2. City of Fort Lauderdale Downtown Countdown. 4:30 p.m. at SW Second Street and SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; call 954-828-5363, or visit fortlauderdale.gov. No cover. All ages welcome.
Having the kids might seem like a bummer at first, but we promise you won't have to stay in to watch Ryan Seacrest do the Times Square countdown. Instead, spend NYE with the entire City of Fort Lauderdale! With fireworks, live music, and stuff to wear out the kids, you can bet all of you will be ready to pass out by the end of the night.
1. The World Is Not Enough. 9 p.m. at America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; call 954-449-9659, or visit myamericasbackyard.com. Tickets cost $25, plus fees. Age 21 and up.
Kissing everyone around you in only one time zone is so last year. The hot new 2013 trend is doing it in four different ones, specifically New York City, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. But forget a private jet; America's Backyard is doing the time-zone-hopping for you, figuratively. We're not totally sure how it's going down, but you won't even notice where you are once you've started indulging in the open bar.