When: Saturday December 31st 2011
December 31 falls on a Saturday night, nightclub events will extend through the holiday weekend with some of the biggest names in dance music heading south to join the party!!!!
New Year’s Eve in Miami will be a dazzling spectacle of fireworks, music and magic attracting people from all over the world who are determined to celebrate in a city where the weather, the people and the party spots are always hot and sexy!
Family Friendly celebrations to ring in the new year!!!
Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival
December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012
Top music artists perform on the sand and under the stars for three days celebrating New Year’s Miami-style.
King Mango Strut
December 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm
This spoof of the Orange Bowl Parade has been “Putting the NUT back in CocoNUT Grove since 1981.”
Noon Year’s Eve
December 31, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Miami Children’s Museum, Miami
A funtastic countdown just for kids. Games, arts & crafts, and countdown to the balloon drop. Free with paid admission to the museum and open to children of all ages and parents.
Big Orange New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2011
A City of Miami tradition, the 35-foot neon Big Orange (one of the official time balls of our nation) will rise 400 feet to the top of its home site, the Hotel InterContinental Miami. Fireworks and a laser show round out the festivities. The Big Orange will start its climb at 6:00 pm.
Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2011
Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami
Annual New Year’s Eve event featuring a concert performance by Ludacris vs Mike Posner and midnight fireworks display. Gates open at 7:00 pm, the show starts at 8:00 pm, and the fireworks are at midnight.
City of Miami Beach New Years Eve Celebration
December 31, 2011
Ocean Drive & 8th Street, Miami Beach
Enjoy free fireworks at midnight on the beach as Miami Beach rings in the New Year.
Magic City Casino New Year’s Eve Party
Magic City Casino, Miami
The New Year’s Eve celebration includes live music, contests, giveaways, a champagne toast, a midnight countdown and more
New Years Eve Parties For Adults
December 31, 2011
Here is a detailed list of parties for adults only at Miami’s clubs, bars, and lounge
Kaskade Friday, December 30, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets are sold out. Ages 21 and up.
Why not start your end-of-year party spree with a hopelessly impossible
mission like trying to weasel your way into superstar DJ-producer
Kaskade’s sold-out electro-house fest? Sure, you might need to bribe the
bouncer, score tix from a sketchy SoBe scalper with an office inside a
dumpster, or sell yourself to a registered Fontainebleau guest for the night. But that’s just the price of an awesome NYE in Miami.
Nero. Friday, December 30, 9 p.m., Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $23 plus fees via livenation.com. Ages 16 and up. The original Nero was a Roman emperor who really liked to party. He allegedly set fire to Rome to sweeten a real estate deal, killed his mom, and even used Christians as lawn torches to illuminate a private garden. Of course, this evil megalomaniac won’t be DJing at the Fillmore this Friday. (He killed himself 1,943 years ago.) It’s just the brutal British dubstep duo that stole Nero’s name.
Lauryn Hill. With David Berrie, Drek Martinez, and DJ DL. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., Shelborne Beach Resort, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1271; shelborne.com. Tickets cost $200 to $5,000 plus fees via shelborne.snaptickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Yes, Ms. Lauryn Hill is a superdiva with a habit of showing up, say, two to five hours late for every party. Last year, her mani-pedi ran a little long, so she kept a Rock the Bells audience on hold for approximately 183 minutes. So, will Ms. Hill be sharing a champagne toast at midnight with the Shelborne’s guests? The hotel’s reps say yes. But our clubland bookie puts the odds at 7-1. Place your bets, Fugees.
Jim Jones. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-725-3353; sobelivesouthbeach.com. Tickets cost $40 to $5,000 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. East Coast rapper Jim Jones would like to extend a personal invitation from his homies in the Dipset crew to you. “What’s poppin’, M.I.Yayo?” Jones hollas. “SoBe Live! Let the ball drop! My New Year’s resolution is 20 bottles every time I step in the club in 2012! Your boy Jim Jones will be goin’ absolutely stupid! High heels, red bottoms! A lotta cash! You know the rules!” That’s what you call motherfuckin’ Dipsetmania. Note: It costs $5,000.
Bob Sinclar‘s Winterland. Saturday, December 31, 10 p.m., Amnesia, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; amnesiamiami.com. Tickets cost $50 to $150 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. No, it doesn’t snow in South Beach. (Well, unless we’re talking about that strange incident when Collins Avenue got buried under a nice, thick blanket of pure, uncut cocaine during the mid-’80s.) But so what? That doesn’t mean Amnesia co-owner and French party boy Bob Sinclar can’t host a New Year’s Eve party incongruously called Winterland where everyone’s sweaty, tanned, and shirtless.
Curren$y‘s Jet Life New Year’s Eve. With Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Fiend, Corner Boy P, Monsta Beatz, Street Wiz, and the rest of the Jet Life crew. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 to $10,000 via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up. When it comes to gettin’ a taste of that sweet Jet Life stuff on NYE, your choices include all kinds of high-quality strains such as Holiday Special ($50), Diesel ($512), Bubble ($600), Purp ($875), Kush ($975), Skywalker ($1,200), OG VIP ($1,300), Houdini ($1,750), and even Jet Life Official VIP ($10,000). Each and every option is “supreme like a Cutlass.” It just depends how high you wanna fly, son.
Busta Rhymes and Sebastian Ingrosso. With Mednas, Politik, and the Chainsmokers. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $575 to $25,000 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. What do you get when famous spitter Busta Rhymes meets celebrated spinner Sebastian Ingrosso over champagne shots and exploding cigars on New Year’s Eve? Well, a live rap performance and a DJ set. But it also sounds like the setup for a buddy comedy where the entire cast is talking superfast in Swedish while ringing in 2012 with fiendish fist-pumps and threats to “break ya fuckin’ neck, bitch.”
Ludacris. With Mike Posner, presented by Red Bull. Saturday, December 31, 11 p.m., Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Admission is free. All ages. If you are a baby mama or pimp daddy whose sitter called in “sick” at the last minute, here’s your back-up party plan: Spend NYE with kid-friendly rapper and actor Ludacris at Bayfront Park. There’s gonna be fireworks. Plus it’s free, all-ages, and totally PG.
Birdman and the YMCMB Family. Hosted by BET’s Terrence J. Saturday. December 31, 10 p.m., Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8018; dreammia.com. Tickets cost $30 to $5,000 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Valued by Forbes at about $100 million, Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman (AKA Bryan “Baby” Williams) is a very rich individual. So his throwdown at Dream will probably follow pretty much the same lavish script as his recent “Y.U. MAD” music video — i.e., $500,000 Maybach convertibles, a couple hundred gold-plated microphones, hoes in high-heels and swimsuits, random YMCMB cameos, and stacks of cash served on trays like cheeseburgers.