Best New Year's Eve parties in Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) 2016

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with festive galas, as people will say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. There are several parties celebrating the New Year in Tampa and in the Tampa area. Many of the parties include open bars, so if you intend to indulge in alcohol, consider adding a hotel package to the plans and save the worry of having to drive. Following are some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Tampa 2016-2017.

Illuminate – A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Fla. 33607

Bay Harbor Hotel & The Beach Bar will offer a unique party experience based on your preferences.  The experience will include live music on the pier, private fireworks show, champagne toast and VIP Packages. The tickets range from $15-$400, depended upon the experience.

Red Carpet Affair NYE 2017 Club Prana
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
Club Prana, Tampa, Fla. 33605

The New Year’s Eve party at Club Prana features five levels of celebration. Tampa Bay’s premier night club offers five levels of parties, including the Rooftop Skybar. Tickets $30-$60 per person.

The Rooftop Eve: In the Sky With Diamonds
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Top Floor, Ft. Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Tampa, Fla. 33602

Party in the New Year on the top of the ten-story building in downtown Tampa. The rooftop will offer views of the skyline and fireworks. The party will include premium open bar, champagne bar all night, entertainment, and desserts. Tickets range from $150 (presale) to $225 (door).

Bash in the ‘Burg NYE in White
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701

NYE is White will be a stylish bash in the ‘burg. Dress in white and get ready to party on the bay, dance to Top 40 hits mixed by DJ Krisijan, enjoy drinks from the open bar, watch the ball drop, and have a Happy New Year. Tickets range from $85-$165.