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The iconic Downtown Sarasota Pineapple Drop

New Year's Eve 2022: Top Celebrations in Sarasota

Say goodbye to 2021 in style with these festive happenings.

November 12, 2021

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it, so why not send it off right? Some of the most beloved Sarasota-area New Year’s Eve celebrations are back this year, so put on a sparkly getup, grab a glass of something bubbly and ring in 2022.

Downtown Sarasota New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop

After a pandemic-related hiatus in 2020, this beloved local tradition is back. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. with a family-friendly block party. Find amusement games and rides at 5 Points Park, live music at Main St. & Lemon and food and drink (including spots with a full bar) throughout. Per tradition, it all culminates with the iconic Pineapple Drop and the spectacular fireworks display over the bay that follows. Find more event details.

New Cheer’s Eve at Cooper’s Hawk Winery

Okay, this one isn’t technically on New Year’s Eve, but it is a fabulous way to reflect on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. Savor a mouthwatering four-course dinner that is – of course – expertly paired with phenomenal wines.
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Lights in Bloom at Selby Botanical Gardens

New Year’s Eve Gala at Selby

Make New Year’s Eve a black-tie affair at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota Campus. Begin the night with a private tour of Lights in Bloom: An Open-Air Holiday Light Show, indulge in a four-course feast and enjoy live entertainment – all for $300 a ticket. Catch fireworks over the bay when the clock strikes midnight. See more event details.

A busy beachfront restaurant at sunset.
Sharky's on the Pier

New Year's Eve Beach Bash at Sharky's on the Pier

Kick off 2022 on the shores of the sparkling Gulf at Sharky's on the Pier, where a night of food and drink, dancing to the lively tunes of Scarlet Drive and more await revelers ready to ring in the new year. It all culminates in a fireworks show at midnight. Tickets start at $20, though VIP experiences are available. Learn more about this event.

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