Pacific Time. George Lane and the Miami House Rockers: Theyll be playing live while you enjoy the a la carte menu. $60 cover charge includes a flute of champagne at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-534-5979.
The Palms Hotel South Beach. The Palms South Beach: Festivities will include an extravagant five-course dinner featuring Chef Gerd Richters classic seafood specialties, open bar, and up-beat live entertainment to get you moving on the dance floor. Dont forget the party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Take your drink and watch Miami Beachs official fireworks display from the Palmss beach-front property. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $195 dinner package, $95 bar only. 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-908-5468.
Pangaea/Gryphon: Pangaea and Gryphon present the Fire and Ice Ball New Years Eve celebration. Resident DJs thenextgenerations Mikkel Dankner and Aaron Field and DJ Ean Sugarman will spin you into 2006 along with special guest DJ John Julius Knight. The party will be open-bar from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, $100 per person, $175 per couple, tables start at $1000. Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-581-5454.
Pawn Shop Lounge. Vanilla Ice: Everyones favorite 90s icon will be ushering in the new year. Thats right, the original white rapper, Vanilla Ice, will be present, and hopefully without those Hammer pants. DJs Gunars and Juan Mejia provide the beats for this massive NYE house party. Admission includes open bar all night, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP service inside and outside in the courtyard. VIP reservations are essential. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $50 admission, $75 open bar, $100 premium open bar. 1222 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-373-3511.
Pearl Champagne Lounge. High Class Partying: This venue is exclusive, so be sure to buy tickets beforehand. Tray-passed hors doeuvres from 8 to 9 p.m. and be sure to pad your wallet for the cash bar. Dinner seating at 9 p.m. New Years countdown and balloon drop at midnight. Party favors included. Dinner and lounge reservations include all-access wristbands to Nikki Beach and Nikki Garden (after dinner). DJ Gus opens at 8 p.m. DJ Armand spins at 11 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $375. 305-779-5880. 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-538-1111.
Pelican Hotel. Disco New Years: Boogie on down to the Pelican for a 1976 theme party. The hotel will be transformed into a discotheque today so you can hustle the night away. There will also be a six-course dinner by executive chef Stefano Zen. Sat., Dec. 31. 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-3373.
Perricones Marketplace & Café. Italian Charm: Whether it be the amazing brie with apricot glaze or maybe the sublime gnocchi with pink sauce, theres always something great cooking at Perricones, and New Years will be no exception. Tonight you will be served from a special a la carte menu while enjoying the music of a live three-piece band. Call for reservations. No minimum, no cover. Sat., Dec. 31. 15 SE 10th St, Miami, 305-374-9449.
Pierres Restaurant. Romantic Evening: Romance is the idea here. Jumpstart your hormones with some oysters along with lobster, stuffed quail, and other delectable items from the seven-course tasting menu. Afterward enjoy cocktails, dancing, fireworks, and a live band on the sand. Sat., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. $160. 81600 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 81.6, bayside), Islamorada, 305-664-3225.
Post Restaurant & Lounge. NYE Party: Let your taste buds savor the five-course dinner offered at Post along with the complimentary bottle of wine per couple and champagne toast at midnight. Open bar 9 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. $120 dinner, $50 lounge. 1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, 305-856-8585, www.postrestaurantmiami.com.
The Press Room. Party at the Press Room: Enjoy a variety of entertainment options for New Years. The restaurant will be serving a three-course meal and champagne toast at $65 per person. There will be live jazz entertainment by Sophia Romans and legendary pianist Ricky Williams. In the bar enjoy complimentary well drinks, a champagne toast, and DJ entertainment for $75 per person. If you want to go all out try the private champagne room for up to twelve people. For $2000 (plus taxes and tips) you can enjoy a three-meal course, a champagne toast, and open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are limited so dont wait till the last minute. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-672-5850, www.pressroommiami.com.
Prestons. New Years Around the World: Tonights Around the World menu will include samplings of Italian, Caribbean, Asian, American, and European flavors. There will also be a bread station. First seating at 7 p.m. costs $85 per person. The 9:30 p.m. seating costs $125 per person and includes a champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-604-1601, www.loewshotels.com.
Prime One Twelve. Prime Party: Have a great last dinner of 2005! $150 per person includes a bottle of champagne per couple. DJ and party favors, reservations required. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. 112 Ocean Dr, South Beach, 305-532-8112.
Raleigh Hotel. Cirque de Soiree: This fabulous party includes complimentary cocktails from 9 p.m. to midnight, with a special champagne toast when the clock strikes 2006! Party alongside a plethora of celebrity guest hosts, including Mickey Rourke and many more. Celebrity DJs will be spinning, circus performers will entertain with fire acts, contortionists, magicians, and dancers. General admission is $200 per person; $125 for hotel guests. VIP packages are also available; please call for details. Tropical beach attire is requested. Sat., Dec. 31. 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-6300.