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November 16, 2018

New Year’s Eve Date Night Ideas! UPDATED for 2019

By Tampa Bay Parenting

New Year’s Eve Events!

Celebrate Dec 31 2018 in style!

Our list of NYE Hotspots for your and your significant other is updated almost daily through the end of the year – so keep checking back to see what’s new!  Provided in partnership with Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.  Want your event added?  Email info about your event and we’ll consider including it!

Updated Nov 19 2018

**NEW**Fire & Ice at Eddie V’s

The temperature will rise and fall at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood as they ring in 2019 with fiery entertainment and icy cocktails. Join them from 8:30pm – 3am for a night of indulgent food selections paired with libations, the best dressed in Tampa along with live music from Frequency Band and DJ Papi.  Prices includes dinner, breakfast, premium open bar.  $300/person.

**NEW**Pirate Water Taxi NYE Fireworks Cruise

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 champagne, party favors and prime viewing of Downtown Tampa’s fireworks. All ages welcome, but you must be 21+ with valid ID to drink. Complimentary champagne toast, beer wine available to purchase.  11:30pm to 12:30am.  $50 adults $40 kids.

**NEW**NYE Wrap Party 2018: Austin Powers

Tampa has plenty of swanky champagne-and-sequins New Year’s Eve parties, if you’re into that kind of thing. But for the rest of us who like our celebrating a little more on the classic-movie-themed-historic-theatre side, Tampa Theatre’s third-annual NYE Wrap Partyis going to be groovy, baby (yeah!) as the majestic movie palace goes shagadelic on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9:00pm until 1:00am.  Join Dr. Evil and Mr. Bigglesworth for heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music courtesy of Underground Pilot, the ball drop LIVE on the big screen at midnight, and an open beer-and-wine bar all night long… all for “one meeeeellion dollars.” (Just kidding! Tickets are only $99 for general admission and $89 for Theatre Members). Austin Powers-themed signature cocktails (Mini-Me-mosas, anyone?) and a cash liquor bar will also be available.

Tampa Great Gatsby New Year’s Event

Billed as a 1920’s theme party that you can’t miss, the Great Gatsby New Year’s Event takes place starting at 8pm at the Cuban Club in Ybor City.  It features music performances, a red carpet affair, modeling, and a photo booth.  This is a casual dress event so make sure you go watch the Great Gatsby Movie so you can come prepared. There will be music performances to be announced at a later date. There will also be fashion models in attendance on this extravagant night. Don’t miss out on this great night of rolling into the New Year!!!!  Tickets $25, VIP $50

Fountain Bistro New Year’s Eve Party

238 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa FL 33606

Come celebrate the New Year under the stars at Fountain Bistro featuring live entertainment with Singer Muhamed Alhindawi, belly dancer Azeeria and Maestro Salah featuring dinner, champagne toast and 15 different flavors of hookas.  $60, RSVP at 813.251.4600

Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebration

Jackson’s Bistro, Harbour Island

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 Drop; Party favors; Waterfront party areas; The area’s hottest DJs spinning your favorites; Tampa’s best waterfront & downtown views.  GA $40, VIP $110, VIP Open Bar $150

New Year’s Eve Gala 2019 at Armature Works

Armature Works, 1901 N. Ola Ave, Tampa FL 33602

Advertised as Tampa’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve party at The Gathering in Armature Works.  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.  Includes premium open bar, including liquor, beer, wine, and champagne all night long. As well as live music, DJ entertainment, dancing, and an eloquent evening to remember.  Tickets start at $125

NYE 2019 5 Star Dive Bar

1811 North 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605

Celebrate NYE 2019 in Ybor at 5 Star Dive Bar!  Unlimited top shelf drinks – ALL YOU CAN DRINK!  Limited tickets available.  $25

Ring In 2019 at Topgolf

Topgolf is ringing in the New Year by throwing one of our biggest parties of the year. Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu and an unforgettable midnight celebration. Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive access to an all-inclusive Premium NYE Feast with carving station and a bottle of bubbly to share with friends.  All New Year’s Eve packages include unlimited game play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for up to six Guests, front row seats to a midnight fireworks† show and party favors to help celebrate NYE in style.  $225 for up to 6 people GA, $450 for up to 6 people VIP

