As we get ready to wave 2022 goodbye, we are looking forward to the return of our iconic New Year's Eve celebrations! Miami might not be Times Square, but the city does put on the show come New Year's Eve... and not only that, we get to welcome 2023 in balmy 70 degree weather... on the beach... what could be better?!
The annual countdown bash in Bayfront Park featuring many of today's big-name artists and the fireworks on the bay are back this year, and so are the great variety of countdown celebrations, gala cruises, rooftop bashes... and we do have our very own "Ball Drop" or rather "Orange Drop"...
But Bayfront Park is not the only game in town.
And the repertoire of New Year's hot parties and events range from the iconic celebrations at the Fontainbleau to New Year's Eve yacht galas and rooftop fireworks bashes.
Miley Cyrus is back in Miami to host NBC's annual New Year's Eve Special together with superstar godmother Dolly Parton and plenty of celebrity guests. It will air live on December 31, from 10:30 pm until 12:30 am and will be live-streamed on Peacock.
For those wanting to toast the New Year in a more calm and peaceful vibe and away from the mayhem, many venues will be hosting special New Year's Eve gala dinners to gather with family and friends as we count down to 2022. Venues in Coconut Grove, Surfside, Sunny Isles, Key Biscayne and Coral Gables are tops.
Hotels during this period are running at high capacity. Besides the gorgeous weather and top-notch roster of NYE celebrations, annual events like the Orange Bowl will also draw the crowds. Needless to say, you need to book your hotel and accomodations as early as possible. Here is a guide for New Year's Eve Hotels in Miami.
Check out what's on this
year in Miami to welcome 2023 with a bang, details are still trickling in, so check back often for updates to this page:
Miami New Year's Eve Highlight Events and Fireworks
Big Orange "Ball Drop", New Year's Countdown Bash and Fireworks at Bayfront Park
The smashing live event in Bayfront Park including our traditional Big Orange (not yet confirmed for NYE2023), the midnight Fireworks and mega party is the perfect place to welcome the New Year in gorgeous South Florida weather...
This FREE event is one of the most anticipated annual events, many of today's big-name artists are expected to participate and put together a dynamite show.
This year's line-up includes Latin Grammy Award winners like Willy Chirino, virtuoso trompetist Arturo Sandoval, Amaury Gutiérrez and Aymeé Nuviola along with Carlos Oliva, Eduardo Antonio, El Chacal, Lena & Malena Burke, Lenier, Los 3 De La Habana, Lucrecia, Maffio, Ninel Conde, Srta. Dayana and Yolandita Monge, who will perform the best in tropical, urban music and ballads.
The celebration welcomes special guest Nomcebo Zikode, from South Africa, who together with DJ Master KG in 2020 created the popular song "Jerusalema" a hit that has crossed all borders and continents.
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" 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.
Note that it is still unconfirmed whether Big Orange will go up this year. Last year there were alternate arrangements with a 3D-mapped version of Big Orange being laser-projected onto the side of the Intercontinental Hotel. It is possible that similar arrangements are made this year. Stay tuned!
When?: December 31, 2022 - doors open at 6:00 pm, fireworks of course at midnight
Where?: Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Big Orange on the side of the Intercontinental Hotel
Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park (i.e. Don't even try) You can park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or
take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park. There's also Uber, Lyft and the free trolleys.
No bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed at the park.
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:
A complete New Years Weekend with Fireworks at midnight, three days of cafes al fresco and no vehicular traffic, the largest Sunday Brunch around, and a full orchestra concert on New Year's Day at 5 p.m. featuring the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival as part of the City of Miami Beach OnStage! productions.
When? New Year's Eve December 31, 2022. Fireworks of course at midnight.
Where? Lummus Park and on the streets at Ocean Drive in South Beach.
Where to Park?: Better NOT TO DRIVE!!! Parking will be challenging plus Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic from Fifth to 14th Streets. If you do drive, there are few options for parking, metered parking on street or city lots and parking garages, see Parking in South Beach.
The FREE Trolleys will be running into the new year until 2 am.
