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New Year’s Eve parties, events and fireworks in Tampa Bay

There’s something for everyone to ring in 2020.
Clearwater Beach New Year's Eve fireworks. [Times (2017)]
Clearwater Beach New Year's Eve fireworks. [Times (2017)]
Published Dec. 24, 2019
Updated Dec. 26, 2019

There are loads of New Year’s Eve parties and concerts to ring in 2020, including the family-friendly First Night in downtown St. Petersburg and the elegant Salute to Vienna at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall.

A notable newcomer this year is Sparkman Wharf’s first ever Laser Light Show, with live music followed by an hourly laser light show with a coordinated DJ performance. Another newbie is the Lights Festival at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City where people are invited to make a lantern to release in the sky.

The stars are in town as Mario Lopez is back to host a party at WTR at the Godfrey Hotel, and Season 7 finalist Jasmine Masters of RuPaul’s Drag Race comes to Hamburger Mary’s.

And it’s 2020, so the biggest party theme is the Great Gatsby or Roaring ’20s.

Some parties are fancy and pricey, some are kid-friendly and some are just plain kooky. Read on to find your speed for welcoming the new year. All events are Tuesday unless otherwise noted.

Family Friendly

PINELLAS

Great Explorations

Kids can take a trip under the sea at this party with live entertainment, a steel drum performance, sea-themed science and crafts, ocean zones, a live mermaid, balloon art and a balloon drop. $15, $5 members. 10 a.m. Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. (727) 821-8992.

Largo Community Center

Noon Year’s Eve for seniors includes DJ dancing, entertainment, door prizes, refreshments and a noon ball drop with a champagne toast. 11 a.m. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

First Night St. Pete 2020

For the 27th year, get to downtown St. Petersburg for eight hours of events including music, interactive exhibits, puppetry, aerial arts, fire jugglers, street performers, scavenger hunts and two fireworks displays (8 p.m. and midnight). $12-$15, $5-$10 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 4 p.m. Downtown St. Petersburg. (727) 512-6727. firstnightstpete.com.

Toast by the Coast for Kids

While their parents are dancing the night away, kids can celebrate at a tropically themed party with games, crafts and dinner. Teens have a private glow party. $60, $50 teens. 7 p.m. TradeWinds Island Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-2258.

Light it Up

Fireworks will be launched from Sand Key Park at midnight with best viewing available from the south end of Clearwater Beach. Free. 11:59 p.m. Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 447-7600.

HILLSBOROUGH

Armature Works

A family party with a countdown to noon, daytime fireworks, live music, inflatable slides, a magic show, dancing and crafts. Free. 10 a.m. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. (813) 250-3725.

Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve

The third annual sensory friendly balloon drop with crafts, open gym and snacks. $12. 10 a.m. We Rock the Spectrum, 1076 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. (813) 571-1600.

Noon Year’s Eve Jump

Kids can jump into the new year with a glow jump session, pizza, games, giveaways and a balloon drop at noon. $19.95. 10 a.m. Altitude Trampoline Park, 4340 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. (813) 399-1529.

Downtown Countdown

Hourly parties including a balloon drop, bubble wrap fireworks and explosive experiments. Included with admission. 11 a.m. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. glazermuseum.org.

ZooTampa

A party including interactive entertainment, DJ dancing, biodegradable confetti and a countdown to the “noon year” with a lemonade toast. Included with admission. 11 a.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop

Tampa starts its own New Year’s Eve tradition and drops a 3-D treasure chest at midnight at this celebration with live entertainment, food and drink vendors. Free. 9 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813)-274-8262.

New Tampa YMCA

Celebrate with a sparkling juice toast and a balloon drop at noon. Free. 11 a.m. New Tampa YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive, Tampa. (813) 866-9622.

Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade

Parade and pep rally features floats, about 15 bands, cheerleaders and a battle of the bands. Free. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Downtown Ybor City, E Seventh Avenue and N 14th Street, Tampa. (813) 874-2695.

Sparkman Wharf Laser Show

The night starts with live music, followed by hourly laser shows set to music. The Times Square ball drop will be broadcast live on the big screen. Free. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 345-5881.

Apollo Beach

Billed as “Florida’s largest fireworks display,” Apollo Beach sets barges filled with blasting cartridges afloat. Viewing available all along the waterfront town. Free. 11:59 p.m.

