New Year's Eve 2021 Events and Celebrations in Miami

Miami New Year's Countdown, Parties, Cruises, Events
New Years Eve Countdown Celebrations Miami

As we get ready to wave 2020 goodbye, there is no question that this New Year's Eve countdown events in Miami will be different and in a lower scale due to the pandemic. We will sure miss our iconic celebrations in Bayfront Park and Pitbull's annual countdown bash... the fantastic fireworks over Biscayne Bay and Big Orange Ball Drop have not been announced for this year, but we still get to welcome 2021 in balmy 70 degree weather... just perfect for all sorts of outdoor and socially-distanced countdown celebrations, gala cruises, rooftop bashes... all in compliance with the latest health and safety measures. So raise your glasses and let's toast for a much much better year ahead!

Many of the recurring annual events including the large scale fireworks displays in Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach have not been announced. It is possible we will see some of the smaller local and community displays like we did for the 4th of July, where you can watch from your home or vehicle, but none have been confirmed as of now, stay tuned for any announcements.

As far as New Year's events go, so far still confirmed and going ahead is the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on January 2nd, with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety measures for fans and staff attending the game.

New Year's Weekend Outdoor Fun, Countdown Events and Celebrations and Things To Do

Annual New Year's Events Cancelled Due to Covid-19 for 2020-2021

  • Pitbull's New Year Revolution at Bayfront Park
  • King Mango Strut at the Grove
  • NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
  • Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Wynwood's NYE Block Party

All listings were correct at the time of writing, but please call ahead, check the latest social distancing restrictions - and wear a mask. Remember these protocols require everyone's cooperation to keep everyone safe.

New Year's Eve Countdown Parties, Galas, Celebrations

NYE 2021 CASINO ROYALE: LUCKY 21 at the Clevelander South Beach

NYE at MO Miami

Celebrate the end of 2020 by rolling the dice at the Clevelander's "Casino Royale: LUCKY 21" New Year's Eve Party! Join in for a night of cocktails, entertainment, and your favorite casino games such as blackjack, roulette, and craps. Choose from an Open Bar on the Casino Ground on the 1stfloor, Player's Club on SPF 4th floor rooftop, High Rollers Lounge on the 6th-floor C-LEVEL Rooftop. Strict Dress Code Enforced: Cocktail Attire, Upscale Chic

Where? The Clevelander South Beach at 1020 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

How Much?

  • 1st Floor Open Bar on Casino Ground - $150
  • 4th floor Rooftop Open Bar: Players Lounge - $200
  • 6th floor Rooftop Open Bar: High Rollers Lounge - $250
  • VIP Poolside Table on Casino Ground (4 people) - $970
  • VIP Table on Ocean Drive (4 people) - $970

Plus service charges and taxes

›› More info and reservations for this year's NYE 2021 CASINO ROYALE: LUCKY 21 at the Clevelander South Beach

New Year's Eve 2021 at MO Bar + Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

NYE at MO Miami

Experience midnight magic and ring in 2021 at the ultrachic MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental with a table, bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne, a lavish seafood platter and decadent desserts for $365 per couple. Upgrade to the ultimate package and enjoy a table, a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne a lavish seafood platter and decadent desserts by Chef for $655 per couple.

Where? NYE at MO Bar + Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Miami at 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL, 33131

How Much? $365 per couple, w/premium Champagne $665 per couple. All prices subject to service and taxes.

›› More info and reservations for this year's NYE 2021 at MO Bar

Illuminatio: New Year's Eve 2021 at Faena

NYE at Faena

A New Year, A New Beginning! Ring in the New Year at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, with a glamorous and exclusive celebration focused on this year's theme, Illuminatio. After a year that has made us all reflect on the resilience of the human spirit and its grandeur, together we evoke the sensation of renewal and cleansing of the soul.

The fabulous New Year's Eve begins at the property's different hotel's gilded Cathedral as guests are greeted by priestesses and passionate live performances.

A decadent multi-course feast awaits at your choice of Faena's award-winning restaurants: Los Fuegos (indoor or terrace dining), Pao by Paul Qui (indoor dining). At Faena Hotel's Living Room, dance the night away to live musical acts and toast to the year ahead, champagne in hand...

Dress code strictly enforced. Casual chic, well-tailored attire required. No sandals or flats.

Where? Faena Hotel Miami Beach at 3201 Collins ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140

How Much?

