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 2015… Your New Year’s Eve plans!

Now, you could sit on your couch with a bottle (or two) of champagne and say goodbye to 2015 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! Some events listed are family friendly and others are more adult!

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

 Thursday, December 31st 2015

Downtown St. Pete

First Night St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg, Florida rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 23nd Annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the Arts on Thursday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. Family-oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. See our Bright House Networks TV Spot below.  It was produced by our friends at Zoo Studios. 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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Club Sport | Sexy & stylish WHITE PARTY accented with white & black light decorations. Enjoy multiple rooms including HH20 pool bar & patio plus indoor options, a poolside dance floor with plenty of room to get your groove on with our DJ and party favors to help you celebrate at midnight. Ring in 2016 with a champagne toast at midnight.

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Clearwater

Shephard’s Beach Resort | Enjoy an amazing view of the Clearwater Beach Fireworks Display, the live feed from Times Square and COUNTDOWN to 2016 on a huge 16 foot Video Screen, live music from NO FILTER on the Tiki Stage and DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James at The Wave, a Balloon Drop, a Champagne Toast and Party Favors for everyone. Cover| Dec. 26-Dec.30 is $35. New Year’s Eve is $35.

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Tampa

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Credit: clubprana.com/

Club Prana | Features 5 Levels of celebration with Balloon Drops, Champagne Toast, view of fireworks and so much more! Enjoy 5 Levels of celebration, Balloon Drops, Fireworks view from the rooftop and a Champagne toast at midnight. When midnight strikes, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast while partying on any one of the 5 floors. Cover| GA: $30 in advance or $35 at the door, VIP Tickets: $60, Couples package: $50 or two VIP $100

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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.

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Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay