The Hottest New Year's Eve Parties in South Florida

By: Kara Franker


There are a million good reasons to spend NYE in Florida. At the top of that list is the weather.

While partiers in New York are freezing in Times Square, Floridians are toasting to palm trees and tropical breezes.

Check out these luxurious events from Miami Beach to Boca Raton:

Royal White Affair at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach will once again host a luxurious New Year’s white party. Last year, more than 1,500 guests dressed in white attended the event. After much success, the revelry will return Dec. 31, 2014 as a “Royal White Affair." This year, the New Year’s Eve event will feature over-the-top specialty entertainment and opulent décor poolside. Dancing to the beats of DJs Tony G, Chris Valencia, and Malone, attendees will enjoy a night filled with mystique, live entertainment, aerialists, and performances. Presented in part by Perrier Jouet Champagne, “Royal White Affair” will feature a theme based exclusively around the color white. Required dress for the event is evening wear and white is encouraged.

Tickets: Starting at $99, tickets can be purchased online at

New Year's Royal Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Summoning all Kings and Queens to an extravagant New Year’s Royal Gala in the resort’s Grand Ballroom. Rejoice in this past year’s memories and welcome 2015 with a lavish celebration. Thou shall enjoy a Champagne toast, party favors, dinner, dancing, and of course, a royal welcome to the New Year.

Tickets: Prices start at $295 per adult, $120 per child, plus 18 percent tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling (305) 365-4286.

Chef Ramesh Kaduru's NYE Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Commencing the festivities with a New Year’s Eve dinner, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru creates a sumptuous and special seafood buffet in the beautiful Bizcaya restaurant, surrounded by soft live music, candlelight and personalized Ritz-Carlton service. Later, count down to 2015 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with live music, cocktails and a balloon drop at the stroke of midnight in Lazuli Lounge.

Tickets: Reservations are available for $159 per adult, $59 per child, plus 18 percent tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling (305) 644-4680.

Five-Course Celebration Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Five-Course Celebration Dinner at Via Luna as you listen to live entertainment, enjoy beautiful ocean views and take home party favors as we wrap up 2014 and welcome all that 2015 has to bring.

Tickets: Prices start at $130 per adult, $30 per child, plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. To make a reservation, please call (954) 465-6460.

Gerber Group's 5th Annual NYE Masquerade Ball at W Fort Lauderdale

Gerber Group invites guests to ring in 2015 at the fifth annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at W Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale's largest New Year’s Eve party on the beach returns this year featuring an open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight with access to both Whiskey Blue and Living Room throughout the night. DJ Richie Rich will spin in Whiskey Blue while DJ Kevin Graham will provide beats in Living Room. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the event includes party favors, live music and a midnight Champagne toast. Revelers can don their finest masquerade masks and toast to 2015 when the clock turns midnight then keep the party going into the early morning of 2015.

Tickets: General admission pre-sale tickets include admission for one, open bar from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. and a midnight Champagne toast. All tickets are available at For table reservations contact Kristin Dauss at or call 954.414.8300.

Rock the Block Party at Boca Raton Resort & Club

Bells will ring and fireworks will shower the sky to ring in 2015 with the second annual New Year’s Eve Rock the Block celebration at South Florida’s iconic pink resort, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The festive evening hosted by Miami Heat’s Uptown Dale features carnival amusements, an extravagant buffet dinner, fireworks, live musical entertainment and more for all ages. A carnival for families is complete with bungee jumping, a carnival swing, monster slides, face painting, balloon artists and sweet carnival treats. At midnight, a magnificent fireworks display overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway will ring in 2015 with a bang.

Tickets: Rock the Block tickets for hotel guests or club members start at $75+ and are now available online. Nightly rates start at $199.

