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New Year's Eve Celebrations in Sarasota County

Celebrate 2015 coming to a close and a new year ringing in at these events in Sarasota County

Enjoy one last party in 2015 before the new year begins. Whether downtown at the pineapple drop, on the bayfront with some fireworks, or at a dinner party, there are multiple ways to enjoy the ride.

Marina Jack's Fireworks Celebration

Enjoy live entertainment, cocktails and a fireworks display at Marina Jack or on the Marina Jack II Celebration Cruise, which will be a four hour special cruise from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations are highly suggested, call 941-365-4232. Music includes Kettle of Fish and Democracy.

Speak easy at Powel Crosley Estate

Inspired by the 1920s prohibition era, head up to the Powel Crosley Estate New Years Eve for a swanky celebration. Dinner features a five course menu that includes poach shrimp with brandy cocktail sauce, family-style chicken, grilled salmon in a warm tomatoe and caper relish, beef tenderloin and chocolate parfait. Space is limited for dinner and after party, reserve today.

New Year's Eve at Venice Ramada Resort

Enjoy the favorite songs of Frank Sinatra and the rest of the rat pack at the Ramada Venice Resort's New Year's Eve. The evening includes a cocktail reception, grand buffet, live entertainment and door prizes. Make your reservation soon.

The Sarasota Pineapple Drop in downtown

Every year downtown Sarasota hosts its own New Years celebration that includes street fare, music, a pineapple ball drop and more. Streets close to normal traffic and admission is free. Pineapple drops at Lemon Avenue and Main street. No coolers, backpacks or outside alcohol will be permitted in the event area

Marie Selby Botannical Gardens New Year's Eve

A Sarasota Black Tie new year's Eve experience at Selby Gardens, this event is a private journey through Lights in Bloom displays, a seated four-course dinner, entertainment and fireworks. 

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