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New Year's Exotica Ball The Stolen Idols provide smooth sounds while you sip on bottomless champagne, and don’t forget the hors d’oeuvres. $10. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa. 813-238-5618.
GAYbor’s Platinum New Year’s Eve The Honey Pot throws one helluva GLBT soiree with DJ/Remixer Ranny from Brazil maintains the dancefloor with top 40 upstairs by DJ Charles Machado, ball drop countdown from Times Square, a champagne toast, balloon drop, confetti cannons and free drinks from 9 to 10 p.m.Admission is free before 10 p.m., $5 after.1507 E Seventh Ave, Tampa. 813-247-4663.
Hogan’s Beach Restaurant & Bar New Year’s Eve Grand Opening Come celebrate on the deck or enjoying a meal in the dining room. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 a.m. 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-281-8900.
Improv New Year’s Eve Show w/Bobcat Goldthwait Includes elaborate buffet, Champagne Toast, party favors and Times Square ball drop on the club’s big screen. $55 advance, $58 at the door; for snacks only, $46 advance, $49 at the door. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. The Tampa Improv, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Ybor City. 813-864-4000. improvtampa.com.
Independent Bar Tampa New Year’s Eve Tunes from DJ Brian Oblivion will be your soundtrack of your New Year’s Eve. Watch the ball drop on the big screen while munching on free appetizers and sharing a free champagne toast. Cheers. Mon., Dec. 31. The Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-341-4883. independenttampa.com.
Light it Up Clearwater The Clearwater Beach even promises with its sunset celebration extended with fireworks and an indoor soiree in the Duval Ballroom at the Holiday Inn and Suites. Appetizers, music, dancing, party favors and champagne toast and a great view of the fireworks display. Tickets are available at the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce office. Mon., Dec. 31. lightitupclearwater.com.
MatchKiss Party for Singles at Don Vicente Inn You are invited to join us for Legends MatchKiss New Year’s Eve Party for singles over 30. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, laughter, making new friends and maybe more. $35, Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. 1915 Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 888-232-8550.
Midnight in Paris at Martini Republic Tucci Foundation’s fifth annual shindig benefits Voices for Children. Red carpet entrance, pink Champagne Toast, live ball drop and confetti indoors and outdoors. Call 813-992-1940 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets $15 for women, $20 for men. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Martini Republic, 912 N. Franklin St., Tampa. TheTucciFoundation.com.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Jackson’s The venue does it up big with multiple indoor and outdoor areas of music and entertainment, its own fireworks show in addition to a view of the Channelside fireworks show, party favors, a champagne toast and cash bar. VIP includes special admission and access to VIP tables and cabanas. Upgrade to the super VIP plus and add unlimited drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Glass. $25, $50 VIP, $125 VIP plus. Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-277-0112. piedpiperproductions.com.
New Year’s Eve at Postcard Inn Chill beach bash with live music by Daniel B. Marshall. $50 for VIP for priority seating and a dedicated bar., Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, Free, $50 VIP, cash bar. 727-367-2711. postcardinn.com.
New Year’s Eve at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa Start with a “New Year’s Kiss” welcome cocktail, then get ready for four hours of posh revelry via an open bar, a dinner buffet with a gourmet Chef’s Table, midnight champagne toast, party favors and dancing to live music by the Lakeland Jazz Orchestra. Special room rates available. $130. 727-724-7725.
Salute to Vienna: A New Year’s Concert Stay classy NYE with orchestra, singers, dancers, Strauss waltzes and polkas — a grand New Year’s Eve celebration, old-Austrian-Style. $46-$72.8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.
Shephard’s NYE Three parties, one night, with open premium bar all night, dancing to two live bands and two DJs, champagne toast at midnight. $69 advance, $79 after Dec. 25 (Hearts); $110 advance, $120 after Dec. 25 (Spades); $500 up to four people (Diamonds). Shephard’s Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. 727-441-6875.
Swingin’ the New Year Twenty-piece band features vocalists Lorri Hafer & Ron Pond and Emily Gail with, of course, dancing and lessons (8-9 p.m.; no partner needed). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Vintage fashion shoot, full cash bar, party favors and more. $29.99; rent an alcove for $99. The St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. tampabayswing.com
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