More than 100 things to do for New Year's Eve in Tampa Bay

SCOTT KEELER   |   Times (2008)  One of the popular traditions at St. Petersburg’s First Night celebration is a walk around a labyrinth display in South Straub Park.
SCOTT KEELER | Times (2008) One of the popular traditions at St. Petersburg’s First Night celebration is a walk around a labyrinth display in South Straub Park.
Published Dec. 28, 2018

Happy New Year! With the big party night falling on a Monday, the weekend is alive with activities for adults and families alike. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate the final days of 2018.

Celebrity sparkle

Mario Lopez returns for a second year as the host of Pied Piper Productions' New Year's Eve party, with a dual-barge fireworks show over the bay. The stylish Godfrey Hotel (the newly remodeled former Bay Harbour Hotel once owned by George Steinbrenner), the setting for the party, is located on more than 6 acres of waterfront property on Rocky Point. DJ Magic Mike and Aaron Lesage will entertain. $29-$59, $155 VIP. Festivities start at 9 p.m. Monday at 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

Families and First Night

For 26 years, St. Petersburg has rung in the new year with the alcohol-free First Night St. Petersburg, a family-oriented celebration of the arts that includes music, live art and entertainment at more than 10 venues around downtown. Don't miss the bubble wrap stomp (7:45 p.m.), the event's first Silent Disco at the Hampton Inn, aerial arts and short films in Williams Park, a scavenger hunt, a bedtime-friendly fireworks show at 8 p.m. and a second one at midnight. It's free to wander around, but you need a button to participate in activities and enter venues. Organizers point out that the buttons help fund the annual event, which relies heavily on volunteers. See for a schedule and to find out where to buy buttons. $12-$15, $5-$10 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Activities start at 4 p.m. Monday at Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-8906.

That's a wrap

The historic Tampa Theatre puts a Hollywood spin on its third NYE Wrap Party, this year with an Austin Powers theme. It will be "groovy baby" when the movie palace goes shagadelic with appetizers, desserts, music by Underground Pilot, a ball drop viewing on the big screen and an open beer and wine bar with Austin Powers-themed cocktails (Mini-Me-mosas, anyone?). $99, $89 members. The event is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

Eyes wide shut

Masquerade parties and Venetian masks are trendy this year, with their long history of protecting their wearer's identity during decadent activities. Caliente nudist resort is throwing a Venetian-style formal ball in Land O'Lakes. Mandarin Hide in downtown St. Petersburg is having Manny's Masquerade Party, and Channelside's Araliya is throwing a Bond-themed party called Goldeneye: The 007 Masquerade Ball. Get some practice on Saturday at the Masquerade Bar Crawl with a party bus starting at 4 p.m. at American Social on the Riverwalk in Tampa. Clearly there's a lot to hide this year.


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Families can sip on sparking juice as they study New Year's traditions around the world at this children's party with a balloon drop at noon. 10 a.m. Monday. Great Explorations Childrens Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $15, $5 members. (727) 821-8992.

New Year's Eve at Noon

Learn about New Year's traditions from around the world at this party with a balloon drop and sparkling juice. 10 a.m. Monday. Great Explorations Childrens Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $15, $5 members. (727) 821-8992.

New Year's Craft

Families can ring in the new year with a Chinese dragon craft. 10:30 a.m. Monday. Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 724-1525, ext. 118.

Largo Noon Year's Eve

Adults and seniors can celebrate the New Year early with an afternoon of dancing, entertainment, door prizes and a champagne toast at noon. 11 a.m. Monday. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. $8. (727) 518-3131.

Puerto Rico Connects: New Year's Eve

A family friendly Latin gathering to greet the new year with a pot luck dinner, DJ dancing and a balloon drop at midnight. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Free. (727) 318-2157.

Light It Up Clearwater Beach: New Year's Eve

Fireworks will be shot off Sand Key in a midnight display that can be seen along all of Clearwater Beach. Pre-parties start at 8 p.m. at area hotels and businesses. 11:59 p.m. Monday. Clearwater Beach, 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater. Free. (727) 447-7600.

Adult parties

Winesmith Holiday Sampling

Get ready for a "bubbly" New Year at this wine and champagne tasting with optional food pairings. 6 p.m. Friday. Winesmith, 1620 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 826-0791.

