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New Year's Eve 2017 in Miami

Big Orange, the fireworks and Pitbull's New Year Revolution

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New Year's Eve 2017 Events and Celebrations in Miami

Big Orange, Fireworks, and Pitbull's New Year Revolution

Fireworks in Miami

New Year's Eve is coming right behind the Christmas and holiday blitz and there are plenty of happenings and celebrations to help ring in the New Year.

Miami might not be Times Square, but we do have our very own "Ball Drop" or rather "Orange Drop", fantastic fireworks and a smashing LIVE New Year's Eve event featuring Miami's global superstar Pitbull and many of today's big-name artists.

Pitbull's New Year's Revolution and the countdown to 2017 will be broadcast live on FOX direct from our fantastic setting on Bayfront Park.

In addition to a host of parties, cruises and concerts to ring in the new year, we get to welcome 2017 in balmy 70 degree weather... on the beach... what could be better?!

Have you booked your hotel for New Year's Eve? Here are some recommendations, try to book as early as possible!

Check out what's on this year to welcome 2017 with a bang:

Big Orange "Ball Drop", Pitbull's New Year Revolution and Fireworks at Bayfront Park

Pitbull's New Year Revolution at Bayfront Park Miami

Pitbull's New Year Revolution returns to Bayfront Park for the largest FREE New Year's Eve party in South Florida for the Countdown to 2017!

The smashing live event in Bayfront Park including our traditional Big Orange, the midnight Fireworks and the the mega party once again, produced by our very own Mr. 305, Pitbull, will be the perfect place to welcome the New Year in gorgeous South Florida weather...

And again this year, the New Year's Eve event will air on FOX from 11:00 pm to 12:30 am.

The 2017 countdown event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg, the show will feature several hip-hop acts from the inaugural I Love The '90s tour. The full line up is to include rap veterans Biz Markie, Coolio, Naughty By Nature, Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, Young MC, Nelly, and many more!

Miami's traditional countdown celebration is Big Orange, the city's answer to New York's Ball Drop and one of America's official countdowns.

Big Orange Miami New Years

"Big Orange" is a 35-foot neon icon that is the centerpiece of the countdown to the New Year.

Early on New Year's Eve, Big Orange slowly creeps the 400 feet up the side of the InterContinental Hotel which is adjacent to the park.

Big Orange reaches the top of the building at the stroke of midnight while fireworks explode all around to add that magical sparkle to our lovely Biscayne Bay.

Along with "Mr. Calle Ocho" many of today's big-name artists are expected to participate and put together a dynamite show.

When?: December 31, 2016. The special will air live once again on FOX starting at 11:00 pm.

Where?: Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

  • Big Orange on the side of the Intercontinental Hotel
  • Concert at the Amphitheater

How Much?: FREE!

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park.

No bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed at the park.

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Private Viewing: Worldwide NYE VIP Food and Wine Party

This is a private limited ticket event away from the crowds, includes 15 - 20 food stations with delights from around the world by award-winning Chef Bernstein, signature cocktails, and of course champagne toast at midnight.

When?: December 31, 2016 - 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

How Much?: $245 per person, $395 per couple, $295 flight deck

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Miami Beach Ocean Drive New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks

On a normal day, or rather night, South Beach and Ocean Drive are a happening place, you can imagine what this turns into on New Year's Eve as the city goes all out to throw one colossal street party complete with a splendid fireworks display on the beach:

When? New Year's Eve December 31, 2016. Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic from Saturday December 31, beginning at 7:00 am and will re-open on Monday, January 2 at 7:00 am. Fireworks of course at midnight.

Where? Lummus Park at 9th St. and Ocean Drive in South Beach

Where to Park?: It will be challenging unless you come early. Several options, metered parking on street or city lots and parking garages, see Parking in South Beach.

Free shuttles to/from North Beach.

More info:

How Much? FREE!

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Orange Bowl 2016: Welcome Michigan and Florida State Fans!

