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New Year's 2014 in Tampa Bay

It's mid-Decemeber, you haven't finished your Christmas shopping, and yet you only have one thing on your mind... What am I doing for New Year's Eve 2014?

Revelers Descend on Times Square For New Years Eve
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You could sit on your couch with a bottle of champagne and say goodbye to 2013 all by your lonesome... or you could enjoy everything your own backyard has to offer! Tampa Bay is full of awesome events during this time of year. Ring in the New Year the right way with one of these Tampa Bay parties!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Downtown St. Pete

Sip Social Lounge | General admission of $25 gets you free hors d'oeuvre's (catered by Mike's) from 9pm-12am, the Balloon drop, complimentary champagne toast and complimentary party favors. DJ Kinex and DJ Deville tearing down the house all night long!

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First Night St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg celebrates its 21st Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the arts from 4:00 p.m. to midnight at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. Family oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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Clearwater Beach

Shepard's Backyard Tiki Bar | Watch the New York New Year's Eve countdown live on the 16 foot screen, enjoy fireworks, champagne toast and more! Shepard's offers a Balloon Drop, Champagne Toast, Party favors for everyone, Live Music by All the Answers and DJ Ray & DJ Brandon James at The Wave. Advance ticket price is $25 thru Christmas. Tickets will be $35 on New Year's Eve.

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Hogan's Beach | General admission of $40 on December 31, 2013 gets you a selection of the Chef's hors d'oeuvres, carving, pasta, sushi and dessert stations, NYE party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a fireworks shows. The party is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features music by Save the Radio and DJ's Barry Carew and Tommy Who.

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DrYnk | DrYnk is celebrating NYE with a Black & White New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2013. They have a brand new 3D lighting and sound system and 20' LED screen. On NYE, they will have a midnight balloon drop, champagne toast and a red carpet paparazzi entrance. Pre-Sale tickets are $25.

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The Kennedy | The Kennedy's 2014 New Year's Eve party features hats, noisemakers and party decorations. Advance ticket holders receive a complimentary OPEN BAR from 9-11pm! The Kennedy features Tampa Bay's Hottest Hip Hop Party! Special VIP and Bottle packages available. General admission is $20.

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Jackson's Bistro | General admission of $25 gets you admittance into the party, a Midnight Fireworks Display, access to both indoor club rooms & outdoor patio party, party favors (at door, first come first serve), champagne toast tables and a cash bar. VIP Plus tickets of $125 gets you VIP Admittance into the party, Midnight Firework Display, access to the VIP Glass Room which includes OPEN BAR from 9:30-1:30 and a SNACK TABLE, VIP access to both indoor club rooms & outdoor patio parties, including access to VIP table & cabana areas, party favors (at door, first come first serve), champagne toast tables and a cash bar.

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Club Prana | On December 31st, 2013, Club Prana will feature a glamorous Masquerade Ball New Year's Eve party with live performers, exotic body painted dancers, complimentary champagne toast and more! General admission is $10 and VIP admission is $30.

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This is just a tiny taste of the big parties that Tampa Bay has to offer this New Year's! What are your plans for December 31st?

***Please enjoy yourself, but do it responsibly!

Call a Cab this New Year's Eve:

Yellow Cab - (813) 253-0121

United Cab - (813) 251-5555

Red Top Cab - (813) 888-5008

Cab Plus - (813) 288-888

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 or 1-800-222-4357 and a tow truck will pick you up and your car to get you both home safely.

Vanessa Rao/ CW44 Tampa Bay

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