Miami Beach New Year's celebration information

Published On: Dec 26 2012 10:56:45 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 26 2012 03:10:52 PM EST
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

The City of Miami Beach releases information about events and traffic during New Year's Day.

You can read the city's news release below:

Free Public Events at 8 Street Beach

  • Tuesday, January 1, midnight (New Years):  Fireworks
  • Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6, Noon – 8:00 p.m.: Football Experience
  • Sunday, January 6, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Concert with Dierks Bentley and Flo Rida

Traffic Restrictions

Ocean Drive (5 to 14 streets) no vehicular traffic, only pedestrian traffic, from Saturday, December 29 at 7:00 a.m. through Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 7:00 a.m., during the New Year’s holiday, and from Saturday, January 5, 2013  at 7:00 a.m. to Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 a.m., for the 2013 Bowl Championship Series. Large crowds are expected during both weekends.

Transportation: The South Beach Local

Miami-Dade Transit’s South Beach Local will be complimentary from 7:00 a.m. December 31 through 1:00 a.m. on January 1, 2013. The regular $0.25 fare will resume on January 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/routes_detail.asp?route=123          

Parking

  • All city-owned parking lots and garages with the exception of the 42 Street Garage operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Ocean Court and Collins Court (alleys) will be strictly enforced for emergency vehicle access.
  • Residential parking zones citywide will be strictly enforced.
  • Valet operations normally on Ocean Drive will be relocated to Collins Avenue.

Extended Hours

Some nightclubs will have extended hours on New Year’s Eve until 7:00 a.m. on January 1, 2013.

Government Offices Closed

City of Miami Beach administrative offices will close at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and remain closed through Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Information Hotline:

Tourism Hotline: 305.673.7400 - 24 hours/seven days a week

Tips to Enjoy the Weekend

  • No open alcoholic beverages in public.
  • No glass containers on the beach.
  • Do not litter; recycle when possible.
  • Walk on sidewalks and designated pedestrian areas.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.