Orange Bowl Miami

When? December 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Fan Fest from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life Stadium), Miami Gardens, FL

How Much? Varies, expected to sell out. No tickets? Check Goldstar for discount offers for the Orange Bowl ($198 - $243) $169 - $223

›› 2016 Orange Bowl

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King Mango Strut at the Grove
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Coconut Grove King Mango Strut logo

The King Mango Strut is the wackiest of the wackiest, it's a parade that was born as the antithesis of the King Orange Bowl parade way back, when struters were rejected by King Orange for being too "irreverent" so they decided to start their own King Mango parade, and irony of ironies, the King Orange Bowl Parade does not exist any more.

So what is it? It's a parade with a party atmosphere on a fun and laid back afternoon the last Sunday of the year. The theme or rather themes of the parade are well, anything and everything that made the headlines this year, Mango style of course, meaning, it is a parody of the year's highlights all in the name of fun. Like for example? Everything and everybody is fair game, the TSA, the Pope, twinkies, the Royal Family, politicians, specially politicians ...

Who participates? Anybody can participate, as in, "be on the parade". This is not an over the top parade, the "floats" are not fancy structures or designs, it is all very relaxed with hilarity and fun as the only requirement.

Is it ok for kids? Yes, the Pre-Mango Strut activities begin with the Little Miss Mango Pageant for kids 5 to 12, it is a VERY competitive pageant and all contestants are expected to win, the winners get to ride in the opening "float" of the parade!

So take part or just come to watch, bring a cooler, a folding chair, and be ready to spend the funniest and craziest time, check it out:

When?: Saturday December 31, 2016, parade starts at 2:00 p.m., after-strut street party and dancing afterwards

Where?: Downtown Coconut Grove from Green Street to Coco Walk then back to Commodore Plaza

How Much?: Free!

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Billy Joel New Year's Eve Concert

Billy Joels New Years Eve 2017 concert in Miami

Legendary icon Billy Joel returns this New Year's Eve to South Florida. The spectacular performance to ring in 2017 will include renowned hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career.

When? December 31, 2016 - 9:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center (Formerly BankAtlantic Center), Sunrise, Florida

How Much? $56+

›› Billy Joel's New Year's Eve 2017 Concert

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Salute To Vienna New Year's Eve Music and Dance Spectacular

Salute To Vienna

The Strauss Symphony of America and the Kiev-City Ballet bring you the sophisticated flair and romance of the festive balls once held in the glittering palaces of Austria.

This stylish spectacular is now celebrating its 16th anniversary in Coral Springs.

When? December 31, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs FL

How Much? $64.54 $23.88 at Goldstar

›› Salute To Vienna New Year's Eve 2017

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New Year's Day Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? Sunday January 1st, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Where? American Airlines Arena

›› New Year's Day Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons

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New Year's Day Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

Miami Dolphins Home Games

When? Sunday January 1st, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life Stadium) Miami Gardens, Florida

›› New Year's Day Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

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Hot Clubs, Parties and Cruises

New Years Eve Party Miami

If you are the party type, talk about being in the right place at the right time. Miami's nightlife is legendary and New Year's is the time to go all out.

From formal lofty affairs with fancy gowns to the latest swanky, celebrity-laden club or a breezy New Year's dinner aboard a mega yacht, New Year's Eve in Miami will be a very memorable experience.

MT Celebration NYE Fireworks Cruise, New Year's Mimosa Brunch Cruise or BBQ Cruise

MT Celebration NY Cruises

This New Years Eve Fireworks Miami Party Dance Cruise Bash aboard the MT Celebration with DJ on board and upper deck dance floor, champagne and fireworks at midnight!

Bar Service Includes: Open Champagne at Midnight - 2 Drink Tickets per Person + Open Sodas, Juices and Bottled Water, assorted finger food selection.

