Wondering how to spend New Year’s Eve in Tampa? The city offers a multitude of options for NYE festivities. According to a recent WalletHub list that compiled the top cities for celebrating the holiday, Tampa secured the 24th spot among cities of comparable size across the nation.
Tampa stands out for the abundance of hotels hosting NYE events and numerous free fireworks viewing locations. Notably, the city organizes an expansive parade on December 31 in Ybor City leading up to the ReliaQuest Bowl. Additionally, there’s a major waterfront concert featuring Marshmello in Tampa Heights.
Tampa is one of the best cities for fireworks displays
“To determine which cities are the best for safely ringing in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 26 key metrics,” notes the editorial team at WalletHub. “The data set ranges from the legality of fireworks and the nightlife options per capita to food affordability and forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31.”
In Tampa, we’re fortunate to experience wonderful winter weather, creating the perfect backdrop for various New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you prefer dressing up for a sophisticated night of drinks and dancing in Historic Ybor City or opting for a more relaxed stroll along the Riverwalk with its numerous destinations going all out for NYE, the city has something for everyone. Family-friendly options include Noon Year’s Eve celebrations at notable spaces such as Glazer Children’s Museum, ZooTampa, and Armature Works.