Spending the winter in a Sarasota vacation rental is a dream for many, but what kind of celebrations can you expect for New Year’s Eve when you’re staying in paradise?
From snazzy soirees to casual beach bashes, there are all kinds of ways to bring in the New Year in Sarasota. Here are just a few:
Downtown Sarasota Pineapple Drop
Definitely the biggest NYE event for the area, the annual “Pineapple Drop” in downtown Sarasota attracts more than 20,000 visitors each year. The block party on Main Street kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Dec. 31 and features live bands, food and beer vendors, kids games, and a midway. The night concludes with the New Year countdown and Sarasota's hallmark N.Y.E. "Pineapple Drop" at midnight.
NYE Fireworks at Marina Jack
Get your fill of dazzling fireworks at Marina Jack’s fireworks show over the Sarasota bayfront. All areas of the restaurant will open for lunch at 11:00 a.m., and in the evening will transition to special menus and entertainment. The fireworks display takes place at midnight and is a collaboration between Suncoast Charities for Children, Marina Jack, and the City of Sarasota.
Make reservations by calling 941-365-4232.
Sharky’s New Year’s Eve Beach Bash
If you’re looking to spend the evening on the beach, Sharky’s on the Pier New Year’s Eve Beach Bash might be just the event you’re looking for. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m., featuring live music from Chameleon and a huge dance floor on the beach, and culminates in a midnight fireworks show.
There is a $10 fee at the door to enter the beach area.
Powel Crosley Estate New Year’s Eve Gala
To bring in 2018, the gala’s theme is ‘Roaring 20s’ at the waterfront Powel Crosley estate. This upscale affair features live jazz and dancing, delicious dining, speakeasy card games, a cash bar and a complimentary champagne toast coinciding with the Time's Square Ball Drop at midnight.
Purchase tickets ($135 for dinner and after-party; $38 for after-party only) online.
There are plenty more events happening in Sarasota this New Year’s Eve, so you’re sure to find the perfect time no matter your celebration style.
If you’re interested in staying in a long-term or seasonal vacation rental in Sarasota, contact Jennette Properties today to start your search for the perfect vacation home!