Marks South Beach. Marks South Beach Celebrates New Years Eve: Chef Mark Militello invites South Florida diners to ring in the new year in style at Marks South Beach. Marks South Beach is offering an elegant and intimate alternative to celebrate New Years Eve, with two seatings featuring a special five-course tasting menu with an array of choices prepared by executive chef Larry LaValley. The first seating, available to diners between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., is priced at $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For those diners seated between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the cost is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity, including a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required. Sat., Dec. 31. 1120 Collins Ave (in the Nash Hotel), Miami Beach, 305-604-9050.
Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. Buena Gente 7th New Years Eve Gala: This grand-scale party features six open bars (top shelf brand only), Brazilian drummers and dancers, an aerialist performer, superstar DJs and percussionists, club-style sound system and light show with large screen projectors, champagne toast at midnight, optional dinner package at a stunning waterfront terrace, cocktail style tables, party favors, hats, and noisemakers. Spend the night with special room rates for party guests only. This is the only party where you can see the Bayside fireworks show from a waterfront terrace. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $135. www.djcarlosmartin.com. 1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, 305-823-2507.
Metro Kitchen + Bar. Gourmet Dining: The time has come to ring in the new year, and Metro Kitchen + Bar at the Hotel Astor is cooking up something delicious for the celebration. For $150 per person (tax and gratuity included), you can enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner while listening to DJ Simone spin your favorite songs. Complimentary party favors and a champagne toast will be given to all guests at midnight. Dinner seating are from 7:30 to 10:30. This will be the best way to start off the new year! Sat., Dec. 31. Call 305-672-7217 for reservations. 956 Washington Ave (Hotel Astor), Miami Beach, 305-672-7217.
Metropolis Downtown. Party at Metropolis: Theres something for everybody at this temple of nightlife entertainment. The NYE party promises to be as massive as the club itself. Trek over to party with guest and resident DJs, drinks, and drunken patrons looking for someone to kiss when the ball drops. Sat., Dec. 31. 950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-415-0000, www.metropolisdowntown.com.
Miami Childrens Museum. Noon Years Eve Party with Radio Disney: This year kids get their own New Years Eve party and theyre celebrating it before anyone else! Join the party at the Miami Childrens Museum as they celebrate Noon Years Eve! Radio Disney AM 990 will be on site playing your favorite Radio Disney tunes! Theyll have plenty of games and entertainment for the whole family. You could win some great prizes and all kids will receive complimentary apple juice to toast the new year at noon! You wont want to miss the one-of-a-kind Noon Years Eve Party. Sat., Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. 305-823-0990. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org. 980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, 305-373-5437.
Miami City Club. New Years Eve Bash: Get ready for a champagne jam at the Miami City Club. Dinner includes peeky toe crab salad, port-glazed figs, intermezzo, steak, lobster, and truffled chocolate très leches. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $125 adults, $50 teenagers. 200 Biscayne Blvd, 55th flr, Miami, 305-373-2600.
Miami Velvet. The Most Erotic NYE Party in Miami: Bring your own booze to this erotic members-only club, and make all kinds of new friends. New members pay $150 to join in the fun at the most talked-about club in Miami. Groove to house, trance, and oldies while you get your groove on, so to speak. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. www.miamivelvet.com. 3901 NW 77th Ave, Miami, 305-406-1604.
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. Bingo Party: A New Years Eve bingo party ... thats right. What better way to ring in the new year than with five in a row? Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $75. 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, 305-221-8623.
Morada Bay Beach Café. Warm in Winter: So what if you cant be in New York for New Years Eve? Any true Floridian would choose to walk barefoot in the sand rather than catch frostbite despite ten layers of clothes not keeping them warm. At Morada Bay Beach Café, this tropical fantasy in the middle of winter is a reality. Sat., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. 81600 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 81.6 Bayside), Islamorada, 305-664-0604.