New Year’s Eve at Bizou

601 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

Ring in New Year’s at the biggest and best party all year! Cirque de Bizou will mesmerize you with incredible illusionists, brave fire acts, LED spinners and more. Two DJs will keep the beat pumping both inside our lounge and outside in the fresh night air. Make memories that will last well into the new year in our photo booth and watch the ball drop right from our outdoor patio.  General admission opens at 10pm and includes complimentary champagne; VIP starts at 8pm an includes dinner and complimentary champagne after 10pm; VIP Table Service starts at 7pm and includes food, a bottle of spirts and champagne.  GA $20, VIP $75, VIP Table for 4 $499

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Say “Bon Voyage” to 2018 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 and dance the night away under the stars. Yacht StarShip will also provide party favors and a champagne toast at midnight for guests to ring in the New Year with a fireworks show over the water.  $150 plus tax/fee

New Year’s Eve Time Lord Ball 2018

Brass Mug 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613

Finally, an event for Doctor Who and Sci-Fi fans on New Year’s Eve! Ring in the New Year with fellow Whovians at this unique and select event feauturing Time Lord Rock, fan panels on Series Eight and the Christmas Episode, trivia, free goodies, live music, guest performers, and tons of fun for couples and singles alike! Join us for The Third New Year’s Eve Timey Wimey Time Lord Ball!  Presale GA $20, $30 walkup

New Years Eve at Rasoi Indian Cuisine TAMPA FL

Rasoi Indian Cuisine  1701 East 8th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

After successfull 2018’s NYE, Rasoi Indian Cuisine proudly presents BOLLYWOOD NEW YEAR 2019.  Live DJ’s playing Bhangra and all Bollywood music.  Food, Drinks Special, VIP Seatings.  Shots at midnight.  Check last years videos at facebook @rasoitampa.  $30

Second Annual Sips Wine Bar New Year’s Eve Bash

Sips Wine Bar  327 Main Street Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Limited tickets available for our second annual New Year’s Eve bash! Tickets include champagne toast at midnight, party favors galore, wine specials & giveaways, and live entertainment.  $25

The Attic presents Forrest Hoffar’s New Years Rockin’ Eve

The Attic 1510 E 8th Ave  Tampa, FL

NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA with Forrest Hoffar! Admissions includes dinner, open bar from 7-11 and a Champagne Toast at Midnight! Lots of goodies and fun musical shenanigans will be had. $85

New Year’s Eve at the Spectacular Coliseum VIP Front of House

St. Petersburg Coliseum 535 4th Ave N. St Petersburg, FL 33701

This is the 11th Annual Swingin’ The New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum.

This big event features awesome live music, dancing, and celebration. Live music by Gloria West and the Gents 8 pc Band. Doors open at 7:30.  Full Cash Bar with Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available.  * All Ages * Smoke-Free * New Year’s Decor * Free Parking *

Dress to Impress! • New Year’s and Vintage Attire Appropriate.  $45


Pegasus Lounge & Niteclub 14811 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33613

For decades Icey’s trademark sound of bass and beats has soundtracked dance floors worldwide. His indie label Zone Records is a top player in the worldwide Booty Bass / Breaks /EDM scene. Icey’s passion for the music is undeniable and on display in his constant touring from major festivals to intimate club spaces, where his goal is to deliver a rump shaking good time to the people on the dance floor.  $18-$40


East Bay Raceway Park 6311 Burts Road Tampa, Florida 33619

Noon Dec 31 to Noon Jan 1, join Dawning as they camp out for NYE.  24hrs of 2 Stages, DJs/Performers/Live Painters with Vending and Food!  $40

One Team Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Recommended Parking to Begin Adventure 802 N. Ashley Dr Tampa, FL 33602

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race®. A fun and interactive way to explore a city, each adventure sends you to a series of locations where you answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. The goal is to have fun outdoors, and learn some interesting things along the way.  Price is $50 per team, not individual. A team can be up to 6 people.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure-St. Petersburg

Beach Dr Parking Lot 335 2nd Ave. NE Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Turn St. Petersburg into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace. Price is $44 per team, not per person.

