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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

Cheers To You, 2022! New Year’s Eve at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale!

Out with the old, in with the new! Celebrate by the iconic New River as you wave 2021 farewell, and welcome 2022 with open arms.


NYE PartRing in 2022! Gigantic New Year’s Eve Party at Galuppi’s

Drink, dine and dance the night away as the clock hits midnight this New Year’s Eve with live music featuring The Friday at Five party band!


Cheers To You, 2022! New Year’s Eve at The Wharf Miami!

JOut with the old, in with the new! Friday, December 31st, join us along the iconic Miami River as we wave 2021 farewell, and welcome 2022 with open arms!


Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes The Goodnicks

It’s going to be a Great Night with The Goodnicks as we close out the FNSW 2021 Season and welcome in the New Year.


Talking Heads • New Year’s Eve At Roxanne’s

2021 Was All Talk, Kiss It Goodbye At Roxanne’s!


Speakeasy Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve Party Cruise 2022

Join MODS for an epic celebration for the entire family on December 31, featuring a mid-day celebration with immersive activities, music, dancing and science.


NYE Party (Jamie Jones + Damian Lazarus) @ Club Space

The biggest party of the year deserves a double header by two of the most beloved artists of our city.


NYE Weekend at Vendome Thursday 12/30


New Year’s Eve 2022 – Toast Under the Stars

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


2022 Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve Party – Pier Pressure Moonlight Cruise

From the Creators of Pier Pressure: The only way to catch the true spirit of Fort Lauderdale is to embark on this Moonlight NYE Cruise. Sail into the midnight hour and ring in the New Year aboard the gorgeous Musette Yacht with your significant and or favorite friends. The ultimate champagne memory to last a lifetime!


NYE FAQs

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 B.

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.