Family and Kid Friendly Noon & New Year’s Eve Events Around Tampa Bay

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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.




Early & Noon Year’s Eve Events for Families 


1.6th Annual Noon Year’s Eve presented by Florida Prepaid, December 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa,FL 33602 United States

It’s official! We will be dropping confetti all over the Sparkman Wharf lawn for our 6th Annual Noon Year’s Eve presented by Florida Prepaid College Plans!Join The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay for this special private event to ring in the NOON year with your family! Dance the morning away with special musical guests DJ Jake […]

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2. Noon Year’s Even Balloon Drop for Kids at Armature Works, Dec. 31st, 10 am – 3 pm, 1910 N Ola Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Join Armature Works for a special, early New Years Eve celebration for kids. The event kicks off at 10:00am on the Armature Works South + West Lawns and will feature a countdown to noon and daytime fireworks display on the Hillsborough River, live music on a Riverfront Stage, inflatable […]

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3. 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.


4. 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.





5. Noon Year’s Eve Party at Land O’ Lakes Library! December 31 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Come join us for a countdown to 2020 with music, games, crafts and refreshments! AGE: Children The Land O’ Lakes Library is a branch of the Pasco County Library System. This public library system offers multimedia resources and programs for people to learn and grow not only as individuals but also as members of the […]

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6. 3rd Annual Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop at We Rock the Spectrum Tampa!,December 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

1076 East Brandon Boulevard #102
Brandon, FL 33511 United States

Join us for the 3rd Annual Noon Years Eve Balloon Drop! We will have a countdown to noon when the balloons will drop, crafts, open gym, snacks and event day specials. Don’t miss out! Tickets are $12.00 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling the

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7. New Year’s at Noon at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Dec. 31, 10am-2pm,

‘Tis the sea-son! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm for our annual New Year’s at Noon festivities and celebrate the new year “under the sea” at a time both kids and adults can appreciate! Enjoy live entertainment, sea-themed science and crafts, and a balloon drop at 12 pm sharp! ??Main Stage Entertainment:10-10:45 am […]

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Noon Years Eve at Great Explorations Museum



8. New Year’s at Noon! December 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Ring in the New Year with We Rock the Spectrum Clearwater. There will be a countdown and balloon drop at noon followed by an apple juice toast. This event is included in regular Open Play admission, passes are not accepted for special events.Dec. 31st Open Play Hours – 9am-2pm.

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9. NOON Year’s Eve Party at Little Explorers, December 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Come celebrate ‘Noon’ Year’s Eve with your little explorer with a countdown, balloon drop, disco lights, music, hats, pop up “fireworks”, confetti, punch, snacks and crafts and all the fun! (and do it all without effecting bedtime – win win!) **Pre-registration is **REQUIRED** as we have limited spaces available** We will host THREE parties, choose […]

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10. Noon Years Eve Party at SkyZone!, December 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sky Zone Tampa10137 E Adamo Dr, Ste 800B, Ste 800B
Tampa, 33619 United States

Five, four, three, two…NOON! Wear the kids out way before the last few minutes of 2019—at Countdown to Noon! Join in a grand countdown complete with an ice toast!

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11. New Years Eve Family Skate at Skateworld Tampa, December 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring in the New Year with us on the Rink! $10.00 Admission Includes: Skate Rental, A Slice of Pizza & A Drink! Call Abby at 813-884-7688 to Reserve Your Group TODAY!Enjoy a Family Meal Deal: Fabulous 16″ Homemade Pizza with Your Favorite Soft Drink Pitcher and 20 Tokens for Only $20 Skateworld Tampa 7510 Paula […]

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12. UTC’s Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party, December 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243 United States

Join us for a fun-filled evening the whole family will LOVE! This family-friendly New Year’s Eve Party will help your family ring in the New Year in style with a DJ, fun games, prizes, entertainment and an amazing countdown to a 9:00 pm fireworks show!Festivities include:- Holidays on The Green Activities (ice skating, sledding, carousel)- […]

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Local Community Evening New Year’s Eve Events 


1. New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop, December 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

You’re Invited to the Inaugural New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop Get ready to pARRGHty into the new year, Tampa-style! The City of Tampa is ringing in 2020 with a brand NEW tradition—the New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop. This free, family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, food and drinks, and a new signature “booty drop” countdown […]

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2. New Years Eve at Sparkman Wharf, December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Sparkman Wharf615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

We are kicking off 2020 with our first ever New Year’s Eve Laser Light Show! 6PM – 8PM – Live Music 8PM – 12AM – DJ A special Laser Light Show every hour beginning at 9PM with the finale at 12AM! The event is open to the public and free to attend. Sparkman Wharf 615 […]

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3. 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!



4. First Night St. Petersburg, Dec. 31st, 4 PM – 12 AM EST

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



5. Fireworks at Armature Works – December 31st, 8:00pm – 12:30 am,1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Armature Works is hosting its second annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display and live concert event to ring in 2020 sponsored by Hendricks Gin and Monkey Shoulder Whisky. This event is free, family-friendly, open to the public and will feature a breath-taking fireworks display to ring in the New Year.Event attendees can view fireworks from […]

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6. 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.





7. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise, December 31, 2019 @ 11:30 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 12:30 am

Pirate Water TaxiTampa RiverWalk (near the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavilion)
Tampa,FL33602 United States

Ring in the New Year on the water with a front row seat on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! This 1-hour cruise includes champagne, party favors and prime viewing of Downtown Tampa’s fireworks. All ages welcome, but you must be 21+ with valid ID to drink. Book your tickets in advance to ensure availability!Departure […]

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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.

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens


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 



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. 


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. 





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