Spending New Year’s Eve 2020 in Miami? You’ll be in good company. The city is often considered one of the best cities to ring in the new year and for good reason. With a host of over-the-top parties, outdoor activities, and fireworks lighting up the night sky, Miami has always known how to celebrate New Year’s right. Check out our top recommendations for what to do on New Year’s Eve and in the New Year in Miami.
1. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Dream Hotel
Every New Year’s Eve, Miami throws an epic rooftop party at Highbar at the Dream Hotel. The hotel’s location in South Beach gives you a front row seat to the gorgeous city skyline and New Year’s Eve firework display. Raise your glass, toast to 2020 and enjoy the music, food, and views as you party the night away in full Miami style.
Doors open at 8pm and the party ends at 4am. Highbar at the Dream Hotel is located at 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Your ticket includes an appetizer buffet catered by celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, live DJ, a five-hour open bar, and midnight champagne toast. Book your tickets on PlacePass now to reserve your spot.
2. Take a New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise in South Beach
Looking for something a little different to do to ring in the New Year? How about spending your Miami New Year’s Eve 2020 aboard a two-story yacht!
Dress to impress in your New Year’s Eve finest as you set sail along Miami’s coast and catch not one, not two, but five different firework displays throughout the course of the evening. Sip a drink, nibble on some complimentary finger foods, and welcome 2020 with a midnight champagne toast.
Tickets included unlimited beer, wine, frozen drinks, and soft drinks, food tasting, snacks, DJ and dancing, and champagne toast. Premium drinks are available for an additional cost at the cash bar. Check in starts at 8:30pm at Dinner Key Marina, 3400 Pan American Dr, Miami. Boarding begins at 8:45pm and departure is at 9pm sharp. Festive dress code required. Book your tickets to the cruise on PlacePass now before they sell out.
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3. Check out the NightGarden at Fairchild Botanical Garden
Topping the list as one of the best Miami New Year’s events is the ultra-popular NightGarden at Fairchild Botanical Garden. This year’s family-friendly display is three times larger than last year and features even more lights and interactive surprises for all ages.
Crowd favorites include Archimedes the Talking Tree, flying fairies, and the all-new augmented reality fairy quest challenge. Grab some food and drinks as you explore the magical displays, stunning illumination, and special effects.
NightGarden is open every day and runs through January 11, 2020. Fairchild Botanical Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami. General admission tickets to NightGarden cost $33 for adults and $26 for children 10 and under.
4. Hit up Bayfront Park’s NYE Party and “Orange Drop”
If dancing the night away under the stars sounds like the perfect way to end the year, Bayfront Park will celebrate New Year’s Eve Miami 2020 with the city’s largest dance party. Catch the fireworks display over beautiful Biscayne Bay and count down to midnight with the fan-favorite “Orange Drop.” Festivities run from 8pm to midnight on December 31. Admission is free. Bayfront Park is located at 301 N. Biscayne Boulevard. Check out Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve page for a full schedule of events.
Looking for more parties happening throughout the city? Check out this list of all NYE Miami 2020 events, including the famous Miami Beach Ocean Drive Party and Fireworks.
5. Grab tickets to Miami’s annual cruise party
Climb aboard the triple-decker Maverick Style Anticipation Sterwheeler and enjoy the stunning views of the Miami coastline during a three-hour cruise. Each floor features something a little different — try your luck at the VIP-only casino games on the first floor, dance the night away on the DJ-hosted second floor, or sip a drink and get some fresh air on the top deck. No matter where you spend your time, be sure to catch Miami’s New Year’s Eve firework display at midnight.
Check in is at 8:45pm at Anticipation Sternwheeler, 1200 N. Ocean Drive. The boat sets sail at 10pm sharp and returns at 1am. Tickets to the Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Cruise 2020 are $160 each and include an open bar. Food is available for an additional cost.