New Year's Eve For Free: Three Miami Events That Won't Cost You Anything
They say that ringing in the New Year on South Beach is something you should do once in your lifetime. In fact, the folks at Condé Nast Traveler chose it as as one of the top worldwide New Year's Eve events. Yes, it's risky business going anywhere near the beach on such a huge holiday, but it's free and off-your-couch fun, so who cares? Gather on the beach and enjoy views of the firework show with the sea breeze blowing through your hair -- sounds like straight out of a movie magic.
Monday, December 31, Ocean Drive and 8th St., Miami Beach, 305-673-7400, orangedr.com.
Can't find a sitter on New Year's Eve? Don't feel bad, you can still have some fun, even if it's a few hours early. Those with munchkins can head over to Miami Children's Museum for games and arts and crafts. The kiddos will also have their own countdown to the balloon drop so they won't miss out on the experience. While this event isn't entirely free (it's free with paid admission to the museum), it's a great way to tire the kids up so you can enjoy the nighttime revelry.
Monday, December 31, 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, 305-373-5437, miamichildrensmuseum.org.
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