Whether you’re a resident or a wise traveler who would rather ring in the New Year under Palm Trees ? than in a winter coat ❄, Miami has a multitude of options to usher in 2018.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Miami Style
For the Music Lover
- Demi Lovato, Kygo, and Travis Scott perform at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The party starts poolside and moves to LIV where Travis Scott headlines the club’s first show of 2018. 9 p.m. Sunday, December 31, at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami; 305-674-4680; fontainebleau.com/nye. Tickets are $275 via fontainebleau.com/nye and livnightclub.com.
- Catch Billy Joel in Concert for the third year in a row at the BB&T Center December 31st at 9:30pm. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
- Get your feet moving with Tito Puente Jr. and other salsa superstars at Ball & Chain 10 p.m. Sunday, December 31, at Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Tickets cost $100 to $1,200 via ballandchainmiami.com/nye.
For the Art Aficionado
For the Families
Nothing says Miami like Pitbull at Bayfront Park! Check out the show and stay for the fireworks afterwards. 8 p.m. Sunday, December 31, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Admission is free and open to the public. VIP tickets cost $295 to $495 via eventbrite.com. For those who prefer the sands of South Beach, come to the City of Miami Beach’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. It culminates with fireworks at midnight. Located at Ocean Dr and Ninth St.
To watch the fireworks
City of Miami Beach’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
You’ll want to brave the crowds to nab a prime spot on Ocean Drive for the City of Miami Beach’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The block party is free for all to attend, plus you’ll find street vendors and performers to keep you fed and entertained until the clock strikes midnight. Location: At Ocean Dr and Ninth St.
New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park
Miami’s answer to New York City’s ball drop is the giant illuminated orange that lowers from the side of the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown—turning Bayfront Park, Biscayne Boulevard and the surrounding areas into our own version of Times Square. It’s just as jam-packed as NYC but significantly warmer. Bring the family or go kid-free at Pitbull’s annual Food and Wine event. Location: Bayfront Park