2016 New Year’s Eve Event Guide
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and SocialMiami's selection of events are fun and festive! As with all of our guides, this one will grow as information is received so check in often.|
And Happy New Year Miami!
HAVANA NIGHTS HOSTED BY STEVEN BAUER
New Year's Eve, doors open at 8 p.m.
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, located in the heart of South Beach, will present a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, hosted by actor Steven Bauer, known for his role of Manny Ribera in “Scarface.” Spend your New Year’s Eve at this South Beach hotspot and enjoy a four-hour premium open bar, gourmet buffet dinner, Sushi & Raw Bar, and endless entertainment. Celebrate with the unique sounds of the SPAM AllStars and a performance by special guest artist Jorge Moreno as you savor sumptuous food stations, decadent desserts and six open bars. You’ll ring in the New Year with a celebratory champagne toast, party favors and merrymaking throughout the Catalina. Lounge indoors at any of the hotel’s bars, outdoors on the hotel’s terraces or at the bamboo pool lounge. One all-inclusive price of $95 per person includes access to all festivities! VIP table service is also available ranging from $400 for two to $900 for six, plus $1,500 for six in the VIP AllStar Ultra Lounge. For more information about VIP tables, please call Mike Tese. Guests under the age of 18 are allowed, but will be given a bracelet indicating “minor.”
Catalina Hotel and Beach Club
1720 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-535-8284 Mike Tese
SHAKE IT AND STIR 2016!
New Year's Eve from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Countdown to 2016 in true James Bond style at Trump International Miami's Ocean Ballroom. This elegantly themed New Year's Eve celebration includes a buffet dinner, 4-hour premium open bar, interactive DJ, a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop and more! Memories of the evening are all captured by the on-site photo booth for your added enjoyment. Dinner is served from 9 to 11 p.m. Cost is $295 per person (adults 21+ only), tax and gratuity not included.
Also, Neomi's Grill at Trump International Miami will offer a 4-course prix fixe feast, with house and sparkling wines, from 6 to 10 p.m., accompanied by live music. Cost is $95 p/p plus gratuity and tax.
And at Planet Kids in the Bay Room, from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., kids will have a blast at their own New Year's Eve celebration while the adults are enjoying fun and fine dining on their own. Activities for the kids include scavenger hunts, dining, dancing and even a midnight toast of milk and cookies. Cost is $75 per child, tax and gratuity not included. Reserve spots at Planet Kids by calling 305-692-5681.
Trump International Miami's Ocan Ballroom
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
305-692-5771 or 305-692-5770 for Reservations
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH PAMELA ANDERSON
New Year's Eve
Make a toast to new beginnings at the swanky FIFTY Ultra Lounge with host Pamela Anderson as the clock hits midnight in the Magic City. Enjoy an indoor party at the sleek club or house dance music outdoors by FIFTY’s private pool while enjoying wrap-around views of the city skyline and Biscayne Bay. FIFTY Ultra Lounge provides a breathtaking backdrop for midnight fireworks – seemingly at eye-level on the 50-story rooftop. General admission starts at $100 per person; VIP tables start at $700 for up to four guests; tax and service charge is additional. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pamela Anderson Foundation.
FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
NOON'S YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
Thursday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!! Well, not quite, but it's never too early to kick off a fabulous New Years celebration. Ring in the new year (a few hours early) with the whole family at Miami Children's Museum with a countdown to NOON, fun crafts, a stage performance by the MCM Players, and an unforgettable balloon drop! The main hall of MCM will be transformed into a make-believe Times Square where you'll toast the New Year with apple juice as the ball drops and confetti cannons go off all over! Make sure to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for the Noon Year festivities and balloon drop! General admission is $18; Florida residents $14; Museum members and children under 1 year are free.
Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island
FINE BARCELONA-INSPIRED FARE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE
New Year's Eve from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Toast the New Year with a European sophistication and the finest in Barcelona-inspired fare by Executive Chef David Rustarazo at KLIMA Restaurant and Bar. The menu showcases the restaurant’s excellence in Catalonian-style cuisine with the Chef's choice selection of the finest dishes from 2015. KLIMA’s very first New Year’s Eve menu will consist of a five-course festive feast priced at $375++ per person, that includes a bottle of Roederer Cristal Champagne for every couple to share. Resident DJ Toni Salat will keep up the festive spirit in to the early hours of 2016 with his own selection of funky beats. Reserved tables also gain access to the newly opened “K Club,” the upstairs VIP lounge and bar known for its after-hours surprise live performances.