Double the New Year Fun

Tony D start the fun leading up to an Irish New Year celebration at 7 p.m. with bagpipers. The Torpedoes take over at 9 p.m. with live music until the American New Year countdown and a champagne toast at midnight. 11 a.m. Monday. Caddy's on the Beach, 9000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 360-4993.

Sloppy Joe's Beach New Year's Eve

Dress in tropical attire for this luau style New Year's Eve party with a Hawaiian buffet, open bar, live music, dancing, party favors, valet parking and a champagne toast. 9 p.m. Monday. Sloppy Joe's, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. $50-$60. (727) 367-1600.

Silent Party

Dive into the new year in a silent way as you put on headphones to dance to music in your choice of genre at this New Year's Eve warm-up party. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Vision Ultra Lounge, 1833 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free before 10:30 p.m., $20 after. (727) 575-7208.

New Year's Eve at the Hollander

Enjoy music by violinist ZEN Seraphine as you feast on a three course surf and turf meal for two. Then, keep your parking spot and sit poolside for a drink before taking a walk to the waterfront to see St. Petersburg's fireworks. 5 p.m. Monday. Hollander Hotel, 421 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $69. (727) 873-7900.

New Year's Eve at Mastry's

Join Mastry's to bring in the new year with limited beer releases, DJ music and food from the new Kitchen at Mastry's on site food truck. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Mastry's Brewing Co., 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 202-8045.

Rock Around The Clock: New Year's Eve

"Rock around the clock" at this New Year disco celebration with dinner, dancing and music by Bill Haley's Comets, a Johnny Cash tribute and the music of Abba. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. $75-$95. (727) 541-7876.

Swingin' the New Year

Dress to impress for this all-ages dance with music by the eight piece Gloria West and The Gents, a countdown to midnight and balloon drop, party favors, noisemakers, chocolates, prize giveaways, cash bar and New Year's decor. New Year's or vintage attire encouraged. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $45. (727) 892-5202.

NYE@MFA: Mid-Century Magic

Dress to impress for this formal, all inclusive New Year's Eve party with dinner, a piano bar, open bar, cabaret performance by the Blue Roses, DJ dancing, dessert bar, a champagne toast at midnight and fireworks viewing. Two package levels available, or combine both. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $175-$300, $125-$250 members. (727) 896-2667.

Rock the New Year: Shephard's

Four venues combine efforts for one giant party with live music by New Divide and dancing to music by DJ's Ray and Brandon James. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday. Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $35-$40. (727) 442-5107.

Party Like It's 1925: New Year's Eve Soiree

Professional entertainers throw this immersive prohibition era New Year's Eve party with burlesque performances, group dance numbers, a giant spinning martini glass, aerialists, acrobats and a costume contest for cash. 8 p.m. Monday. Kozuba and Sons Distillery, 1960 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $75. (479) 461-3966.

New Year's Eve at Jannus

The Hip Abduction and Passafire play for Jannus Live's New Year's Eve party. 8 p.m. Monday. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$30. (727) 565-0550.

New Year's Jump-Start

New Year's Eve Mexican-style with three floors of festivities including free hats, tiaras, noisemakers and beads, music and five bars with special drinks at each bar. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 896-8226.

New Year's Eve Wine Bash

Sip and savoir the new year in with wine specials, live entertainment, giveaways, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Sips Wine Bar, 327 Main St., Safety Harbor. $25. (727) 351-7477.

New Year's Eve Glendi

Bring in the new year with Greek flare at this dance with live music by Demetri, DJ dancing, dinner, dessert table and a champagne toast. 8 p.m. Monday. Doncedi Hall, 3600 76th St. N, St. Petersburg. $50, $25 ages 13-21, 12 and younger free. (727) 639-1738.

Toast by the Coast: New Year's Eve

Beach waves bring in luck for the new year at this formal 21 and older only party with open bar, live music by the Railway Kings and Motel Funk, appetizers, carving stations, pasta bar, dessert, coffee, photo booth, champagne toast and a balloon drop. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Tradewinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $120. (727) 363-2258.

New Year's Eve Tiki Fest

Tropical or formal attire should be find for this two floor party with private access to the Canopy, buffet dinner, live band, DJ dancing and a champagne toast. 8 p.m. Monday. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $135. (727) 896-1080.

New Year's Eve: Havana Nights

Ring in the New Year Havana style at this formal party with appetizers, dinner buffet, two hours open bar, champagne toast, live music by the Ray Olan Band and salsa dancers. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. $159. (727) 724-7706.

