New Year’s Eve Hotspots on the Paradise Coast

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate the New Year? Here is a short list of some of the go-to places for midnight revelries and Champagne toasts.

Naples New Year's Eve Celebrations

From 6:30-9:30 p.m., Third Street South’s Fleischmann Courtyard will be bringing the community together to celebrate the New Year. Live music by Felix Jiles will lighten the mood, while local restaurants will supply the libations. At 7:30 p.m., the Naples Pier will paint the sky with a fireworks display.

  • The Third Street South New Year’s celebration is free and open to the public.
  • For more information, visit


New Year’s Eats

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Artis—Naples will bring a dose of music to the New Year’s festivities, beginning at 9 p.m. with a special performance by the Naples Philharmonic, “A Viennese New Year’s Eve.” Following the spirited performance, join the party in Hayes Hall. Kevin Maudlin will lead the band, encouraging guests to take to the stage to dance the night away, while endless flutes of champagne and a lavish buffet keep the guests in high spirits.

  • Tickets start at $90.
  • For more information, call 239-597-1900.


Blue Martini will salute the City of Lights on December 31 for its “Midnight in Paris New Year’s Eve Soiree.” The party begins at 8 p.m., with live entertainment slated throughout the night. General admission costs $75, which includes party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Table reservation prices are as follows: $400 for patio, $500 for stage, $600 for VIP, and $700 for VIP Exclusive – all include fruit and cheese platters, and a bottle of champagne.

  • Cocktail attire encouraged.
  • For more information, call 239-784-4999.


Agave Bar and Grill is merging great eats with some of the best in Americana folk when the GypsyNatives comes to town. The party begins at 8 p.m. when the “Americana Indie Souls” take the stage (through midnight), followed by a champagne toast – no cover. For hungry guests, a special prix-fixe menu will tantalize the taste buds for $99 per person, including a bottle of bubbly.

  • No cover for the band. For more information, call 239-598-3473.


The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort will be celebrating the New Year in style with two seatings at The Grill for selections from its special holiday menu ($199 per person for the 5-6:30 p.m. seating; $299 for the 8-10 p.m. seating – includes champagne toast).

   Bring the kids along for the Kids’ GLO Party. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., kids, ages 8-14, will enjoy a dance party with DJ, midnight balloon drop, glow sticks and sparkling cider. Admission costs $45.

  • For more information and reservations, call 239-598-6644.

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