How to Spend New Year’s Eve 2017 in Southwest Florida

From parties to concerts, the Gulfshore has plenty going on.

BY December 26, 2017

What to do on New Year’s Eve? Dine out? Watch fireworks? Go to a show? Actually, you can do it all in Southwest Florida. Here are a few ideas to get you in the mood to ring in the New Year.

Party: Society at Bell Tower shops offers a DJ downstairs and live music upstairs; Blue Martini hosts an elegant night with its Diamonds in the Sky party; Downtown Countdown in Fort Myers features live music and a ball drop at midnight; Fort Myers Beach hosts its annual New Year’s Eve and Town Birthday celebration (with free cupcakes!).

Dine: Many restaurants offer special NYE dinners. Highlights include special meals at The French, Truluck’s, 21 Spices, Osteria Tulia and Timeless.

Cruise: Pure Florida offers a sunset cruise in Naples and Fort Myers; hop aboard the Pieces of Eight for Salty Sam’s annual NYE’s fireworks cruise off Fort Myers Beach; dinner, dancing and a champagne toast await onboard the Naples Princess.

Take in a show: Artis—Naples hosts NYE with the Naples Philharmonic; Rock to Gold dinner dance features The Styles at La Venezia Ballroom on Cape Coral; the annual fireworks show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Naples Pier; Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre puts on a production of Chicago.

Shop: Sip and shop (and sing) at Promenade at Bonita Bay.


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