Casablanca New Year’s Eve Party at FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami

For the ultimate rooftop dance party and New Year’s celebration, head to FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami. In time to usher in 2015, the downtown Miami nightclub just put the finishing touches on a $100,000 facelift, setting the scene for a Casablanca-themed affair. Don vintage fashion from the 1940s, and enjoy three hours of open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, party favors and entertainment including DJ Armand Pena. Partygoers also delight in panoramic views of Brickell, Biscayne Bay and the city’s fireworks from atop of the 50th floor.

Tickets: General admission is $100 per person. Receive premium VIP access and service at FIFTY through a variety of VIP table options ranging from $499 for six people to $2,000 for 12 guests. Tax and gratuity is additional. Advanced reservations required. Call 305-908-1194, email or purchase tickets online.

Havana Nights at Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach

Deauville Reach Resort will host “Havana Nights” on New Year’s Eve starting off with a sit-down dinner and multiple performances throughout the night. Following dinner, guests will be treated to an array of performances by the dynamic duo Hansel y Raul followed by Los 3 de La Habana and Charanga Tipica Tropical. Steeped in pop culture history, the Deauville Beach Resort is not only a present-day getaway favorite but also historically an all-star Hollywood destination. The Deauville’s most historic moment came in 1964 when Ed Sullivan brought his celebrated “really Big Show” to the Deauville’s Napoleon Ballroom.

Tickets: Prices range from $99 - $349. To purchase, click here.

J. Cole Performance at Delano South Beach Beach

The iconic Delano South Beach will host an New Year’s Eve celebrations with singer-songwriter J. Cole. Guests can start off their night at Bianca at Delano, the hotel’s classic Italian eatery helmed by Chef Luciano Sautto, with a special prix fixe menu including a champagne toast. As the night goes on, musical artist J. Cole will perform poolside at Delano Beach Club. Once midnight rings in, J. Cole will host an exclusive afterparty at FDR at Delano. The event will also feature special DJ sets by DJ Iron Lyon and Dave Sol that are guaranteed to keep guests partying well into 2015. Revelers can say goodbye to 2014 in style with ticket packages that give them access to a night of dancing, music and celebrities at all three of Delano's in-house venues.

Tickets: General admission tickets are on sale now and include an open bar from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets to Delano Beach Club start at $250 and general admission tickets to FDR at Delano start at $100. All-access ticket to both venues is $300 per person. Ticket includes: dinner at Bianca, access to Delano Beach Club and FDR starts at $700 per person. Cabana, bed and table packages are also available. For additional information and reservations, click here, call (305) 924 4071 or email

Ring in 2015 on the Bay at Mondrian South Beach

Ring in 2015 under the stars with views of Miami’s glittering downtown skyline at Mondrian South Beach, featuring fireworks, an open bar and music by DJ Derek Walen. Dinner, available indoors and outdoors, includes Charcuterie, Tuna & Caviar, Snapper Crudo, Grilled Ribeye Steak and Bucatini Pasta with Gambas.

Tickets: Party tickets start at $149 per person, dinner and party dual tickets start at $300 per person. VIP cabana packages are available for up to $7,000, featuring VIP seating and bottle service. To purchase tickets, visit

Hyde in Wonderland at SLS South Beach

Step into the rabbit hole and join SLS South Beach for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party at Hyde Beach where the lineup this year will include Vice, MNDR, YSL and Damaged Goods. There will be an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight and passed light hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in fantasy attire to this enjoy this magical evening.

Tickets: Starting at $100, tickets and table reservations are available for purchase at

LDV Hospitality's Rooftop Party at The Gale Hotel in Miami Beach

LDV Hospitality will celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Rooftop at The Gale Hotel with a specialty buffet menu and four-hour open bar overlooking warm sandy beaches and glistening starry skies. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of appetizers, entrée options and dessert compliments of Dolce Italian, as well as four hours of open bar followed by a champagne toast at midnight. Join The Rooftop at The Gale Hotel for an elegant evening of mixing, mingling, and swaying to music by DJ Jessica Who while marveling at the views of the New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Tickets: Tickets start at $95 per person. For reservations, click here.

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