Things to Do in Tampa New Years Eve
Over the years, countless Christmas singers have asked us, over mall speakers or car radios, “What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” Whichever take on the classic carol you might love to hear at this time of year, don’t be caught without an answer! It is, after all, the last night this year to go out and do something.
2012 New Years Eve Channelside – 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
The Channelside New Years Eve 2012 Celebration is the 9th Annual “Light Up Tampa Bay,” and it takes place in the heart of the bustling Channelside entertainment district. Join the excitement and enjoy live music, entertainment, dining, nightlife and, of course, Tampa’s biggest New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The “Spectacular Fireworks show will kickoff when the ball drops at midnight,” with live music and DJs playing in the courtyard all night, according to the website. The Channelside New Years Eve Celebration is both free and open to the public, although viewing of the Fireworks from the Wharf Area will be limited the first 3,000 people.
Ella’s New Years Eve Party w/ The Legendary Shack Shakers & Six Volt Rodeo at Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café - 7:30 PM – 2:00 AM
One of the staples of downtown Tampa, Ella’s and Brokenmold Entertainment invite you to spend your New Years Eve with us again! Like in previous years the evening will start off at 7:30 with a large dinner buffet, which will be available until 10:30, followed by a performance by The Legendary Shack Shakers. The Café will offer a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $48.50 and available for purchase (pick up only).
In fact, the whole of SOHO Tampa is likely to be a party! Just buy your tickets and find a parking spot early on and wander up and down S. Howard Avenue for a real show.
Tampa Bay New Years Eve 2011 at the Tampa Convention Center 8:00 PM
Countdown the end of 2011 and bring in 2012 with a bang. The Gala, sponsored by Juniper Productions in conjunction with the City of Tampa and the Tampa Riverwalk, will offer a giant balloon drop and live countdown at midnight, door prizes, Charity Casino, two drink tickets, Hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight for general admission ticket holders. VIP tickets include dinner, open bar, Champagne toast, valet parking and VIP entertainment. Ticket prices range from $125-$350. For more information and tickets, visit Tampa Florida Attractions Concerts.
Monte Carlo Bash and Burlesque Show at Club Skye – 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM. Ybor City hotspot Club Skye is ringing in the New Year in Tampa Monte Carlo style. Tampa radio station WiLD 94.1 will be broadcasting a live countdown to New Year’s and the club will offer a Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Along with music and mayhem, there will be a balloon drop filled with cash prizes, concert tickets, and more! Plus, top off the night with the La Vie En Rose Burlesque Troupe performing live. 18+ are welcome: Club Skye Tickets
The Rooftop Eve in Hyde Park Village 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Hyde Park Village always puts on a glamorous event and this year is no exception, “a lavish New Year’s Eve affair atop the world, nestled in the heart of Hyde Park Village, Tampa, FL.” The upscale festivities will commence at 9 PM when rooftop valets will greet patrons at the corner of Swann and Dakota. Guests will experience libations, live music, and evening of elegance, all benefitting the Heartbeat International Foundation. Party-goer tickets range from $90 for a Group Pre-Sale Discount to $1200 for various VIP tables. For special rates and other information, please visit. Reference “Timpanos Rooftop Party.” Of course, Hyde Park is always a great spot for Date Night.
Aqua-Eve at The Florida Aquarium 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Ever party at the Tampa Aquarium? This 21+ evening to ring in the New Year in Tampa with a splash. The event offers multiple food stations with a Taste of Florida, Mexico, and Asia, along with fantastic live music, complimentary food, beer wine, and a champagne toast. The aquarium boasts a wonderful view of the Channelside fireworks show at midnight. Ticket prices begin at $90 through December 19, and $100 after December 19. Visit the Tampa Aquarium website for more information or to purchase tickets.
Peabody’s New Year’s Eve in Vegas Bash at Peabody’s Billiards and Games 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM “What happens at Peabody’s, stays at Peabody’s,” the website says. Well, that may or may not be true, but at Tampa’s most notorious USF-area bar, gamble on the New Year and you just might win a trip for 2 to Vegas! The poker-themed night will feature professional Vegas Games, Dealers, Complimentary Champagne toast, and DJs Matt the Brat and DD. $15 cover plus Silver or Gold Packages ranging from $50-$100. Hit http://peabodysbilliards.com/!
8th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Jackson’s Bistro 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Pied Piper Productions features their Annual New Year’s Bash at Jackson’s. Join the several thousand person crowd at one of Tampa’s hottest nightlife spots, overlooking the water on Harbour Island, all at a club boasting multiple rooms and outdoor areas of cool entertainment, private cabana rentals available, midnight Fireworks, and a Champagne toast. General Admission tickets begin at $25, while VIP tickets begin at $65. Private Tables and Cabanas range from $395 – $1,000. Visit here to view admissions packages and purchase advance tickets.
Baby Anne with DJ Trashy at Amphitheatre 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Dance the night away to one of the biggest names in electronic music at Ybor City’s premiere New Year’s Eve party destination. From 10 PM-3:00 AM, music and drinks will be flowing at this wild event. Sponsored by Sunset Events, the night will bring partiers a live music event, a free champagne toast at midnight, and upstairs access with VIP purchase. For more info, visit here.
Have a safe and Happy New Years Eve enjoying Tampa Florida Attractions!