Celtic New Year

Join Dunedin Brewery for a "funky" new year with live music by Freekbass and the Bump Assembly. 9 p.m. Monday. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. No cover. (727) 736-0606.

New Year's Eve at Peggy O's

Peggy O's greets the New Year with live music by Lie Low, free party favors and a champagne toast. 9 p.m. Monday. Peggy O's Kitchen and Taps, 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 787-7734.

Manny's Masquerade: New Year's Eve

Anything goes, including buffalo heads, at this New Year's Eve masquerade party. 9 p.m. Monday. Mandarin Hide, 231 Central Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 231-4007. e

NYE: Rooster Ball

Vegetarians can bring in the new year at this party with a buffet dinner with vegetarian options, two floors of dancing, four DJ's, complimentary champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. 9 p.m. Monday. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15, $30 with food. (727) 258-8753.

New Year's Eve White Party

Dress in white for this elegant, rooftop party on the beach with heavy appetizers, dessert display, open bar, snow and dancing to music by DJ Keytone. Cabanas available for an additional charge. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $130. (813) 992-2708.

Celebrate! 2019

Ring in the new year at the "Pink Palace" as you mingle with mermaids, stilt walkers, fire breathers and Brazilian dancers on the pool deck. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Free, $125 VIP. (727) 360-1881.

Grown and Sexy New Year's Eve

The official "Grown Folks St. Pete" New Year's Eve party. 10 p.m. Monday. Nova 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 821-6682.

New Year's Eve Brunch Charity Gala

Motivational speaker Elizabeth Nelson heads up this holiday brunch. 11 a.m. Monday. Sand Pearl Resort Hotel, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. $200-$400 (727) 441-2425.

Retro New Year's Eve

Saddle shoes, penny loafers and poodle skirts are the attire for "rockin' around the clock" at this party with five food stations, unlimited "bubbles" and a costume contest. The party goes until 1 a.m. 8 p.m. Monday. Marchand's Bar and Grill at the Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. (727) 824-8072.


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New Year's Day Skate

Families can celebrate the arrival of the new year at this skating party with a meal deal including a large pizza, pitcher of soda and 20 tokens. 2 p.m. Tuesday. Town and Country Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive, Tampa. $5, $20 meal deal. (813) 884-7688.

Noon Year's Eve

One child and one adult can get to the lawn for activities, entertainment and a juice toast at noon. 10 a.m. Monday. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25. (813) 345-5881.

Kid's New (Noon) Year's Eve

Since midnight is way past bed times, kids can celebrate the new year early with the Spheres Bubble and Magic Show, a countdown to noon and a balloon drop. 11:30 a.m. Monday. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 250-3725.

Downtown Countdown

Family friendly New Years Eve celebration including bubble wrap fireworks, explosive experiments and a balloon drop at noon. Noon Monday. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 443-3861.

Noon Year's Eve: ZooTampa

Count down to noon and celebrate the New Year with the entire family. Includes interactive entertainment, a kid friendly toast, "noon" year countdown and DJ dancing. Noon Monday. ZooTampa, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 935-8552.

New Year's Eve Skate

Teens can celebrate New Year's Eve early with a skating party that includes pizza, all you can drink soda and a balloon drop count down. 6 p.m. Monday. Town and Country Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive, Tampa. $14. (813) 884-7688.

Light the Way

Bring in the new year with peace and tranquility at this late night vinyasa flow class with breath work, meditation, intention setting and a champagne toast. The peaceful party goes on until 12:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday. Kodawari Studios, 3965 S Henderson Blvd., Tampa. $45. (813) 773-4017.

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery

Celebrate New Year's Eve Italian style with a traditional Italian meal set to the Murder by Mistletoe comedy dinner show. 6 p.m. Monday. Maggiano's Little Italy, 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. $60-$70. (813) 288-9000.

New Year Salsa Party

New Year Salsa Party

An all ages Latin dancing party with party favors, a salsa workshop and a toast at midnight. The party goes on until 4 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday. Downtown Salsa, 1701 N Franklin St., Tampa. $20, $15 students, $5 ages 9 and younger. (813) 835-1111.

Adult parties

New Year Block Party

DJ Andy Scott provides the sound for this meca of floating bars and food trucks. The party goes until 2 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday. The Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. No cover (food/drink additional). (813) 274-8420.

Aqua New Year's Eve

View the fireworks from a rooftop balcony at this party with appetizers, DJ dancing, open bar, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The party goes until 1 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday. Aqua at the Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $100. (813) 675-8700.

