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 NOON and New Year’s themed events at family-friendly attractions and locations.
Kid Friendly Noon/New Year’s Eve Events
1. Noon Year’s Even Balloon Drop for Kids at Armature Works, Dec. 31st, 10 am – 1 pm
Join Armature Works for a special, early New Years Eve celebration for kids. The event kicks off at 10:00am in the Courtyard and will feature the Spheres Bubble and Magic Show as well as a countdown to noon, sparkling cider toast and a balloon drop! Free admission.
2. Downtown Countdown at Glazer Children’s Museum, Dec. 31, 12 – 5 pm
Ring in the New Year at the interactive Glazer Children’ Museum’s in downtown Tampa with countdowns and celebrations every hour. Balloon drop, fun activities and more. New Year’s Eve event included with admission. glazermuseum.org
3. Noon Year’s Eve at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Dec.31, 11 am to 1 pm
Join ZooTampa for their annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration that’s perfect for families. The celebration includes interactive entertainment, a rockin’ DJ, a countdown to the NOON year with a kid-friendly toast and more!Noon Year’s Eve fun included with paid zoo admission or zoo membership. zootampa.org
4. New Year’s at Noon at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Dec. 31, 10am-2pm
Come experience the highlight the traditions of different countries and a balloon drop at 12 pm sharp! Sparkling juice will flow as they celebrate the arrival of 2019 in style. Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets.
5. We Rock the Spectrum Gym (Tampa), Dec. 31, 10am-2pm
Join us for the 2nd Annual Noon Years Eve Balloon Drop! They will have a countdown to noon, arts and crafts, open gym, snacks and event day specials. Don’t miss out! Tickets are $12.00 each and can be purchased by calling the gym at (813) 571-1600.
6. 5th Annual Noon Year’s Eve with The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay and Sparkman Wharf, Dec. 31st, 10am-12pm
Celebrate the New Year with Sparkman Wharf and the Mommy Spot Tampa Bay. Dance the morning away with DJ Jake Dela Cruz and Mr.Tommy, a juice toast by Honest Kids, and a confetti launch powered by Sparkman Wharf to ring in the NOON year! Tickets can be purchased at mommyspottampa.com.
7. Noon Year’s Eve at My Gym Brandon, Dec. 31st, 9:15am -12:30 pm
Join My Gym Brandon for their Noon Year’s Eve Party, a time for kids to welcome 2019 in a fun way! Space is limited,register on their website.
8. Noon Year’s Eve at Altitude Trampoline Park in Tampa, Dec. 31 from 10am-12pm
Join Altitude Trampoline Park for their second annual Noon Year’s Eve event. Come jump, enjoy a slice of cheese pizza, games, giveaways, and a balloon drop at Noon! Tickets are $19.95 and can be purchased in store or by calling 813-399-1529.
9. New Year’s Eve at United Skates Tampa, Dec. 31st, 6-9pm
Ring the New Year in early with your family and friends at United Skates Tampa. Regular admission, skate rental, one hour All-U-Can Eat Pizza & Soda, Glow In The Dark Necklace, plus Party Favors! $10 per person or $5 Non-skating adults.
10. New Year’s Eve at Pinchasers (Three locations) Dec. 31st, 12-3pm
Ring the New Year in early with your family and friends at Pinchasers. Event includes unlimited Bowling, Party Favors, a $5 game room card for all kids! Only $9.99 per person – each lane accommodates up to 6 people.
Theme Park New Year’s Eve Events
1. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens, Dec. 31st, Open until 1 a.m. on Jan 1st.
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. Included with paid admission. buschgardenstampa.com
2. Disney Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration, Dec. 31st
Visit one of Disney’s magical parks for an exciting day of fun, rides, entertainment, fireworks and so many more magical suprises. Get the inside scoop on New Year’s festivities by visiting the undercovertourist.com
3. Ring in the New Year at LEGOLAND Florida, Dec. 31st, 10 am-8pm
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 and fireworksat 8 p.m.Included with admission. legolandflorida.com
4. New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando, Dec. 31st (All Day).
Visit SeaWorld for an exciting day of rides, entertainment, music and fireworks at Midnight. New Year with all of your favorite sea friends at Sea World Orlando.Included in admission. seaworld.com
Local Community New Year’s Eve Events
1. Light it Up! Clearwater, Dec. 31, Fireworks at Midnight
Celebrate with Light It Up Clearwater! Clearwater Beach’s Annual Fireworks Celebration. Come and join us on New Year’s Eve, relax with your toes in the sand, watch one of our world famous sunsets, grab a bite to eat and then ring in the New Year with Fireworks at midnight! Named as a one of the Top Five kid-friendly places to ring in the New Year, by U.S. News Travel, it’s sure to be a celebration the whole family will enjoy! lightitupclearwater.com
2. First Night St. Petersburg, Dec. 31st
First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 26th Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts on 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 on December 31st. Fun for all ages! Prices vary, please see firstnightstpete.com
3. Fireworks at Armature Works – December 31st, 8:00pm – 1:00am
Armature Works is hosting its first annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display and live concert event to ring in 2019. This event is free, family-friendly, open to the public and will feature a breath-taking fireworks display to ring in the New Year. Beginning at 8:00pm, the J.J. Taylor and Cigar City outdoor stage will feature live music by Garage/Soul/Psychedelic outfit, the Sh-Booms, with local support from DJ Sam. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602.
4. Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, Dec. 31st, 5:30 p.m.
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. Outbackbowl.com
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