Are you looking to ring in the New Year in a unique or special way? Here are some of the many events going on in our area for you to choose from. Have a safe and happy New Year from all of us at 10 News!


Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade

  • Starting at 5:30 pm along 7th Avenue in Ybor City
  • No coolers, glass containers, or open alcohol is allowed
  • Cost is free

Florida Aquarium News Year's Aqua Eve

  • From 9 pm until 1 am at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa
  • No one under 21 will be allowed
  • General admission tickets are $130 and include aquarium access, food and drink samples, fireworks show, and champagne toast at midnight

New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens

  • 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa
  • Open 9 am December 31 until 1 am January 1
  • Celebration is included with park admission
  • Price: Single-park, single day admission is $89.99

Kids' New Year's Party at Legoland

  • One Legoland Way, Winter Haven
  • Park is open from 10 am until 8 pm
  • They will drop a giant LEGO brick as they count down to 2018 at the kid-friendly time of 8 p.m., followed by our biggest fireworks show of the year
  • Price: Single-day admission is $79.99 for adults; $73.99 for children and seniors

Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Sky Zone

  • Begins at 11 am 10137 E. Adamo Dr., Tampa
  • Child friendly

First Night St. Petersburg

  • Starting at 4 pm in Downtown St. Petersburg at Sundial and The Pier
  • No alcohol; music , drama, games , comedy, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks, and more!
  • Price: $15 adults, $10 children 6-12


Light Up Tampa Bay

Moved to Fort Brook Park this year

Alcohol free, family friendly

Fireworks begin at midnight

First Night St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Petersburg at Spa Beach Park

Fireworks begin at midnight

Busch Gardens

Fireworks begin at midnight

Clearwater Beach Fireworks

Fireworks begin at midnight at the beach

Apollo Beach New Year's Eve Fireworks

Fireworks begin at midnight at the beach


Many clubs around the area are hosting their own party. Tickets are available for purchase for the following locations.

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