A 320-foot-tall treasure chest will drop on New Year’s Eve in Tampa

Photo of Tampa's Skyline from Curtis Hixon Park

Sorry, Times Square, but you can keep your ball. On New Year’s Eve in the city of Tampa, Florida, we’re dropping a 300+ foot-tall treasure chest at Curtis Hixon Park. Not a real one, of course. This “booty” will be projected on the Sykes Tower, the Hard Seltzer Can Building, and officially drop at midnight.

The New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop powered by Amgen and iHeartMedia.


The “booty drop” will consist of a 320-foot-tall 3-D mapped projection of a treasure chest being “dropped” on the side of Rivergate Tower, headliner music provided by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The public is invited to witness the dynamic visual display as we countdown to 2020 together.

“In Tampa, we don’t drop the ball on City traditions — but we will be dropping a treasure chest instead.” joked Mayor Jane Castor, “I’m so excited for Tampa to embrace another new tradition that will bring our community together to ring in 2020 and many more years to come.”

The event is FREE and open to the public. Festivities will take place from 9pm until midnight.

Curtis Hixon Park is located at 600 North Ashley Drive in Tampa.

Worried about parking? You can search for spots in advance online courtesy of the City of Tampa’s Park Mobile program.

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