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Ring in 2023 at these South Florida New Year's Eve events

Bayfront Park readying for big New Year's Eve bash
Bayfront Park readying for big New Year's Eve bash 02:37

MIAMI - It's almost time to say farewell to 2022 and hello to 2023.

For those looking to ring in the new year with a bang, there are several New Year's Eve events across Miami-Dade and Broward.

In Miami, thousands are expected to attend the big bash at Bayfront Park, which includes live music, vendors, and a fireworks show. The park will open at noon and close at 2 a.m. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. This year's musical line up includes Willy Chirino, Arturo Sandoval, Amaury Gutiérrez, Aymeé Nuviola, and Carlos Oliva.

For those on Miami Beach, a section of Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic and cafes will be on the street. As the clock ticks down the final seconds of the year, look to the skies at midnight for a fireworks show.

In Fort Lauderdale, the New Year's Eve event at Esplanade Park, near the Museum of Discovery and Science, features live music, family friendly events, and a countdown that involves the dropping of a lighted anchor. The anchor measures 20 feet high and 17 feet wide. It weighs more than 700 pounds and features close to 12,000 LED lights.

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The festivities get underway at 4:30 p.m.

In Key West, there are various drops to bring in the new year. 

Female impersonator Sushi, aka Gary Marion, stars in the "Red Shoe Drop" festivities at the Boubon St. Pub complex. After 25 years "dropping" in a giant red high-heeled shoe on New Year's Eve, Marion is retiring and this will be the last drop. 

Revelers can also celebrate by watching a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, descend to the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar. In the city's Historic Seaport, a pirate wench will be lowered from atop the mast of the schooner America 2.0 docked beside the Schooner Wharf Bar.

On the Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St., a huge replica of a Key lime wedge splashes down into a larger-than-life margarita glass at the stroke of midnight.  

See below for more south Florida things to do on New year's Eve. 

Gulfstream Park Walking Ring and Village Center
901 S. Federal Hwy.
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

5711 Seminole Way Ste 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314    

  16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027

1 p.m. -5 .p.m. Pre-Ball Drop: Early New Year's Eve celebration for children and families at the Miramar Regional Park Baseball Field.

The Countdown will begin at 4:50 p.m. This will also include inflatables, a big Slide, bungie bouncing, face painting, and a live DJ. 

8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. is the Ball Drop, New Year's Eve Celebration at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater.

 A champagne toast will be at midnight. 

Parking is $10- CASH ONLY.

401 SW 2nd St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

  • Non-Member: Adult admission is $27 and Child admission is $22 / South Florida Residents: Adult admission $24 Child Admission $19
  • This year the event will not be socially distanced
  • Time 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a ball drop at noon
  • Children will have the opportunity to design festive party gear, visit the gallery wall to add their own New Year's resolution, dance away on a bubble floor and ring in 2023 with a midday ball drop at noon. 

New Year's Eve Weekend and Fireworks on Ocean Drive

The Fireworks, presented by the Ocean Drive Association and the City of Miami Beach with the support of the local businesses will be occurring on New Year's Eve for families to enjoy. 

3 p.m.- 1 a.m. - Rebel Wine Bar NYE Events

A place to enjoy wine with dates, and friends on New Year's Eve. 

 3520 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park FL 33334

NOON-2AM Bayfront Park's New Year's Eve Celebration

There will be Miami Police Department presence at the park.

Fireworks will be displayed. 

301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL  

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