The Sunshine State has plenty of New Year’s Eve parties and special events for you to book in 2022. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night of dancing and champagne, a fireworks cruise, entertainment at a concert or comedy club, or a festive but family-friendly way to welcome the New Year, you’ll find plenty of exciting choices on our ‘best of’ list. Our guide to the best New Year’s Eve events and celebrations in Florida  gives you the whole spectrum of things to do on this special night.

10 Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Florida:

Mango’s Gala New Year’s Eve Party (Orlando)

New Year’s Eve is a chance to celebrate the past year’s triumphs and next year’s opportunities, preferably with glass in hand and music in the air. The perfect mix of a great menu and stellar entertainment can elevate your night from a run-of-the-mill party to one of your favorite memories ever. With a unique show and variety of Latin and Caribbean cuisine, Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando aims to do just that. Join them on December 31st, and ring in 2022 as they host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that is sure to bring the heat and start your year off with a bang.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Kissimmee)

Ring in the new year with the Queen and the lords and ladies of Medieval Times. Upon arriving, take a walk through the Medieval Life Village, stroll inside the Castle through the Hall of Arms where you can admire the elaborate Medieval decor, or explore the hair-raising Museum of Torture. You’ll cheer for your favorite knight as you feast on a four-course banquet as chivalrous warriors compete in jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat and displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry. After the show, medieval times give way to modern times with music and dancing, New Year’s Eve favors, a champagne toast and a midnight countdown with the Knights of the Realm.

Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve (Miami)

It’s time to ring in the new year and Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest free party in South Florida! Join them for a Dance Party with Funky Frank and count down to midnight with Miami’s own “Big Orange”! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Rusty Pelican (Miami)

Ring in 2022 at Rusty Pelican Miami’s NYE Party! Enjoy a Five-Course Menu with a complimentary bottle of champagne and amazing views of the fireworks!

New Year’s Eve at Armature Works (Tampa)

Ring in the new year at the 4th Annual New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a riverfront concert & fireworks display over the Hillsborough River.

Festivities will kick off at 8pm with live music on the Riverfront Stage. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the downtown skyline at midnight.

The event will feature live music by Ed John and Oaklee with support from DJ Deacon. This event is free and open to the public and will feature an exclusive, elevated VIP experience with limited tickets available.

Marina Jack (Sarasota)

A special four hour dinner cruise (8:30pm-12:30am) will begin boarding at 8pm.  The cruise will feature live music with dance floor, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, elaborate buffet featuring Mixed Greens Salad, Freshly Baked Rolls, Au Gratin Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Crab Cakes with remoulade, Beef Tenderloin, Tres Leche Cheese Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

A1A Aleworks Restaurant & Tap Room (St. Augustine)

“What an amazing experience, the bartender Sam upstairs was awesome, all the staff were friendly, we sat on the patio and Liz took excellent care of us! The views of the harbor and downtown are amazing the building is so classic south, the outside seating is the best! We had the filet medallions cooked exactly as requested and seafood linguine that was loaded with shrimp and huge delicious pieces of lobster meat! I needed some bread for my sauce and Liz was quick to provide and it was hot, fresh and perfect ! Amazing selection of Florida beers on tap and they did not disappoint! I would gladly spend $100 here every day of the week! This place defines service and quality, I have not been able to say many nice things about any other restaurants in a long while! Well done!” – Google Review

Tapa Toro (Orlando)

Say ‘adiós’ to 2021 with a scrumptious Spanish meal, and ‘hola’ to 2022 with a champagne toast. Plus, enjoy live flamenco dancing all night long.

Starlight New Year’s Even Cruise (Clearwater Beach)

This extra special cruise includes your cruise admission, dinner service with house appetizers, house salad, your choice of entree (selected once you are on board ) , house dessert, coffee & tea service, a champange toast at midnight, party favors AND full premium open bar throughout the cruise!

Circles Waterfront (Apollo Beach)

An evening of celebration, live entertainment & a front-row seat to the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the entire state of Florida.

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Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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