The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s a race to the finish with decorating, baking, and shopping galore! Take a moment to reward yourself with rest and relaxation this New Year. Surprise your family with a getaway to sunny Florida to ring in the New Year! At Atlantic Beach Clubs II in Fort Lauderdale, diversion is our specialty with watersports. Closeout 2017 by riding off into the sunset on a boat, kayak, or jet ski rental. After the race to the finish from Thanksgiving to Christmas, you deserve a relaxing New Year’s vacation. Visit our Downtown Countdown in Fort Lauderdale to recharge and restart this New Year’s Eve.

New Year's Eve in Fort Lauderdale

Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown

With nonstop entertainment for the whole family, the downtown fun starts at 3:30 pm and doesn’t stop until 1 a.m.! As one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, the New Year is made even bigger with action from the Orange Bowl.

Live Entertainment

Running from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., live bands and DJs are bringing you performances all night long. Get ready to dance the night away with entertainment from all musical genres including rock, funk, R&B, Motown, dance, and party music.

Kids Zone

Check out the bounce houses, slides, face painting, games, contests, line dancing, and caricature drawings. Get your selfie stick ready to document the day’s events including a special guest appearance from OBIE, the Orange Bowl Mascot. For the young ones with an early bedtime, a special kid-friendly countdown is scheduled for 7 pm.


Save the best for last with the countdown at midnight. Our Illuminated Anchor descends from 100 feet in the air to the main stage for the countdown to 2018. Featuring almost 12,000 LED lights, this larger-than-life anchor measuring 20 feet high and 17 feet wide is a spectacle commemorating this monumental event.

The New Year is a magical time for all ages and one that should be celebrated as a family. Start a new family tradition of ringing in the New Year with us in Fort Lauderdale. Let’s create memories on the water with boat rentals, parasailing adventures, Jet ski tours, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Contact Atlantic Beach Clubs II, and start 2018 off right by calling (954) 376-3770.

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