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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Fort Lauderdale

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city.

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Fort Lauderdale. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale for the holidays, or even if you already live here in FTL, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Fort Lauderdale, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Fort Lauderdale.

Best Fort Lauderdale NYE Events

  1. Speakeasy Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve Party Cruise 2023
  2. New Year’s Eve 2023 – New Year’s Eve Gala Toast to 2023
  3. Captain’s Ball – New Year’s Eve 2023 at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale!
  4. Musette Yacht Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve 2023 Party Cruise
  5. Glitter & Gold – New Year’s Eve Spectacular at W Fort Lauderdale

Speakeasy Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve Party Cruise 2023

The best New Year’s Eve Cruise will be on the Caprice Yacht with Roaring 20s Theme, Top 40 DJs, Tray Passed Apps and Open Bar Entire Cruise!

New Year’s Eve 2023 – New Year’s Eve Gala Toast to 2023

Come celebrate ringing in the New Year on the Skyline Terrace at The Riverside Hotel.

Overlooking the New River, package includes: 4 Hour Open Bar | Food Stations | Indoors and Outdoors Event | Party Favors | Live Entertainment by DJ Gerber

We will have a Best Dressed & Best Dancer Contest. Great prizes for the winners. So look your best and put on your dancing shoes!

Captain’s Ball – New Year’s Eve 2023 at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale!

As the clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, there is no better place than The Wharf Fort Lauderdale for a unique and festive celebration!

The Captain’s Ball will have you feeling like the captain of your own ship as you enjoy music, dancing, stunning views of The New River. Plus, what’s a party without a giveaway? Make sure to grab a captain’s hat when you arrive so you can set sail into 2023 in style.

Musette Yacht Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve 2023 Party Cruise

Live it up on board a luxury yacht for a year-ending party to start 2023 on a high note. We’re taking The Musette Yacht for a night out, and partying into the new year with good food and drinks by the boatload. Celebrate with us at this premier Fort Lauderdale NYE event, and welcome the new year in style.

A wild night awaits you aboard The Musette. As soon as you board, we kick things off with the best NYE party in Fort Lauderdale on this stellar triple-decker yacht, Our live DJ set’s the mood with a playlist of anthems and bangers to keep the dancefloor busy.

Take advantage of the photo ops on the sky deck and take in incredible views. Make your rounds to the bartender and enjoy the open bar. We’ll also have an appetizing array of entrees, so you won’t start the year on an empty stomach.

While the music is playing, you’ll have access to the open bar and full dinner buffet, all leading up to 12 AM. Finally, it’s time to start the new year in full celebration mode with a champagne toast and an amazing view of the annual NYE fireworks show at midnight.

Glitter & Gold – New Year’s Eve Spectacular at W Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate NYE in style with W’s Glitter & Gold spectacular. An evening of unparalleled entertainment including a live performance from crooner Kerst Lehmann and featuring the sounds of DJ Amaris and accompanying live percussionist.

Your Living Room VIP experience includes a complimentary Moët & Chandon Midnight Champagne Toast, NYE Party Favors, Casino Table chips and complimentary valet parking. Doors open from 9:00PM-2:00 AM / 21+ and over only.


Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Fort Lauderdale?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Fort Lauderdale is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Fort Lauderdale, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.