PASCO

The Lights: Light Up the New Year

Make a lantern to release at a party with food, music, dancing and a sky lantern launch. Each adult ticket includes a lantern and a marker. $15-$28, 3 and younger free. 5 p.m. Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. (352) 521-3661.

New Year’s Worship

Young adults can celebrate with “Worship and the World” including dinner and childcare. Free. 9 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. (727) 376-7733.

THEME PARKS

Busch Gardens

Thrill rides after dark, music and fireworks after a park wide countdown to midnight. Included with admission. 10 p.m. 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

Legoland

Celebrate nightly from Thursday to Tuesday with fireworks, dance parties, building activities and a brick drop at a kid friendly hour. Included with admission. 10 a.m. One Legoland Way, Winter Haven. (888) 690-5346.

Magic Kingdom

Two nights of parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland and a special edition of the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks display (6:30 and 11:50 p.m.) Included with admission. 6 p.m. Monday. 6 p.m. Tuesday. 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. (407) 934-7639.

Animal Kingdom

The park stays open until midnight with DJ dance parties on Discovery Island, DinoLand USA and Asia. Also, countdown to midnight with a special show on the Tree of Life. No fireworks. Included with admission. 6 p.m. 2901 Osceola Parkway, Orlando. (407) 939-5277.

Epcot

Salute the arrival of the New Year several times as the clock strikes 12 in the homelands of the countries represented in the World Showcase. Late in the day the entire park turns into a dance party with laser art on Spaceship Earth, electronic music, dance zones, DJs and two special presentations of Epcot Forever (6:30 and 11:40 p.m.) with an extended salute to greet the New Year. Included with admission. 6 p.m. 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. (407) 934-7639.

SeaWorld

SeaWorld celebrates our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share with special entertainment and fireworks. Reserve a seat for the 11:50 p.m. show for $50 additional. Included with admission. 9 a.m. Tuesday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. (800) 327-2424.

Parties

PINELLAS

Swingin’ The New Year

High end swing attire recommended for a party with dancing to live music by the Jive Aces, a Roaring ‘20s fashion show, costume contest, balloon drop at midnight, party favors and a champagne toast. $30-$35. 7:30 p.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (813) 220-3911.

Pre-New Year’s Eve Party

A pre-New Year’s Eve masquerade party with all-you-can-drink from all shelves from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Masks required. $50. 7 p.m. Saturday. Waterin’ Trough, 12333 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 530-4443.

Flute & Dram

A party with caviar specials, music by the Betty Fox Band and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover (food/drink additional). 4 p.m. Flute & Dram, 234 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 490-9835.

Ferg’s

Get to Ferg’s for a live concert by Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe. $19-$125. 8 p.m. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.

New Year’s Eve Fiesta

A Mexican style party with a buffet, music by DJ Jayson, cigar and whiskey bar, balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. $20-$25. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Nueva Cantina, 1625 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 851-9579.

Irish New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with Irish bagpipers (7 p.m.) and a complimentary champagne toast (midnight). Free (food/drink additional). 5 p.m. Tuesday. Caddy’s Indian Shores, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. (727) 595-3172. Also taking place at Caddy’s Treasure Island, 9000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 360-4993.

Pajama Party

Bring a dish to share and wear your pajamas for a party with limited release beers, DJ dancing and a countdown to the new year. No cover (food/drink additional). 6 p.m. Mastry’s Brewing Co., 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. (727) 202-8045.

German American Club

Dress in lederhosen and celebrate New Year’s Eve German style with dancing to music by Eva Adams. 7 p.m. German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-6782.

Yard of Ale

Live music and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover (food/drink additional). 7 p.m. Yard of Ale St. Pete, 260 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-2027.

MacDinton’s St. Petersburg

Celebrate the new year with live music and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover (food/drink additional). 7 p.m. MacDinton’s Irish Pub St. Petersburg, 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 201-9783.

Romantika

Welcome the new year Mediterranean style with live music by the Kafkasso Band, Mediterranean food and a belly dancer. $90. 7 p.m. The venue throws a separate Great Gatsby-themed party outside in the garden with drinks and live music. $15. 8 p.m. The Romantika, 461 Grant St., Dunedin. (727) 240-0722.The Romantika, 461 Grant St., Dunedin. (727) 240-0722.

