New Year's Eve 2011 - Guide
Ideas on where to party on Dec. 31 and ring in the New Year
Watch the "Big Orange" ascend the side of the Intercontinental Hotel and enjoy a Disco Dance Party with DJ Tarik spinning until midnight when the fireworks begin. The family-friendly event is free; festivities start at 8 p.m. No bottles, cans, coolers or fireworks allowed. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550.
The city celebrates its annual Downtown Countdown featuring 12 hours of activities, two stages, DJs, bounce houses, face painting. At the stroke of midnight, the lighted ball descends. This event takes place on Southwest Second Street between Second and Fourth avenues. Free. Call 954-828-5363 for more information.
The street becomes Orange Drive for a three-day celebration leading up to the Orange Bowl. On New Year’s Eve the kids can enjoy the Kid’s Countdown hosted by Radio Disney from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring a show by Kicking Daisies. Grownups will enjoy "Jam on the Sand," with Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis and DJ Irie starting at 8 p.m. Fireworks kick off at midnight. Starting at 8 p.m. New Year’s Day, enjoy El Concierto del Año Nuevo with DJ Nino, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Albita and Hansel y Raul. On Jan. 2, head over for the Orange Bowl pep rally with music, cheerleaders from Stanford and Virginia Tech and more. Festivities take place on Ocean Drive between 5th and 10th streets in Miami Beach. More info visit www.orangedr.com.
Porn princess turned serious actress Sasha Grey hosts festivities with a performance by Latin jam band The Spam All Stars. Tickets are $95 and include open bar, food stations and entertainment. The party starts at 8 p.m. at 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1160.
Celebrate with an Asian-style fete with four parties at one location. Champagne toast at midnight plus a great view of Miami Beach’s fireworks. The event begins at 8 p.m. $30-$140; 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 877-532-4006.
New York’s premier party promoter, Susanne Bartsch, will create a Night of Royal Madness including a performance by Joey Arias, Swan Lake in the pool, The Florida Room becoming a Disco Dungeon and more shenanigans. Guests enjoy an open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets are $325. Doors open at 9 p.m. at 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-6152.
Celebrate with a performance by Jason Derulo and sounds by DJ Derek Walin. Premium open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets start at $250; 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; joonbug.com/miami or 212-255-4233.
Superstar DJ Tiesto spins poolside with an opening set by Max Vangeli. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $375, which includes premium open bar and champagne toast at midnight; 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.fontainebleau.com.
“Ciroc the New Year” at the chic Plunge Rooftop Lounge with Kourtney Kardashian. There will be an open bar, champagne toast at midnight and DJ Reach spins. Tickets start at $200, $75 after midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. at 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-6799
LORDS SOUTH BEACH
Hosts the NYE "HOUSE OF LORDS" with Lady Amanda Lepore and Countess Justin Bond from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. with music by Duke Cazwell from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tickets are available from $40 (general) to $100 (VIP) at www.lordssouthbeach.ticketleap.com/houseoflords. Champagne bottle service available. Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Chloe Sevigny hosts the festivities with a performance by Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, music by DJ Paul Sevigny and The Mishapes and a view of fireworks on Biscayne Bay. Guests will enjoy an open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets are $300; 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; www.newyearseve.com.
RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH
Discover the chic sophistication of Miami’s most famous upscale New Years Eve Celebration poolside from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for live entertainment including singers and a unique Video Music Art performance by DJ Dimarco the Great. Event is open to the public at no charge with cash bar. Private cabana’s and seating are available for groups of 6 or more. For more information and reservations contact Richard Hai at 786-276-4033. Ritz-Carlton South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Skybar at Shore Club invites you to ring in 2011 with DJ Cassidy, Naughty By Nature and Bell Biv Devoe. Tickets are $75, cash bar opens at 9 p.m. Guests receive a glass of champagne for a toast; 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-276-6772.
Open martini bar from 8-9 p.m., then a six-course dinner prepared by chef Rosario Corrao paired with wines. After, an hour-long champagne bar. Tickets are $300 (plus tax and tip); 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-779-8888.
W SOUTH BEACH
Join rap sensation Drake for a poolside party with an open bar from 9 to midnight. The party then moves to Wall nightclub, where DJs Phresh, Sinatra and Jacomino will spin. Tickets start at $350; 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3000.
W FORT LAUDERDALE
Come in disguise to the Masquerade Ball and enjoy cocktails at Whiskey Blue and Living Room from 8 until midnight and a champagne toast. DJ Midas will spin at Whiskey Blue and Lennox at Living Room. Tickets are $99 until Wednesday and $125 thereafter. 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200ý.
DJ Fatboy Slim and Rony Seikaly spin at the club inside the Fontainebleau Hotel. Tickets start at $200, which includes premium open bar from 9 p.m. til midnight. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4690.
Enjoy a James Bond-theme party with open bar from 8 - 11 p.m., music by DJ Ani Phearce and shows by Zhantra Entertainment. Tickets start at $40 and tables start at $250. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-981-2583.
BURGER & BEER JOINT
Enjoy dinner and a show at a Vegas-style party co-hosted by the Miami Poker Society. The $35 dinner can be enjoyed at 8 and 10 p.m. Poker and roulette start at 8 p.m. Showgirls will be strutting their stuff until midnight at 1766 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-672-3287.