This is a free street festival for the entire family. Each year revelers pack downtown to ring in the New Year and see the magnificent lighted anchor drop at midnight.
Festivities for kids include bounce houses, inflatables, face painting, games, contests, dancing with the DJ, and a special kids countdown at 7:00 pm. When night falls, the party begins for adults with live music on two stages!
When? New Year's Eve December 31, 2022 - starts 4:30 pm.
Where? Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, just across the street from the Museum of Discovery & Science
A Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration in Española Way
Want a family-friendly, outdoor spot to ring in the new year? Head to the free celebration on historic Española Way in Miami Beach and watch street performers interact with revelers as well as a countdown screen to see when 2023 begins. There's a DJ, too. Reservations required for individual restaurants.
When? New Year's Eve December 31, 2022 - all day
Where? Española Way between Washington and Drexel avenues, Miami Beach
New Year's Eve At The Fontainebleau with KHALID and MARSHMELLO
One of Miami's iconic New Year's Eve celebrations... The Fontainebleau is the magnet for first rate events and VIP treatment, after all, this is where Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin once entertained.
Year after year, it attracts a roster of top notch artists and performers... Lady Gaga, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, J Balvin... have hosted the Fontainebleau's NYE bashes in the past. The resort's legendary oceanfront poolscape takes center stage for a memorable welcome to the New Year.
To welcome 2023, KHALID and MARSHMELLO will transform the resort's iconic poolscape into the hottest New Year's Eve party on Miami Beach performing hits off their chart-topping albums. A variety of ticket and table packages are available, including premium open bar, reserved tables and a Family Experience viewing package.
When? December 31, 2022 - Doors open at 9:00 pm at poolside event
Where? Poolside at the Fontainbleau, lawn and stageside areas are 21+, LaCote Restaurant and La Cote lawn will turn into an extension of the poolside party where families can enjoy the night's performance by Doja Cat with special guest Alesso (all ages)
Fountainbleau Hotel at 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
How Much? Premium admission with open bar $299, tables $5000+
This is Miami's wildest New Year's Eve and it's FREE! Wynwood NYE will welcome 2023 with live DJ sets all night and a giant LED Ball Drop Countdown.
Set up for the countdown as Miami's best DJs take you through a musical journey that's sure to bring instant nostalgia of 2019's best memories. Save yourself time away from the kitchen this New Years and grab a bite from Wynwood's top food trucks serving a wide variety of delectable options.
When? New Year's Eve December 31, 2022 - opens 8:00 pm
Where? The Wynwood Marketplace at 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
How Much? General Admission FREE, reserve for a free drink. VIP with 4-hour open bar $59, table packages also available
Party of the Future NYE 2023 at the Clevelander South Beach
Clevelander South Beach will transform into a floating spaceship specifically designed to do one thing... party to the future.
Join in for a night of inventive cocktails, mind-blowing entertainment, and top service from the sky high ladies. Dance all night to sounds by DJ RZ Spinz, DJ Jimbo Slice, DJ Bedo, and DJ Mykel. Must be 21+
Where? The Clevelander South Beach at 1020 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
General Admission 1st floor POOL+PATIO - $50
Open Bar 6th Floor C-LEVEL Rooftop - $125
VIP Packages are available on POOL+PATIO and C-LEVEL Rooftop which include entrance and private seating for groups of 3 or more
NYElectric 2023 at the W Miami Downtown's 15th Floor Rooftop Lounge
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 2022 Good-Bye!
Enjoy Premium Open Bar, amazing panoramic views of downtown and Biscayne Bay Private Fireworks Show, 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+. Dress to Impress! Cocktail attire, upscale chic. Black tie encouraged.
Capture the sun's energy during nightfall and join in at Nikki Beach Miami Beach's Golden Solstice New Year's Eve event. Celebrate Life and experience radiating entertainment including performances by the house dance troupe, an extraordinary show and live music. It's all about golden hues and Champagne dreams! Ring in 2023 under the night sky with Nikki Beach's very own fireworks show! 21+
When? December 31, 2022 - 7:00 pm
Where? Nikki Beach Miami Beach at One Ocean Drive, South Beach
How Much? General Admission $150 (does not include seating option), Tables and Dinner Packages from $600 for two.
