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New Years Eve Events Sanibel Island

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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