  • Prix fixe dinner menus at Los Fuegos and Pao start at $650 per person and include Faena house wines, spirits and champagne. Indoor and terrace dining
  • Table reservations at The Living Room start at $500 per person.

All prices subject to service and taxes.

›› More Info and Reservations Illuminatio New Year's Eve 2021 at Faena

NYE 2021 Holidays at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

NYE Habitat One Hotel SoBe

Join in for the holidays at Habitat, the hotel's modern-day Mexican restaurant offering light and fit options as well as classic Mexican dishes with a twist using the freshest ingredients and handmade tortillas. Enjoy the nature inspired dining room, outdoor patio or private mezzanine.

On New Year's Eve, enjoy a delicious meal featuring dishes like Morita Charred Octopus, Tamal Vegano, Wood Grill Meyers Rib Eye or Crab Stuffed Snapper just to name a few. Complete your meal with incredible dessert options. Wine pairing available.

Where? Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach at 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? $95 per person, Kids menu available. All prices subject to service and taxes.
›› More info and reservations New Year's Eve 2021 at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

NYE 2021 "Kiss it Good-Bye!" at the W Miami Downtown's 15th Floor Rooftop Lounge

NYE W Hotel Miami Rooftop

If you want that more exclusive high-end lounge vibe with amazing beats and gorgeous views, then escape to W Miami on New Year's Eve and Kiss 2020 Good-Bye!

Enjoy Premium Open Bar, amazing panoramic views of downtown and Biscayne Bay, complimentary party favors for all while supplies last, Stellar VIP Packages w/ Champagne Service, VIP section with private bars and upgraded party favors, Top Rated Countdown in Downtown Miami.

Must be 21+. Cocktail attire, upscale chic, black tie encouraged.

Where? W Miami Downtown's 15th Floor Rooftop Lounge at 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL
How Much? $239+ per person. All prices subject to service and taxes.
›› More info and reservations New Year's Eve 2021 at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

Ring in the New Year 2021 at Il Mulino at Acqualina Resort

NYE at Il Mulino

Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort has been awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award for its exceptional dining experience and has been honored as the #1 Italian restaurant on the New York City Zagat Survey for an astonishing 20 years. This New Year's Eve, it invites you to bid farewell to 2020 and welcome in the New Year by spending the evening savoring a specially curated, four-course dinner menu accompanied by a premium open bar. With lavish cuisine, top shelf cocktails, and live music.

Il Mulino has made plans with your health and safety in mind. This includes hospital grade sanitization processes, all staff will be wearing masks and gloves, seating capacities were reduced to 50% and much more. Physical distancing is encouraged.

Where? Il Mulino at Acqualina Resort and Spa at 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

How Much? $495 per adult, premium beverages included, $395 for juniors ages 14 to 20, $250 for children ages 3 to 13. Reservations begin at 8:30pm. All prices subject to service and taxes.

›› More Info New Year's Eve 2021 at Acqualina, call Il Mulino for reservations at (305) 466-9191.

New Year's Eve 2021 at Gianni's The Villa Casa Casuarina

NYE W Hotel Miami Rooftop

Ring in the New Year's Eve at Gianni's in the spectacular Casa Casuarina, the former Versace Mansion. Magnificent grounds and pool, superb restaurant where the champagne will definitely be flowing to welcome the New Year. Gianni's offers a delicious blend of Italian Mediterranean food and wine selections, served in a one-of-a kind historic setting.

Delight in Chef Valter Mancini's culinary creations, unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut NV, dancing and entertainment with music by Maxwell Blandford, and synchronized swimming performances by AQUALILLIES.

Where? Gianni's at The Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much?

  • Seatings 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30pm, 10:30 pm
  • $450 per person
  • Early seating 4-course dinner (must be completed by 8:00 pm) $125 per person
  • Gianni's Bar package from 10:00 pm $150 per person

Gratuity and taxes not included
›› More info and reservations New Year's Eve 2021 at at Gianni's The Villa Casa Casuarina

FINALLY 2021! New Year's Eve 2021 at The Wharf Miami

Finally 2021 at The Wharf

This New Year's Eve join in along the iconic Miami River to wave 2020 farewell, and FINALLY welcome 2021 with open arms, during a special New Year's Eve celebration at the Wharf Miami.

