New year's eve in Miami has a great seletion of parties to choose from, with signature events including Pitbull's New Year Revolution in Bayfront Park, new year fireworks over Biscayne Bay and spectacular VIP celebrations such as Five Star NYE and the famous Fontainebleau beach party.
Head down to Bayfront Park on Biscayne Boulevard for a great NYE party at the Pitbull New Year's Revolution. This is a free event with the only requirement being you get there early to make sure you bag a decent spot. It's recommended you use public transport to get out to the park, as parking is very limited.
There is also a free fireworks display at midnight, so you don't have to miss out on seeing some pyrotechnics.
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This is the VIP branch of Pitbull's big new year party, this luxury food and wine event takes place from 8pm - 1am and is located right in the centre of the park which means you get a front row view of the stage for the evening's live entertainment, while having all the trappings of the VIP area.
Tickets are available for this event here.
If you're out at Bayfront Park then you can also get otto check out another iconic feature of the new year's eve celebrations in Miami - where New York has the ball drop in Times Square here it is a big orange instead.
Another key difference is that at midnight the 35 foot neon-lit Big Orange rises rather than falls, right up the side on the InterContinental Hotel, with the fireworks launched when it reaches the top.
This is by far the biggest fireworks display in the area, taking advantage of the warm Florida December climate to bring large crowds out to the beach to welcome the new year in style with a spectacular show over Biscayne Bay, which can be viewed for miles around.
The display takes place at Ninth Street and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. The streets in the surrounding area are closed to traffic to create more space for the crowds to gather, with Lummus Park a particularly popular viewing spot.
Another event that is very much peculiar to Miami, the King Mango Strut parade takes place in Downtown Coconut Grove from 2pm on new year's eve.
This event sees crowds gather to enjkot live entertainment and bands while a parade of people, cars, floats and pretty much anything goes as the parade heads from the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway, down Grand Avenue at CocoWalk and back to Commodore Plaza. There's a good change they'll cover the route more than once!
This is one of the iconic Miami new year parties, the famous beach party at the Miami Fontainebleau. There is always a big name headline acts to draw the crowds - previous years have seen the likes of Justine Bieber and Demi Lovato showing up here - while the evening includes drinks, dancing, VIP options and plenty of champagne at midnight.
This event is guaranteed to sell out so we advise you keep an eye out for the tickets when they become available here
The waterfront setting of Miami makes taking to the seas a very popular new year option, taking you clear of the crowds on the shore and giving you a guaranteed front row view for the fireworks.
One excellent option is the NYE Dinner Cruise on the fabulous Biscayne Lady. This cruise departs from Bayside Marketplace and includes a premium bar, unlimited food and entertainment with a live DJ.
If you're in Miami over the new year period and are a football fan then be sure to take in the Orange Bowl college football game being layed on 31st December at Sun Life Stadium.
There is a huge range of hotels to choose from in Miami, with many offering packages to include their own new year parties and gala events.
We've already mentioned the InterContinental Miami, but other popular options include EAST Miami, Faena and the Gale South Beach, where they host a rooftop party.
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Therw will be TV coverage of the Pitbull party which means there will be a live stream too - we'll habve the link here as soon as the boradcaster is announced.
In the meantimne, some of the best live views in Miami are available from the selection of local webcams:
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