From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. enjoy a “LIVE Countdown to 2011” with no cover, no hassle, and no line and watch a live feed of the Time Square Ball Drop on the Garden Wall. Music by DJ Troy Kurtz and A Train. Bottle specials include 2 bottles of Ketel One and 2 bottles of champagne for $250 or 1 bottle of Ketel One, 1 bottle of Jose Cuervo Platino and one bottle of champagne for $200. Cafeina, 297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami; 305-438-0792
Enjoy Playboy New Year’s Eve with host Lil Jon, open bar 9-midnight, blinged-out dancers, larger than life decor and a bevy of beauties. General admission $200, $50 for ladies. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.cameomiami.com.
The lounge hosts “Balls to the Wall” featuring open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 10 and tickets start at $225. 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 212-724-3900 or www.newyearseve.com/coco.
Make it New Year’s Forever with a party that includes a six-hour open bar, tapas, champagne toast at midnight, DJ Miguel G, live music by RIA, fire & water show and more. Tickets start at $150. 8000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-964-8106.
Open bar, lounging areas, music by DJ Dan and Austin Leeds. Mr. Sandman and Ivan Bellini play afterhours. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $90. 71 NW 14th St., Miami; 305-403-7850
Model Jada Cheng hosts a party that features a four-course dinner for $55 per person, music by Charlie Roc & Band and DJs Ella, Hana and Zodiac. Open bar 8-10 p.m. for $40, entrance after 10 is $25 and includes champagne toast at midnight. 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110.
Jamie Foxx and DJ Kaskade team up to host "Meet Me In Miami" at the nightclub at the Fontainebleau. Tickets start at $425 and include premium open bar. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680
Nicki Minaj hosts her “All Pink Everything” event featuring open bar till midnight, pink decor, Harajuku dancers and a midnight light show. Tickets start at $200. Doors open at 9 p.m. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411
Enjoy a decadent ‘40s era B-movie glam with an open bar 9 -midnight, vintage cars, DJs and a midnight light. Tickets start at $100, $50 for ladies. 235 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-531-5535.
NIKKI BEACH MIAMI
Hosts The Grand Luxury Tour as the Orient Express-themed evening transports guests to all the exotic locations of Nikki Beach, celebrating famed venues such as St. Tropez, Marbella, Koh Samui, St. Barths, Cabarete and Marrakech. The event features mouth-watering haute cuisine designed uniquely by Chef Gerry Gnassi, live entertainment including a private fireworks display and a New York-style ball drop at midnight.The Grand Luxury Tour at Nikki Beach begins at 8 p.m. and continue until 5 a.m. Tickets range from $75 for general admission, $1,200 for dinner, and $600 for a table at Club 01. For more information please visit www.nikkibeach.com or call 305-538-1111. One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
OPIUM HARD ROCK
Opium at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts an Asian-inspired soirée featuring open bar all night, dancers, midnight light show and decadent decor. Tickets start at $100 for unlimited open bar and at $600 for tables with unlimited bottles of vodka, tequila and champagne. Doors open at 9. 5729 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-327-9094.
Don’t Tell My Booker takes over for a night of sexy house, high fashion, and glamour galore. Enjoy Parisian-inspired dancers, champagne toast, open bar until midnight and house music all night long. Tickets start at $200. 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800.
SOLE ON THE OCEAN
Hosts a Sexy Burlesque NYE party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. with Hep Cat Boo Daddies and other special performances. General admission is $200 and includes open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight, buffet-style signature dishes by Alba with a special ceviche bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. Table specials & menu provided by Alba. Sole on the Ocean, 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; www.soleontheocean.com
Club hosts “Flying into 2011” featuring music by Patrick M, Louis Puig, Lazardi, Maurizio+Danyelino, Dsan Powell, Radamas and more. Tickets $25-$45. Doors open at 10 p.m. 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001. Tickets available at www.clubspace.com.
VINYL & KAI
The evening starts at 9 with a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A fixed-price menu costs $55 per person, with a bottle of bubbly for each couple. Then music with DJ Alej Varez and Chucky Brown along with open bar from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets start at $75. 1131 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-2640
“New Year’s Eve White Party” will include plenty of fake snow. Champagne toast at midnight. Seatings are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dinner starts at $190 per person, not including alcohol. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8822.
Nikki Beach Miami invites you to come aboard The Grand Luxury Tour. The affair will feature cuisine designed by Chef Gerry Gnassi, live entertainment including a private fireworks display and a New York-style ball drop at midnight in Miami. The Grand Luxury Tour at Nikki Beach will begin at 8:00 pm and continue until 5:00 am. For more information please visit www.nikkibeachmiamievents.com or call 785.515.1158. One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305-538-1111.
PRELUDE BY BARTON G
New Year's Eve Party includes a live presentation by Cheyenne Jackson, star of "30 Rock" and "Glee". Tickets start at $95. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets and further information is available by calling 305-357-7900 or log on to www.preludebybartong.com. At the Adrienne Arsht Center, 300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; 305-357-7900.
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