12/31/2020 - 12:00pm to 01/01/2021 - 12:00pm
Looking for the best New Years' Eve events on Sanibel Island and beyond? Southwest Florida is a great place to ring in the new year, and there are plenty of events and things to do. Whether you're looking for a casual gathering, a black-tie affair, or a romantic evening, you'll find something to celebrate here.
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2019 NYE Events & Activities
New Year's Eve Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Watch the last sunset of 2019 in the best seat possible. Go on a sunset dolphin cruise with Adventure in Paradise along Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The cruise ventures through the mangrove islands where you'll also get to see a number of wading birds and, of course, dolphins. You can book your tour online and tickets cost $39, which include complimentary water, strawberry champagne cupcakes, and soft drinks. The cruise sets sail at 5 p.m. and returns at 6:30.
Murder Mystery New Year's Eve Gala
Who dunnit? Test your investigative skills on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train on New Year's Eve. The 40-mile trip begins at Colonial Station in Fort Myers and features a theatrical murder mystery show that plays out in the aisles of the dining carts. You'll get a playbill and cluesheet to track all that you discover throughout the night. Tickets cost $135 per person and include a champagne toast at midnight. The event begins at 8 p.m.
Fort Myers Beach New Year's Eve & Town Birthday Celebration
The Fort Myers Beach New Year's Eve & Town Birthday Celebration takes over Times Square all day on December 31. Starting at noon, head down to Times Square for free cupcakes until 1 p.m. Live music begins at 5 p.m. with Remedy, and headliner High Tide takes the stage from 7 p.m. to midnight. This all-day party ends with an explosive ball drop and fireworks display at midnight.
Traditions on the Beach New Year's Eve Gala
Get your fanciest attire and head to Traditions on the Beach for the annual Gala dinner and party. The event begins at 7 p.m. with passed hors d'oeuvres and canapes in the lounge followed by a special five-course menu prepared by Chef Aziz. You'll get party favors, live entertainment, and dancing all night at this party as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $185 per person and do not include beverages.
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