Fire and Ice

Dress to impress for this swanky party with music by the Frequency Band and DJ Papi, dancing, premium open bar, dinner and breakfast. The party goes on until 3 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. $300. (813) 877-7290.

Masquerade Bar Crawl

You can put on a mask and party early at this pre-New Year's Eve bar crawl with a free shot at each stop and bus transportation between stops. Masks recommended. 4 p.m. Saturday. American Social Bar and Kitchen, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. $25-$120. (650) 440-2390.

Anise New Year's Eve

This formal party with an old-fashioned house party feel features karaoke, beer pong, games, a welcome cocktail, buffet dinner, desserts and a champagne toast. 9 p.m. Monday. Anise Global Gastrobar, 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $65. (813) 225-4272.

Sabados Salseros New Years Party

A live concert by Lalo Pena and Orquesta with happy hour until 10 p.m. and a BOGO bottle special. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. Los Gorditos Lounge, 1608 State Road 60, Valrico. $10. (813) 651-0000.

Sunday Funday: New Year's Warm Up

Get the drinking started early at this New Year's Eve Eve party with $3 PBR's all night, two-for-one everything until 9 p.m. and dancing to music by DJ Steve Vaughn. Noon Sunday. Bradley's on 7th, 1510 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. No cover (food/drink additional). (813) 241-2723.

Ushering in 2019

The doors open at 2:30 p.m. at Bradley's for you to grab a drink and get a good spot for the 5 p.m. Outback Bowl Parade. Then, the action moves to the video and dance bars for music by DJ's Charles Machado and Steve Vaughn, party favors, dancing by Bradley's Boys, champagne toast, Times Square countdown and two drag shows at 11:30 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Monday. Bradley's on 7th, 1510 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. No cover (food/drink additional). (813) 241-2723.

New Year's Eve at Skipper's

Skipper's is usually closed on Monday's, but doesn't want to miss out on New Year's Eve. So, they're opening the doors at 4 p.m. for this party with live music by Donna the Buffalo and the Western Centuries. 4 p.m. Monday. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $35-$40. (813) 971-0666.

New Year's Eve: Time Lord Ball

A New Year's Eve party for Dr. Who and sci-fi fans features Time Lord Rock, fan panels, trivia, goodie bags, guest performers and live music. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday. The Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20 advance, $30 day of; $18, $26 day of (student/military). (813) 972-8152.

New Year's Eve Countdown Beach Bash

Rocky Point welcomes the new year with live music by Celebrity Romance and 22N, party favors, ball drop, champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. 7 p.m. Monday. Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $15. (813) 281-0577.

New Years Rockin' Eve

Americana artist Forrest Hoffar headlines the Attic's "New Year's Eve Extravaganza" with a cocktail hour (8:30 p.m.), dinner, open bar (7-11 p.m.) and a champagne toast at midnight. 7 p.m. Monday. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $85. (828) 773-9481.

New Year's Eve at Blind Goat

You could drink until you go blind at the Blind Goat's New Year's Eve party with open bar all night, DJ dancing, unlimited pizza, wings and appetizers and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Blind Goat, 4106 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. $99. (813) 515-7962.

Great Gatsby New Year

Dress in Roaring '20s attire for an evening with live music and fashion models. 18 and older only. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. $25-$1,000. (813) 248-2954.

Havana Heights: New Year's Eve

Dress with Latin flair for an old school Havana nights with open bar, food and a display of cars. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Mandarin Heights, 5901 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $100.

Summerfield New Year's Eve

The golf course offers a semi-formal night of karaoke, dancing, music, appetizers, drink specials and a champagne toast. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, 13050 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. $30, $50 two. (813) 455-8968.

Cirque de Bizou: New Year's Eve

Dance to music by two DJ's while enjoy Cirque type entertainment including illusionists, fire acts, LED spinners and a ball drop. Upgrade to VIP for food stations and complimentary champagne after 10 p.m. 8 p.m. Monday. Bizou Brasserie at Le Meridien, 601 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $20, $75 VIP. (813) 227-9555.

New Year's Eve: Rusty Pelican

A 21 and older only party with buffet dinner, DJ dancing, photo booth, cash bar, champagne toast at midnight and late night snacks. Upgrade to VIP for open bar. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. $100, $140 VIP. (813) 281-1943.

