Best New Year's Eve Activities In Florida

Spend this New Year’s Eve in the warm, sunny state of Florida, known for its gorgeous beaches and nautical recreation. Florida boasts a huge selection of exciting New Year’s Eve events ranging from luxurious yacht parties to tropical celebrations. You’ll also find a variety of family-friendly activities during the day, unique New Year’s Eve traditions, and charming resort parties throughout the state.

New Year’s Eve Miami Fireworks Party Cruise, Miami, FL

Live it up this New Year’s surrounded by elegance and breath-taking views at Miami’s most glamorous and exclusive New Year’s Eve event aboard the super-lux SeaFair Miami. This mega-yacht party features live DJ entertainment on multiple levels, global gourmet cuisine, multiple bars on every deck, VIP tables with extra perks, welcome bubbles, and a New Year’s Toast. Attendees also enjoy spectacular views of the bayfront fireworks show at midnight.

Wantilan New Year’s Eve Luau, Orlando, FL

Escape to the tropics and experience a festive Hawaiian-style New Year’s Eve celebration at the Wantilan New Year’s Eve Luau. Hosted in the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, this island party-themed party features an unforgettable evening of authentic Polynesian entertainment and food. Attendees enjoy live music, hula and fire dancers, complimentary party favors, celebratory champagne toast, and an all-you-can-eat buffet including tropical delights complete with a pit-roasted pig.

Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Bash, Pensacola, FL

The Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Bash is a spectacular annual event on the Florida-Alabama border. Featuring live music on three stages, attendees enjoy dancing, dinner, party favors, and festivities throughout the night in a relaxed environment - southern style! There’s also a champagne toast followed by a breakfast buffet at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Lobby Party at the Hard Rock Hotel, Orlando, FL

Rock in the New Year at Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel New Year’s Eve Lobby Party. This family-friendly celebration offers an assortment of live entertainment including roaming magicians, a balloonist, and DJ performance. Attendees also enjoy the specially prepared desserts and live countdown from Times Square followed by a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

ZooTampa’s New Year Celebration, Tampa, FL

Ring in the New Year with a special daytime celebration at ZooTampa. Located in the Wallaroo section of the zoo’s park, this family-friendly event offers all-day festivities including live entertainment, contests, giveaways, a DJ dance party, and kid-friendly New Year’s toast. All festivities are included in the zoo general admission/membership and do not require reservations.

Havana Nights New Year’s Eve at the Safety Harbor Resort, Safety Harbor, FL

Bid adieu to the old year at the luxurious, charming Safety Harbor Resort surrounded by stunning views of Tampa Bay. Havana Night New Year’s Eve celebration features a festive evening of surprises and sparkles like welcome bubbles, open gold bar, party favors, live music, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner buffet, dessert bar, professional photographer, and champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, Punta Gorda, FL

Spend the New Year in beautiful Punta Gorda, known for its many natural attractions, marinas, and beautifully-restored historic district. The New Year’s Eve Celebration located in Fishermen’s Village is a free event offering a variety of family-friendly activities including live music, dancing, face painting, tarot card readings, tattoos, a photo booth, and spectacular fireworks display at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Party at Throw Social, Delray Beach, FL

Had to the ultimate party in Delray Beach for an over-the-top New Year’s Eve celebration in a 60’s retro cabana setting. Throw Social is a 10-hour event featuring a premium open bar, live music, battle of the DJs, hors d’oeuvres, fun games, and a champagne toast at midnight followed by a breakfast buffet. Don’t forget to snap a selfie by the neon signs.

Pirate Wench Drop at Schooner Wharf, Key West, FL

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a real blast at the annual Pirate Wench Drop. Located at Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West, this wild New Year’s Eve event offers 15 hours of live music, refreshing cocktails, champagne, delicious food, party favors, and more. Don’t forget to see the main event, a unique seaport tradition where a pirate wench is lowered from a 75-foot schooner mast and a cannon shot fired.

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