Monday December 31st, 2012
Traditionally, Downtown Miami is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Bay Front Park receives numerous people from all over the country and the world, and together celebrating the new year. It will be the largest FREE party in South Florida! Come to the Dance Party with Tony the Hitman and countdown to midnight with Miami’s own, “La Gran Naranja” (formerly The Big Orange)! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay.
As usual the admission is free. It is always useful reminding you that no bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks can be brought in the park.
Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve is presented by Bayfront Park Management Trust, a limited agency of the City of Miami, with support from the City of Miami, the Mayor and the Miami City Commission. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioner.
The Nutcracker – A Magical New Play
As per Adrienne Arsht Center released, from now and through December 30, the Arsht Center presents – The Nutcracker – A Magical New Play. This holiday classic is not a ballet, but rather a play – about one loving family’s recovery from a terrible and surprising loss. The play centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas and bring her broken family back together—making this production a splendidly empowering Christmas story and a wholly different take on the classic tale! This theater piece weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope.
Adrienne Arsht Center – January 1st to 6th, 2013
Beginning January 2013, the world’s most famous nanny will arrive at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country. Variety raves, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” This spectacular hit has astonished more than seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York.