Local 10's guide to New Year's Eve in South Florida
From Miami-Dade to Broward, celebrations offer something for everyone
Whether you want to be serenaded by Drake at the Fontainebleau or "Ooh" and "Ah" over the fireworks in downtown Fort Lauderdale, South Florida offers several colorful ways to ring in 2013.
Local 10 has compiled a list of the most promising and popular events:
Miami Beach New Year's Eve Party
Fireworks celebration on the beach at midnight.
Location: Ocean Drive and 8th Street, Miami Beach
For more information, call (305) 673-7400
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Live performances by various bands, a countdown at midnight for the Big Orange drop, and a fireworks display for the whole family.
Location: 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami
For more information, call (305) 358-7550
One of Miami's most iconic nightclubs offers an open bar until midnight with ticket purchase.
Cost: $75 for ladies; $250 for men; VIP and table rates available
Location: 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
For more information, visit www.mansionmiami.com or call (305) 695-8411
The Catalina Hotel
Karina Smirnoff hosts a Studio 54 themed bash beginning at 8 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $95; $1,5000 for VIP Allstar Ultra Lounge package
Localtion: 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
For more information, visit catalinahotel.com/nye2013.
Drake will perform his hits poolside while Calvin Harris will rock LIV nightclub.
Drake concert cost: $250 general admission
Calvin Harris at LIV cost: $375 general admission for women + $30 service charge; $475 general admission for men + $38 service charge
Location: 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
For more information, visit www.fontainebleau.com/web/fontainebleau_holidays/new_years
The annual Venetian Carnival event in the sand will feature a ball drop and fireworks display on the beach
Cost: $75 for general admission; All-access tickets and VIP tables available
For more information, visit http://www.nikkibeachmiami.com/event/venetian-carnival-years-eve/
InterContinental at Doral
This second annual New Year's bash includes live music, party favors, dinner, and a glass of champagne.
Cost: $95.99 for adults; OPen Premium Bar for $85 per couple; $39.95 for children ages 6-10
Location: InterContinental at Doral Miami, 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral
For more information, call (305) 468-1400 Ext. 4318.
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Take part in a street festival in Downtown Fort Lauderdale featuring games, bounce houses, contests, live performances and fireworks. The events begin at 4:30 p.m.
Location: SW 2nd Street between 2nd and 5th avenues, Fort Lauderdale
For more information, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/events/countdown
Jazz legend BB King performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $59.50 to $99.50
Location: 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
For more information, call (954) 462-0222
New Year’s Eve 2013 Block Party
Live music, party favors and a champagne toast starting at 6 p.m.
Location: 101 Ocean, 101 E. Commercial Blvd. Oakland Park
For more information, call (954) 776-8101
The Great Gatsby Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Admission includes drinks and party favors.
Location: Blue Martini at the Galleria Mall, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
For more information, call (954) 653-2583
Anything Goes New Year’s Eve
Live music and a drinks available beginning at 8 p.m.
Location: Aruba Beach Café, 1 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
For more information, call (954) 776-0001
$60,000 Countdown Giveaway
Live music, champagne toasts, and $10,000 Free Play Giveaways beginning at 7 p.m.
Location: Twin Spires Tavern at Calder Casino & Race Course, 21001 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens.
For more information, visit www.caldercasino.com.
"Celebration" with Kool and the Gang
Soul band rings in 2013 right with a blend of jazz, soul and funk beginning at 10:30 p.m.
Location: The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek
For more information, including ticketing, call 954-977-6700.
A dachshund walk in Key West and five unusual "drops" are set to highlight New Year's Eve celebrations in the Florida Keys Monday.
America's southernmost island just might go to the dogs at noon Monday, when about 200 short-legged, long-bodied canines and their owners stage the annual Key West Dachshund Walk. The procession -- with many canines in costume -- in the island city's historic Old Town is an informal, family-friendly prelude to the more exuberant antics likely to accompany 2013's midnight arrival.
Tens of thousands of human revelers are expected to throng Key West's historic district for four warmer-weather takeoffs on New York City's traditional Times Square ball drop.
At the Bourbon Street Pub complex, female impersonator Sushi is slated to "drop" in a super-sized red high heel. Crowds can also celebrate watching a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, descend to the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar; Ernest Hemingway's former hangout. In the island city's Historic Seaport, a pirate wench is to be lowered from the top of a tall ship's mast outside the Schooner Wharf Bar. And a new Key West New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ocean Key House is to feature a replica of a key lime wedge lowered into a larger-than-life margarita glass.
Activities elsewhere in the Florida Keys include the "drop" of a glittering 7.5-foot replica sailfish at the Postcard Inn in Islamorada and fireworks' display up and down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway.
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