KLIMA Restaurant and Bar
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach
RING IN 2016 WITH PITBULL
New Year's Eve from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Bayfront Park is the place to ring in the New Year with Pitbull & friends performing at the largest free party in South Florida! The star-studded lineup is headlined by Pitbull and co-hosted by Terry Crews and Wendy Williams. Along with Pitbull performing his chart-topping hits, the party will feature performances by Puff Daddy & the Family, Empire’s Timbaland, Yazz and Jussie Smollett, multi-platinum artist Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire! These amazing performances are on two stages - inside the amphitheater (free tickets available on a first come first serve basis beginning at 6 p.m. on NYE) and on a main stage where tickets are not needed. Plus, count down to midnight with Miami's own "Big Orange" and enjoy two fireworks shows. Food and drinks will be available. OR, if you are looking to indulge, the Norwegian Worldwide Food & Wine Party will feature an assortment of delectable food and wine options from purveyors such as Bavaria Haus, El Mercado de San Miguel and the Miami Culinary Institute! Tickets - general admission $99 and VIP $500 - for the Norwegian Food & Wine Party portion of the event are available at www.worldwidefoodandwine.com.
301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL
New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a very special Lobster and Champagne dinner at the Trump National Doral. Begin with a cocktail reception in the White & Gold Ballroom before the festivities move to the Ivanka Trump Ballroom where you'll enjoy a five-course lobster and caviar plated dinner, dessert buffet and open premium bar. Dance to the music of a live band and spectacular Brazilian dancers. Countdown to 2016 with party favors. Cost is $275 for guests, $200 for Trump Doral members and $50 for kids.
Trump National Doral
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami
305-592-2000 for Reservations
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE BAZAAR BY JOSE ANDRES
New Year's Eve; seatings at 6 and 9:30 p.m.
The Baazar, the world-renowned restaurant from culinary icon José Andrés, is offering a blend of tradition and ingenuity in true Spanish style cuisine, affording diners with two exquisite and unforgettable dining options on New Year’s Eve. A 13-course menu with champagne toast (available for 6 p.m. seating) is $125 p/p plus gratuity and tax with indoor and outdoor seating available. A 16-course menu (available for 9:30 seating) is $300 p/p plus gratuity and tax) with indoor and outdoor seating available. This menu includes champagne toast and caviar course with a supplement of white truffles available). Guests keep their tables for remainder of the evening, and NYE favors and 12 grapes are provided at midnight.
The Bazaar at SLS South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
RING IN 2016 IN STYLE AT HYDE BEACH
New Year's Eve
SLS South Beach, the SoBe hotspot, will offer a New Year’s Eve performance by world-renowned artist DJ Cedric at HYDE Beach, as well as 13- and 16-course dining experiences at The Bazaar, SLS South Beach’s famed restaurant by award-winning culinary icon José Andrés. Celebrity DJ Cedric Gervais helps ring in the New Year at Hyde Beach which will be transformed into Chateau Hyde, reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles for an evening of opulence, dancing and, of course, champagne! Tickets start at $150 for general admission and, if purchased in advance, include an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight in addition to passed dishes from Katsuya, SLS South Beach’s famed Japanese restaurant. VIP Fast Passes are also available for $175, which guarantees no lines and no wait; and table packages range from $2,000 to $6,500 for a DJ booth table.
Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE LINE-UP AT WALL AND WET POOL
New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to midnight
With past unparalleled performances delivered by Drake, Afro Jack, Alesso and others year after year, WET Pool & Wall Lounge at W South Beach will offer great options for an unforgettable beginning of the new year! WET Pool will transform into a Black and White Masquerade Ball at 9 p.m., followed at 10 by Cris Cab with special guests Chico Castillo the Gypsy and Dallas Austin; and at 11, Klingande will perform with a 7-piece live band to helm the unforgettable night. General admission tickets, including open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, for the NYE 2016 lineup start at $120 for Wall and $200 for WET Pool. VIP table service, including top shelf spirits, range from $1,500 to $7,500, depending on group size, including premium tables, cabanas, living room terrace, etc. At the other side of W, Jean Claude Ades brings the world renowned music festival Be Crazy Ibiza to WALL. Accompanied by Oxia, the Ibiza-inspired party will combine a dazzling visual show and sophisticated house music to create the perfect synergy to bid adieu to 2015. Open bar from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.; VIP table service ranges from $1,800 to $75,000.
