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New Year’s Eve is next week already and if you’re looking for a place to celebrate, there’s 5 places in Fort Myers perfect to ring in the new year.

I don’t know where this year has gone. Especially the last few months, they have just flown by for me. Maybe it’s because here in Fort Myers, with the weather unchanging that it’s all a blur when one season runs right into the next. Or maybe life is just busy enough that time goes by in the blink of an eye.

There are so many ways to celebrate the end of one year and the start of a new one. My pup Rocket, is NOT a fan of loud noises. Since I’ve had him, I make sure I’m home at midnight when the fireworks go off. At most, I’ve gone out to dinner on New Year’s Eve. But in recent years, I have people over. We enjoy a good time with food, drinks, games and watching the countdown on TV. It’s always a great time spent with loved ones and a great way to usher in the beginning of a new year.

But maybe you’re looking to get dressed up and hit the town. Champagne toasts, dancing, fireworks..there’s lots of fun to be had. And if you’re looking for a great place to celebrate in Fort Myers, thanks to News-Press, here’s a few you’re destined to have a good time at. For the full list and for celebrations in other SWFL cities, click here. Now all you need to do is show up ready to party.

5 Places In Fort Myers To Ring In The New Year:

  • Fort Myers Beach New Year's Eve Celebration

    Talk about a great place to ring in the new year- on the beach! And it’s FREE. There will be live music by Chasing Denver and The Guilty Pleasure Band in Bayside Park starting at 4pm. Then a midnight ball drop and fireworks in the Times Square area.

  • Downtown Countdown

    This will be a huge, FREE outdoor party with DJ’s, live music from Smack Daddy, Xitone11 Band and The Patina Turners. At midnight, a ball drop and fireworks.

  • Rooftop Celebration at Davis Art Center

    The rooftop at the Davis Art Center is such a vibe. To ring in the new year, they’ll have a champagne toast, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music and of course, great views of the downtown fireworks. Tickets start at $222, with VIP tables starting at $600.

  • The Capt. JP New Year's Eve Dinner Dance Cruise

    Starting 2024 on a boat sounds like a blast! This will be a 3 1/2 hour cruise that includes dinner, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast. Tickets start at $117. Find more info at jccruises.com

  • Tropic Like It's Hot Party at Luminary

    This is a true Florida style party on the pool deck at Luminary. There will be food stations, a champagne toast, entertainment and great views of the downtown fireworks. Tickets at $149.

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