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 unique and fun 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)

Mango’s has the party of the year!  This whole place is a party with a lively atmosphere, vibrant decor, entertainment and bumping music.  Their NYE party is epic! The food is great and the people watching and dancing is even better!   

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Kissimmee)

Medieval Times has a great NYE show and dinner. It is the perfect way to start the New Year!  There is so much to see here — lots of cheering while you eat like a king/queen.  The show is followed by music, champagne and dancing the night away! 

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

Bayfront offers a dance party like no other and live music with a fun countdown.  It is a free party and always well attended. It is the place to be on New Years to ring it in with a great party and lots of local friends. They even have fireworks at midnight over the Bay! 

Rusty Pelican (Miami)

Rusty Pelican has the full package — a five course meal, fireworks and an amazing party! 

New Year’s Eve at Armature Works (Tampa)

Armature features live music and a DJ, an amazing fireworks show and everything is on the river!  The event is free but you can purchase VIP tickets to have a more upscale and special experience! 

Marina Jack (Sarasota)

Marina Jack offers a unique dinner cruise that is an experience! It is four hours and includes dancing, live music, champagne at midnight and a delicious dinner buffet. 

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)

Enjoy delicious tapas and authentic Spanish cuisine with a champagne toast on NYE.  This restaurant will not disappoint and has a wonderful menu and ambiance to ring in the New Year. 

Starlight New Year’s Eve Cruise (Clearwater Beach)

Starlight offers a special New Year’s Eve cruise that includes a delicious dinner and champagne toast.  They also have party favors and a full bar so you can party all night long while cruising the beautiful Florida waters! 

Circles Waterfront (Apollo Beach)

Circles offers special waterfront dining and on New Years Eve they make it even more special with fireworks, delicious food and great entertainment. 


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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