New Year’s Eve in Sarasota
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Happy New Year, Sarasota! We trust you’ve enjoyed your holidays in Florida and are ready to welcome in the New Year and bid farewell to 2015 with a little sparkle, shimmer and shine. New Year’s Eve Sarasota-style offers up a multitude of options for nightclubs, concerts, parties and more. We have the top three picks for a New Year’s Eve you won’t soon forget. Expectations for a sensational evening can begin, let’s roll in the new with some of Sarasota’s best sights and sounds. Remember to stay safe out there as we begin the countdown to 2016!
Pineapple Drop, Dec. 31, 1:30 P.M. to 1:30 A.M., Downtown Sarasota Main Street and Lemon Avenue
Get in on a quintessentially Sarasota New Year’s Eve experience with a family-friendly festival and the iconic pineapple drop at midnight. Downtown Sarasota is the place to be for great festivities as an estimated 25,000 people will partake in the party of the year. Live outdoor bands, kids’ games and rides, street vendors selling food and drinks and more will set the stage for an evening of outdoor fun and merriment. Local restaurants and hotels will be running specials in conjunction with the event. The Pineapple Drop countdown will be at the intersection of Lemon Avenue and Main Street. Join the countdown to midnight and ring in 2016 with thousands of your friends. For more info visit: www.sarasotanewyearsparty.com
Fireworks at Marina Jack, Dec. 31, midnight, Bayfront Park, Sarasota
Ring in 2016 with an amazing fireworks display as Marina Jack hosts the 5th Annual Fireworks on the Bay. Get your “oohs” and “aahs” ready as the night sky over Sarasota Bay will be lit up with a colorful and dynamic show that will top off your evening in celebratory fashion. Festivities kick off at midnight on New Year’s Eve. If you’re anywhere near the area make sure you end your evening on Sarasota Bay, enjoying the mild night air that your northern friends can only dream about this time of year. Dining and entertainment packages are available, reservations highly suggested, call Marina Jack at (941) 365-4232. www.marinajacks.com/events/new-year’s-eve-fireworks-3.html
New Year’s Eve party at the Beach Club on Siesta Key
Celebrate the New Year James Bond 007 style at The Beach Club on Siesta Key from 9 P.M. to 2 A.M. Live performances by The Guilty Pleasures band, and DJ Xtreme providing the spins through the 2016 ball drop. Dress your best, ladies and gents, this is not a night that you want to miss! 5151 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key (941) 349-6311.
New Year’s Eve at Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Dec. 31 at 8:00 P.M., 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota
Enjoy a private presentation of Nights in Bloom at beautiful Selby Gardens, where thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate your New Year’s festivities. A fine-dining experience including a four course meal, dancing, entertainment and fireworks round out a Black Tie evening sure to add extra magic to an already festive occasion. Prices are $250 per guest and include a champagne welcome. For more information contact (941) 366-5731. selby.org/events/event/new-years-eve-selby/
Whether you’re planning for a night out on the town or a night in with loved ones and friends, we hope the joy of the New Year rings loudly for you. 2016 in Sarasota is looking bright and sunny in Sarasota and we’ll be here to make sure you don’t miss a beat when it comes to living in paradise.