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New Year’s Eve in Miami: Counting Down the Best Ways to Celebrate

by Roslie L.
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4th of July fireworks over Miami Florida skyline

Miami knows how to party. Whether it’s a random Monday night or the final blowout of the year, an unforgettable night is always just around the corner. When you’re looking for the ultimate party, you’ll be spoiled for choice here. As the clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, Miami is electric with energy.

From lively street parties to beachside fireworks, Miami offers a multitude of festivities that promise to kick off the new year with a bang. Whether you are looking for a kid-friendly celebration or want to dance until dawn, we’ve got you covered.

Here is your complete guide to New Year’s Eve in Miami.

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Planning tip: Traveling to Miami for New Year’s Eve? Make the most of every moment with our guide to the perfect two days in Miami for first-time visitors (and anyone who hasn’t been here in a while!).

Dazzling Fireworks Displays

Fireworks over city of Miami

The Miami sky erupts with dazzling fireworks displays as the clock strikes midnight. From the beaches to the city’s skyline, bursts of color light up the Magic City. The waterfront views across the city create a particularly captivating experience as the reflections make the city glow. You’ll find parties all over town (keep reading for some of our favorites), or you can simply look up anywhere in town for a jaw-dropping show.

Where to stay: For the perfect night out, book a hotel in the heart of the city. We love spots like the Elser Hotel for a magical view and easy access to Miami’s best New Year’s Eve parties.

Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park Bash

At the top of every list of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Miami is the celebration at Bayfront Park. This Downtown Miami NYE party hosts the iconic orange drop.

The Big Orange, a Miami tradition, slowly ascends over the InterContinental Miami Hotel, marking the final seconds of the year. The park is hopping all evening with live music, food trucks, and an all-ages crowd eager to welcome the new year. Look no further if you’re looking for a lively spot to take in the city lights and bay views.

Come early for a grand street party along Biscayne Bay from 8 pm to 12:30 am. This free New Year’s Eve party is one of the highlights of the Miami event calendar; even if you don’t stay all evening, it’s a must.

Get all of the details on the Bayfront Park New Years Eve site.

New Year’s Eve at the Beach: Sunset Celebrations on South Beach

Sunset at South Pointe Pier Park Miami Beach South Beach Florida

For the perfect start to the perfect New Year’s Eve, there is nothing better than a lazy afternoon on the iconic South Beach. As the sun dips below the horizon, locals and tourists gather to bid farewell to the old year in style. Watch the sun set below the horizon, then prepare for a party you’ll never forget.

The City of Miami Beach’s New Year’s Eve party is truly impressive. Watching the fireworks from the beach is an absolute bucket list experience.

Ocean Drive is closed off to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian pathway. If you’re anywhere around South Beach or even the wider Miami Beach area, you can see the fireworks display, so don’t worry about getting to a particular spot for a show.

Planning tip: If you’re visiting South Beach for New Year’s Eve, make an adventure out of it! Too many tourists come and miss out on what makes this place truly magical. Grab our insider guide to South Beach in 24 hours to dive into the real Miami culture.

Art Deco Glamour in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Street buildings cars palm trees

While plenty of hotspots in South Beach promise the best New Year’s Eve party in Miami, you can have a great experience anywhere in the city.

Venture into the heart of Miami Beach to explore the iconic Ocean Drive. Aglow with neon lights and Art Deco charm, this essential Miami Beach destination is filled with upscale hotels and restaurants that host exclusive New Year’s Eve parties with gourmet dining, live music, and, of course, champagne toasts. Come dressed to impress and soak in the glamorous atmosphere while you dance the night away under the stars.

Planning tip: Visiting Miami for the first time? Grab our guide to the best of the Miami Art Deco District.

Regatta Grove’s New Year’s Eve

Boats stack on boat ramp

Head to the beach for one of Miami’s best New Year’s Eve parties! Regatta Harbour of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove is the place for a midnight countdown by the shore. Expect a chic crowd and a high-energy celebration as fireworks light up the night sky.

Get your tickets online now before they sell out.

NYE Concert: Miami Beach Bandshell

Who said there are no inexpensive New Year’s Eve celebrations in Miami Beach? For an all-ages NYE party that won’t break the bank and is guaranteed a good time, head to the open-air Miami Beach Bandshell for the Magic City Hippies concerts. If you’ve never heard this local band, think Maroon 5 meets Jack Johnson with a chill but fun vibe.

Tickets start at $37.50 and you can buy them online.

New Year’s Family Event: Miami Children’s Museum

Looking for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration? You will love the Miami Children’s Museum’s annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration. On December 31, from noon until 4 pm, they will have a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event with a countdown, confetti cannons, and a balloon drop. It is a perfect way to let the kids ring in the New Year without missing bedtime.

Tickets are available at the door. Visit the museum’s family NYE celebration page for full details.

Salsa Under the Stars

People in courtyard at a night party

Exploring Miami’s rich Latin culture is a must for every tourist and local alike, and that is doubly true on New Year’s Eve. Salsa music fills the air as countless clubs and venues host special salsa-themed parties where you can show off your moves or learn some new ones. From Little Havana to the Design District, the city pulses with the infectious beats of salsa, creating an electric atmosphere that embodies the spirit of Miami. Look to popular Latin hotspots like Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar.

Planning Tip: To explore Miami’s Latin roots, arrive early in the day to explore the best of Little Havana and Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami.

Bar Hopping: New Year’s Eve Live! at Vivo! Dolphin Mall

Courtyard terrace with neon lights

NYE Live! is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Miami! Offering VIP access to bars and nightclubs, this is your chance to explore many entertainment options. Bar hop while checking out the best DJs in the city until the balloon drop and champagne toast at Vivo! Plaza.

Read the full details and book your tickets on the Dolphin Mall New Years Eve page.

New Year’s Eve Miami Hotels and Clubs We Love

New Year’s Eve Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

The Ritz is synonymous with luxury, and when it comes to New Year’s Eve parties in Miami, there is nowhere like this place. Their Gallivant Gala has a menu of flavors from around the globe, live music from Bay Kings Bands, an open bar, and a glamorous atmosphere.

Book your exclusive seat here for one of Miami’s best New Year’s Eve hotel parties.

Want to make a night of it? Book your room here.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach NYE Party

Rooftop with cabanas, pool and large building in the distance

Join Cardi B, DJ Gryffin, and the who’s who of South Florida at one of Miami’s best hotels. Fontainebleau NYE 2024 is one of the hottest tickets in town from 9 pm to 2 am, with an all-ages event running all evening. For an epic oceanfront New Year’s Eve party, look no further.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach has a range of packages from $200 to $35k, offering everything from family dinner packages to VIP champagne packages.

Reserve your spot here and book a room for the night here.

The Goodtime Hotel NYE Celebration

Strawberry Moon at The Goodtime Hotel in South Beach has one of Miami’s best New Year’s Eve pool parties. Their Strawberry Moon New Year’s Eve Party will be rocking from 8 pm to 2 am.

Get your tickets here and book your room here.

Mondrian South Beach New Year’s Party

Another spectacular Miami New Year’s pool party is at Mondrian South Beach. From 8:30 pm to 2:30 am, you can experience the Mondrian South Beach New Year’s Eve dance party.

Nab your spot here and book a room for NYE night.

Ringing in the New Year at the W Miami

For the best New Year’s Eve party in Brickell, look to the W Miami NYELECTRIC 2024. Their rooftop party goes from 9 pm to 1 am, and tickets start from $135.

Get your tickets here and book a room.

Biltmore Hotel New Year’s Eve Fireworks

beige and white front of Biltmore Hotel with palm trees

Ring in 2024 at the luxurious Biltmore Hotel. Dance the night away to a world-class DJ, sip on bubbly, and sample the premium array of desserts until it’s time to watch the fireworks display.

Find more info about New Year’s Eve at the Biltmore here and book a room.

Unique Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Collins Park New Year’s Eve Event

The New Year’s Eve Celebration in Collins Park in South Beach is a beautiful way to celebrate the evening. It starts with music by the Orchestra Miami’s String Quartet, followed by an Orchestra Miami performance with special guests, The Latin Divos.

Find your ticket online.

Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building Party

Dance til you drop at We Belong Here: New Year’s Eve Miami, an exciting party at The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building in Downtown Miami. This wild ride continues until sunrise.

Get your tickets here.

New Year’s on the Water

New Year’s on a yacht? South Beach Lady for the Miami Nightlife Under the Fireworks Yacht Party New Year’s Eve 2024. Look forward to live music with multiple decks with views of the fireworks over Biscayne Bay. Tickets start at $209, and the cruise sails from 8:30 pm to 2 am.

Dreamland New Year’s Eve Festival

When you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Miami, 24 hours of partying isn’t enough. That’s why we love Dreamland, a premium LGBTQ+ hotspot. They have five parties running over four days. The performance is on another level, and the vibe is electric.

Plan your Miami New Year’s party adventure here.

Gulfstream Park’s 24-Karat New Year’s Eve Celebration

Gulfstream Park courtyard neon lights at night

Gulfstream Park’s Walking Ring is the place to be for the party of the year. Dance until you drop to Miami’s best DJs, then refuel at the local foodie hotspots hosting popups in this hopping venue. This kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration has events for all ages, including a laser show that will knock the socks off anyone from age 9 to 90.

Plan your Miami New Year’s Eve night here.

Day Before New Year’s Eve: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

On December 30, head to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County to unwind to the beautiful sounds of the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. The performance differs yearly, so go again, even if you’ve been in the past, and check it out.

Get your tickets here.

New Year’s Eve in Miami: Final Thoughts

Fireworks and Christmas Tree

Miami’s New Year’s Eve celebration combines tropical warmth, cultural diversity, and electrifying energy. Whether you dance the night away on South Beach, embrace the glamour of Miami Beach, or marvel at the fireworks from Downtown’s Bayfront Park, one thing is sure – the Magic City knows how to welcome the new year in style.

As the clock resets and a new chapter begins, Miami’s vibrant spirit promises a year ahead filled with endless possibilities and unforgettable moments. Cheers to a Miami New Year’s Eve!

Looking for something fun to do before ringing in the new year? Hop on the Miami Millionaire’s Row Cruise for the best view of Miami.


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