NYE at MFA: Flights of Fancy

DJ dance party featuring an open bar, desserts and light bites, free valet parking, admission to special exhibition galleries, fireworks viewing and a performance by illusionist Mio. $150, $250 two. 9 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Steampunk Ball

Put on your steampunk gear and play Cards Against Humanity and tavern trivia. $10-$30. 7 p.m. Waypoint 6 Tavern and Geekery, 9057 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 754-7346.

The Birchwood: Hollywood Glamour

Dress in formal attire and walk the red carpet to a rooftop party with open bar, appetizers, dinner buffet, live music, DJ dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. 21 and older. $135. 7:30 p.m. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-1080.

Hogmanay

The Scottish American Society welcomes the new year with music by Seven Nations, buffet dinner, three drink tickets, champagne and a sandwich at midnight. Benefits the Scottish American Society and Dunedin Cares. $85. 8 p.m. Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. (727) 734-0757.

Havana Nights

Posh party with upscale appetizers, buffet dinner, two hour open bar, live music by Orquestra Infinidad, party favors, a champagne toast and professional photos. $169-$189. 8 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161.

New Year’s Eve at Salty’s

Live music by the Double M Band. No cover (food/drink additional). 8 p.m. Salty’s Gulfport Bar, 5413 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 592-4983.

Ring in the Roaring ‘20s

A speakeasy-themed hideaway sets the scene with party favors, appetizers, $20.20 bottle champagne specials and a champagne toast at midnight. $20.20. 8 p.m. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (800) 584-5414.

Club Sips

The third annual party features music by DJ Danalytics, party favors, happy hour bottle pricing all night and a midnight champagne toast. $35. 8 p.m. Sips Wine Bar, 327 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 351-7477.

Dolce Speakeasy and Supper Club

Roar into 2020 in style with a dinner buffet, open bar, live entertainment by the Sounds of Legends and dancing. $100, $25 optional cocktail hour. 8 p.m. Dolce Speakeasy and Supper Club, 100 Hampton Road, Clearwater. (813) 786-2011.

Mandarin Hide

Enjoy music from a different decade every hour and a champagne toast at midnight. $10-$20. 8 p.m. Mandarin Hide, 231 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 231-4007.

The Vortex

Dress in 1920’s attire for a low key night of arcade games, food, music and a champagne toast. Free. 8 p.m. The Vortex Bar and Game Room, 2329 28th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 592-2658.

Sequins and Bow Ties

Dancing to music by DJ Scorpio with a photographer and champagne toast. Upgrade to VIP for a “land and sea” dinner buffet and open bar. $25-$35, $50-$80 VIP. 8 p.m. Clarion Hotel, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 799-1181.

Toast by the Coast

Live music by Motel Funk and Bus Fulla Monkeys, noisemakers, champagne toast, appetizer buffet, open bar and desserts. 21 and up. $125. 8 p.m. TradeWinds Island Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-2258.

Shephard’s

All four of the resort’s venues combine for one giant party with a view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks, DJ dancing, a balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors and an optional buffet dinner. $37-$42. 8 p.m. Shephard’s Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 442-5107.

Bar Louie

Roaring 20s theme with a champagne toast at midnight. Upgrade to VIP for four drinks and appetizers. Free (food/drink additional); $50 VIP. 8 p.m. Bar Louie, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 977-9100.

Argentine Tango Gala

Bring a dish to share and take a tango lesson, video show, open tango dancing and a pot luck. $15-$20. 8 p.m. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1070.

Prohibition Ball

Find flappers and fellas at this prohibition themed “Grand Glow” New Year’s Eve party with food, drink and live music by the Black Honkeys. $99. 8:30 p.m. Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, 100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater. (727) 281-9500.

Black and Silver NYE Affair

Dress in black and silver, or something classy for this upscale party with catered buffet, champagne toast, party favors, DJ dancing, raffle, giveaways, and a viewing of the ball drop in New York City. $25, $75 VIP. 8:30 p.m. Moore Eventful Event Hall, 11141 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 793-8544.

Silent Party

Put on some headphones, choose your music and celebrate quietly with a silent disco. $10. 9 p.m. Old Key West Bar & Grill, 2451 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 623-0969.

