MIAMI. – The end of years is approaching and downtown Miami hosts one of the best popular parties in end of the year in the country, with Willy ChirinoArturo Sandoval, Amaury Gutiérrez, Aymeé Nuviola and Carlos Oliva, at Bayfront Park, starting at 6 pm
The City of Miami reminds that admission is free and there will be a great display of fireworks at midnight.
However, the big orange The Big Orange, which marks the last seconds of the Old Year, sliding down the facade of the InterContinental Hotel tower, will not be there for the third consecutive year.
“Due to the flu outbreak and people coming from all over the country, we decided not to do it with The Big Orange to attract so many people,” said Steve Carpenter, known as Mr. Neon and creator of the luminous figure.
“But we will have a digital orange in the building and a countdown,” he anticipated, to announce the arrival of the new year and the beginning of a shower of fireworks.
The administration of the public park stressed that “entrance to the place with alcoholic beverages, whether in bottles or cans, or portable refrigerators or fireworks is not allowed.”
In fact, the Miami Police announce the closure of several roads, including Biscayne Boulevard and Flagler Street, and urges the population to travel by Metro, Metromover or buses to avoid traffic congestion.
On the other hand, the small bus service, type trolleyof Miami, which connect important neighborhoods of the city with the center, will operate until 2 am on Sunday, January 1.
In Miami Beach, a good part of Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic to enable and celebrate the occasion.
At midnight, hundreds of fireworks light up the night.
Fort Lauderdale also celebrates the occasion at Esplanade Park, starting at 4:30 pm, with live music and the long-awaited countdown of the final seconds of the year that is ending.
In Key West there is also a party, very much in the style of the shells. Thousands of people gather at Sunset Pier to watch a huge piece of key lime pie in a glass of margarita at the stroke of midnight, while a giant papier-mâché conch shell descends on the roof of the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar.