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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023: New Year’s Events

Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023: New Year’s Events

2022 is coming to an end, and 2023 will be here soon. Greater Tampa Bay has celebrations for all ages and personal preferences. Parades, rooftop fireworks, black tie events, and family fun at the zoo, there is something fun for everyone while they ring in the new year. 

Top Tampa Celebrations 

Downtown Tampa: Armature Works New Year’s Eve 2022

Armature Works’ annual NYE celebration features a riverfront concert plus views of the best fireworks display in the city. 

M. Bird New Year’s Eve 2022

Enjoy rooftop views of the city’s most elaborate fireworks display. The celebration includes a live set by DJ Brian Ferrito and a champagne toast at midnight. 

The Vault presents New Year’s Eve Crystal Ball

This elegant event will take place in the grand ballroom of the former 100-year-old National Exchange Bank. Festivities include personal tarot readings, dancing, live music, burlesque performances, and a midnight champagne toast. 

American Social New Years Eve 2022

American Social Tampa’s waterfront location is an ideal viewing spot for downtown Tampa’s midnight fireworks show. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast, a select open bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., passed hors d’oeuvres, and DJs inside and outside.

Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration

Enjoy Tampa’s midnight fireworks show, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, plus, multiple party areas with Tampa DJs, party favors and more.

Ybor City: Tampa Improv New Years’ Eve Show

Kick off New Year’s Eve with a comedy show featuring special guest Karlous Miller.

Downtown Tampa: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Say “Bon Voyage” to 2022 on Yacht StarShip’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise. 

Downtown Tampa: Pirate Water Taxi New Years Fireworks Cruise

Ring in the New Year on the water with a front-row seat on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise. This 1-hour cruise includes a complimentary champagne toast, party favors and prime fireworks viewing. 

Independent Annual New Years’ Eve Bash: Funk N’ Soul Edition! 

This free annual neighborhood NYE party will include live entertainment from DJ Bishop D’Guruve playing Funk N’ Soul beginning at 9 p.m., plus a midnight champagne toast.

Rocky Point Tampa: New Years’ Eve Countdown Beach Bash

Whiskey Joe’s Tampa on Rocky Point’s annual Beach Bash includes two stages with live music, complimentary champagne toast, midnight fireworks, ball drop, party favors and more. 

Ybor City Tampa: Club Prana New Years Eve 2022

Celebrate the new year at Club Prana at a magnificent masquerade ball.

South Tampa: Ciro’s New Year’s Eve 2022 Soiree

Guests will enjoy live burlesque performances, a delicious carving station, passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty prohibition cocktails.

Willa’s NYE Celebration

A discotheque for the evening, including delicious bites, drinks and magical surprises every hour. Highlights include live entertainment, including DJ Flaco, a magician, a photo booth and a special midnight surprise.

Midtown Tampa: Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar NYE 2022 The Black Tie Affair

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.

St. Petersburg & Clearwater Celebrations

St. Pete: First Night St. Pete 2022

Join the fun at First Night St. Pete’s Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts. 

St. Pete: NYE 2022 at St. Pete Pier

Celebrate NYE 2022 on St. Pete Pier with various events and activities. The ice-skating rink at Winter Beach will have extended hours until 1 a.m., plus a special midnight skate with a front-row seat of the First Night Fireworks Show.

St. Pete: Spitfire’s NYE Extravaganza

Spend the final moments of the year at Spitfire and laugh in the new year with the best comedians in Tampa Bay.

St. Pete: New Year’s Eve at Flute & Dram

Head to Flute & Dram for an NYE bash featuring live music from 6 – 9 p.m. and DJ entertainment from 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Clearwater: Shephard’s Rock The New Year Party 2023

Join the largest party on Clearwater Beach with an impressive fireworks show, DJs, bands and more.

St. Pete: Pier Teaki’s New Year’s Eve Luau Party

St. Pete Pier’s premier rooftop destination, Pier Teaki, will host a New Year’s Eve Luau Party featuring DJ Mask Off and DJ 808.

St. Pete: Glow Up Party at The Canopy at The Birchwood

Ring in 2023 at The Canopy at the Birchwood during a Glow Up party featuring the one and only DJ Max.

Clearwater Beach: Starlite Majesty New Years Dinner Cruise

Cruise into 2023 aboard Clearwater Beach’s Starlite Majesty this New Year’s Eve.

St. Pete Beach: Toast by the Coast New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at TradeWinds Island Resorts. Dance the night away with live music by Motel Funk and Friends featuring R&B, soul and rock n’ roll.

Dunedin: Hogmanay Party at Scottish Cultural Center

Say goodbye to 2022 and bring in the New Year with good food, music and friends.

See Also

Safety Harbor: NYE 2022 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

All-inclusive NYE party complete with welcome bubbles, hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, gourmet dessert bar, 2-hour open bar from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., live music, champagne toast at midnight and party favors.

St. Pete: New Years’ Eve Open Bar Party at MacDinton’s

This exclusive open bar package includes a premium Bacardi open bar, prizes and giveaways, and a DJ all night. 

Clearwater Beach: Grand Glow Bubbles and Bourbon NYE

Welcome 2022 with Bubbles and Bourbon at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. This outdoor event will feature live entertainment, a full range of beverage selections, and a variety of food stations.

St. Pete: New Years’ Eve Party at the Yard of Ale St. Pete

This year’s NYE celebration includes live music, DJs, games, a resolution wall, and a complimentary champagne toast. Free admission until 11 p.m.

St. Pete Beach: 2022 Don CeSar New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Don in the alluring, vibrant, Gatsby-inspired Lobby Bar. Enjoy ringing in 2022 with a night of dancing and live entertainment featuring DJ Coro.

St. Pete: Crafty Squirrel’s New Year’s Eve Party

This year’s party features a disco theme with a live DJ and a midnight balloon drop.

Fun for the Family 

Reliaquest Bowl Parade

The Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade and Pep Rally is a Tampa Bay tradition. In Ybor City, the parade is a free, family-friendly event featuring marching bands, cheerleaders from both teams, parade floats and a battle of the bands.

Noon Year’s Eve for Kids 

Looking for a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the whole family? Kick off your NYE at Armature Works for the 4th annual Noon Year’s Eve! The event takes place on the South and West lawns at 10 a.m. and will feature live entertainment, inflatables, sweet treat vendors, fireworks and a countdown to noon with complimentary apple juice toast.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers two ways for guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Visitors can enjoy rides, animal encounters, the Christmas on Ice show, and fireworks with a daytime reservation. Visitors can sign up for either a daytime reservation between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or a nighttime slot to visit the park between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. The nighttime option will include rides, animal encounters, Christmas Town and an all-new Holiday in the Sky fireworks show at midnight.


Don’t wait until midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Ring in the new year and celebrate all day at ZooTampa. This family-friendly daytime event features hourly toasts to 2022, a DJ dance party, contests, giveaways and special appearances by Manny T. and Flora Panther in their New Year’s party attire.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the new year and start 2023 with friends and loved ones in GTB.

By Meredith Biesinger.

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