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  1. Sail Pavilion Trivia Night

    Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk

    Downtown Tampa : 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    Test your knowledge of sports, celebrities and more at Trivia Thursday with gift certificates for winners.

    Price: Free (food/drink additional).

  2. Black "Steam" Friday

    G. Bar

    Ybor City : 1401 E Seventh Ave. , Tampa, 33605

    After shopping, stop by this party with high end gift giveaways, $1 drinks until 11 p.m., music by DJ Charles Machado and a drag show.

    Price: Free before 10:30 p.m., $5 after.

  3. Finally Fridays on the Water

    Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk

    Downtown Tampa : 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    Wind down and prepare for the weekend at this party with live music and food for purchase.

    Price: Free.

  4. Boots on the Beach

    Hogan's Beach

    Rocky Point : 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

    WQYK brings this country music night headlined by Frankie Ballard (Sunshine and Whiskey) with  Soul Circus Cowboys and Pirate Flag (Kenny Chesney tribute band)  to open.

    Price: $17.50.

  5. Rock the Yacht

    Yacht StarShip

    Channelside : 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Party like a "yacht" star on these 21 and older only music party cruises with live music and entertainment on two decks.

    The series closes with a "Latin Nights Salsa Party" featuring live music by Orquesta Infinidad.

    Price: $30.

  6. 505 Christmas Party

    Island Way Grill

    Clearwater : 20 Island Way, Clearwater, 33767

    The annual buffet-style party benefits the 2015 Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy student golf attire and graduate cap and gowns. RSVP with guest names to

    Price: $10 donation.

  7. Ryan's Rockin' Holiday Party

    TPepin's Hospitality Centre

    Tampa : 4121 N 50th St., Tampa, 33610

    The annual holiday party features an open bar, heavy appetizers, live entertainment and an auction. Benefits the Ryan Nece Foundation.

    Price: $50.

  8. Clearwater Garden Club Tea and Fashion

    Clearwater Garden Club

    Downtown Clearwater : 405 Seminole St., Clearwater, 33755

    See the latest fashions from Patchington, with raffle tickets, and pre-owned jewelry for sale, and a tea luncheon, hosted by Clearwater Garden Club. RSVP required.

    Price: $20.

  9. Light Up the Night Tree Lighting

    St. Anthony's Hospital

    St. Petersburg : 1200 Seventh Ave. N , St. Petersburg, 33705

    Purchase a "Love Light" to attend the hospital's donor celebration and tree lighting party with desserts, drinks and caroling.

    Price: $20 per Love Light, $50 three.

  10. Elder Ford of Tampa Grand Opening Event

    Elder Ford of Tampa

    Tampa : 9560 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, 33612

    The dealership will celebrate with live music, entertainers, free food from local food trucks, free drinks and a surprise.

    Price: Free.

  11. Mele Klikimaka!

    Postcard Inn

    South Pinellas beaches : 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    Tiki Santa lights the tree at this Hawaiian themed party with tropical drink specials, a luau dance performance, custom tree art and live music by Geri X, Die Alps and Kristopher James.

    Price: No cover.

  12. Pre-Party Friday

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Each Friday, this party on the third floor celebrates the art and life of Picasso. Spanish food and drink available at the Cafe Gala. Included with museum admission.

    This week features music by accordionist Nick Boutwell.

    Price: $21, $19 seniors, $15 students and children ages 13-17, $7 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays.

  13. Bella Vino's Tiny Bubbles and Big Reds

    Belleair Country Club

    Belleair : One Country Club Lane, Belleair, 33756

    Bella Vino's annual wine bash with a champagne bar, 100+ wines, food stations, artisan cheeses and music. Limited space.

    Price: $75.

  14. Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Dress like an adult in cocktail attire, but plan to complete the look with sneakers so you can play like a kid with activities including jousting, table tennis, battle bots, slap shot hockey, baseball, basketball and more. Attendees can also sample craft beers and food while shopping for holiday …

    Price: $40; $40-$80 per person groups of 35 or more.

  15. Pearl Harbor Honor Cruise

    SS American Victory

    Channelside : 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Board the operational WWII merchant steamship for a military salute including dancing, exhibits, Big Band music and refreshments.

    Price: $99, $69 military/veterans, $49 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free.

  16. Chestnut Roast

    Whistle Stop Grill

    Safety Harbor : 915 Main St, Safety Harbor, 34695

    Whistle Stop brings us the holiday tradition of hot roasted chestnuts with a special menu of chestnut soup, chestnut cake, dipping sauces and special holiday themed drinks. There's also live music by T.J. Weger and free chestnuts with any food or drink purchase.

    Price: Food or drink purchase required for free nuts.

  17. Red and Green Party

    Sunken Gardens

    Fourth Street Garden District : 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33704

    Join more than 300 friends and supporters of the LGBT community at St. Pete Pride's holiday party with al fresco dining in the gardens, complimentary appetizers and an open bar.

    Price: $35 advance, $45 at the door.

  18. Christmas in New York Holiday Gala

    Tempus Projects at CL Space

    Ybor City : 1911 N 13th St., Tampa, 33605

    Get dolled up in your best cocktail attire for this anniversary and customer appreciation networking event boasting gifts, drinks and desserts. Benefits Cakes4aCause.

    Price: $5.

  19. Bowties and Clutches

    8-Count Studios at the Rialto Theater

    Tampa : 1617 N Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    This formal "Style Party" includes live music, DJ dancing, food, complimentary drinks, desserts, raffle and a photo art display. Benefits Joshua House. The party goes on until 1 a.m.

    Price: $40.

  20. La Noche Tampa

    Ritz Ybor

    Ybor City : 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33607

    An upscale Latin party featuring rock, pop and house music by Espiritus and DJ Omar. The party ends at 3 a.m.

    Price: $12, $15 ages 18-20, $25 VIP.

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