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New Year's Eve 2016 in Miami

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

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New Year's Eve 2016 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", 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 2016 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 2016 in balmy 70 degree weather... on the beach... what could be better?!

Check out what's on this year to welcome 2016 with a bang:

Big Orange "Ball Drop", Norwegian Worldwide Food & Wine Party, Pitbull's New Year Revolution and Fireworks at Bayfront Park

Pitbull's New Year Revolution at Bayfront Park Miami

It looks like we will finally be hosting the largest FREE New Year's Eve party in South Florida for the Countdown to 2016!

This year we finally have all the pieces of the puzzle together for the smashing live event in Bayfront Park including our traditional Big Orange, the midnight Fireworks and our very own Mr 305, Pitbull, to host the mega party! Bayfront park will be the place to toast 2016!

And again this year, the New Year's Eve event will be televised live on FOX.

New this time is the Norwegian Worldwide Food & Wine Party which will take place on December 30 and 31 at Bayfront Park (this is a "paid" part of the event)

The New Year's Eve celebrations will start early afternoon with the Worldwide Food & Wine Party which partners with Bavaria Haus, el Mercado de San Miguel and the Miami Culinary Institute to bring us fantastic food and wines from around the world. In addition, admission to the party also allows for early access to the Amphitheater for the televised concert.

Big Orange Miami New Years

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

"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. Who's on this year? Diddy, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince Royce, Shawn Mendes, Austin Mahone, R. City, Pia Mia, Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony, Timbaland and Yazz of Empire and Jussie Smollett are expected to make an appearance.

When?: December 31, 2015.

  • The Food & Wine Party begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Amphitheater Opens to General Public for Televised Concert at 6:30 p.m.
  • Pitbull's New Year's Revolution telecast starts at 8:00 pm
  • Countdown one minute to midnight
  • Fireworks at midnight

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!

  • Food & Wine Party - General Admission $99, VIP $500 includes early access to the Amphitheater. More Info and Tickets.

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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Billy Joel New Year's Eve Concert

Billy Joels New Years Eve 2016 concert in Miami

Legendary icon Billy Joel will perform for the first time on New Year's Eve in South Florida.

The spectacular performance to ring in 2016 will include renowned hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career.

When? December 31, 2015 - 9:30 pm

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

How Much? $56+

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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? Live music and entertainment 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Fireworks at midnight.

Where? Lummus Park at 8th St. and Ocean Drive in South Beach, street will be closed off to traffic

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 2015: Clemson Tigers vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Orange Bowl Miami

This is the second year of the College Football Playoffs, the BCS is history, and now bowl bids are a bit different.

There is no more BCS Bowls, instead we have the "New Year's Six" bowls: Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Peach Bowl.

The two Semi-Final play-off games will be hosted by all six bowls on a rotation basis over three years. This year's hosts are the Cotton Bowl and yes! the Orange Bowl!

So who will be coming to the Orange Bowl this year? No. 1 Clemson Tigers versus No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners!

When? December 31, 2015 at 4 p.m.

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

How Much? Varies, as expected it is sold out, you can still buy tickets as part of a package offer through TicketLiquidator:

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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.

Be Crazy! Ibiza Party at the W

New Years Eve Fparty at Wall Nightclub at the W in Miami

Celebrate New Year's Eve inside the luxurious W South Beach hotel's nightclub, WALLmiami!

This year the world famous Be Crazy! Ibiza party will be ringing in 2016 at WALL while Jean Claude Ades and Oxia create the vibe.

Where?: WALLmiami (Inside the W South Beach) 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Parking: Valet or parking lot is adjacent
When?: December 31, 2015 Doors open at 11:00 pm
How Much?: General Admission $120, Tables and VIP $2,000+
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend.
More info and tickets: New Year's Eve 2016 at WALLmiami

Pamela Anderson Hosts New Year's Eve at FIFTY Ultra Lounge

New Years Eve Party at Fifty Ultra Lounge at the Viceroy in South Beach

This New Year's Eve, make a toast to new beginnings at the swanky FIFTY Ultra Lounge with host Pamela Anderson as the clock hits midnight in the Magic City.

Guests can enjoy an indoor party at the sleek club or outdoors by FIFTY's private pool while enjoying wrap-around views of the city skyline and bay.

FIFTY Ultra Lounge provides a breathtaking backdrop for midnight fireworks – seemingly at eye-level on the 50-story rooftop.

Where?: FIFTY Ultra Lounge, 50th floor rooftop of the Viceroy Hotel, 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, 33131
Parking: Valet and garage self-parking available
When?: December 31, 2015 Doors open at 9:00 pm
How Much?: General admission $100+ per person; VIP tables $700+ for up to four guests. Tax and service charge is additional. Proceeds will benefit the Pamela Anderson Foundation.
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend.
More info and reservations:

South Beach's Catalina Havana Nights New Year's Eve

New Years Eve Party at the Catalina Hotel in South Beach

The Catalina Hotel presents a New Year's Eve Extravaganza! Spend your New Year's Eve at this South Beach hotspot and enjoy a 4-hour premium open bar, decadent dinner, and endless entertainment!

Eight bars throughout the venue... poolside... rooftop... Hosted by Steven Bauer.

NOTE: Under 18 allowed. If you are under 18 years of age you will receive a bracelet that indicates MINOR.

Where?: Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When?: December 31, 2015 Doors open at 8:00 pm
How Much?: General admission $95 per person, VIP tables $400-$1,500
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Miami's Ultimate NYE at Señor Frog's Miami
with Viva La Fiesta Post Party Party

New Years Eve Party at Senor Frogs Miami Beach

The Party: ring in the new year with dancing, drinking, and music from a Latin band

The Stroke of Midnight: The requisite champagne toast will herald a sizzling-hot samba show

The DJs: DJ Jorge Chauron and some of Miami's hottest record-spinners fill the dance floor with hip-hop and Top 40 hits

The Post Party Party: Learn how to dance while a Latin band plays during the grand opening of a weekly Latin and international party, Viva La Fiesta.

Where?: Señor Frog's Miami, 1450 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When?: December 31, 2015 Doors open at 9:00 pm AND the post-party party on January 2, 2016
How Much?: General admission $34.75 per person at Groupon, more info and bookings here.

Highbar's New Year's Eve Rooftop Party

New Years Eve Party at Highbars Rooftop Miami Beach

At Highbar on top of Naked Taco, guests will enjoy live DJ music and a view of Miami Beach's fireworks display while snacking on a buffet with a nacho and fajita station, as well as light bites such as cheese flautas, ceviche shots, buffalo chicken bites, shrimp tempura, barbecue steak croquets, and desserts.

Where?: Highbar Rooftop venue at Naked Taco on 1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When?: December 31, 2015 Doors open at 8:00 pm until 3:00 am
How Much?: General admission $200 per person, 50% off at Groupon limited offer $99 more info and bookings here.

The following events are for Goldstar members, Goldstar membership is free, just sign up!

Speakeasy New Year's Eve Cruise Aboard the Caprice Yacht

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, passed 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 2016 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, 2015 Check-In at 8:00pm at Pier (Near Hyatt Downtown) boarding starts 8:30 pm, sails at 9:00 pm
How Much?: Special Goldstar Offer $83.40 - $117. Full price $139 - $195
Restrictions:You must be age 21 or older to attend.
More info and booking: NYE Fireworks and Yacht Party Aboard the Caprice in Miami

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