WET Pool & Wall Lounge at W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TURNBERRY ISLE MIAMI
New Year's Eve
Turnberry Isle members will celebrate in “Magic City,” a private members-only party where guests will ring in the New Year with gourmet selections of wine, spirits and hors d'oeuvres during a lavish cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner and dancing to a live 7-piece band. Festivities also include whimsical dessert selections, a balloon drop, free-flowing bubbles and a toast at midnight. Other festivities at Turnberry Isle Miami include two seatings at Chef Michael Mina's famed Bourbon Steak restaurant and early and late seatings at Corsair by Scott Conant, an Italian-Mediterranean restaurant.
Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
WELCOME 2016 IN STYLE AT FRESH AMERICAN BISTRO
New Year's Eve; seatings at 6 and 8 p.m.
Fresh American Bistro’s Chef Philippe Ruiz has created celebratory New Year’s Eve menus perfect for ushering in the New Year. The creative, three or four-course menus include highlights such as Scottish Smoked Salmon Baluchon, Braised Halibut Filet, Crusted Lamb Loin; and Foie Gras Terrine. For dessert, can delve into a Crisp Chocolate Mikado or a Raspberry Macaroon. For each seating, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast and party favors. The first seating, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is $125 per person for a three-course pre-fixe menu with special surprise performances. The second seating, from 8 p.m. to midnight, is $195 per person, offering a four-course menu with live performances from some of Miami’s most popular female impersonators. Once the clock strikes twelve, stay and dance the night away to tunes by DJ Mark Gorbulew. Reservations are required.
Fresh American Bistro
17315 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
KEEP IT LOCAL FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!
New Year's Eve, seatings at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Enjoy New Year's Eve Dinner at La Moderna in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood. Two seatings are offered; the earlier from 6:30 to 7 featuring regular menu items, and the later seating from 9 to 9:30 featuring a special fixed-price four-course dinner for $80 (tax and tips not included). Select an appetizer, first course, main course and dessert from La Moderna's modern Italian classics.
La Moderna in the Sunset Harbour Shops
1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach
SPECIAL DINNER MENUS AT THE TRAYMORE RESTAURANT & BAR
New Year's Eve, seatings at 6 and 9 p.m.
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach presents especially developed menus by its talented culinary team, headed by Chef Juan Loasiaga in the kitchen and Restaurant Manager, Iain Harrison. Ring in the New Year with special menus for two seatings. The early seating will offer a four-course New Year’s menu for $110 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), and the later seating at 9 p.m. offers a six-course New Year’s menu for $190 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Both menus include a Glass of Pommery Apanage Champagne.
Traymore Restaurant and Bar
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016 EXTRAVAGANZA
New Year's Eve at 8 p.m.
End 2015 with a blast and start off the New Year with a bang! Adult package with Buffet and Open Bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, is $80 per person, and Kids' Buffet is $40. VIP table service ($250 plus tax and tip) is available with admission fees - $20 for women and $30 for men. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight; Times Square Ball Drop live on 7 screens; entertainment surprises; and DJ spinning the best in music. Doors open at 8 for Adult and Kid packages; bottle reservations and general admission is available at midnight.
Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita
1000 South Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami
786-985-3520 or 305-305-4088
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ISABELA'S
New Year's Eve from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Celebrate the New Year at Isabela’s and indulge in a delicious buffet and welcome 2016 accompanied by live entertainment featuring “Christabelle and the Mayami Band.” Cost is $150 for adults and $60 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking provided.
