Ring in the new year at one of these Sarasota New Year’s Eve events. While you’re there, wow people with the trivia knowledge you get here in our guide.


Ever wondered why we kiss at midnight or sing Auld Lang Syne? Keep reading to find out! While you’re here, check out the Sarasota New Year’s Eve events that are sure to help you bring in the new year in style.

๐Ÿ Sarasota New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop

The Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association is hosting the annual Pineapple Drop and block party. The festivities include rides and games at 5 Points Park, live music at Main Street & Lemon, and an incredible fireworks display on Sarasota Bay.

Event Details

  • December 31, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
  • Classic Rock: Dr. Save Band
  • Rock: Big Night Out
  • Country: Randy McNeeley
  • Fireworks Display

๐ŸŽถ Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne was officially recorded by the 18th-century poet Robert Burns. Auld Lang Syne translates into For Old Timesโ€™ Sake. The song celebrates friendships and encourages us to look back over the past year.

The Scottish tradition is to stand in a circle and hold hands while singing Auld Lang Syne. At the last verse that begins with, โ€œAnd thereโ€™s a hand, my trusty friend,โ€ the people cross their arms so that their opposite hands are holding those of their neighborsโ€™ hands. As the song ends, those gathered hurry to the center of the circle in celebration.

๐Ÿท Cosplay Masquerade

Bring in 2022 at the 1st annual New Year’s Eve Cosplay Masquerade with a contest at Arcade Monsters. What a unique way to celebrate the coming year.

Arcade Monsters: 326 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236.

Event Details

  • December 31, 2021
  • 7 PM – 2 AM
  • Face Painting
  • Live DJ and Ball Drop
  • Contest: 11 PM
  • Champagne Toast: 12 AM

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๐Ÿ’‹ Midnight Kisses

Ask five different people why we kiss at midnight to welcome in the new year and you will probably get five different answers. The most common belief is that the tradition dates back to ancient Roman times when they would host incredible festivals with a great deal of midnight kissing.

During the Renaissance period, people would attend masquerade balls to celebrate the new year. At midnight, everyone would remove their masks. A kiss would ensure that any evil spirits or forces from the past year would not make it into the new one.

May all your New Yearโ€™s kisses be as memorable as the one we all remember from When Harry Met Sally.


๐ŸŽ‰ New Year’s Eve Gala

This incredible black-tie event includes a private tour of Lights in Bloom at Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens.

1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. For more information, call 941-366-5731.

Event Details

  • December 31, 2021
  • 7 PM – 1 AM
  • Four-Course Dinner
  • Open Bar
  • Fireworks Over the Bay
  • Sarasota Ballet.

๐Ÿฅณ New Yearโ€™s Eve Traditions

  • Eat 12 grapes to have 12 months of good luck. One grape at each of the 12 strikes at midnight.
  • Watch fireworks at midnight to ward off misfortune and keep evil spirits away.
  • Wear polka dots on new year’s eve for prosperity.
  • Keep coins in your pocket and jingle them to attract wealth.
  • Eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s to bring prosperity in the coming year.

Want to learn more about food traditions? Watch this cool video!


๐Ÿพ New Year’s Eve at Duval’s

Enjoy an amazing three-course dinner at Duval’s Fresh to begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Want to stay in and celebrate? They do take-out and delivery!

1435 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Event Details

  • December 31, 2021
  • 4 PM – 11 PM
  • Fine Wine
  • Creative Cocktails
  • Local, Fresh Seafood
Happy New Year - Brock Realty Inc

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