Iberian Rooster

Take a trip back to the 1920’s at Subcentral’s party with a professional photographer and live performances by Big Huge Giant, Rae, Roxy, Ayam and Amanda Swanson. $15-$35. 9 p.m. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Hamburger Mary’s

Join RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 contestant Jasmine Masters with a balloon drop, ball drop viewing and a champagne toast. VIP meet and greet and drink packages available. $15. 9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille, 28910 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 400-6996.

Two-Bar Party

Hop between two bars as Tamiami combines with Five Bucks for a giant party with unlimited drinks until midnight and a champagne toast. $54. 9 p.m. Tamiami, 269 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 550-0419.

A Night at the Disco

Grab your custom New Year’s Eve House of Beer glass for all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink beer and wine. $80. 9 p.m. Palm Harbor House of Beer, 34970 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 784-2337.

Paper Crane

Installation artists from the Burning Man Festival transform Paper Crane into a futuristic, post grunge, immersive scene with live music, DJ dancing and a cocktail hour. $20-$25. 9 p.m. 910 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (813) 586-4921.

2020 Bubbles and Bottles

Join DJ Goofy White Kid from 93.3 WFLZ to dance in the New Year. $15. 9 p.m. The Estate, 179 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 346-8054.

Don CeSar

The Pink Palace hosts an elegant 21 and older only Roaring ‘20s party with live entertainment, dancing and music by DJ’s Coro and Kayla Ember. Valet parking $40. General admission sold out. Special packages $1,180 and up. 9 p.m. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-1881.

Two Buks Saloon

Make a reservation, dress comfortably and enjoy live music by Eccentric. 9:30 p.m. 1915 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 442-0812.

Crafty Cabaret Party

Wear comfortable shoes for dancing to music by DJ Pezz at this cabaret themed New Year’s Eve party with $30 Martini and Prosecco bottles, $10 Ciroc cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover (food/drink additional). 10 p.m. Crafty Squirrel, 259 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 898-4888.

HILLSBOROUGH

Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve Ball

Dress dapper or like a flapper at this party with live music, dancing, appetizers, cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight. $25-$35, $55 VIP. 8:30 p.m. Quality Inn and Conference Center Tampa, 2701 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 445-8683. life-is-a-ball-entertainment.ticketleap.com.

End of the F-ing Year Party

Wear black and white or dress to impress at a party with art and drinks. $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. Aloft Hotel, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 898-8000.

2020 Premiere

Watch the Times Square ball drop on an 18-foot LED screen at the sixth annual party with mermaids swimming in the pool, photo opportunities, Samba dancers, confetti blast, lasers, top shelf open bar, appetizers and a champagne toast. $100. 9 p.m. Aloft Hotel, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 898-8000.

A Night of Murder and Mystery

Italian food and an Italian themed murder mystery. The improv/comedy show includes a welcome glass of champagne, appetizers, two course meal and a dessert buffet. $60, $70 (with two drinks). 7 p.m. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 288-9000.

Masquerade Bar Crawl

Four-stop bar crawl with transportation on the Crawler Party Bus. Games include flip cup, corn hole and beer pong. Dress is casual, but masks are recommended. $15-$100. 4 p.m. Saturday. American Social, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (650) 440-2390.

MacDinton’s SOHO

Dress to impress for MacDinton’s SOHO’s party with live music and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. No cover (food/drink additional). 7 p.m. Tuesday. MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-8999.

New Year’s Eve at the River

Apple cider, snacks and a church service by pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne. Free. 7 p.m. The River at Tampa Bay Church, 3738 River International Drive, Tampa. (813) 971-9999.

Circles

Entertainment, food from the Smokin’ Bowls food truck and a front row seat for the Apollo Beach fireworks. No cover (food/drink additional). 7 p.m. Circles Waterfront Restaurant, 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. (813) 641-3275.

Whiskey Joe’s

Two stages of music by the Flyte Band and Celebrity Romance, along with party favors, ball drop, champagne toast and fireworks viewing at midnight. $15. 7 p.m. Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (786) 971-6126.

Osteria

Roaring ‘20s party with open bar and a buffet featuring a “fire and ice” seafood station, carving station, charcuterie station, parmigiano station, martini salad station and desserts. $125. 7:30 p.m. Osteria Bar and Kitchen, 903 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 563-5000.

