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Clearwater New Year’s Eve Events 2020

I must admit, I’m curious what New Year’s Eve in Times Square will look like this year. Will there be wall-to-wall bodies huddling in the cold, waiting for the ball to drop? Or will people be spaced out six feet apart under all the confetti?

I confess I’ll be snug in bed in front of the TV this New Year’s Eve, watching the aforementioned outcome for myself, but for those of you who are more adventurous, younger and well, party people, here is a listing of the happening places this December 31st in Clearwater.

No matter where you’re celebrating, I’m sure you’ll be wishing for a better year in 2021.

(Note: The Light it Up Clearwater midnight fireworks have been cancelled.)


New Year’s Eve at Jimmy’s Fish House

Holiday Inn, 521 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 446-9720

Filet mignon and lobster dinner for two, party hats & noise makers and a champagne toast at midnight. $99 per couple, plus 18% gratuity and 7% sales tax.


The District

400 – 600 blocks in Downtown Clearwater

If you’re like the owners and managers of small businesses which make up The District, you are SO ready to bid adieu to 2020!

It’s been a challenge for all of us – and many are grateful and breathing a sigh of relief that we made it ’til year’s end.

It’s only fitting that the 2020 send off song is the 1978 Gloria Gaynor hit, “I will survive.” For those of you who are counting, the song is now 42 years old (which makes it a “Gen X’er) and both SHE AND THE SONG will be featured in the NYC Times Square Ball Drop Celebration (no revelers allowed this year due to COVID).

However, YOU can join us in The District – for socially-distanced and safely-masked dining and music enjoyment.

From 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Thursday night / Friday morning, The District is pleased to host a DJ playing “age appropriate music.” Like the World Series, we’re once again bringing in a mobile LED TV Truck so everyone can enjoy the NYC Ball Drop . . . from a distance.

This event is free to attend and we encourage you to come in sit in small groups. Please feel free to bring your own tables, chairs and blankets to the safest seating.

Due to insurance and government regulations, no outside food or beverage is allowed in The District. However, Clear Sky on Cleveland has graciously donated the “bubbly” for a 2021 toast!


New Year’s Eve Let’s Crush 2020 at Coco’s Crush Bar

317 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach

(727) 953-3084



Rock the New Year at Shephard’s Beach Resort

619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

Ring in the New Year at Shephard’s! Outdoor/Indoor waterfront celebration on the Gulf of Mexico. Wave tables are SOLD OUT. A few tables available at Tiki. Reserve your table online or call 727-442-5107. Tues, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – Wed, Jan 1, 2:30 a.m., 21+ only (Following Local & CDC Guidelines. Read Details on Flyer.)

Event Info:

Book Tiki Table:

Book Wave Table: – SOLD OUT!

Shephard’s Tiki Beach Bar

The Wave at Shephard’s


Clearwater Beach: Starlite Majesty New Year’s Dinner Cruise

25 Causeway Blvd, #58, Clearwater Beach

(727) 462-2628


Cruise into 2021 aboard Clearwater Beach’s Starlite Majesty on NYE. Four course dinner cruise with live entertainment and DJ music for dancing, full premium open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Seating limited, $190/person. 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Rooftop Party

Marina Cantina

25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

9 p.m. – 1 a.m., $10 cover charge, 21+

(727) 443-1750


Clear Sky on Cleveland

418 Cleveland St.

(727) 754-7244

Clear Sky on Cleveland will have a special New Year’s Eve menu.


Soul Sicilian Fusion

516 Cleveland St

(727) 754-3259


Jimmy’s on the Edge

505 S Gulfview Blvd, 10th Floor, Clearwater Beach

(727) 281-3200


Brown Boxer South Beach

741 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 286-8906

New Year’s Eve Retro Bash with live music, no cover charge, drink and menu specials, party favors and giveaways and a champagne toast at midnight.


New Year’s Eve Bash @ Springtime Elks Lodge #592

1011 Engman St, Clearwater

8 p.m. – 3 a.m.


Hilton Clearwater Beach

400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

Enjoy a beautiful New Year’s Eve meal. Carambola will be offering their special menu from 3 -10 p.m. and The Spotted Donkey Cantina‘s from noon – 10 p.m.




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