Countdown to 2022
Ready to celebrate the end of 2021? Here some fun activities around Tampa Bay.
Noon Year’s Eve at ZooTampa
Dec. 31 at noon
Come celebrate the new year at ZooTampa’s Noon Year’s Eve, a daytime celebration featuring music with a noon countdown and a lemonade toast for the whole family! Activities are included with Zoo admission, membership or Pay for Day ticket.
Downtown Countdown at Glazers Children’s Museum
Dec. 31 from 10am-3pm
Ring in the New Year at the Glazer Children’s Museum with countdowns, family play projects and socially-distant celebrations throughout the day. Downtown Countdown is included with museum admission.
Noon Year’s Eve at The Grove
Dec. 31 10am-3pm
Bubble and magic shows, games, activities, daytime fireworks, dance party, confetti blast and more. Free. Tickets required.
Outback Bowl parade
Dec. 31 at 5:30pm
Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and a pep rally. The parade will feature floats and marching bands including the two college bands! The Pep Rally features a battle of the bands and cheerleaders from both universities. Free family event. The Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs along 7th Avenue. No coolers, glass containers or open alcohol allowed on streets.
First Night St. Pete 2022
Event begins at 4pm
Join the fun at First Night St. Pete's Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts! Activities include music, dance, aerial arts, silent disco, fire, bubble stompin’, sea creature puppets, aerial art, creative fun, fireworks, a scavenger hunt and so much more! Button packages are $12 – $20.
NYE at Amature Works
Dec. 31 at 8pm
Celebrate with a riverfront concert and fireworks. Event is free. VIP tickets available and include drinks.
American Social NYE
Dec. 31 at 9am
American Social Tampa's waterfront location makes it a prime viewing spot for downtown Tampa's midnight fireworks show. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast, select open bar from 9pm-1am, passed hors d'oeuvres, and DJs inside and outside. $200 – $250 per person.
NYE StarShip Cruise
Dec. 31 at 10pm
Ring in 2022 in style with Yacht StarShip! Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Yacht StarShip and count down to midnight as you cruise the waterways of Tampa. 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 2022 as you watch the fireworks blasting all around!
New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens
Dec. 31 6p-1a
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family and indulge in some excitement at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Explore all of your Christmas Town favorites, enjoy thrill rides in the dark and catch the fireworks show in Gwazi Park after the park-wide countdown. This NYE Celebration is included with theme park admission.