New Year’s Resolutions

Join the House Hats for a night of dancing to music by DJ’s Johnny 2 Shots and Two Tails. $8-$30. 10 p.m. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. (813) 251-1234.

Roaring ‘20s Gaming Party

Wear 1920’s attire for an adult only night with an appetizer buffet, $30 game play card, two drink tickets, DJ music and a champagne toast. $65.82. Dave & Busters, 10209 Estuary Lakes Drive, Tampa. (813) 603-9700.

Tribute to the ‘20s

Roaring 20s party with dancing to music by two DJs, photo booth and a live ball drop from the outdoor patio. $25. 8 p.m. Le Meridien Tampa Hotel, 601 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 221-9555.

NYE DECADEnce

Dress representing your favorite decade for this dance party with music from all decades and a champagne toast. $10-$20. 8 p.m. Mandarin Heights, 5901 N Florida Ave., Tampa. mandarinheights.com.

Blues Year Eve

A night of blues music by Betty Fox, Damon Fowler and Rev. Billy C. Wirtz includes party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a breakfast buffet to welcome the new year. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Society Wine Bar

Welcome the new year at this Roaring ‘20s themed party with DJ dancing, party favors, food pairings, a sparkling wine reception and open wine bar selections. $75. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-4966.

Rusty Pelican

Buffet dinner, DJ dancing, photo booth, champagne toast and an optional open bar. $110-$150. 8 p.m. Tuesday. 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. (813) 281-1943.

Blind Goat

Greet the new decade with all you can eat, all you can drink, live music, champagne toast at midnight and television viewing of celebrations around the globe. $75-$100. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Blind Goat Food and Drink Co., 4106 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. (813) 515-7962.

Hilton

An upscale party includes chef special appetizers, champagne toast, party favors, cash bar and DJ dancing. $35, $60 two. 8 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 2155 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz. (813) 491-4900.

We Love Bahamas

Join a pirate krewe for a white out, glow party with food, entertainment, fashion shows, auctions, DJ dancing and cocktails. Benefits hurricane recovery in the Bahamas. $100. 8 p.m. The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview. (813) 571-2494.

Tampa Block Party

Entertainment by DJ Andy Cayman, party favors and $8 champagne splits. No cover (food/drink additional). 8 p.m. The Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8420.

Eddie V’s Roaring ‘20s Party

Open bar, dinner and breakfast buffets, music by Frequency and DJ Papi, giveaways and a champagne toast. Benefits the Team Godwin Foundation. $300. 8:30 p.m. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. (813) 877-7290.

The Black and Gold Affair

Celebrate music of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and the present with a buffet, party favors, champagne toast, balloon drop and music by the Beat Down Band and DJ Sandman from 95.7 The Beat. $50. 8:30 p.m. Jazz House Supper Club, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. (813) 642-6558.

Happy Anniversary

One giant party to celebrate New Year’s Eve and the cafe’s 25th anniversary with music by Chicago house legend Roy Davis Jr. and $25 in complimentary drinks. Free, $25 after 11 p.m. 9 p.m. Hyde Park Cafe, 1806 W Platt St., Tampa. (813) 254-2233.

Armature Works

Formal gala with premium open bar, heavy appetizers, live music, DJ dancing, champagne bar, midnight toast and fireworks viewing on the lawn. Benefits the Bruck Family Foundation. $165-$250. 9 p.m. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. (813) 250-3725.

Champagne Affair

A semi-formal, 21 and older only party with bottle service, a 4,000-square-foot dance floor and a champagne toast at midnight. $10-$50 (registration required). 9 p.m. Cotton Club, 2502 N Albany Ave., Tampa. (813) 254-1440.

LGBT New Year’s Eve

Three-floor masquerade party with free masks for everyone, DJ dancing, glow giveaways, party favors, live feed from Times Square, champagne toast and a $1,000 balloon drop. Free, $10 after 9:30 p.m. 9 p.m. The Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-4663.

Nirvana New Year’s Eve

Ring in the new years at Crowbar with Poetry ‘n Lotion performing the 1991 classic Nevermind in its entirety. $10. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

Limelight

Welcome 2020 at this party with appetizers, champagne, $20 all-you-can-drink and $50 all-you-can-drink top shelf. $20-$50. 9 p.m. Limelight, 5305 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. (352) 232-1723.

