If you’re looking to get out of the house and celebrate the New Year in style, there are several events happening in the Tampa Bay area on New Year’s Eve.
234 Beach Drive, NE, St. Petersburg
Time: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Info: Live entertainment, cocktail specials, champagne toast at midnight.
TradeWinds Island Resorts – Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach
Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Info: New Year’s Eve Revelers looking for places to go for New Year’s Eve need to look no further than TradeWinds’ “Toast by the Coast” New Year’s Eve Event. Partiers 21 and over are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food and fun. This year’s live entertainment, the band Motel Funk and Friends, will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. Guests can strike a pose in the photo booth, will enjoy an open bar and will receive a glass of bubbly and noisemakers for the champagne toast at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors d’oeuvres buffet is the centerpiece of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, including chef-carved beef steamship round with roasted garlic au jus, pear and blue cheese in phyllo, maytag stuffed mini beef wellington, Tandoori chicken sate and a pasta station featuring cavatappi in a sweet basil pomodoro sauce and cheese tortellini in saffron cream with goat cheese. A dessert and coffee display of chocolate fondue with fruit skewers and a Viennese pastry table will give the buffet a sweet ending. Tickets are limited. Advance purchase required. For Toast by the Coast tickets and party information, please visit www.JustLetGo.com .
Vantage Rooftop Bar at The Karol Hotel
2675 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater
Info: The Karol Hotel in Clearwater is ringing in the New Year with a seven-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. and culminating with a midnight champagne toast. The evening begins with a cocktail hour followed by a seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner.
Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar (UPDATE: Sold Out)
3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa
Time: 8 p.m.
Info: Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar & Events Venue is hosting their NYE Black-Tie Affair, a formal, black-tie New Year’s Eve party at Tampa’s premiere rooftop bar and lounge with 360° views of downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Revelers can ring in the New Year at the upscale soiree, with tickets starting at $159.00 (21 & up only). Each ticket includes a welcome Heineken beer or white rose sangria upon arrival; access to a 5-hour premium open bar featuring Ketel One; passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 to 11 p.m.; complimentary champagne midnight toast; photo booth access; two DJs and live music featuring Shevonne and The Force. Upgrade packages are available, including General VIP Admission ($209+), and outdoor table and lounge seating for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Vault’s Crystal Ball (UPDATE: Sold out)
611 N Franklin St., Tampa
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: $100 in advance; $125 at the door
Info: The elegant fete will take place in the grand ballroom of the former 100-year-old National Exchange Bank.
Revelers can look to the future with personal tarot readings and step into 2022 with a sense of cleansing and renewal. Guests will dance the night away to live music and take in a sultry burlesque performance.
Party goers will indulge in culinary creations by the Gin Joint’s renowned Head Chef, Maria Sierra. The delectable menu will feature hors d’oeuvres, crudité, canapes, accoutrements and more specialty items. Innovative mixologists will shake up a signature welcome cocktail and aperitif included with the experience. When the clock strikes twelve, guest will toast to 2022 with a complimentary glass of champagne or non-alcoholic bubbly.
Reservations are required and a casual chic, well-tailored attire dress code will be enforced. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend. To book a Crystal Ball experience and learn more, please visit www.vaulttampa.com
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: Join PIER 22 in the ballroom for an elegant VIP dinner, drinks, friends and fun. The night will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar and the refined Gypsy Jazz tunes from Hot Club SRQ. After dinner, head to the terrace for a midnight toast overlooking the Manatee River.