Regardless of where you’re at in the world, the end of year countdown is one that translates in any language. Which means it’s officially that time to say ‘out with the old, in with the new’—the new year, that is!
New Year’s Eve celebrates the last day of the calendar year, a celebration practiced by civilizations for thousands of years. Although most people immediately think of cities like New York to spend the holiday, Florida’s capital Tallahassee has plenty of NYE events to offer.
Locals and college students flock to Tallahassee to celebrate the end of the year, so we’ve listed the city’s best New Year’s Eve events for you to ring in 2023 right! Whether you’re looking to splurge on a nice meal, attend a countdown soiree, or get some wholesome family fun in with fireworks, we have you covered.
It’s time to say farewell to 2022 and to “Cheers!” in a warm welcome for the new year of exciting events in Tallahassee.
Looking to party the night away? Or maybe you’re more into a chill, artsy night in? Whatever you’re looking for, follow our list to find events we think are worth attending this New Year’s Eve.
What better way to ring in the new year than with a delicious meal? How about five of them? The Huntsman is offering an inclusive five-course feast to celebrate the new year, created by their renowned chefs. Guests will receive an optional beverage pairing menu, as well as a vegan menu upon request. The Chef’s tasting dinner begins at 5pm and each reservation has a 2-hour time limit per table. Tickets are $95 each.
Event time: The event runs from December 30th-31st, 2022. Dinner reservations can be made online from 5pm-10pm.
Address: 320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
If your New Year’s resolution is to be craftier, why wait to start? The Fuzzy Pineapple is hosting a Paint & Sip party this New Year’s Eve! Participating guests can socialize while following along to step-by-step painting instructions. The best part? You get to take your masterpiece home at the end! Picasso, who? The Fuzzy Pineapple will provide snacks, drinks, and desserts, but they’ve also announced guests can BYOB! The class is 18+, or minors between 13-17 can join if accompanied by an adult. Tickets on sale for $35.
Event time: December 31st, 7pm-9pm
Address: 1205 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
There’s no better view to ring in the new year than a rooftop! At Eve on Adams, you’ll be overlooking downtown Tallahassee and straight into 2023 during their New Year’s Eve event. Experience their great food, impressive mixology, and incredible atmosphere with a rooftop party like no other. Bring your friends to dance the night (and year!) away with live music from their resident DJ. Entry is free, but menu prices vary.
Event time: December 31st, 7pm-10pm
Address: 101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Two of Tallahassee’s favorite student bars have paired up for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration! Madison Social and Township are throwing a NYE party that you do not want to miss. The $30 ticket includes one shot upon entry, and four free drinks! Important: Two drinks must come from MadSo, and the other two from Township next door. Tickets not required for entry, so those without the drink tickets can still head to either bar for regular services!
Event time: December 31st, from open until 2am
Address: 705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tallahassee’s favorite live music and karaoke bar is throwing a New Year’s Eve event to remember, and you’re invited! The main event is Revival—the musical powerhouse known for “reviving” old blues, soul, gospel, and rock-n-roll. Listen to tunes, snack on complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and toast in the new year with complimentary champagne at midnight. Isn’t it time to revive yourself for 2023? Tickets are $20 for entry, or $35 for entry and reserved seating.
Event time: December 31st, opens at 6:30, live music begins at 7pm
Address: 2011 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Bradfordville Blues Club is a blues hidden gem in Tallahassee, and they want to personally invite you to their New Year’s Eve party! This year’s event will feature the Johnnie Marshall Band, playing outside under the stars at 8:30pm. As their site says, “We’ll keep the bonfire burning, the beer ice-cold, and the music hot!” If that doesn’t sound like a great way to end 2022, we don’t know what is! Tickets are available online for $50.
Event time: December 31st, live music begins at 8:30
Address: 7152 Moses Ln, Tallahassee, FL 32309
When it comes to New Year’s Eve fireworks, there’s only one place in Tallahassee that does it this big. The Countdown Downtown is THE event to get to this New Year’s Eve. Located in the picturesque Cascades Park, the event has it all. Food trucks, a photo booth, live music, and two firework shows! That means it’s perfect for families with young kids, or those who want to stay out celebrating until late. The event is free admission and allows BYOB.
Event time: December 31st, 6pm-12am
Address: 640 Suwannee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Curious about Tallahassee events for the new year? Check out our event calendar and stay up to date with all of Tally’s happenings.