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New Year Events in Miami

Sashay into a fresh year at one of the waviest New Year’s events in Miami, where the atmosphere is lit with fun, frolic, and folly.

Exclusive parties, eclectic clubs and bars, and majestic firework displays ring in the New Year in Miami — and you’re invited. Get glammed up and ready to schmooze through the hottest NYE events in South Beach, Wynwood, and Downtown, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, famous DJs, and musicians as you go.

If you’re seeking a night you’ll never forget, sparkle over to Miami, Florida, for New Year’s Eve.

Miami’s Exclusive NYE Parties and Club Events

Looking for things to do in Miami at New Year's? We love nothing more than dancing the night away. (Maybe you’ve heard — we’re pretty good dancers.) If you’re anything like us, your primary aim is to let your hair down and get lost in festive cheer.

These exclusive parties and club events can help you enter the New Year in a wave of euphoria that feels like it might never end.

1. Cardi B and Offset at LIV Nightclub

Forget about squashing beef, and prepare for all-out musical warfare at LIV Nightclub in the Fontainebleau Hotel. Whose back will you have when Cardi B and Offset play competing gigs at the same New Year’s event in Miami?

The estranged lovers’ stormy relationship may have capsized, but, as they say, the show must go on.

Tickets to Cardi B cap at $25,000, and Offset’s priciest tickets are $15,000, so expect to stand toe-to-toe with some of Miami’s classiest crowd members. Catch Cardi at the poolside stage with DJ Gryffin, or bounce over to LIV to see Offset.

As you’d expect, there’s a dress code for this provocative bash — and the venue isn’t afraid to turn people away, so dress to impress. That means no sleeveless tops, baggy clothes, hats, flats, or shorts, and only the freshest sneakers. In other words, keep it polished, sleek, and ultra-stylish.

You’ll need to be aged 21 or older with proper ID to gain entry.

Photographer: Wendy Wei

2. Jaya at The Setai

Jaya translates to “victory” in Sanskrit, and this magnificent Miami Beach restaurant’s New Year’s Eve feast is an experience for winners.

Shimmy down to The Setai — transformed into a Moroccan palace — for an immersive evening of delectable food, decadent cocktails, and out-of-this-world entertainment.

Excite all six senses amid the wonders of a faraway land without leaving the comfort of Miami at a Marrakech-inspired party. Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Jaya’s indoor dining room or courtyard, you’ll tuck into an extravagant five-course menu designed by executive chef, Vijay Veena.

Tantalize your taste buds with hamachi and tuna carpaccio, eggs and caviar, and Wagyu filet mignon as you escape into laughter and good company. Fans of our shows are in for an aerial treat thanks to the night’s scheduled showstopping entertainment.

Sultry belly dancers and otherworldly acrobats will weave, sway, and undulate around the room as you get down on the floating dance floor.

3. Dreamland NYE

Are you a party animal with endless stamina, ready to follow up Christmas week with a full-on New Year’s Eve music festival? Does the idea of hitting up five parties over four days sound like paradise? Dreamland NYE is your safe space.

Saunter down to the Oasis, and then bop over to Wynwood Marketplace, two of Miami’s raunchiest premium venues, where you can boogie the days and nights away among folks almost as fabulous as you.

This LGBTQ+ festive bonanza kicks off with a Trixie Mattel DJ set on December 28. Legendary headliners Anabel Englund, Purple Disco Machine, Kaleena Zanders, KC Lights, and many more top-name DJs set the stage on fire between then and January 1, 2024.

Our dancers, acrobats, and performers love the complimentary local gym passes given to all ticket holders at Dreamland. No matter how much we celebrate, our stagecraft is always a priority — and we never miss leg day.

VIP pass holders are treated to special access to VIP areas, and they can skip lines and sip tipples at exclusive VIP bars.

Photographer: Nikita Grishin

4. Do Not Sit on NYE ft Luca Saporito & Sean Doron

Dreamers, lovers, and seekers of the unexpected, whisk yourselves over to Miami Beach hotspot, Do Not Sit on the Furniture for a breathtaking night of music and awesome vibes.

At Do Not Sit on NYE, sophistication blends seamlessly with the underground music scene’s rawness, and partygoers find meaning and purpose in the shared experience of nightlife. Forget about everything as Sean Doron shows you why he’s been a hot name in the electronic scene for the past decade.

Then, throw shapes to dynamic headliner Luca Saporito, who brings more than 20 years of DJing experience to the stage and whips crowds into a frenzy. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the fun doesn't stop until 5 a.m. There’s a champagne toast at midnight, and the dress code is elevated casual.

Family-Friendly Celebrations in Miami on New Year’s Eve

Kids love to party more than anyone, and Florida knows it. If your kids love our shows in Miami, they’re clearly blessed with extraordinary taste. These family-friendly New Year’s events in Miami should be just the trick to keep such discerning little ones smiling throughout the night.

5. Bayfront Park NYE

Bayfront Park NYE is the epicenter of Miami’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, with dazzling front-row views of the biggest, most heart-pounding firework display in the city. Perfect for families, couples, or anyone who loves a good time, this rip-roaring soiree is fit for princes and princesses.

Make merry in the balmy Florida weather at this festival of festivities, with free general admission tickets that make it one of the most popular places to spend New Year’s in Miami.

VIP ticket holders can languish at the open bar, toast with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight, enjoy exclusive restrooms, and get VIP views of the main stage. Oh, and it’s free for kids under age 12, either way.

Gaze in awe at the likes of Willy Chirino, Arturo Sandoval, and Aymée Nuviola as they fill the air with song and serenade the audience. Then, when midnight comes around, the big orange Miami ball drops down the side of the InterContinental Hotel, and the hum of thousands of people celebrating echoes around you.

