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Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

There are many places where you can spend New Year’s Eve with your family around the Tampa Bay Area. Some families like to stay home and watch the fireworks on T.V. While others like to welcome the New Year with local events. Below you will find our top picks for New Year’s themed events at family-friendly attractions and locations.

 

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Top Family Events for New Years Eve (December 31, 2016)

 

1. New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens Tampa

December 31

Busch Gardens,

10165 N McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Bush Gardens Fireworks Summer Nights

You can join Busch Gardens for an awesome New Year’s Eve celebration with thrill rides, live music throughout the park and fireworks at Gwazi Field! Dive in the dark on Falcon’s Fury and join in on a park-wide countdown to the New Year on December 31. Bring the family to a park wide count down…

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2. First Night St. Petersburg Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 4:00 PM

North Straub Park,

400 Bayshore Dr. NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 24th Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts on Saturday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. First Night is an exciting evening of music and art shown in over 20 venues throughout downtown St. Petersburg from 4pm until midnight on Saturday, December 31st.  Fun for all ages! Fireworks

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3. Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade

December 31 @ 5:30 PM
Free
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Eclectic Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade and a pep rally on Saturday, December 31st. The parade will feature floats and about twenty marching bands including the two college bands! The Pep Rally features a battle of the bands and cheerleaders from both universities.

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4. New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND Florida

December 31

LEGOLAND Florida,

1 Legoland Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
WINTER HAVEN, FL â?? LEGOLAND Florida is a 150 acre interactive them park featuring more more than 50 rides, shows and attraction all geared toward families with children ages 2-12. (PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND)

Enjoy a fun day of New Years Eve at LEGOLAND Florida in Orlando. Kids can countdown with a DJ dance party, giant LEGO brick drop and fireworks. Following the brick drop at 8 p.m. on December 31st, enjoy a majestic fireworks celebration.   Cost: Included with admission.

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5. Noon Year’s Eve at Lowry Park Zoo

December 31 @ 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Cost: Included in Admission

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo,

1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
Noon Years Eve at Lowry Park Zoo

Visit the Lowry Park zoo for their annual Noon Year’s Eve to welcome the New Year. Count down to noon and celebrate the New Year with the entire family on Saturday, December 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include games, live entertainment and character appearances. Kids get to blow noisemakers, wear hats and…

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6. New Year’s Eve at Glazer Children’s Museum

December 31 @ 10:00 AM6:00 PM

Glazer Children’s Museum,

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
Glazer Museum

All fun included with Museum Admission- Ring in 2017 at the top of every hour at Glazer Children’s Museum Downtown Countdown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31st. Not everyone can stay up until midnight, so join them for a New Year’s Eve party the entire family can enjoy! Come taste the

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7. Noon Year’s Eve at Great Exploration’s Museum

December 31 @ 10:00 AM2:00 PM

Great Explorations Children’s Museum,

1925 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704
GREat explorations Museum

Join the Great Explorations Museum in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, December 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring in the new year starting with a dance party, a parade around the museum and a balloon drop at noon. Then stay to play and make resolutions for 2017 and celebrate the day away! Cost:

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8. Toddler’s New Year Party at Sylvia’s Clubhouse

December 31 @ 10:30 AM1:00 PM

Sylvia’s Club House,

25016 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33763
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Celebrate New Year’s with Sylvia’s Clubhouse LLC  in Clearwater.  The clubhouse is a soft play center for children 6 and under. Children will have hours of entertainment in an indoor safe space. They have enough activities to keep your child busy for hours. Children ages 6 and younger can celebrate the New Year early with

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9. New Year’s Eve at United Skates Tampa

December 31 @ 12:00 PM10:30 PM

United Skates of America- Tampa,

5121 N. Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
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Celebrate New Years Eve At United Skates Tampa! 3 Great Sessions To Choose From Saturday December 31st 12:00-3:00pm; 3:30-6:30pm or 7:30-10:30pm Admission just $10 per person includes regular skate rental, plus a slice of pizza & small soda, 5 game tokens and a laser glow necklace! (Only full paid admissions receive all included above)

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10. Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party at Pinchasers

December 31 @ 1:00 PM4:00 PM
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Bring the kids and ring in the New Year at Pinchasers! No need to stay up late to celebrate, our Countdown” starts at 3 PM. Reserve your lane here: http://bowl.pinchasers.net/family-nye-party-at-pin-chasers – Veterans and East Pasco locations only, from 1-4 pm. – Unlimited bowling just $8 per person – Bonus gift: $5 Pin Chasers GameZone card

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11. New Year’s Eve at Crayola Experience Orlando

December 31 @ 11:00 AM2:30 PM
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Visit Crayola Experience Orlando on Saturday, December 31st from  11:00am – 2:30pm for a New Year Celebration. Welcome the New Year with Color! Ring in the New Year with themed crafts, character appearances and a DJ. Best of all, attend one of our afternoon countdowns to 2017 – so children of all ages can experience

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