Isabela's at JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
FIVE STAR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
New Year's Eve
Concept ID will host its annual Five Star New Year’s Eve celebration at a palatial private residence with direct views of the Miami skyline as the backdrop. The fete will be hosted by Miami nightlife pioneer and trailblazer Eric Milon and attended by jet setters, celebrities, top models and international and local elites for a glamorous night. World renowned DJ Robin Schulz will provide the soundtrack of the night. Admission packages start with general admission ranging from $500 and $1,500, including all-inclusive food and beverages. The VIP Exclusive Tables package will range from $12,000 to $15,000 granting guests exclusive entrance, a reserved dinner table for 10 people around the dance floor, and all-inclusive food and beverage. All packages also include a premium New Year’s Eve cocktail dinner, a sophisticated breakfast after the ball drops and a dedicated team of bartenders who will serve select high-end drinks, including vodka, champagne and whisky.
Address provided with reservations
NEW YEAR'S EVE POOLSIDE
December 31 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Spend New Year's Eve poolside at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand and welcome in 2016 under the stars, dressed in your finest attire. Raise a glass at this beautifully redone Art Deco hotel that offers single, couple’s, private tables and cabanas for parties ranging from 4 to 15 people. The New Year Eve party is $95 for ladies, $125 for men, $200 for couples, all with open bar all night. Cabana options range from $2,000 to $5,000. Doors open at 10 p.m. Formal attire, please.
The Shelborne Wyndham Grand
1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE FLORAL FETE
New Year's Eve at 7 p.m.
Bâoli Miami offers a sinfully delicious 5-course dinner followed by a floral fete worthy of gods and goddesses in the lush, provocative paradise of Baoli’s garden, while dining and dancing their way into the New Year. Bâoli will be transformed into a lavish playground of exotic flora and fauna where an exciting celebration of the senses will unfold. Surrounded by oversized tropical flowers, blossoming in colorful explosion, the drumbeats grow louder creating an intoxicating sense of curiosity that invites guests to dance with our interactive performers and become captivated by the wonderment of Midnight in Eden. The $250 cover includes party favors and a complimentary glass of the finest champagne provided by sponsor, Perrier-Jouët. Table service will also be available. Dinner guests will also enjoy a glass of champagne, party favors and an exceptional five-course tasting menu for $395 per person. Those looking for dinner seating will need advance reservations as space is very limited.
1906 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-417-7664 - Reservations
THE WEEKND & KYGO AT FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH
New Year's Eve, beginning at 9 p.m.
Celebrate the Biggest Night of the Year at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach with world-famous artists The Weeknd & Kygo. Raise a glass and ring in the New Year at Fontainebleau’s famous poolscape with The Weeknd and KYGO leading the final countdown. Prices start at $275 for a general admission ticket, and range up to $50,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 30 guests. All packages include premium open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
THE RHYTHM OF CUBA WITH EL TROPICANA DE CUBA
New Year's Eve from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
To celebrate the New Year, El Tucán, a modern-day cabaret in Miami, will present the Rhythm of Cuba by hosting a historic performance by the world’s most famous cabaret - El Tropicana de Cuba. Fifteen dancers will take the stage in their internationally recognized feathered headdresses and extravagant costumes, making the first performance of the Tropicana dancers in the US after 32 long years. Prime seating is available for $450 per person, including dinner and show; upstairs seating is $350 p/p including dinner and show. General admission for non-dinner guests $90 with complimentary champagne.
1111 S.W. 1st Avenue, Miami
A MEMORABLE NEW YEARS EVE BASH
New Year's Eve; seatings from 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Every year, 3800 Ocean is the place to be in Palm Beach for a memorable New Year’s Eve bash. A festive three-course menu will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. ($65 per person), as well as a four-course dinner from 8 to 10:30 p.m. ($125 per person). The second seating includes an Amuse Bouche, complimentary champagne toast, live entertainment, DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. Tax and gratuity are additional.
3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Riviera Beach
MC COY'S NEW YEAR'S EVE
New Year's Eve; seatings at 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
Experience the charm and festivity of New Year’s Eve with McCoy’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu. The four-course dinner starts with an appetizing Amuse Bouche or Shrimp Ceviche and continues with locally inspired salads and soups. Select from a Beef Tenderloin Surf and Turf; Ribeye Filet Au Poivre; Pan-Seared Halibut with Chorizo and Black-Eyed Peas (a New Year’s tradition); or Jumbo Sea Scallop and Shrimp Pasta. Dessert selections include a choice of the Chocolate Truffle Trio (dark, milk and white coconut chocolate with salted caramel) or a slice of NY-style cheesecake. Wine pairings and kids' menus will also be available. The cost is $75 with jazz entertainment until 12:30 a.m.