Where?: Leave from Dinner Key Marina at 3700 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

New Year's Eve Cocktail Party and Fireworks Cruise

When?: December 31, 2016 at 9:00pm

How Much?: $195 Groupon Offer $125

New Year's Day Sunday Mimosa Brunch Cruise

When?: January 1st, 2017 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

How Much?: $92.50 Groupon Offer $59

New Year's Day Sunday BBQ Cruise

When?: January 1st, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

How Much?: $92.50 Groupon Offer $59

Speakeasy New Year's Eve Cruise Aboard the Caprice Yacht SOLD OUT

New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise Party Miami

Enjoying the balmy breezes and our lovely South Florida weather on the last night of the year, while taking in the best sights of the city's magnificent skyline as it lits up on a burst of fireworks at the stroke of midnight... really a one-of-a-kind experience!

Rock the boat this New Year's Eve with an open bar aboard this speakeasy-themed cruise. You'll catch amazing views of the fireworks show, Biscayne Bay, South Beach, Bayfront Park and the orange drop, all against the backdrop of the stunning downtown Miami Skyline.

Get a group of friends together for a NYE you won't soon forget and set sail on the Caprice Yacht, featuring multiple DJs, four hours of open bar, appetizers and three decks of party space.

Flapper and Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged, so get dressed up in your vintage best and get ready welcome in 2017 with a bang. Spring for the VIP tickets for early boarding and the first choice of seating.

Where?: Caprice Miami Yacht at 400 SE 2nd Ave.Miami, FL 33131
When?: December 31, 2016 Check-In at 8:00pm at Pier (Near Hyatt Downtown) boarding starts 8:30 pm, sails at 9:00 pm
How Much?: Full price General Admission $195 VIP $209
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend.

Goldstar Offers: Goldstar membership is free, just sign up! NYE 2017 Discount $195 - $209 $118 - $136.50

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New Year's Eve Bar Bash in Brickell

New Years Eve Bar Crawl in Brickell

This festive crawl that grants you easy access to the five of the hottest bars in Brickell on the busiest night of the year. The bash kicks off at Baru before crawling to Redbar, Fado's, Opa's, and American Social. You get awesome drink specials at every venue (with cocktails starting at $5), food specials at participating venues, and a New Year's Eve you'll never forget.

Where?: Start off at Baru Brickell at 901 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33130
When?: December 31, 2016 at 8:00pm
How Much?: Full price General Admission $20 NYE Brickell Bar Bash 2017 at Groupon $10
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend.

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Justin Bieber (LIVE PERFORMANCE) - Fontainebleau Poolside New Year's Eve 2017

New Years Eve with Justin Bieber in Miami Beach

Pop sensation Justin Bieber kicks off the night with an electric performance poolside at the Fontainebleau in the heart of Miami Beach.

General Admission ticket includes entrance to the event and premium open bar until Midnight. Justin will lead the countdown at midnight along with a virtual ball drop.

Where?: Fontainebleau, Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL 33140
When?: December 31, 2016 Doors open at 9:00 pm
How Much?: $500 and range up to $50,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend
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NYE 2017 at Nikki Beach Miami

New Years Eve at Nikki Beach Miami

This not-to-be-missed affair will feature mouth-watering haute cuisine designed uniquely by Chef Frank Ferreiro and thrilling live entertainment including a private fireworks display at midnight.

Multiple celebration options will be available including: VIP Table Packages, Dinner Packages and General Admission Tickets.

Where?: Nikki Beach Miami at One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
When?: December 31, 2016
How Much?: $75 Pre-sale General Admission. Food, beverages and taxes are not included in ticket price.
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend
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Your Very Own NYE Fireworks Private Party ON The Water: Rent This Pontoon

New Years Eve Fireworks Private Cruise

Book this once in a life experience for 16 of your friends and family.

Enjoy an amazing tour, while admiring the incredible fireworks of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne aboard this USCG inspected 40' pontoon boat. Bring your own food and drinks for your party!

Where?: Departs from Miami Beach
When?: December 31, 2016 leaves at 10:00 pm for a 3-hour cruise
How Much?: $1,990 per charter for up to 16.
More info and booking: New Year's Eve Private Fireworks Cruise

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