If you are still planning what to do for New Year Celebration, here are some event tips!

December 31 – New Year’s Eve at Selby Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is proud to present Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diversely entertaining New Year’s Eve experience; a black-tie event featuring a private journey through tropical holiday light displays, passed hors d’oeuvres, a seated four course dinner, live entertainment and dancing at Michael’s on the Bay. The countdown to the New Year culminates with a champagne toast and a perfect view of fireworks overlooking the Sarasota Bay. Celebrate the New Year in style.

For more information please visit https://selby.org/events/event/new-years-eve-selby-gardens

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Surf Party

Ride the wave into the new year at Fogartyville, which celebrates with a Surf Party. Venice surf rock group The Surf Tones plays two sets at 9 and 11 p.m., with a mini-set featuring surf renditions of Ramones songs. There will also be beach blanket bingo with prizes at 8 p.m., DJ music between sets and a midnight kumquat drop. 8 p.m. Sunday; Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center; $10 advance, $15 day of.

For more information please visit http://fogartyville.org

Decemeber 31 and Jan 1 – New Year’s Back-to-Back Brunch at Oak & Stone

Join us for our New Year’s Back-to-Back Brunch at Oak & Stone on December 31 and January 1. You know what they say, the early bird catches the worm, but the hungover bird catches the brunch… and $10 bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

Brunch is served both days from 11 am – 3 pm.

Where: Oak & Stone, 5405 University Pkwy, University Park, FL 34201.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve | Libby’s Café + Bar | Louies Modern

Start the celebration early with Sunday Brunch then segue into the evening with specially created dinner menus, including the continuation of the Christmas Eve Feast of Fishes at Libby’s. No corkage fee for those who want to bring their own bottle of wine at both restaurants. Dinner service starts at 3:30 pm for early bird dining at Libby’s followed by regular dinner service at 5 pm. Dinner service starts at 5:00 pm at Louies Modern.

For more information please visit https://www.tableseide.com

December 31 – New Years Eve Speakeasy at the Powel Crosley Estate

Here’s the lowdown: Start your evening in one of three grand Parlours for a delicious, five course menu and live music. Guys and Dolls get a choice of every entrée, served family style. At 9:30 p.m., the dinner hall changes to a jazzing Speakeasy Soiree. Join the card games (the house will comp you some clams); sneak down to the pavilion for the bayside lounge; or in true prohibition style, bottoms up with a Sidecar, Bees Nee or Gin and Tonic while dancing under the stars with our swinging DJ. Complimentary champagne toast for the midnight countdown and New York balloon drop. Get all dolled up in your finest.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.; Speakeasy Soiree starts at 9:30 p.m. Joint closes at 1 a.m. or until the spirits run out.

Dinner and After Party: $135 per person

After Party (starts at 9:30) p.m. $38 per person

Pre-paid reservations required. As with any secret joint, your password is your confirmation. 21+. Cash bar.

For more information please visit http://www.crosleysupperclub.com/new-years-eve.html