This event will be a table reservation only event, and limited tables will be available to pre-purchase. Doors open at 8:00 pm

Music by Kid Nemesis

Must be 21+

Where? The Wharf Miami at 114 SW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33130
How Much? Tables from $250 (2 Guests)
›› More info and reservations FINALLY 2021! New Year's Eve 2021 at The Wharf Miami

Cuba Under the Stars New Years Eve Celebration

Cuba Under The Stars

A majestic outdoor musical theater show, presenting a beautiful love story through the Cuban culture and nostalgia. A grand orchestra, 25 Broadway dancers, renowned Cuban actors and Grammy award artists under the stars of Miami, while enjoying an exquisite top of the line gastronomy presentation.

Show is table seated, tables of 4 and tables of 2. Seating Capacity: 400, with 6 feet of space between tables.

Adults Only 18+

Where? Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Grounds at 10901 Southwest 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
How Much? $100 - $150 per person includes Theatrical Spectacular and Dinner. Drinks and Tips not included on purchase price.
Gratuity and taxes not included
›› More info and reservations Cuba Under The Stars

New Year's Eve Cruises

Gatsby's Yacht Miami NYE 2021 aboard the SeaFair

NYE Fireworks Cruise SeaFair Yacht

Why settle for an average party boat, when you can party on a luxury mega-yacht? After all, it's New Year's Eve and you deserve only the best! Celebrate 2021 in style aboard SeaFair Miami, a 222-ft, $40M uber lux mega yacht designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luis De Basto.

Enjoy premium Open Bar and delicious gourmet food, live DJ entertainment on multiple levels, VIP tables available with exclusive areas with reserved seating and Dom Perignon to toast at midnight

When? Check-in 7:00 pm, Boarding 7:15-7:30 pm, Boat departs at 8:30 pm
Where? 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami by the Intercontinental Hotel and Bayfront Park
How Much? $369+ + fees
›› More info and booking New Year's Eve Gatsby's Yacht Cruise Aboard the SeaFair

Pier Pressure Miami New Year's Eve Party Aboard the Catalina

NYE Fireworks Cruise Catalina

With DJs spinning the best in Top 40, four hours of open bar, and a buffet style dinner, there isn't really much that's missing from this NYE party on the water. To top things off, you will be taking in the best views Miami has to offer, including: Biscayne Bay, South Beach, Bayfront Park, and stunning downtown Miami Skyline.

Must be 21+

When? Check-in 7:00 pm, Boarding 8:00 pm, Boat departs at 8:30 pm
Where? Catalina Miami Yacht by the Downtown Hyatt at 400 SE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33140
How Much? General Admission $219, VIP Seated Dinner $289
›› More info and booking Pier Pressure Miami New Year's Eve Party Aboard the Catalina

New Year's Eve Countdown Cruise Aboard The Celebration

NYE Fireworks Cruise

Toast the New Year aboard the Celebration yacht and enjoy magnificent views of the downtown Miami skyline, Brickell, Key Biscayne, Fisher Island, South Beach, Star Island and the Port of Miami.
Two full decks, with the top deck completely open. There will be two open bars serving wine, beer and an assortment of frozen tropical drinks as well as a midnight champagne toast! On board there will be a professional DJ playing music for your enjoyment.

When? Checkin is at 8:30pm, boarding begins at 8:45 pm, Boat departs at 9:00pm punctly
Where? Dinner Key Marina Pier 1, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
How Much? $399
›› Tickets and Reservations New Year's Eve Cruise Aboard the Celebration

Holiday Events

Christmas at the Deeering Estate

Christmas at Deering Estate

"Holidays in Wonderland", a Lewis Carrol Story - Historic Holiday Decor: This season, the Deering Estate celebrates the holiday season through the looking glass with décor inspired by the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll. Alice, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts, will be featured in several historic rooms, galleries, and hand-decorated holiday trees.

When? November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7

Holiday Evening Strolls: Stroll the main grounds and the Historic Homes as they light up in the night. Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and showings of holiday films! Children can also bring their letters to Santa to drop off. Wrap up the night as Mrs. Claus arrives to read bedtime stories to the children from afar.

When? December 1 and 13, 2023 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7

Story Time and Photos with Santa: Enjoy story-time with Santa's elves and photos with Santa (for an additional fee) inside the Great Hall. Children can participate in holiday arts and crafts activities.

When? December 16, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7, additional fee for photo packages

Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

More info:

Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens

Christmas Tree Lighting Doral

Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling lights that go up, through and around the whimsical botanical landscape.
Eat yummy treats, pictures with Santa, Story Time nights, face painting, train display, pajama nights, carolers, brewery nights and much more...