New Year 2019: Hilton Garden Inn

Party the year away with chef special appetizers, party favors, cash bar, DJ dancing and a champagne toast. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday. Hilton Garden Inn, 2155 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz. $25, $40 two. (813) 491-4900.

NYE Black and White Masquerade

Masks and black and white attire are required for the '66, Truman Capote style party with appetizers, DJ dancing, a champagne toast, party favors and themed cocktail specials. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Bar Louie, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. $10-$50. (813) 874-1919.

NYE Crowbar

Producer and guitarist Marvel Years performs with Bells and Robes with dancing to music by DJ Blassafrass. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $20, $40 VIP. (813) 241-8600.

New Year's Eve: A Night in Paris

A sexy, Moulin Rouge style celebration with party favors, light appetizers and a champagne toast. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Ybor City Jazz House, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. $75. (813) 642-6558.

NYE 2019: Jackson's

Get a view of Tampa's fireworks display at this exclusive party with a champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and DJ dancing. Upgrade to VIP for appetizers, open bar and a private dance floor with a DJ. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Jackson's Bistro, Bar and Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. $40, $110-$150 VIP. (813) 277-0112.

NYE Gala 2019

Everyone is a VIP to bring in the new year at this all inclusive party with top shelf open bar, live band, DJ dancing, fireworks and appetizers. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. $150-$225. (813) 250-3725.

Epic New Year's Eve Party

This New Year's gathering for serious party hounds features buy ins at different drinking levels, live music, DJ dancing and a countdown to midnight. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. D'Luxe, 8502 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. $10-$2,000. (813) 512-7144.

New Year's Eve Premiere

Watch the ball drop in Times Square on an 18-foot LED screen as this swanky party with live mermaids swimming in the pool, photo opportunities, confetti blasts, top shelf open bar, multiple DJ's and gourmet appetizers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Aloft Hotel, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $100-$175. (813) 898-8000.

New Year's Eve: Rooftop Celebration

Get to the fourth floor rooftop for this party with red carpet entry, gourmet appetizers, drink specials and a large projection screen viewing of the ball drop in New York. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. The Attic, 500 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 226-1003.

Battle of the Decades

Dress up as your favorite decade star and bring in the new year with all-you-can-drink rum punch and dancing to music by two DJs. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday. Flavaz Jamacian Grille, 6467 U.S. 301 S, Riverview. $20-$45. (813) 494-5615.

New Year's Eve: Moulin Rouge Soiree

Sexy attire required for an escape to Paris' Moulin Rouge in this party with party favors, appetizers and a champagne toast. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Ybor City Jazz House, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. $50. (813) 642-6558.

New Year's Eve: Pegasus

PMD and I Love Florida House bring Orlando's DJ Icey to Pegasus for you to dance in the new year. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Pegasus Night Club, 14811 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. $23-$40. (813) 971-1679.

New Year's Eve 2019

This exclusive New Year's Eve party includes dancing to high energy live and DJ music, top-shelf open bar, late night appetizers, champagne bar, fireworks viewing and a midnight toast. 9 p.m. Monday. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. $185-$250. (813) 250-3725.

Goldeneye: 007 Masquerade

"Mystery at Midnight" is the theme of this formal James Bond style party with DJ dancing, full open bar, entertainment, appetizers, red carpet entry, buffet dessert, prizes for best dressed and a "Skyfall Blast" at midnight. Benefits Shriners Hospital for Children. 9:30 p.m.-1:07 a.m. Monday. Araliya, 375 S 12th St., Tampa. $87-$107, $157-$197 two. (813) 777-9706.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

The 21 and older celebration bids "bon voyage" to 2018 with an open premium bar, hand passed appetizers, gourmet food stations, DJ dancing, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a great view of the fireworks. Cocktail attire required. The party goes on dockside until 1 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday. Yacht Starship, 603 Channelside Drive, St. Petersburg. $149.95-$199.95. (813) 223-7999.

NYE: New Years Eve

DJ electronic duo Bonnie X Clyde performs a New Years Eve concert at this party with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. 10 p.m. Monday. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 247-2555.

Bollywood New Year

Dress in traditional Indian themed attire to dance the night away to Bollywood and Bhangra music at this party with food, drink specials and shots at midnight. 10 p.m.-2:45 a.m. Monday. Rasoi, 1701 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (321) 440-6790.

