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City of Tampa hosting New Year's Eve 'Booty Drop'

Posted at 9:54 AM, Dec 19, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — The City of Tampa announced a new annual event on Wednesday: the New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop.

The event features a "booty drop" countdown to midnight. It will consisted of a 320ft tall 3-D mapped projection of a treasure chest being "dropped" on the side of Rivergate Tower.

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“In Tampa, we don’t drop the ball on City traditions—but we will be dropping a treasure chest instead,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “I’m so excited for Tampa to embrace another new tradition that will bring our community together to ring in 2020 and many more years to come.”

The family-friendly event is free and will also include live entertainment, food and drink vendors.

It starts at 9 p.m. on December 31 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and goes until 12:30 a.m. For more information click here.