New Year's Eve 2020 Events and Celebrations in Miami

Big Orange New Year's Countdown, Pitbull's New Year Revolution,
Fireworks, Parties and Events

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 2020 in balmy 70 degree weather... on the beach... what could be better?!

New Year's Eve Fireworks Miami

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. This is all happening in downtown's Bayfront Park in the backdrop of the city's fabulous skyline and sparkling Biscayne Bay.

But Bayfront Park is not the only game in town. The City of Miami Beach, not to be outdone, will be hosting its own mega party. Ocean Drive is where the action is. The party scene here will be sizzling, fireworks and countdown at midnight and a host of parties all around... For those wanting to welcome 2020 with toes in the sand head to South Beach's Lummus Park.

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.

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 2020. 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.

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Check out what's on this year in Miami to welcome 2020 with a bang, details are still tricling in, so check back often for updates to this page:

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Miami New Year's Eve Highlight Events

Big Orange "Ball Drop", New Year's Countdown and Fireworks, Pitbull's New Year Revolution 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 2020!

The smashing live event in Bayfront Park including our traditional Big Orange, the midnight Fireworks and mega party featuring Pitbull & friends is the perfect place to welcome the New Year in gorgeous South Florida weather...

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.

Many of today's big-name artists are expected to participate and put together a dynamite show.

When?: December 31, 2019 - 8:00 pm to midnight

Where?: Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Big Orange on the side of the Intercontinental Hotel
Concert and Live entertainment at the Amphitheater

How Much?: FREE!
Private events and VIP area: Pitbull's Worldwide VIP Food & Wine Party - $295, Couples $495, Center Stage VIP $395. All prices plus fees and taxes. Age 21+ only. More info and Worldwide NYE 2020 tickets.

Here's a Bayfront Park map with the Main Stage, free general admission areas and the VIP party area and check-in points:

Bayfront Park Map

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.

More info: Worldwide NYE and www.bayfrontparkmiami.com

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, 2019. 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.

More info: www.miamiandbeaches.com

New Year's Eve At The Fontainebleau

Fontainbleau Hotel

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. This year's hosts are TBA, stay tuned.

When? December 31, 2019 - Doors open at 9:00 pm at poolside event
Where? Poolside at the Fontainbleau, lawn and stageside areas are 21+, LaCote Restaurant (all ages)
Fountainbleau Hotel at 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
How Much? TBC for 2019, $225, tables $4000

Miami New Year's Eve Parties, Cruises, Bashes

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise Aboard The Celebration

NYE Fireworks Cruise

Toast the New Year aboard the Celebration yacht with the perfect vantage point for many of the stunning fireworks shows in Biscayne Bay including South Beach, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove shows which will be within view.
The Yacht will take you too see the downtown Miami skyline, Brickell, Key Biscayne, Fisher Island, South Beach, Star Island and the Port of Miami. At the culmination of your amazing cruise the Captain will take you to the best viewing point where you will be surrounded on all sides by all the firework displays that Miami has to offer!
Two full decks, with the top deck completely open for prime fireworks viewing. 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.

For ages 11 and older.

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? Adults $299, Youth (11-20) $259
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New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala Aboard The Musette Yacht

NYE Fireworks Cruise Mussette Yacht

Sail and take in the sights as you get ready to bring in the New Year like you never have. This multilevel yacht has three different decks. Catch a view of the city skyline, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and much more! As you take in the views, party the night away to the sounds of a live DJ mixing and spinning your favorite hits of this year. Feast on a variety of delicious dishes for the night and get ready to keep the drinks pouring as you sail.

This Miami New Year's cruise will include a three and a half hour open bar. Keep your favorite drink in hand as you party the year away and bring in 2019 with an unforgettable celebration. When midnight strikes, all guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast as fireworks fill up the sky! Ages 21+

When? Boarding 8:00 pm, Boat departs at 9:00 pm, Returns 1:30 am
Where? Sea Isle Marina at 1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132 (Located directly behind the Biscayne Bay Marriott)
How Much? Golden Ticket $189 + fees You can get discount tickets at Goldstar, $189 $149, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE! Just sign up it's worth the savings! NYE 2020 not yet available
›› More info and booking New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Mussette Yacht

More NYE 2020 Bashes in Miami

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New Year's Weekend Events, Concerts and Entertainment

King Mango Strut at the Grove

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 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?: Sunday December 29, 2019, 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!

More Info: www.kingmangostrut.org

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker

One of the world's most magical adaptations of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker pirouettes its way into The Fillmore Miami Beach with close to 40 renowned dancers that bring to life the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a nutcracker one Christmas Eve and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince.

Filled with larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls, handmade Victorian-style costumes, gasp-inducing special effects and sets created by La La Land designer Carl Sprague, this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the whole family.

When? Monday December 30, 2019 - 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Where? The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
How Much? $50+
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Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert

Salute to Vienna New Years Concert

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna's golden era and this year's concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet, and live symphony orchestra.

The first effortless notes of the eternal Blue Danube Waltz will welcome you into a triumphant 2019!

Two South Florida performances:

When? Saturday December 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Where? Adrienne Arsht Center Miami
How Much? ›› Find Salute To Vienna Tickets in Miami

When? Monday December 31, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Where? Coral Springs Center For The Arts at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
How Much? ›› Find Salute To Vienna Tickets in Coral Springs

Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Luminosa

A Chinese Lantern Festival with a very Miami tropical twist! Taking place in Jungle Island where 13 acres of the park's environs will be decked out with humongous brightly lit silk lanterns featuring four different themes portraying the diverse animal and plant life found in the park. Certainly a fantastic way to explore wildlife and adventure in a new light.

Starting October 5, 2019 and running through early January 2020, the exhibits will be a very festive addition to the holidays!

When? October 5, 2019 - January 8, 2020 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where? Jungle Island at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, Florida 33132
How Much? Adults $38.50, Children $33.00 $30.80

More Info, tickets & early bird discounts: Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Cirque du Soleil Alegria

Cirque Du Soleil Alegria

When? December 21, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Where? The Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium

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New Year's Weekend Sports Events

Orange Bowl 2019

Orange Bowl Miami

When? Monday, December 30, 2019
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
How Much? Varies, expected to sell out.
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More info on this year's Orange Bowl: stadium info, directions, parking, where to stay, Orange Bowl events, Beach Bash, Fan PreGame Party.

Miami Heat New Year's Weekend Home Games TBA

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When? TBA

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

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Florida Panthers New Year's Weekend Home Games

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When? Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings - Saturday December 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens - Sunday December 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

At Au Rene Theater at the Broward Ctr
October 8 - 19, 2019

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
November 7, 2019

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

At AmericanAirlines Arena
November 27, 2019


Madonna

Madonna Madame X Tour

At the Fillmore Miami Beach
December 14 - 19, 2019

Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

At the Fillmore
December 30, 2019

Cirque du Soleil Alegria tickets

Cirque du Soleil Alegria

At Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
Dec 21 - Jan 26, 2020


Celine Dion

Celine Dion

At AA Arena
January 17, 2020

J Lo

Superbowl LIV

at Hard Rock Stadium
February 2, 2020

Hamilton

Hamilton

Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 18 - Mar 8, 2020


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