WHAT: Ring in the New Year on the waterfront at Channelside Bay Plaza with live entertainment, a Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party, and waterfront ball-drop and fireworks display. This free event is sponsored by the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Event partners include Bud Light, Budweiser, Cox Media Group, The Florida Aquarium, Pirate Water Taxi, TECO, and Yacht Starship and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.
The party will start with a Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party in the Garrison Street parking lot at 7:00p.m featuring DJ Jake Dela Cruz and a party in the Channelside Bay Plaza Courtyard featuring DJ Xplicid. This is a FREE public event. Only 3,500 wristbands will be distributed for waterfront admission—first come, first serve.
Special Event parking is available in the parking garage or in the open lots between Channelside Bay Plaza and Amalie Arena. Personal items will be inspected upon arrival. No personal fireworks, firearms, backpacks, blankets, chairs, or coolers will be permitted inside Channelside Bay Plaza. Chairs will only be permitted in the Garrison Street Parking Lot in the watch party seating section. Seating area is limited—first come, first serve. No outside food or beverage. While Channelside Bay Plaza is a pet friendly facility, please know that this event is not pet friendly.
Channelside Bay Plaza will be the place to welcome in the New Year with waterfront fireworks and free entertainment.
Channelside Bay Plaza is a restaurant and entertainment destination located in heart of Tampa, Florida, that is leased and managed by Franklin Street.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 31
The free event starts at 7:00 p.m. EST. Fireworks start at midnight.
WHERE: 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida
About Franklin Street: Celebrating more than 10 years in the business, Franklin Street is a family of full-service real estate companies focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise, and experience of each of its divisions—Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Management, and Valuation Advisory—Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. For more information on Franklin Street, please visit FranklinSt.com.
About Channelside Bay Plaza
Channelside Bay Plaza is a 230,532 square foot, two story regional entertainment lifestyle center located along the Garrison Channel waterfront at the southeast corner of the intersection of Garrison Street and Channelside Drive in Tampa’s historic Channel District. Anchored by Hooters and Splitsville, the property is home to a diverse mix of retail, restaurant, and entertainment tenants. It was purchased by an entity controlled by the Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik in 2014 and is leased and managed by Franklin Street. For more information on the plaza and upcoming events, visit ChannelsideBayPlaza.com. For leasing opportunities, visit ChannelsideLeasing.com.