New Year's Eve 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019. Venues in Coconut Grove, Surfside, Sunny Isles, Key Biscayne and Coral Gables are tops.

NYE 2019 events details are still trickling in. We will be updating this page as more become available.

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 2019 with a bang:

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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 2019!

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

The 2019 countdown celebrations and keynote acts are still TBA. Details will be trickling in and we will be posting as they become available. Stay tuned!

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. Stay tuned for details.

When?: December 31, 2018.

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 - TBA, last year $295, Couples $495, Center Stage VIP $395. Age 21+ only. More info and Worldwide NYE 2019 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, 2018. 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... 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 host and program TBA.

When? December 31, 2018 - Doors open at 9:00 pm at poolside event
Where? Poolside at the Fontainbleau, LIV Nightclub, LaCote Restaurant (all ages)
Fountainbleau Hotel at 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
How Much? TBA, last year $225+
More info and NYE packages: www.fontainebleau.com/nye

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?: TBC Sunday December 30, 2018, 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

Hamilton - The Hit Musical

Hamilton The Hit Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical, HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

When? December 18, 2018 - January 8, 2019
Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
How Much? Likely to sell out
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White Christmas

White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.

Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin's White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

When? December 25 - 30, 2018
Where? Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
How Much?
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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? Saturday December 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Where? The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
How Much? $50+
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My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home For The Holidays

My Mother is Italian, My Father is Jewish and Im home for the holidays

Join Steve as he shares more wild and hilarious stories and characterizations about his family, friends and the other folks we meet whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy in the first place.

We all get to attend holiday dinner at Grandma's where, if you're under 55, you're allowed to sit at the children's table, and thirty-five over-fed people jostle for the one toilet!

When? Saturday and Sunday December 29 - 30, 2018
Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
How Much? $45+
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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? Sunday December 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Where? Adrienne Arsht Center Miami
How Much? $45+
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When? Monday December 31, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Where? Coral Springs Center For The Arts at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
How Much? $57+
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New Year's Weekend Sports Events

Orange Bowl 2018

Orange Bowl Miami

When? Saturday, December 29, 2018
Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly SunLife Stadium), Miami Gardens, FL
How Much? Varies, expected to sell out.

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Miami Heat New Year's Weekend Home Games

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - Friday December 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - Sunday December 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

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Florida Panthers New Year's Weekend Home Games

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

When? Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens - Friday December 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday December 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Memories!

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Hamilton

Hamilton
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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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February 5 - 10, 2019

Anastasia

Anastasia

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April 23 - May 5, 2019

Lion King

The Lion King

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May 8 - 15, 2019

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...
Happy New Year!

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