NYE@MFA: Mid-Century Magic

Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive Northeast Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Ring in 2019 at NYE@MFA, a premier all-inclusive New Year’s Eve celebration. This year’s theme is “Mid-Century Magic”, inspired by the winter exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Fine Arts.   Begin the evening with cocktails in the garden, seated dinner and piano bar. Blue Roses trio will perform a set of American songbook classics in a mid-century supper club atmosphere.  Dress in your best New Year’s sophisticated sparkle and enjoy complimentary valet, open bar, and capture memories with party favors, photo booth and commemorative gift. Champagne toasts precede prime viewing of the First Night St. Petersburg fireworks display along the waterfront.  Dining elsewhere? The Party can be purchased as a separate, all-inclusive ticket.  $175-$350

Shephard’s New Years Eve Party 2019

At Shephard’s Beach Resort 619 South Gulfview Boulevard Clearwater, FL 33767

This annual New Years Party is a sell out every year and this year won’t be any different. Your ticket will get you in to the biggest party on Clearwater Beach! One ticket gets you in to the Soak Pool Lounge, Salt Tequila Bar and Tap Room, The Wave Nightclub, and Tiki Beach. There will be live music from New Divide featuring Cutty Jones. Dj Ray and Brandon James will be spinning top 40 and some of your favorite songs from previous years. This is sure to be the party to attend to kick of 2019.  $30

Sarasota New Years Eve ILLUMINATION Party presented by Lamborghini

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

Lamborghini of Sarasota presents THE Sarasota New Years Eve Red Carpet ILLUMINATION Party  at the Municipal Auditorium. It’s the 3rd year at such a great remodeled Historic venue Downtown Sarasota on 41 along the bayfront hosted by Full Moon Promotions.   This years theme is ILLUMINATION! The Aud will be transformed in to a GLOWrious spectacle.   New Years Eve is a pinnacle Holiday Celebration to dress up, go out to reminisce about the past year and celebrate the ringing in of a new year.  Tickets ALL Inclusive: $150 in advance, $200 at door if not sold out.

New Year’s Eve on EVOQ Terrace

The Westin Sarasota

Ring in the New Year at The Westin Sarasota! Price of ticket includes access to our EVOQ Terrace, entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, cash bar & valet parking. $30

NYE: New Year’s Eve Ritz Ybor

Ritz Ybor 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, Florida 33607

DJ electronic duo Bonnie X Clyde performs a New Years Eve concert at this party with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.  Price: $20.

Light It Up! NYE Fireworks on Clearwater Beach

Stroke of Midnight

This is a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s boomin’ and bright! Sink your toes into the white sand of Clearwater Beach and be awestruck as fireworks are set off over the sparkling Gulf of Mexico at the stroke of midnight. A free event hosted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce.

First Night in Downtown St. Pete

Downtown St. Petersburg starting at 4pm

Join the fun at First Night St. Pete’s Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts. One of the most anticipated events in downtown St. Pete – this family-friendly event features live music, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more! The festivities start at 4 p.m. and continue through midnight. Admission buttons can be purchased at FirstNightStPete.com.

New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens

Monday, December 31, 2018

Enjoy the thrill rides, live music and fireworks during the New Year’s Eve celebration at Busch Gardens! Admission to the New Year’s Eve celebration is included with a paid admission to the park.

“Toast by the Coast” New Year’s Eve Party

Looking for a fancy soiree? Head to TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach for their annual gala hosted in the Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy an open bar, an extensive gourmet hors d’oeuvres buffet, and dancing to live music from Motel Funk from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Champagne & noise makers will take center stage at midnight!

New Year’s Eve Grand Glow Funk Party

Get funky on New Year’s Eve, poolside at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach! For $65, you’ll receive two drink tickets, light bites, live music by The Black Honkeys and a champagne toast to ring in 2019. Kids pricing & VIP tickets are also available. Party starts at 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Grand Tasting

Farm Table Cucina, 179 2nd Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33701

FarmTable Cucina is serving up the most delicious end to 2018. Enjoy a multi-course dinner in their private tasting room, featuring farm to table dishes. Dinner will begin 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $75 per person.

New Year’s Eve with The Hip Abduction and Passafire

Jannus Live 18 2nd Street N St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Jam out on the last night of 2018 with The Hip Abduction and Passafire, performing at Jannus LIVE! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Gate opens at 8 p.m.


Celebrating NYE in Orlando?  Check out Orlando Date Night Guide’s NYE Events Preview!


Beyond NYE, want to find some great wine bars in Tampa?  Or maybe you want a new idea for Girls’ Night Out?  We’ve got you covered!

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