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New Year’s Eve Ideas for Families and Couples! Where to Ring in 2022.

New Year’s Eve 2022!

It’s almost time to kiss 2021 goodbye and say hello to 2022.

Whether you’re looking to get dressed up and get out on the town or celebrate low-key, here are a few ideas to ring in the new year around Tampa Bay.

Related: NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay to Ring in 2022 Early!

Tampa:

Catch 23 New Year’s Eve Pre-Fixe Menu 

Beginning at 5pm
Dress to impress and get ready to feast at Catch 23. This New Year’s Eve, they will be serving up a four-course pre-fixe menu for $65 per person. Courses include items such as melted leek and potato soup, crab cake medallion, petit filet mignon, island spiced grilled chicken, and a dessert sampler plate. Each guest over 21 will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations can be made by calling 813-920-0045.

Epicurean Hotel New Year’s Eve

Beginning at 5pm
Celebrate at Epicurean Hotel with a special four-course pre-fixe menu at Elevage (available to-go or dine in) available from 5-10pm. The Elevage Lounge will be open until 1am, along with EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Bar. Reservations can be made by calling 813-999-8726. Dinner prices vary depending on entree selection.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Steelbach

5pm – 1am
Ring in the New Year with a decadent four-course prix fixe dinner at Steelbach. $109 per person; optional wine pairings available for an additional for $59 – $109 per person.

Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade

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.

Independent Annual New Years Eve Bash: Funk N’ Soul Edition!

6pm – 2am
This FREE annual neighborhood NYE party will include live entertainment from DJ Bishop D’Guruve playing Funk N’ Soul beginning at 9pm. There will be a midnight champagne toast, champagne bottle specials, party favors, and more. There’s no cover and no dress code. FREE admission.

Rocky Point Tampa: New Years Eve Countdown Beach Bash

7pm – 12:30am
Ring in 2022 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. $25 per person in advance; $30 at the door and day of.

Downtown Tampa: Armature Works New Year’s Eve 2022

8pm – midnight
Enjoy a riverfront concert plus views of the best fireworks display in the city over the Hillsborough River. Admission is free and VIP packages are available for $100 per person 21+. VIP Admission includes a specialty cocktail bar, champagne toast, and prime viewing spots for the fireworks show.

New Year’s Eve at The Blind Goat

8pm – 3am
This annual NYE party includes live music, unlimited food including charcuterie, coconut grilled chicken, and mojo pork, open bar all night long, and a midnight champagne toast. $85 – $135 per person.

Midtown Tampa: Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar NYE 2022 The Black Tie Affair

Event begins at 8pm

Formal, black-tie New Year’s Eve party at Tampa’s premiere rooftop bar and lounge with 360° views of downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Each ticket includes a welcome Heineken beer or white rose sangria upon arrival; access to a 5-hour premium open bar featuring Ketel One; passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 to 11 pm; complimentary champagne midnight toast; photo booth access; two DJs and live music featuring Shevonne and The Force. $159 and up.

Ciro’s New Year’s Eve 2022 Soiree

8pm – 1am
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. $175 per person.

Willa’s NYE Celebration

8pm – 1am
Willa’s will be transformed into a spectacular discotheque with delicious bites and drinks and magical surprises at every hour. Highlights include live entertainment including DJ Flaco, a magician, a photobooth and a special midnight surprise; premium liquor, wine and complimentary champagne toast at midnight; canapés served throughout the evening; cakes, cookies and more sweet treats, including a crouquembouche tower, sparkling wine to toast the new year, and NYE party favors. $125 per person and up. 21+

M. Bird New Year’s Eve 2022

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 at this tropical Mod-Deco inspired rooftop lounge perched high at historic Armature Works. $75 per person. 21+.

The Vault presents New Year’s Eve Crystal Ball

9pm – 1am
Go back in time for this Gin Joint celebration that rings in 2022 with the elegance of 1922. Taking place in the grand ballroom of the former 100-year-old National Exchange Bank, festivities include personal tarot readings, dancing, live music, burlesque performances, and a midnight champagne toast. There will also be an assortment of d’oeuvres, crudité, canapes, accoutrements, and more specialty items by the Gin Joint’s renown Head Chef, Maria Sierra. A signature welcome cocktail and aperitif is also included. Reservations are required and a casual chic, well-tailored attire dress code will be enforced. $100 per person; $125 at the door if available. 21+

Image Credit: The Vault

American Social New Years Eve 2022

9pm – 2am
Spend NYE at American Social to experience Tampa’s largest midnight fireworks show. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast, select open bar from 9pm-1am, passed hors d’oeuvres, and DJs inside and outside. $200 – $250 per person.

Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration

9pm – 2:30am
Tickets to this NYE celebration include prime viewing for Tampa’s midnight fireworks show, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, balloon drops, multiple party areas with Tampa DJs, party favors and more. VIP options available that include a special buffet in their private waterfront room. Starting at $55 per person. 21+

Ybor City: Tampa Improv New Years Eve Show

Show begins at 9:45pm
Kick off New Year’s Eve with a comedy show featuring special guest Karlous Miller. The NYE add on package includes party favors plus a champagne toast at midnight. $84 – $208 per table. You can add-on a NYE package for $13/person (must be purchased separately in addition to tickets). 21+.

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! Cruise the waterways of Tampa as you dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails and dance the night away. The cruise includes an open premium bar, food stations, hand passed desserts, party favors, DJ entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Starting at $249.95 per person. 21+.

Downtown Tampa: Pirate Water Taxi New Years 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. $49.95 per person and up.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater

St. Pete: First Night St. Pete 2022

Event begins at 4pm
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. Button packages are $12 – $20 with VIP options available.

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. $95 (plus tax) per person.

St. Pete: NYE 2022 at St. Pete Pier

4pm – midnight
Celebrate NYE 2022 on the St Pete Pier with a variety of events and activities. The ice skating rink at Winter Beach will have extended hours until 1am, plus a special midnight skate with a front row seat of the First Night Fireworks Show. Other activities include midnight First Night fireworks show viewing, live DJ beginning at 8pm, food trucks and more. FREE admission.

St. Pete: Spitfire’s NYE Extravaganza

6pm – 2am
Spend your final moments of the year at Spitfire and laugh in the new year with the best comedians in Tampa Bay! There will be multiple comedy shows throughout the evening along with drink specials and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $15 per show or $60 for an all-night pass. 21+

Clearwater: Rooftop NYE at The Karol Hotel

7pm – 1am
Ring in the New Year on the rooftop with 8 courses of food & wine pairings and a champagne toast at midnight! $225 per person plus tax and gratuity.

St. Pete: Glow Up Party at The Canopy at The Birchwood

8pm – midnight
Ring in 2022 at The Canopy at the Birchwood during a Glow Up party featuring the one and only DJ Max Grabel! Tickets include a champagne toast, drink specials, glow sticks, and fireworks viewing. $50 per person at the door only. 21+

Clearwater Beach: Starlite Majesty New Years Dinner Cruise

8pm – 12:30am
Cruise into 2022 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 champange toast at midnight, party favors AND full premium open bar throughout the cruise! $189.25 per person. 21+

St. Pete Beach: Toast by the Coast New Year’s Eve Party

8pm – 1am
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 8:45 – 11:45 pm to capture you and your friends enjoying the end of 2021. Champagne and Balloon drop at midnight! Adults 21 and over. Cocktail attire, jacket is optional for men. $200 per person. 21+

Safety Harbor: NYE 2022 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

8:30pm – 12:30am
All-inclusive NYE party complete with welcome bubbles, hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, gourmet dessert bar, 2-hour open bar from 8:30-10:30pm, live music, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. $249 per person. 21+

Clearwater Beach: Grand Glow Bubbles and Bourbon NYE

9pm – 12:30am
Welcome 2022 in a grand way with Bubbles and Bourbon at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. This outdoor event will feature live entertainment, a full range of beverage selections, and a variety of food stations. Multiple ticket options are available.

St. Pete Beach: 2022 Don CeSar New Year’s Eve Celebration!

9pm – 1am
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Don in the alluring and vibrant, Gatsby-inspired Lobby Bar! Enjoy ringing in 2022 with a night of dancing and live entertainment featuring DJ Coro. Doors open at 9pm with entertainment beginning at 10pm. $50 per person and up. 21+

New Year’s Eve at Theme Parks

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 at midnight. This NYE Celebration is included with theme park admission.

Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve

Check out two of Disney’s most spectacular fireworks shows! Disney Enchantment takes place at Magic Kingdom and Harmonious can be seen at EPCOT. Specific NYE details have not yet been announced so be sure to check out their website for more details.

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.

FIREWORKS SCHEDULE:

  • 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” – currently not scheduled.

Disney Restaurants with Fireworks Views (reservations required)

Universal Orlando New Year’s Eve

Universal Cinematic Spectacular – performance time TBD
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Hard Rock Live

SeaWorld Orlando New Year’s Eve

Fireworks start close to midnight with a grand finale ringing in 2022 right at midnight. 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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