McCoys Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 North Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach
A GOLDEN NEW YEAR'S AFFAIR
New Year's Eve from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The “Eve of Midas” a Golden New Year’s Affair will be an elegant affair offering an open bar, including champagne, dancing, an array of specialty acts and performances, and music by DJ Chris Valencia and Malone. From the glittering lights to the glistening pool, which will serve as one of the many “stages,” you will be in for a tantalizing experience. Greek mythology served as inspiration for this one-of-a-kind New Year’s party, with entertainment inspired by many eras. 2016 will arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach all dressed up in gold! Cost is $200 per person. Produced by AMPM Presents.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach
1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT BAGATELLE MIAMI BEACH
New Year's Eve, seatings at 7 and 10 p.m.
Bagatelle Miami Beach introduces two special prix fixe packages that include bottle service and new dishes available for New Year’s only. The first seating, priced at $150 per person, offers a Dom Pérignon Welcome Toast and a savory three-course meal. The second seating, priced at $425 per person, is an exquisite four-course meal that offers a Veuve Cliquot Welcome Toast. Whether you’re seeking a place to welcome 2016 or planning your dinner before the countdown, you will find good company, great food and holiday cheer at Bagatelle Miami Beach.
Bagatelle Miami Beach
228 21st Street, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR'S EVE WHITE PARTY
New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Here's something different from the norm. Spend New Year's Eve in a beautiful oasis garden with a few hundreds beautiful souls interacting energetically and dancing to the sound of top DJs. Welcome to White Burn! Party in a fun and interactive Oasis Garden, enjoy a Chilled Disco TeePee, full of plush pillows and disco light; kick up your heels on the Oversized Trampoline; take in the view from a Tree House; and dance to the tunes of 4 Top DJs spinning open format and house music. Entertainment Galore - live music, drumming, fire performances, mystical creatures, dungeons play station, art performances, visuals and more. Plus, there's a Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Massage Therapist, Morning Breakfast and an Art Installation. Be creative and wear white! BYOB and your own cup. Space is limited to first 250. You must pre-register online. $30 donation until December 26 and thereafter $50 if space is available. A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Seeing Stars Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes research, awareness, education and prevention of Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Venue & Address
Disclosed with RSVP
ROCK ON 2016!
New Year's Eve
There are happenings all over Margaritaville New Year's Eve. At the Hollywood Beach Bandshell, join in for the countdown to year 2016 amid ocean breezes and live music by Classic Rock Therapy from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Raise a glass and take a bite out of paradise at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville's two-story paradisiacal indoor and outdoor restaurant. No reservations accepted, open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. so enjoy dinner and dancing on New Year’s Eve with live music by 30 Vice from 10 p.m. til 2 a.m. Countdown to year 2016 with party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. At the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, begin your evening with a spectacular sunset at this Intracoastal Hot Spot! Enjoy live music by Mike Distefano from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and countdown to 2016 with a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy sea breezes, cocktails and great New Year's Eve fun at LandShark Bar & Grill. Enjoy the live music from the Hollywood Beach Bandshell from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and toast the New Year with champagne at midnight. No Reservations accepted. Wine, dine and enjoy your New Year's Eve at JWB Prime Steak and Seafood from 5 p.m. to midnight - reservations required.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood
RING IN 2016 AT SONESTA FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH
New Year's Eve, dinner beginning at 8 p.m. and pool party at 10 p.m.
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers two exciting party options for New Year's Eve. "Under the Stars" includes a four-hour open bar, dancing, a live DJ and streaming of the Times Square Ball Drop on the Sonesta's scenic pool deck. Cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. And, "Over the Top," an eventful cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, five-course dinner in Sonesta's penthouse with floor-to-ceiling ocean views, five-hour premium open bar and live DJ with dancing and champagne toast at midnight! Cost is $199 plus tax and gratuity, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Valet parking will be available at a discounted rate of $10.
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale