Longboat Key is the perfect place to be for New Years because of its proximity to all of the major events in the area. Opulence, tranquility, and adventure are all some pretty good words to describe what staying on Longboat Key is really like but it’s something you have to experience on your own. Longboat Key is filled with so many fun things to do during the day, but when you are here during the New Years, you just opened up a whole new world of opportunity.
Don’t Miss These Great Holiday Events
If you’re interested in having an Italian style New Years Eve party, the Italian American Club of Venice is hosting one with a “Dry Land” Cruise theme. Socializing, food, and of course, a cash bar begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 8:45 p.m. The custom buffet dinner starts at 9:15 p.m. and dancing and live music will follow it up. If you’re a member, it’s $70 and for guests it’s $75. Beautiful dress is required. You will find this event at 1375 Ringling Dr., Venice.
Known as “Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diverse New Year’s Eve experience, the evening will include a splendor of Lights in Bloom displays at the magnificent Selby Gardens, a spectacular dinner, entertainment, and even fireworks which are hosted by the Walsh Family. This event begins at 8 p.m. and goes on until 1 a.m. Th price is steep at $250.00 per person, but the experience is well worth it. You can find this event at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL.
Looking to spend the night on a budget? You can ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Beach Bash. You can enjoy a fireworks display along with live entertainment brought to you by The Rogaines. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is only a $10 cover. You will find this event at Sharky’s on the Pier located at 1600 Harbor Drive, S., Venice.
If you prefer a more intimate gathering, there’s a New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks Show on Anna Maria Island at the Beach House. You can view this fireworks display from almost any of the surrounding beaches, but the Beach House offers exclusive viewing and a package for $125 for seating up to 6 people. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. You will find the Beach House at 200 Gulf Drive, N., Bradenton Beach.
A favorite local radio station, WSLR’s is throwing their very own New Year’s Eve Celebration with live music featuring the Schmitz Brothers, Washbaer, and Treedomm Original World Reggae Fusion. This year’s event will be a potluck where everyone brings a dish of some kind for everyone to enjoy. Kids are welcome at this event, and if they are under 12, they are free. Students are half price, and the event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can find this event at Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota.
You will find that having a vacation rental on Longboat Key is the perfect place to lay your head and keeps you pleasantly nestled in the corner of paradise and utopia. Longboat Key is a beautiful option for a New Year’s vacation away from the chaos of it all. Book your Longboat Key stay now!