Rox Rooftop Bar

Party with music by DJ Mo and Company, appetizers, desserts, party favors, free valet parking, a champagne toast and live feed of the New York City ball drop. $125. 9 p.m. The Current Hotel, 2545 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. (813) 281-2545.

Roaring 2020 Party

A salute to the Roaring ‘20s with a burlesque performance, bottomless drinks, passed appetizers and a carving station. $125. 9 p.m. Ciro’s, 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 251-0022.

Meat Market NYE

Executive chef Sean Brasel created a four course menu for this party with DJ dancing, live music, cirque style entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. $250, $100-$125 pairings. 9 p.m. Meat Market, 1606 W Snow Ave., Tampa. (727) 623-9085.

Charley’s

1920’s themed party with karaoke, drink specials and prizes for best 1920’s attire. No cover (food/drink additional). 9 p.m. Charley’s American Bar and Restaurant, 4030 W Waters Ave., Tampa. (813) 304-1511.

Jackson’s

Billed as “Tampa’s largest waterfront party,” this year’s party features dancing to music by multiple DJs, party favors, champagne toast, balloon drops, fireworks viewing and special appearances by the Aerial Dragons, Phoebe’s Samba Team and live violinist Dave Brookes. $50. 9 p.m. Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 277-0112.

NYE Unlimited

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with unlimited top shelf drinks until 3 a.m. $25. 9 p.m. Tuesday. 5 Star Dive Bar, 1811 N 15th St., Tampa. (813) 337-0282.

WTR

Join actor and Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez for a New Year’s Eve party with top 40 music by celebrity DJ Kayla Collins, disco house beats by Machino and Miami-native Ivano Bellin, a 20-foot LED wall, champagne toast, party favors and fireworks viewing at midnight. Upgrade to VIP for seating and VIP plus for special seating, open bar and appetizers. $29, $59 VIP, $129 VIP plus. 9 p.m. 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

Tampa Masquerade

Wear a mask for this 21 and older only party. No cover until 10 p.m. (registration required). 9 p.m. Touch Martini Bar, 2016 Town Center Blvd., Brandon. (813) 843-2003.

Caribbean Style NYE

Bahama Breeze holds a laid back party with island style music and $2.20 Caribbean themed drinks. No cover (food/drink additional). 9 p.m. Bahama Breeze, 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa. (813) 289-7922.

American Social

Roaring ‘20s party with DJ dancing, live music, passed appetizers, a view of Tampa’s fireworks and a champagne toast at midnight. $108.50-$200. 9 p.m. American Social Bar and Kitchen, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 605-3333.

Doc B’s

Your choice of lobster tails, New York strip steak or filet. Includes dessert and optional drink specials. $49.99. 8 p.m. Doc B’s, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 498-6200.

Fire and Ice Gala

Join the Heroes Housing Foundation for a roaring ‘20s style night of dining, drinking and dancing. Benefits local firefighters. $50. 9 p.m. Tampa Firefighters Museum, 720 Zach St, Tampa. (813) 964-6862.

Roaring 20s Party

Put on a fedora or flapper dress and party with music by multiple DJ’s, live music and free appetizers and drinks. $15. 9 p.m. Bearss Tavern, 2802 E Bearss Ave., Tampa. (813) 466-5249.

C House

An all-inclusive party with live entertainment by Josh Higgins, late night DJ dancing, heavy appetizers, dessert, Bulleit Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, Corazon Tequila and a champagne toast at midnight. $120. 9:30 p.m. The C House, 6005 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 488-4813.

Ritz Ybor

Disco Donnie and Sunset Events bring this party featuring South African-Swiss DJ Nora En Pure. 18 and older only. $30. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

Greek New Year’s Eve

Greek style party includes dancing to music by DJ Ouzo, a belly dance performance, appetizers, kebob dinner, two free drinks and a glass of champagne. $50. 10 p.m. Acropolis Greek Taverna Tampa, 14947 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. (813) 842-6060.

Premiere NYE

Red carpet walk, LED lighting, two DJs, live music, photo backdrop, welcome champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. $30, $50 two. 10 p.m. 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 447-8538.

Dinner Cruise

Floating party with gourmet food stations, hand-passed appetizers, carving stations, party favors, open bar, two floors of DJ dancing, champagne toast at midnight and a great view of Tampa’s fireworks. $149.95. 10 p.m. Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999.

