New Year’s Eve in Southwest Florida

By Ashley Wells  |   December 27, 2018

This New Year’s Eve in Southwest Florida you don’t have to miss a thing. From fireworks displays and big-city-vibe ball drops with live music to black-tie ballroom events and gourmet restaurants offering five course meals with party favors, we’ve got you covered from Sanibel to Naples, FL.

If you’re still looking for something to do New Year’s Eve in Southwest Florida, start with the list below for ideas. Most of your favorite restaurants will also be hosting events so don’t delay on making reservations now if you haven’t already. Most importantly, be safe and make it a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!


Naples Pier Fireworks – Visible by boat or beach and free, this annual crowd-pleaser at the Naples Pier begins at 7:30 pm and offers fun for the entire family.

Fort Myers Beach Celebration – Enjoy festivities all day long at Fort Myers Beach restaurants and bars including live music and a fireworks show at midnight.

Downtown Countdown – The annual celebration in downtown Fort Myers will include five live bands, a DJ, a junior balloon drop, and a ball drop all starting at 8pm.

Naples Philharmonic – Class things up with the magic of a Naples Philharmonic concert followed by a New Year’s Eve reception offering bottomless flutes of champagne and dancing on the state with a live band. Tickets start at $79.

New Year’s Eve on Sanibel – Ring in 2019 with a family-friendly event under the stars at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy a DJ, karaoke, pace painting, stilt walker, balloon artist, fire dancer show, photo booth, fire pits with s’mores, Wii Dance, a free-throw contest, corn hole, party favors and more. The event also includes an impressive buffet, cash bar, and champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve at the Mercato – Dress to impress on the dance floor or sit back with reserved table service to watch the party and New Year unfold at several hip lounges including Cavo and Blue Martini.

New Year’s Day Brunch – After a successful night of celebrating, grab your best Audrey Hepburn sunglasses and head to the Naples Grande Beach Resort for a special brunch buffet that includes a Bloody Mary bar from 9 am to 2pm.

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