1. The Pineapple Drop at the Downtown Sarasota
If you’re from Sarasota, there is nothing more traditional than watching the juicy pineapple drop! It’s become a tradition each year to drop the pineapple in downtown Sarasota. New Years Eve is celebrated across the world, and Sarasota is no exception. New York drops the Ball. Sarasota drops the Pineapple!
2. Marina Jack 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.
Inspired by the 1920s prohibition era, head up to the Powell 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 tomato and caper relish, beef tenderloin and chocolate parfait. Space is limited for dinner and after party, reserve today.
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.
5. New Years Eve at the Selby Gardens
A Sarasota Black Tie New Year’s Eve experience, this event is a private journey through Lights in Bloom displays, a seated four-course dinner, entertainment and fireworks.