From extravagant holiday bashes to intimate gatherings, New Year’s Eve can take many twists and turns. While it is known to be on the pricier side, it is possible to celebrate on the cheap. Here are some free and cheap ways to spend New Year’s Eve.
Miami-Dade New Year’s Eve Events
Cheers To You, 2022! New Year’s Eve at The Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Drive.
Out with the old and in with the new! Ring in the new year at one of Miami’s hottest outdoor venues for FREE. Limited tickets are available, reserve yours here. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ode to Joy – A New Year’s Eve Celebration Concert, Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami
Orchestra Miami presents the ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight – an unforgettable, family-friendly, free beachfront concert of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy), performed by Orchestra Miami, the region’s premiere professional orchestra. Tickets to this event are free and can be reserved here.
Bayfront Park New Year’s Eve, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Celebrate New Year’s Eve Miami style at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. This huge street party runs from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 and will keep you entertained well into the first hours of the new year. General admission is free but VIP tickets are also available for purchase at bayfrontnye.com.
Broward New Year’s Eve Events
Noon Year’s Eve at Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
If there’s a celebration for the adults, there must certainly be one for the kids. The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale will host festivities from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is included with regular entry fees, $19-$24 for non-members, free for members. For more information, click here.
In The Game NOON Year’s Eve Party, 2608 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise
Rock’n Noon Year’s Eve at the Young at Art Museum, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
City of Fort Lauderdale Downtown Countdown, Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2 St., Fort Lauderdale
Friday Night Sound Waves New Year’s Eve, Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
- Goodnicks performing harmony pop, rock and dance music
- watch the ball drop in New York on screens
- laser light show
Fees apply for parking. For more information, click here.
Dancing @ Pompano Pier
Oceanic at Pompano Pier is offering New Year’s Eve party with DJ & dancing, 250 North Pompano Beach Boulevard, Pompano Beach 33062, 954-366-3768, Party is $25 per person, or included with $90 New Year’s Eve dinner, information online
Hollywood Beach Bandshell New Year’s Eve Performance, 320 Johnson St., Hollyood
Palm Beach County New Year’s Eve Events
TGIFamily: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Rosemary Square, 700 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Ring in the New Year at Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach with a free family-friendly event. In addition to the festivities at the individual restaurants, there will be family friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations featuring kids activities with Rhythm & Hues, live music, and a NYE countdown at 9 p.m. under The Wishing Tree. Click here for more information.
Sugar Sand Park Holiday Funtacular, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
For ages 4-8, fun activities, DJ, dancing, ball drop and games 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. December 31, with parent or guardian supervision required. Register by Dec. 30. Fees are $10 for Boca Raton residents and $12.50 for nonresidents. Entry is free for one adult with child, $3 for each additional adult. Information is online.
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