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. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of our 2020 New Year’s Resolutions & Goals Worksheet.
🍍 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.
- December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
- Tropical Dance Band: One Night Rodeo
- Country Music: Big Night Out
- Cover Band: Midnight Mama
- Fireworks Display
🎶 Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne was officially recorded by the 18th-century poet Robert Burns. Auld Lang Syne translates into For Old Times’ Sake. The song celebrates friendships and encourages us to look back over the past year.
🍷 New Year’s Eve Speakeasy
The Crosley Supper Club is hosting a 1920s inspired New Year’s Eve celebration. Bring in the new year at an elegant mansion, gamble at card games, and dance into 2020.
- December 31, 2019
- Starts at 9:30 PM
- 21+ Event
- Reservations Required
- 1920s Theme
- Party Until 1:00 AM
💋 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.
May all your New Year’s kisses be as memorable as the one we all remember from When Harry Met Sally.
🎉 Laurel Oak Country Club Celebration
Whether you want to celebrate early or well into the night, Laurel Oak Country Club has options for you! There will be a midnight champagne toast.
For reservations, call Sherry Lane at 941-378-3608. Laurel Oak – 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota, FL. 34240.
🥳 New Year’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!
🍾 New Year’s Eve at Sage
Enjoy an amazing four-course dinner at Sage to begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Chef Christopher Covelli is showcasing a Prixe Fixe dining experience.
- Seating times from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Butternut Squash Soup & fritter
- Spinach Salad
- Pan-Seared Salmon
- Filet Mignon & Shrimp
- Raspberry Tart
💞 Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!
It’s never too early to begin planning for the next big holiday. Check out Sarasota Valentine’s Day Events for 2020 right here!