The Countdown

An upscale “grown and classy” affair with free parking, breakfast, champagne toast and music by DJ Arjay. $20. 10 p.m. Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas, 11778 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 385-7352.

Roaring ‘20s Party

A red carpeted, Great Gatsby themed evening with a welcome shot, DJ dancing, photo opportunities, countdown to the new year, champagne toast, bar games and heavy appetizers. $30. 10 p.m. Tuesday. District Tavern, 116 N 12th St., Tampa. (813) 252-3444.

Whiskey North

High fashion party with live saxophone music, a photo backdrop, DJ dancing and a balloon drop at midnight. $40-$55. 10 p.m. Whiskey North, 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 968-1515.

Champagne and Stilettos

A New Year’s Eve party designed for “grown and sexy” people includes music by DJ’s Kirky C and Spice and a glass of champagne. $15. 10 p.m. Jerk Hut Island Grill, 1241 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 977-5777.

Yoga Celebration

End the year with a stretch and greet the new year with a light snack and champagne. $45, $36 members. 10:30 p.m. Kodawari Studios, 3965 S Henderson Blvd., Tampa. (813) 999-1874.

Fireworks Cruise

Champagne, party favors and a prime seat to view downtown Tampa’s fireworks. $49.95, $39.95 ages 4-12. 11:30 p.m. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 390-3711.

M.Bird

A 21 and older rooftop party with DJ dancing, a champagne toast and midnight and fireworks viewing. $120. 8 p.m. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. (813) 296-2702.

PASCO

Colorama Music

Welcome the new year with a formal dinner, live music by Gypsy Star and a champagne toast at midnight. $55. 6 p.m. Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-7539.

Anchor’s

The party includes prime rib buffet, party favors, performance by Douglas Cameron (Frank Sinatra impersonator), DJ dancing, karaoke, appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight. $79-$149. 6 p.m. Anchor’s Bar and Grill, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (727) 494-7702.

Nudist Camp

It’s prom night at Caliente High for a party with a champagne toast and a gourmet dinner buffet at midnight. Free-$150. 7 p.m. Caliente Resort and Spa, 21240 Gran Via Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (813) 996-3700.

New Years on the Lake

The Shake Rattle and Roll Pianos presents a Roaring ‘20s themed dueling piano show that includes three drink tickets, appetizers, champagne toast and DJ dancing into the New Year. Costumes encouraged. $75. 7 p.m. Knotted Roots on the Lake, 3310 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (727) 351-3222.

Diamond Sky

Dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffle to benefit Community Service of West Pasco. $75. 8 p.m. Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. (727) 845-7660.

Speakeasy

1920’s themed night with open bar, dancing, casino gaming and a silent auction. Benefits programs of the Dade City Woman’s Club. $75. 8 p.m. Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. (352) 521-0766.

New Year’s Eve Dance

Enjoy appetizers and a drink as you dance to live music by Eddie and the Gang. Includes party favors, coffee, brunch, dessert buffet and a midnight champagne toast. $25-$35. 8 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 938-1974.

HERNANDO

German Club

The German American Club has music by Manni Daum, coffee, ringleaders and a champagne toast at midnight. $20, $15 members. 7 p.m. Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. (352) 688-3744. germanclubspringhill.org

Brookridge Social Dance

Dance in the new year at this party with music from the ‘50s to the ‘80s, wine, a photo booth and champagne toast. $40. 7 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. (317) 440-6586.

VFW

The party includes entertainment by the Boogie Brothers from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. Outside snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.) are allowed. $20-$25, $35-$45 two 8 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

THEME PARKS

Disney’s Countdown to Midnight

The evening starts with cocktails in the Fantasia Ballroom. The fun ramps up with DJ dancing and “cheftainment” with the chefs from Le Cellier Steakhouse, California Grill, Narcoossee’s and Tiffins creating the nights menu behind animated shadowboxes. Includes live music and a view of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks display. $299. 8 p.m. Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Drive, Lake Buena Vista. (407) 934-7639.

Eve

Hop among five clubs for this party with signature drinks, food, live music, DJ dancing, fireworks and an extra outdoor dance floor. 21 and older only. 8 p.m. Universal Citywalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. (407) 363-8000.

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