Factory 114 New Year's Eve

DJ dance yourself into the new year with appetizers and a glass of champagne at midnight. Upgrade to VIP for private seating and a private server. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Factory 114, 114 S 12th St., Tampa. $150-$225. (813) 393-1024.

The Countdown

This "upscale" party for adults only features two rooms of dancing and a complimentary breakfast. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday. Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas, 11778 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20. (813) 385-7352.

New Year's Eve Apollo Beach

Circles once again brings what it says is Florida's largest New Year's Eve fireworks display at midnight. Donations benefit Tribute To Life. 11:59 p.m. Monday. Circles Waterfront Restaurant, 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Free. (813) 641-3275.

Dance Club

Ages 45 and older are invited to this "Senior American Bandstand" New Year's Eve dinner/dance with music by Bert and Sassy. Upscale attire suggested. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tampa Bay Dance Club, 5601 Hanley Road, Tampa. $12, $10 members. (813) 390-7160.


New Year's Eve Eve Gala

This elegant pre-New Year's Eve party fills with the sounds of the 15-piece Mullins Music All-Star Swing Band. Also includes food, dancing and a silent auction. 7 p.m. Sunday. Dulcet Restaurant and Lounge, 6220 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $85. (727) 494-7654.

Eve of the Eve

Grab your commemorative tasting glass for the second annual formal masquerade ball and pre-New Year's Eve party with free beer and wine tastings, a Prosecco toast at 10 p.m., cigar rolling and live music by the Jazz Phools. 7 p.m. Sunday. In the Loop Brewing, 3338 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O' Lakes. $35. (813) 997-9189.

New Year's Caliente Style

The nudist camp throws a Venetian style formal ball for New Year's Eve that includes a buffet dinner, DJ dancing, champagne toast and live piano music by Shelly and Marcus. 7 p.m. Monday. Caliente Resort and Spa, 21240 Gran Via Blvd., Land O' Lakes. Free-$130. (813) 996-3700.

New Year's Eve at the Palms

The public is invited to join the club's formal party with upscale appetizers, choice of main course, two drinks and dancing to music by DJ Ray. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday. Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O' Lakes. $65. (813) 996-4653, ext. 3.

New Year's Eve Speakeasy

Dress in '20s attire and swing in the new year with dinner, dancing, open bar, games, prizes and cigars. Benefits building preservation. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday. Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave, Dade City. $75. (352) 521-0766.


New Year's Eve Teen Skate

Teens can gather to dance and skate in the New Year at this party with games, prizes, party favors, countdown and a balloon drop at 2:30 p.m. 12 p.m. Monday. Locomo Skate/Dance/Party, 10451 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $6.50 advance, $8 day of. (352) 340-5904.

New Year's Eve German Style

Dress semi-formal to formal, or German style, to bring in the New Year with coffee, "ringleaders," champagne and dancing to music by DJ Herb. The party goes until 1 a.m. 8 p.m. Monday. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. $15-$20. (727) 697-2761.

Theme Parks

New Year's Eve Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens brings in the New Year with rides all night, pumping music, a park wide count down and fireworks in Gwazi Park. Included with daily admission. 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

SeaWorld New Year's Eve

SeaWorld celebrates its "Connection to the Earth" and the new year with fireworks, music and entertainment through out the park. 10 a.m. Monday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. Included with admission. Toll-free 1-800-327-2424.

New Year's Eve Magic Kingdom

Get a double dose of New Year's Eve with two night of fireworks in the Magic Kingdom. Shows take place at 6:30 and 11:50 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The park fills to capacity on Dec. 31 and closes annually. 6:30 and 11:50 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. Included with admission. (407) 934-7639.

Atlantic Dance New Year's Eve Bash

Disney's Boardwalk cranks into 2019 with this 21 and older only dance party featuring party favors, appetizers, two drinks, champagne toast and a view of the holiday edition of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. Atlantic Dance at Disney's Boardwalk Resort, 2101 EPCOT Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista. $75. (407) 939-6200.

New Year's Eve Epcot

This is the final year to see Illuminations: Reflections of Earth with an extended New Year's Eve salute. The show takes place all around World Showcase Lagoon. The park has filled to capacity and closed in previous years. 11:40 p.m. Monday. Epcot at Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. Included with admission. (407) 934-7639.

New Year's Eve Legoland

Families can enjoy nightly fireworks shows with dance parties and themed building activities. A brick drop takes place on Monday only. 10 a.m. Wednesday-Monday. Legoland, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. Included with admission. Toll-free 1-877-350-5346.