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THINGS TO DO

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Still looking for how to wave "goodbye" to 2020? We've got a list of outdoor and well-spaced events happening in the Tampa Bay area for you to enjoy and welcome the New Year.

 

Glazer Children's Museum NYE

Glazer Children’s Museum

Ring in the New Year at the Glazer Children’s Museum with countdowns, family play projects, and socially-distant celebrations throughout the day. You can celebrate as a family by day and still have time for evening festivities. Downtown Countdown is included with museum admission. Please note that we will be closing at 3pm on December 31.

Yacht Starship

Yacht Starship

Say “Bon Voyage” to 2020 on a New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard Yacht StarShip. Countdown to midnight as you cruise the waterways of Tampa Bay. Dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails and dance the night away under the stars. The New Year’s Eve celebration cruise includes an open premium bar and food stations. Cruises also include a Champagne toast at midnight for guests to ring in 2021!

 

Datz Interior

Datz

Staying up to ring in the New Year? No need to get dressed up for this New Year’s Day brunch outing. Pop on your loungewear and or footie pajamas and enjoy eats like Datz Good Hash, spiced apple pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and more. In addition to their lineup of classic brunch cocktails, Datz will also serve up mocktails like the Cinny Bunny, Pombre, or Fire & Ice for those participating in Dry January in 2021.

Lost Pearl

Lost Pearl

Set sail into a New Year with Lost Pearl. Say “Happy New Yarrgh’s Eve” with your favorite crew as you enjoy an open bar during your 1.5-hour pirate party cruise. Cheers to a new year with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, and get a front row seat to Downtown Tampa’s spectacular firework show.

 

Straz Center

Straz Center

Join Tampa Total Request Live (TTRL) hosts Zachary Hines and Roxanne Gallo at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts as they usher in the New Year with the help of singer-songwriters Ari Chi, His Hem and Rebekah Pulley and comedian Steve Miller at this safe and responsible alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve parties.

Ciro's

Ciro's

Ring in the New Year with Burlesque and Bubbly at Ciro’s! 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.

 

Whiskey Joe's

Whiskey Joe's

Ring in 2021 with a classic Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe’s Tampa on Rocky Point. This annual Beach Bash includes two stages with live music: Shawn Scheller and the Contenders 9pm-1am (Inside Stage); FLYTE Band 9pm-1am (Beach Stage), a champagne toast at midnight, ball drop, fireworks show at midnight and more.

Toronto Raptors Game

Amalie Arena

Looking for something to do to close out 2020? Celebrate with seats to an NBA game featuring the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. Game starts at 7:30pm. 

 

The Florida Aquarium masks

The Florida Aquarium

Snow Days is back at The Florida Aquarium! It looks a little different this year but it’s as fun as ever! Get hands on and help battle sea monsters plaguing the ocean with a good old-fashioned snowball fight. Then, you’ll get a bucket of REAL SNOW to build your very own snow creation. You’ll also be able to enjoy an outdoor Snowfall Dance Party! You don’t see snow in Florida often, so make sure to check it out!

Brew Bus Brewing

Brew Bus Brewing

Brew Bus Brewing is celebrating NYE in style. Break out your favorite PJ’s and ring in the new year with a local brew in hand. Not only is this the comfiest NYE party, but it’s also FREE! If you didn’t know, along with their brewery tours, Brew Bus also brews their own unique brand of craft beer like the Passion of the Heights Hibiscus Wheat Ale.

 

Sparkman Wharf

HAIR OF THE DOG: NY Day Event

Sparkman Wharf is celebrating the start of the new year with the FIRST Hair of the Dog event. In partnership with Fermented Reality Biergarten and The Modern Paws, Sparkman Wharf has created a special menu for your New Year’s Day celebrations including a Man-mosa, Texas Wakeup and Micheladas. There will even be a yappy hour featuring dog beer from The Modern Paws.

In addition, Sparkman Wharf is excited to do giveaways on the :21 minute of the hours beginning at 11:21 a.m. to help cure your 2020 hangover. Giveaways include free coffee from The Blind Tiger, waffle fries from Flock and Stock, High Noons from The Naked Farmer, free bowling games from Splitsville and more! All giveaways will be announced on @SparkmanWharf social media.