So you didn’t get those shoes or that laptop you asked Santa for this holiday season, but there is one last sliver of hope left in 2014… Your New Year’s Eve plans!

Now, you could sit on your couch with a bottle (or two) of champagne and say goodbye to 2014 all by your lonesome… Or you could get out and enjoy everything your own backyard has to offer! Tampa Bay may not be New York’s Times Square, but it is pretty amazing. Our area is full of New Year’s Eve events. Ring in the New Year the right way with one of these Tampa Bay parties!

(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

 Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Downtown St. Pete

Jannus Live | New Year’s Eve Takeover! Enjoy live music by DJ Mary Mack and all you can drink from 9pm-midnight! Cover: $25.

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First Night St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! Celebrate St. Pete’s 22nd Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts on Wednesday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. Family-oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. Advanced cover: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Day of: $15 adults, $10 children 6-12.

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Clearwater

Shephard’s Beach Resort |  Head down to Shephard’s on Clearwater Beach to enjoy the fireworks on the water. Shephard’s will offer a live feed of the Time Square ball drop on a 16ft screen. They also offer a champagne toast, party favors, live music from All The Answers and music by DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James. Cover: Now-Dec. 25 is $25. Dec. 26-Dec.30 is $30. New Year’s Eve is $35.

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Yard of Ale | NYE 2015 All-Inclusive Party hosted by Tampa Bay Sport Club happening at Yard of Ale in Clearwater. This amazing event includes multiple DJs, multiple rooms including main indoor dance floor and huge outdoor patio, complimentary access to Vertigo @ 10pm,  access to 5 open bars including free beer, wine, & liquor (open bar 9pm-1am), gourmet hors d’oeuvres & champagne toast at midnight, 2 full dance floors, party favors and limited valet service and ample self parking. Cover: Dec 1-Dec 15: $95 each, Dec 16-Dec 27: $100 each, Dec 28-Dec 30: $105 each, Dec 31 or at door: $110 each.

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Tampa

Club Prana | Roaring 20’s NYE 2015! Prana offers 5 parties on 5 floors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. VIP Guests Receive the following: Early access to all 5 levels, access to VIP Only Sanctuary and chocolate fountain with desserts. Cover: GA Advanced: $30.00, VIP Advanced: $60.00, GA Couples Advanced, $50.00, VIP Couples Advanced: $100.00.

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Channelside | Watch the largest fireworks display in the Tampa Bay area from the waterfront hotspot, Channelside. Cover: FREE!

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This is just a tiny taste of the big parties Tampa Bay has to offer! What are your plans for December 31st?

***Enjoy yourself, but do it responsibly!

Call a Cab or Uber this New Year’s Eve:

Tampa Bay Uber

Yellow Cab – (813) 253-0121

United Cab – (813) 251-5555

Yellow Cab – (727) 204-4212

Downtown Yellow Taxi – (727) 379-4440

AAA and Budweiser also offer a program called Tow to Go that will operate on New Years’ Eve. AAA will tow your car and take you home for free regardless of whether you are a member or not. Just call 1-800-AAA-HELP and a tow truck will pick you up and your car to get you both home safely.

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay

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