New Year’s Events on Anna Maria Island

Start Your New Year on Vacation

If you are looking to go on a vacation during New Year’s, Anna Maria Island is a great option for you and your companions. The weather hovers in the low to mid-70s, which is perfect to enjoy outdoor New Year’s festivities and other winter activities alike. With the weather like this, you can be assured that any outdoor activities will be a good time. From ritzy bar experiences to outdoor adventures, there are New Year’s activities for whatever you are into, all near our luxury beachfront motel rooms.

Things to Do

The Beach House, located at 200 Gulf Drive, is a favorite amongst locals to celebrate New Year’s. It is a great spot to grab a bit to eat and to share some drinks while fireworks are shot off from the beach for your viewing pleasure. The Beach House is also home to great seafood dining options made to share with others, like the wide variety of oysters that you and your party can share while watching the fireworks go off on the beach. Whether you are looking to spend time indoors or outside enjoying the scenery, you are going to have a good time at The Beach House.

seafood plate

The Ortygia Restaurant is a great place to celebrate New Year’s if you are in the mood for a Prix fix menu. It is a great fine dining New Year’s Eve experience if you are looking for a five-course meal dining experience. With authentic Sicilian, French and Mediterranean food, there is something on the menu for everyone. The restaurant also hosts a variety of public events such as art walks, farmer’s markets and even cooking courses throughout the week. It is encouraged that you come out to one of these events during your stay here. 


Old Main Street is by far one of the most popular destinations to celebrate New Year’s. With its wide range of bars and restaurants, it is a great spot to ring in the New Year. Come out starting at 2 p.m. to enjoy holiday festivities including kids’ activities, live music, and local food trucks and businesses to explore. 

Looking for fireworks? Marina Jack will be more to your liking, where they annually host one of the most extravagant fireworks shows for New Year’s. It is a great destination to grab a cocktail at the Deep Six Lounge and Piano Bar while watching fireworks shot off from Marina Jack. There are also plenty of cruise-like endeavors that leave from the marina, so it is worth your while to plan ahead and look into booking an excursion for New Year’s while you are staying at Anna Maria Island


As previously mentioned, the weather during this time of the year is very pleasant for outdoor activities. With only three to four rainy days a month on average, you can be safely assured to plan any sort of outdoor activities for this time of the year. With the mild weather, any outdoor fireworks and beach parties will be a safe bet for New Year’s. 

Book Your Beachfront Resort Room

Are you look for the perfect place to rest your head during your trip to Anna Maria Island? We have a number of rooms with stunning beach views and plenty of activities right on site. Our luxurious suites are perfect for vacationing couples or families with young travelers. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the turquoise pool, adjacent spa, and lounge chairs under the sun – all this and more right outside your front door. Our tropical resort has stunning views and is close to many of the island’s restaurants and shops. Our resort offers the perfect getaway location if you are looking to relax and unwind over the holidays.

Plan Your Visit

Although there are not many Anna Maria Island beachfront hotels, we have some of the most exclusive Anna Maria resort locations for you to stay during your getaway. Contact us today for more information!