Few experiences will connect you and your loved ones like this one as you shudder with the wonder of taking part in something so huge.

Photographer: Perry Avgerinos

6. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Miami Children's Museum

Fear not, tiny tots — there’s a ball(oon) drop for you, too! Wiggle your way over to the Miami Children's Museum for a Noon Year’s Eve party if your adorable little eyes simply won’t stay open until midnight. And hey — that’s when the princes turn to frogs and carriages transform back into pumpkins, so who needs 12 a.m. anyway?

This New Year’s Eve countdown takes place at 12 p.m., and the party starts an hour earlier — so be sure to head down in time for a very grown-up chocolate milk toast. Get ready for explosions of color as confetti cannons fire and the most gigantic balloon drop ever envelops you in bouncy joy.

The Theater Troupe hosts preshow activities and gives out dress-up accessories for kids, and the festivities continue until 4 p.m. when the museum closes. If you’re still ready to play once the party ends, head to a water park in Miami.

Outdoor and Beachside Events

If you’re hunting for the best New Year’s Eve party in Miami, consider dancing the night away under the glow of the stars. These are the best outdoor and beachside NYE events in the City of Magic.

7. Magic City Hippies at Miami Beach Bandshell

Immerse yourself in the chilled-out retro vibes of the Magic City Hippies at Miami Beach Bandshell this New Year’s Eve.

Once known as the Robby Hunter Band, the alt-pop Miami trio has performed at astronomical festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. Self-styled as the perfect soundtrack to cocktail sipping and cork popping, you’re sure to tap your toes and shake your moneymaker to the band’s “sunshine funk” hits.

Thrill-seekers travel the world searching for somewhere like Miami, unburdened by the dreary weather so common at this time of year. And the Bandshell is an idyllic venue for reveling in the great North Beach outdoors, with its stunning MiMo geometric design by Norman Giller.

Word has it the venue hosts one of the best 4th of July celebrations in Miami, too. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event is open to all ages.

Photographer: Marvin Meyer

Luxury Celebrations and Gala Events in Miami

We absolutely adore a gala. Then again, who doesn’t? We see you, lovers of a fancy fiesta! Cavort over to one of these luxury celebrations or gala events for a distinguished Miami New Year’s experience you’ll never forget.

8. W Miami

Prance up to the 15th-floor rooftop lounge at W Miami for an evening of opulence with exquisite views over Biscayne Bay and a free-flowing 4-hour open bar.

Choose from an elevated buffet of high-energy music, with electronic dance music in one room, Latin and reggaeton in another, and hip-hop in a third. Whether you stick to one or sample all three, you’ll be treated to astounding panoramic views of Miami’s most outlandish NYE fireworks display and free festive party favors.

Get ready for high-end vibes in Downtown Miami, with ticket prices ranging from $219 to $3,495 and a strict dress code. Think cocktail dresses, black ties, and certainly no caps, tees, jeans, or tennis shoes.

9. The Biltmore Hotel

Make your grand entrance into The Biltmore Hotel’s ballroom on NYE, and inhale the sweet scent of finery as you begin a journey of indulgence. Let the exciting light shows, hazy effects, and thumping beats transport you to a world where celebrating is the only order of the day.

Once you find your seat and soak in the atmosphere, head over to a dizzying array of savory food and tempting dessert stations. Sufficiently satiated, you’re ready to get acquainted with a rather welcoming open bar and delight in the cute selection of party favors.

Finally, end the evening huddled outside with the people you love most as a spectacular fireworks display illuminates the sky above the hotel’s golf course. The dress code is semi-formal, so don’t forget to dress to the nines!

Photographer: SKY-TOM

10. Sexy Fish Miami Sirens of Midnight New Year's Eve Soiree

Secure your spot at Sexy Fish Miami’s Sirens of Midnight NYE Soiree, and prepare for an evening as glamorous as it is surreal. We like to think of ourselves as purveyors of weirdness and merchants of glam, and we give this Asian-inspired restaurant an 11 out of 10 for decor, ambiance, and food.

We love the extravagant fish sculptures that hang from the ceiling and make you feel like you’re celebrating in the snazziest fishbowl of all time. This curated evening of pure decadence is a dream come true for anyone who considers themselves nonconformists and lovers of unique experiences.

The mouthwatering eight-course Sirens of Midnight menu includes oysters, king crab, lobster, and Wagyu, in addition to a spellbinding dessert platter and plenty of champagne and cocktails. When midnight comes around, you won’t want to go home.

Ring in the New Year With Miami's Finest Celebrations

Ring in the New Year in Miami, a city that truly knows how to party. As the clock ticks closer to midnight, the city beckons revelers of all tastes to its bewitching NYE events.

From people seeking pulsating beats at exclusive parties to those looking for wholesome kid-friendly gatherings, Miami embraces everyone with open arms. Come here to dance under the stars as fireworks paint the night in vibrant cascades of color, taste fancy foods, and savor enthralling entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment with the power to etch memories into your soul, why not treat your senses to unparalleled enchantment when we somersault into town for our Miami shows? We’re unlike anything you've seen before.

Prepare to enter a whimsical realm of boundless imagination, where convention is left behind, and the unconventional thrives. We don’t just welcome creativity, we celebrate it with every flourish, pose, and jump we perform.

Join us on an audacious adventure where ideas have shape, form, and meaning, and the extraordinary is a way of life. Our acrobats, dancers, designers, artists, and musicians are waiting to make your acquaintance.

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