New Year’s Eve is just around the corner – it’s time to scope out the best events for 2014. These holiday bashes keep the champagne flowing accompanied by incredible music, special performances and fun party favors recalling memories of an excellent NYE 2013. There’s something for everyone from elegant cruising on the bay and VIP nightclub scenes to marathon dance sessions and bar crawls. General admission and VIP packages are available and New Year’s Eve works best with designated drivers, limos, public transportation and other safe options for getting around planned in advance. These New Year’s Eve events are only for patrons 21 years of age and older.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala
Musette Yacht, Bayside Marina
401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(855) 687-3883

Date: Dec. 31, 2013 at 8 p.m.

There’s nothing like Miami parties that take advantage of the beautiful scenery and attractive weather. New Year’s Eve will be welcomed in style on the Musette Yacht setting sail from Bayside Marina. The five-hour event includes a four-hour cruise, open format music and an inviting buffet menu complete with dessert. Party favors will be presented to all guests onboard as well as a complimentary midnight champagne toast and four hours of open bar.

Glitz and Glam
Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1111

Date: Dec. 31, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Nikki Beach in Miami is the very first location of the now worldwide brand of nightclubs in such exclusive locations as Marrakech and Marbella. The party starts early and continues until 5 a.m. with top DJs, fireworks on the beach and special entertainment throughout the evening. Dinner reservations and packages are available as well as VIP packages including bottle service. Party favors are on the schedule as well as a complimentary midnight champagne toast.

NYE 2014: Dirty South, Michael Brun
Wet & Wall at W South Beach Hotel
2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 938-3130

Date: Dec. 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. (Wet) and 11 p.m. (Wall)

W Hotel South Beach never disappoints for New Year’s and this year it is featuring two big electronic DJs – Dirty South and Michael Brun –at Wet and Wall, respectively. Wet is the poolside lounge at the hotel and Wall is the nightclub/lounge inside of the W South Beach featuring state-of-the-art sound and lights on a chic and luxurious backdrop. Open bar will be offered from 9 p.m. until midnight with admission and VIP packages available as well. Wet goes on until 2 a.m. and Wall continues until 5 a.m.

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Paul Van Dyk
Club Space
34 N.E. 11 St.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-0001

Date: Dec. 31, 2013 at 10 p.m.

Mega nightclub Club Space is an international destination in the global electronic music scene. Club Space hosts legendary New Year’s Eve events every year and this year is headlined by DJ Paul Van Dyk in the main room with Paco Osuna and Hector on the terrace. There’s an open bar until midnight as well as less expensive admission for guests who purchase tickets to arrive before midnight. The party goes on for many hours as part of Downtown Miami’s scene of clubs with extended hours. Special performances will take place throughout the event and party favors will be distributed through the crowd. VIP packages are available for purchase.

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl
Tobacco Road
626 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 374-1198

This New Year’s Eve bar crawl is quite inventive and an interesting way to ring in 2014. The check-in/registration takes place at Tobacco Road, a fun local establishment in existence for 101 years. The bar crawl continues on to the other stops on the map (all within walking distance or easily accessed via public transportation) – Red Bar Gallery, Brother Jimmy BBQ Miami, Gordon Biersch and El Vato Tequila and Taco Bar. This event ends at 4 a.m. but participants must be registered at Tobacco Road by 10 p.m. Participants receive cups, wristbands and maps.

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