The Best Places to Spend NYE in Florida

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 30 December 2014
  • Revised 18 March 2016
The Best Places to Spend NYE in Florida
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 30 December 2014
  • Revised 18 March 2016
The Best Places to Spend NYE in Florida
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 30 December 2014
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Florida is a brilliant place to spend New Year’s Eve, whether you’re a family, a few friends, or if theres just two of you. There’s something for everyone, including family favourites, partying and, of course, plenty of fireworks.

Here’s some of our favourite places to spend NYE in Florida:



Want to bring in the New Year with the ultimate party? Head to Universal CityWalks spectacular New Years bash, offering plenty of drink, music, six different party zones, and gourmet food - including delicious carved meats and fresh seafood.

Not to mention, come midnight youll be dazzled with a breathtaking firework display that will bring in the New Year with a bang.

Admission is $129.99 per person and is for 21s and over only.

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Walt Disney World


If youre in Orlando, Walt Disney World is the perfect, most magical place to spend New Years Eve as a family. Depending on what it is youre after, theres a variety of different options for New Years celebrations.

Head to the Magic Kingdom Park and soak in a dazzling firework display, or take in the sights at Disneys Hollywood Studios with live music and creative cocktails.

You can even head to Epcot and experience a variety of cultural celebrations - including Morocco, Italy, China, France, UK and the USA.

Find out more on the Walt Disney World website.

Key West


If youre in Key West for New Years you can head over to Sloppy Joes for the annual dropping of the Conch Shell on Duval Street. You can throw on some spectacular New Years attire or just mingle in your beachwear - anything goes!

Most doddle around Duval Street, grab a bite to eat and a drink, and then come 10pm, everyone gathers at Sloppy Joes for the entertainment, where you then dance the night away. When midnight hits, the Conch Shell is lowered to celebrate the beginning of a New Year, and the streets are filled with lights, streamers and confetti.

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Panama City Beach

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Panama City Beach offers a great family celebration. With family favourites including face painting, costumed characters and giveaways, plus plenty of live entertainment, this is sure to be a celebration that both you and the kids will love.

At 8pm, 10,000 inflated beach balls are released along Pier Parks beachfront boardwalk. The celebration fully kicks off at 8:30pm with an evening of live music performances and, come midnight, the 800 pound LED lighted beach ball descends nearly 100 feet and is followed by a fantastic firework display to ring in the New Year.

Admission to the New Years Eve Beach Ball Drop is free for the whole family!

Bayfront Park, Miami


Voted one of the Top 10 Places in the World to Ring in the New Year, Miami offers a fantastic evening full of lights, partying and laughing with friends and family. When midnight strikes, watch Miamis own "Big Orange" climb the side of the InterContinental Hotel at the largest free New Years party in South Florida, topped off with an amazing firework display over the beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Admission to the Bayfront Park New Years Eve celebration is free!

Happy New Year!

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