Celebrate New Year's Eve in Miami

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By Kara Franker

Where to ring in 2019: a guide to New Year’s Eve parties in Miami.

It’s no secret that Miami is a city that knows how to party. And what better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, than by taking advantage of the nonstop 24/7 action in the Miami. Whether you’re interested in free fireworks on the beach, hot live music performances or an elegant dinner at a five-star restaurant, we have the perfect line-up of events for you.

Free Fireworks in South Beach

Every year there are a wide variety of New Year’s Eve parties like the City of Miami Beach’s annual New Year's Eve celebration featuring fireworks at midnight. Show up early to the beach at 9th Street and Ocean Drive and stake out a spot on the sand. Or join the well-heeled crowds at one of the many hotels along this famous strip of sand.

The Big Orange drop and fireworks in Downtown Miami

Head to Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for another firework spectacular. Enjoy a dance party, live music and a countdown to midnight as the “The Big Orange” (a 35-foot neon orange icon with sunglasses) ascends to the top of the InterContinental Miami hotel. Pitbull has hosted this mega NYE event in Miami several times and it always draws a huge crowd.

Mega Yacht parties on Biscayne Bay

Climb aboard a luxurious yacht and watch fireworks light up the tropical night sky. Both the South Beach Lady and The Musette Yacht are hosting parties on December 31, 2018. A yacht party promises lots of glitz and glam for the New Year. These yachts leave from Bayfront Park in Downtown. Ticket prices vary.

Rooftop Parties for the Jet Set

Head to the 40th floor of EAST, Miami to Sugar and soak up the incredible urban views from the top of a skyscraper and enjoy live entertainment with swanky cocktails. For a rooftop party with panoramic views of the Miami Beach skyline and fireworks at midnight, head to The Gale South Beach. Dance and groove to sounds by a live DJ mixing the hottest sounds of the year, feast on a tasty buffet and toast the end of the year with a five-hour premium open bar.

Late Night Dance Clubs & Concerts

Every year, LIV at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach hosts a spectacular, dance-the-night-away New Year’s Eve party. And that’s after the over-the-top entertainment and superstar music performances at the resort’s main event poolside. Past performers have included Demi Lovato, KYGO and more. Another hotspot that doesn’t disappoint year after year, E11EVEN in Downtown Miami has hosted some of the hottest names in the music business including Drake and Justin Bieber. The club is open 24/7 and there’s an open-air rooftop.

Champagne Dinners in Brickell

Mark the beginning of 2019 at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Located in the heart of Brickell, the hotel’s restaurants have several parties to choose from. Join the hip and trendy crowd at Bahía on Sunday, December 31 starting at 10 p.m. for a party in the city with cocktails, a DJ and stunning views of Downtown Miami from the seventh-floor poolside lounge. Or for a foodie-style soiree, head to the hotel’s signature restaurant, EDGE Steak & Bar, and dine on delectable delights.

Island-Style soirees on Key Biscayne

Break out the gown and tux for a lavish gala-style event at The Ritz-Carlton’s Grand Ballroom in Key Biscayne. The gala will include elaborate food and dessert offerings, colorful cocktails, a live band with a dance floor, New Year’s Eve party favors and more. For a relaxed oceanfront dinner, book a New Year’s Eve reservation at Lightkeepers and soak up those warm ocean breezes as you nosh on a four-course meal featuring a delectable array of local seafood cuisine and more. The Ritz-Carlton usually hosts a Feliz Año Nuevo Fiesta in RUMBAR, featuring an Old Havana-style live band, rum cocktails, tapas and a festive balloon drop at midnight.

NYE Transportation

Partying responsibly is always a must. There are various ways to get around Miami and Beaches, including free trolleys. Plan your transportation ahead of time with helpful resources to get you on your way, and back. Miami-Dade Transit accommodates the public with its New Year's Eve holiday schedule for Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover.

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