- Firework injuries are the cause of nearly 13,000 emergency room visits every year
- Over half of those injuries were to the extremities
- Children under 15 account for nearly 40% of injuries
There are few better ways to finish up the holiday season than by watching fireworks with your friends and loved ones on New Year’s Eve. Miami is the perfect place to do so, whether you go to a loved one’s home or hit one of South Florida’s many gorgeous beaches.
If you’re planning to celebrate with fireworks this New Year’s Eve in Miami, it’s important you know Florida’s fireworks laws. You’re personally allowed to buy and use sparklers, snakes, fountains and glow worms. However, you’re not allowed to set off aerial and/or explosive fireworks unless they’re being used for an approved purpose — and celebrating New Year’s Eve is not an approved use.
Since you can’t legally set off fireworks on your own, your best bet is to find an approved fireworks show this year. Here are our Florida personal injury lawyers’ 10 favorite spots:
1. Relax at the City of Miami Beach
9th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The City of Miami Beach hosts a New Year’s Eve Celebration every year. Enjoy the beaches during the day, then find your spot and enjoy the spectacular fireworks show over the ocean as the clock strikes midnight!
2. Enjoy a New Year’s Cruise
Departs from Sea Isle Marina – 1635 N Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL 33132
If you want a unique experience this year, take a New Year’s cruise! The Musette Yacht will host a fireworks gala out on the water with dancing, a dinner buffet, an open bar and more. This event is for those 21 and over, and you’ll want to get your tickets before they sell out!
3. Jam with Pitbull in the Park
Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Pitbull’s Worldwide New Year’s Eve VIP Food & Wine Party is must for those who love hip hop. The show will include unlimited food, cocktails, champagne and more. Plus, a fireworks display will help you ring in 2019 with 150,000 other people in Bayfront Park!
4. Dance at the Biltmore New Year’s Gala
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
If you’re looking for different kind of celebration, The Biltmore’s Disco Throwback New Year’s Gala is the place to be. Do the Hustle while you enjoy an open bar, a four-course dinner and live music under the disco ball. The night will be topped off by a massive fireworks display!
5. Party at the Clevelander South Beach
1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The hottest hotel in South Beach turns 80 this year, and they’re celebrating in style with an 80s-themed New Year’s Eve party! Different ticket levels at the Clevelander get you different access, but they all give you a ticket to an amazing fireworks display at midnight.
6. Stay Low-Key at Wynwood NYE 2019
2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
For an event with no cover charges and plenty of entertainment, check out the New Year’s Eve party at Wynwood Marketplace. There will be live music, fire eaters, dancers and more. Plus, food trucks will be on-site, and you get a free drink with your RSVP!
7. Rock into 2019 at the Hard Rock Cafe
401 Biscayne Boulevard, R-200, Miami, FL 33132
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, the Miami Hard Rock Cafe has you covered. There will be a buffet, and open bar, a live DJ and more. Then, at midnight, be sure to make your way out to the Bayside deck for an awesome fireworks show!
8. Flash to the Future at Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nikki Beach always puts on a spectacular show for New Year’s Eve, and this year is no different. Come enjoy the night Flashing to the Future with an avant-garde acrobatic show, live music and fireworks at this “rocket-fueled fantasy into the future”!
9. Class It Up at the Hotel of South Beach
801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Come experience a classier New Year’s Eve party on the rooftop of the Hotel of South Beach! A ticket gets you access to an open bar, carving stations, fireworks and more. Upscale attire is required, and private VIP tables and cabanas are available.
10. “Sea” the Best New Year’s Celebration at Wharf Miami
114 Southwest North River Drive, Miami, FL 33130
Come down to the wharf and enjoy live music, cocktails and food from local restaurants from all over the city at the New Year’s Eve 2019 Celebration at The Wharf Miami! There will be a firework celebration at midnight. Proper dress attire is required.
Stay Safe, and Enjoy New Year’s Eve in the City, Courtesy Our Miami Personal Injury Attorneys
There are any number of places in Miami you can enjoy fireworks this year. You can simply go outside or go to the beach to enjoy the fireworks, or you can find a great party where you can dance the night away. These hotels and party spots are great options, there are plenty others for whatever you’re looking for.
If you get injured in South Florida this New Year’s Eve, we can help. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our Miami personal injury lawyers are here for you. Call us at 800-560-5059 or contact us online for a free consultation. We’re open 24/7 — and we’ll answer your call, even on New Year’s Eve.