before you watch the fireworks display over the bay on the patio.

Roaring 20’s NYE Celebration
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m
Where: American Social Tampa at 601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa
Cost: $200 (buy here)
Info: The Countdown to 2020 begins now! Everyone ringing in the New Year at American Social will receive a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight, views of Tampa’s Largest Midnight Fireworks Display, DJ’s and live music, select open bar from 9pm-1am and access to all public areas and passed h’dourves

Jackson's Bistro New Year's Eve 2020 Celebration
When: 9 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi at 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa
Cost: $55 (buy here)
Info: Get ready for it, because the biggest and most epic New Year's Eve celebration in Tampa is coming your way! The countdown to NYE 2020 is on! Ticket includes prime views to watch Tampa's largest midnight FIREWORK SHOW, complimentary midnight champagne toast, party favors and multiple balloon drops, multiple party areas with Tampa's hottest DJ spinning your favorite hits, and much more. This event is 21 and up only.


New Year's Kiss at Dog Bar
When: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Dog Bar St. Pete at 2300 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Cost: FREE
Info: What better way to ring in the New Year than a sweet lil' kiss from your best friend? Champagne toast at midnight!

The Hip Abduction with Artikal Sound System New Year's Eve 2019
When: 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Where: Jannus Live at 200 1st Ave N STE 206, St. Petersburg
Cost: $25 (buy here)
Info: The Hip Abduction and Artikal Sound System joins Jannus Live for an epic New Year's Eve! Be sure to get your tickets as soon as you can... this will sell out quickly!

New Year's Eve Silent Party
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Old Key West Bar & Grill St. Petersburg at 2451 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Cost: $10 (buy here)
Info: Just $10 gets you your Silent Party headsets for the night and full access to 3 DJs - featuring dance, hip-hop, reggaeton, top 40, and much much more. And, YOU CONTROL THE PARTY! Use your headphone dials to navigate between DJs and adjust volume at your leisure. Want to take a break and spend some time at the bar? Just slip your headphones off and enjoy the sounds of silence!

2019 NYE at the MFA: Flights of Fancy
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg at 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: $150 per person | $250 per couple (buy here)
Info: Ring in 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts where all guests enjoy: Open Bar | Complimentary Valet Parking | Access to special exhibition | Unique sweet and savory desserts | Dancing | A surprise musical entertainment performance | Photo Booth | Midnight champagne toast | Prime viewing of the First Night St. Petersburg fireworks!


Light It Up Clearwater Fireworks Celebration
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Mandalay Plaza at 483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater
Cost: FREE
Info: You have never been to the Light It Up Fireworks Celebration before? Well what are you waiting for, come on out this year for lots of family fun!! Time to celebrate the New Year!

Shephard's Rock The New Year Party 2020
When: 8 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Shepard’s Beach Resort at 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach
Cost: $37 (buy here)
Info: Join the largest New Year's Eve Party on the Gulf! Shephard's Rock the New Year Party 2020. Great view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks, dj's, bands and more! 21+ only. Dress is smart casual to dressy. Shephard's Tiki Beach, Salt Tequila Bar and Tap room, Soak Pool, and Wave Nightclub are all included in the ticket price.


The Lights- Light Up the New Year!
When: 5 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Where: Little Everglades Ranch at 17951 Hamilton Rd. Dade City
Cost: Ages 13 and up - $35.00 | Ages 4-12 - $9.99 (buy here)
Info: The Lights Festival presents LIGHT UP THE NEW YEAR! Come out for an unforgettable NYE party! Food, music, dancing, and of course - an amazing sky lantern launch! Plus, they will be showing a movie on the giant movie screen! Voting for which movie to show will take place soon, so make sure to RSVP now!