Ring in the new year at #E11EVEN, Miami's only ULTRACLUB with unforgettable performances by top artists, live countdown and midnight performance by Cardi B and OFFSET.
Complimentary NYE Hats and Tiaras for all guests while supplies last.
Arrive early to avoid the lines. 21+
When? December 31, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Where? E11EVEN Miami at 29 NE 11th Street, Downtown Miami
How Much? Open Bar General Admission $400
New Year's Weekend Events, Concerts and Entertainment
Santa's Echanted Forest
The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back with its millions of dazzling lights, South Florida's tallest christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.
Santa's new home in Doral is bigger than ever with more than 40 acres of attractions, plus 3 entrances and expansive parking. It is a huge
sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up. There are the many
live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, the carnival food!
When? November 9, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Where? 7400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33166
How Much? Adults (9-64) $44.86, Children (3-8) and Seniors 65+ $36.45. Season Passes, military discounts, group discounts and express passes available.
An enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Flying Fairies and a Sunflower Maze come to life.
Come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.
When? Select dates Thursdays thru Sundays, exact dates TBA November 2023 to January 2024
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $35, Children 10 and under $30, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members, students, senior, military, group (min. 6) bundle available.
Symphony In Lights Holiday Celebration at Gulfstream Park
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 12.
"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? TBA November - December 2023
Where? Gulfstream Park at 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
How Much? FREE
It's that magical time of the year as the park transforms into a fabulous array of shimmering trees and dazzling (animal-shaped of course) lights that adorn every corner of this fantastic animal kingdom.
What else? Appearances by Santa (until December 23), animal presentations, arts & crafts and letters to Santa (limited spaces available), hot cocoa and cookies (fee), Snowman's River Boat Rides ($5 per person)
When?: Select nights TBA November - December 2023 - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where?: Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
How Much?: $20.95 per adult and $18.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax
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?: Thursdays through Sundays late November to early January
Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
How Much?: $34.99, children under one free, includes paddle boat rides, tractor rides, pony rides, race track, petting zoo, hay maze, and of course you get to meet Santa.
"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 2023 TBA - 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? TBA December 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7
Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157
Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling lights that go up, through and around the whimsical botanical landscape. This year they are adding a whole new section of sparkling holiday lights and a bigger than last year's holiday-themed maze in the gardens.
Eat yummy treats, have a signature Pinecrest Gardens cocktail and enjoy magical Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Stay tuned for Santa Claus special appearances.
On select evenings, admission includes a holiday concert performance in the historic Banyan Bowl.
When? TBA mid-December to early January - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Pinecrest Gardens at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida 33156
How Much? $15 - $20
Thousands of lights and holiday decor fill the Arboretum and Wray Lawn at Flamingo Gardens! Flamingo Gardens' annual holiday event features an after-hours, self-guided walk through the botanical gardens adorned with thousands of lights and decorations. Enjoy visits with Santa and some of his friends along with nightly musical performances. Stop by the Flamingo Pond Snack Bar for holiday treats and beverages available for purchase.
When? Dec. 16-23 and 26-30, 2022, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, until 11:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Where?: Flamingo Gardens at 3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330
How Much?: Daytime General Admission including Garden of Lights $21.95 per person, children (3-11) $15.95, Evening Admission for Gardens of Lights only after 5:00 pm $15.95, children $12.95
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna's golden era, led by a witty and charming conductor who is an expert in Viennese music, Salute to Vienna features a European cast of singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet that brings to life the music of Johann Strauss. Backed by the Strauss Symphony, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. Celebrate the start of the New Year with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert!
Take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show.
Become completely immersed in the works of art around you, and feel the shift in reality as you dive deep into the world created by Van Gogh's brush strokes.
When?: Thursdays through Sundays from December to February - visits take around 60 - 75 minutes
Where?: Olympia Theater at 174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131, United States
How Much?: Adult $34.90, Child (4-12) $20.90, Senior/Student/Military $26.90, VIP and Family Passes available