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New Year's Eve 2010 Things to Do-Tampa, Florida

New Years Eve 1907 – The first time the ball dropped  

As the Holiday Season approaches everyone is busy doing last minute shopping and running around town.  Just thought I’d post something for those of you who don’t have time to figure out what to do for New Year’s Eve.  I haven’t even figured it out myself!  Feel free to leave a comment if you have a great idea you’d like to share. There are some great things happening for New Year’s Eve 2010 in Downtown Tampa .  

Event Date: 12/31/2009
Event Time: 8pm – 2am
Price: FREE 

Map of Channelside 

Come watch the Downtown Tampa Attractions Association celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with their annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Channelside at midnight.    The Light Up Tampa Bay event will consist of a dramatic fireworks display choreographed to  music and launched off a barge in the Garrison Channel. The festivities can be seen from Channelside Bay Plaza in addition to the Florida Aquarium, American Victory Ship, Yacht Starship, Cotanchobee Park, the Marriott Waterside, Harbor Island, the St. Pete Times Forum, and Bayshore Boulevard.    

This New Year’s Eve party is one of the largest in the Tampa Bay Region and is also the official post parade event for the Outback Bowl’s New Year’s Eve Parade and Pep Rally in Ybor City. Ring in 2010 with live music and entertainment, your choice of favorite night spots, fireworks and of course a ball drop at midnight!    

Parking will be available in Channelside, but spots will fill up quickly so event goers are encouraged to also utilize Tampa’s TECO Line Streetcar. What better way to say goodbye to 2009 than experiencing all that downtown Tampa has to offer with this free event!    

Sponsored by Miller Light, the Florida Aquarium, HART, TECO,
Hooters, City of Tampa, Tampa Tribune, Brighthouse Networks,
and 10 Connects.    

 And when you do go out to celebrate in downtown, park the car and take the services provided by HART!  Both the TECO Line Streetcar and the Intown Trolley will operate until 2:00 a.m. on New Years Eve.  Get details by clicking here.    


Metromix’s Naughty New Year’s Eve  


Hula Bay Club

5210 W Tyson Ave

Tampa, FL

Thursday, December 31 8:30PM – 3AM
$50 advanced ticket price

You can’t miss the ultimate way to ring in the new year this year – with Metromix and 93.3 FLZ! With 93.3FLZ’s Kane broadcasting live from Hula Bay and additional entertainment provided by VJ Kidd Leow and a live performance by the Paper Stanleys at Duke’s. Doors open 8:30, open bar 9pm til midnight. Limited VIP cabanas available.   $50 advanced ticket price available through (ticket price subject to change on night of event at door).     

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Written by Rae Catanese, Realtor

Licensed Realtor since 2002, Tampa Bay’s own Rae Catanese regularly gives expert advice and insider tips about the Tampa Bay real estate market via her blog, The Tampa Real Estate Insider. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater areas-then this blog is for you. I typically post articles once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe here! Have a real estate question? Email me here!

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