Where to Party: New Year’s Eve Celebrations



Conrad Miami Pool (credit: The Conrad)

Conrad Miami Pool (credit: The Conrad)

Florida Travel News: Party into 2013

If you’re looking to get dressed up and ring in the New Year, check out the following parties:

The TradeWinds Island Grand, St. Pete

The TradeWinds “Rockin’ in the Midnight Hour” New Year’s Eve Party starts at 9 p.m. and runs till 1:30 a.m. in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Groove to tunes from The Greg Billings Band on the dance floor and take note of the evening’s dance contest. There’s an open bar and a gourmet hors d’oeuvres buffet with a myriad of choices from lobster shepherd’s pie or warm fig flat bread to  a pasta station or braised beef ravioli. Close to midnight, you’ll receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers in time for the the balloon drop as the clock strikes the New Year. Party admission is $140/person and partiers must be 21 years of age.

New Year’s Eve Pool Party, Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Start the year off in style poolside at The Ritz-Carlton. The party begins at 9 p.m. where you can toast the New Year until 1 a.m. with premium cocktails and open bar. The star-filled South Beach style  celebration includes party favors and deejay spinning to round out a memorable event. General party admission is $100/person and $85/person for hotel guests. There’s also a VIP bottle service and preferred seating package that starts at $1,000. All partiers must be 21 years of age.

Rooftop Party, Conrad, South Beach

Toast the New Year, with sweeping views of the city during an elegant dinner at Atrio Restaurant or party under the stars at Conrad’s rooftop pool with an extravagant buffet spread, open bar and live music. At both venues, you’ll receive complimentary party favors and views of the Miami’s fireworks show. The cost for dinner at Atrio is $185/person, and the rooftop party is $150/person. If you dine at Atrio, you can mingle at the rooftop party afterward for $50.

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