When? Select nights from December 9, 2023 to January 6, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Pinecrest Gardens at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida 33156
How Much? $18 - $22

More info, tickets and Schedule of Events at the Banyan Bowl:

Symphony In Lights Holiday Celebration at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park Symphony in Lights

The entire property will be illuminated with more than 250,000 LED lights, all set to the sounds of holiday favorites from yesterday and today.
A 10-minute light show will begin at the top of every hour from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, selfies with Santa and snow show on opening night November 11.

"Symphony in Lights" is not only the perfect opportunity to experience some holiday magic, but also to enjoy shopping, dining and boundless entertainment at Gulfstream Park Village's open-air setting.

When? November 11 - December 31, 2023
Where? Gulfstream Park at 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
How Much? FREE

More info: Symphony in Lights at Gulfstream Park

Winterland at the Farm

Winterland at Pinto Farm

With this 60-degree weather, what better way to warm up and get ready into the holiday spirit with family and friends than with some Snow, Holiday Treats, Hot chocolate and much more while you can meet Santa Claus, Nix the Snowman and Sprinkle the Gingerbread Cookie at a beautiful illuminated Forest.

Holiday treats, hay rides, paddleboat rides, Santa, pony rides, and many more activities for kids!

When?: Saturdays and Sundays December 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021 - Limited capacity, by reservations only
Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
How Much?: $24.99, children under one free, includes paddle boat rides, tractor rides, pony rides, race track, walk through around the farm, magic shows, opportunity to meet Santa. Check for Groupon offers.

More info:

Outdoor Fun and Things To Do

Hit the Boardwalks and Trails at the Everglades

Everglades Boardwalks

The dry season is approaching, meaning our migrating birds are coming back, manatees take refuge in our warmer waters, alligators are easier to spot as they congregate around the waterholes... in short, this is the season for visiting the Everglades and enjoying nature and the outdoors.

Why not spend a couple of hours walking off all that turkey along the boardwalks and trails?

Our favorite short walks are:

These two trails are always full of activity and are very easy to get to. The walk can be as short or as long as you want to make it.

If you're up for a bike ride, the Shark Valley Loop is also a great option and there are bike rentals available here. *

And there's also canoeing and kayaking through the mangrove tunnels...

* Shark Valley is temporarily closed due to high water levels after Hurricane ETA

Here's our comprehensive guide to the Florida Everglades and Everglades National Park

Let's Paddle Away!

Book with confidence! Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Take an Airboat Ride...

Everglades Airboats

Another fun way to see the vastness of the Everglades and fantastic wildlife is by zipping around in an Airboat.

There are many operators offering airboat tours. Many concentrate along US 41, or Tamiami Trail and also near the park's main entrance and visitor center in Homestead.

Simply drive along these two corridors and you can not miss the many signs advertising the airboat rides.

Here's more on Everglades Airboat Tours.

Most Popular Everglades Excursions

Book with confidence! Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

A Cruise On The Bay...

Biscayne Bay Cruise

This Thanksgiving weekend, enjoy a fantastic outing in the sun, enjoying the breeze and beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay and our magical skyline or wonderful colorful reefs...

There are many options for cruises and that have restarted operations and are running now.

For the different types of cruises, check our Biscayne Bay Cruise options page.

Most Popular Bay Cruises and Excursions

Book with confidence! Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

More Outdoor Attractions, Tours, Activities and Things to Do This New Year's Weekend

It's time to get out! You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.

NYE Restaurant Guide and Holidays at Home - Where to Order Take Out

New Year's Weekend Sports Events

Orange Bowl 2020-2021

Orange Bowl Miami

When? Saturday, January 2, 2021
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
What's different this year? There will be capacity restrictions and increased sanitization throughout. Socially-distanced seats will be at least six feet apart, with the first several rows closest to the field blocked off. Hard Rock Stadium is a minimum contact stadium, there will be touchless security scans at all gates, touchless restrooms and no cash accepted. Food & beverage concessions will implement mobile ordering with express lane pick up. Face masks are required for all fans and personnel. There will be no tailgating.
How Much? ›› Find Orange Bowl 2020-2021 Tickets

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Rod Stewart in Miami

Rod Stewart

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
February 13 - 14, 2024

Messi Experience World Tour in Miami

Messi: A Dream Come True World Tour

The Hangar at Regatta Harbour, Coconut Grove
April 25 - June 30, 2024

Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
Select Dates

As another year comes to a close, we at MiamiScapes want to thank you for your support and wish you a wonderful year ahead to you and your family...
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