Another year has come and gone in the Magic City. And what a year it was. For all that we experienced – the good and the difficult, the loving and hurtful, the growth and the losses – 2021 serves as yet another example of resilience and tenacity. Now, let’s take the time to celebrate all that this past year represented; and more importantly, to anticipate with exuberance and hope what 2022 will bring. This is the time to come together with loved ones and cherished friends to bring in what may be the best year yet. In these exciting celebrations, let Miami be the perfect backdrop for all your New Year’s festivities. To help you ring in the new year, here are the finest NYE events happening in Miami.
The Night Garden at Fairchild
Fairchild Botanic Garden welcomes all to this NYE celebration. Enjoy the last moments of 2021 with the entire family amongst beautiful light displays. What’s more is the fireworks show at 9 PM, as well as DJ performances throughout the night. Dance, sing, and eat merrily! You’ll also enjoy a proper midnight countdown, with food and drinks available for purchase. (Tickets: adults $44, children $34, member pricing available.)
Orilla Bar & Grill
A decadent dinner for a more decadent NYE. This Argentinian restaurant will offer an opulent flair to celebrate 2022. Argentinian classics like empanadas and churrasco will take center stage, and more international flavors as well, with Spanish croquettes, Chilean sea bass, and much more. Make your reservations today and celebrate 2022 with an exquisite dinner and warm wishes. (Per person $175, per child $50. Earlier dinner service from 5-7 PM is priced at $120 per person. Drinks and cocktails à la carte.)
The W Miami
Kiss 2021 goodbye with breath-taking views of the city. Call all your friends and head to the luxurious W Miami Hotel for a rooftop NYE party. Overlooking the glistening Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, celebrate the new year with delicious drinks, live music from the city’s top DJs, surprise party favors, and a spectacular fireworks show. This is Miami magic at its best. (Tickets: $269 per person, with the option to add VIP packages and champagne services.)
The Shelborne South Beach
It’s a very tiki time! The Sweet Liberty pop-up at the Shelbourne South Beach Hotel is hosting a tiki-themed celebration. Dance alongside fire dancers, with music by DJ Retro Kid, and a champagne toast at midnight. Admission is complimentary, with additional packages for an open bar, cabana, daybeds, and dinner. Come enjoy a very Hawaiian night!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Paddle & Dinner
This is probably the most unique, intimate way to ring in the new year. The festivities will begin around 7 PM at the gorgeous Virginia Key Outdoor Center, situated on the Virginia Key between mainland Miami and Key Biscayne. With live music, food, and drinks, enjoy partying the night away. The most special part will happen at 10:30 PM when you’ll kayak or paddleboard out into Biscayne Bay. From there you’ll enjoy the firework displays on the bay; the shows in Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and Fisher Island will combine into one spectacular mega show. If you’re not a fan of the water, you can also observe the fireworks from the shore. Plus desserts will be served at midnight! (Tickets: $125 per person until December 26th, $150 per person until December 30th.)
As we close one tremendous year, and begin another, from all of us here at Gray Line Miami, we wish you the happiest of new years – one full of joy, adventure, and discovery.
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