South Florida rings in 2014

  • Alicia and Lee Piccoli give their 3-year-old daughter Ava a New Year’s kiss at the Miami Children's Museum, which held its own special New Year's Eve celebration with a countdown, fun crafts and a balloon drop, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Espy Guzman puts a New Year’s hat on her son, Jacob Guzman, at the Miami Children's Museum, which held its own special New Year's Eve celebration with a countdown, fun crafts and a balloon drop, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Charles Bou and his son, Charles Jr., celebrate 2014 at the Miami Children's Museum, which held its own special New Year's Eve celebration with a countdown, fun crafts and a balloon drop, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sara Ecoro and her daughter, Anabelle Packouz, play with snow at the Miami Children's Museum, which held its own special New Year's Eve celebration with a countdown, fun crafts and a balloon drop, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lee Piccoli, his wife, Alicia, and 3-year-old daughter Ava ring in 2014 at the Miami Children's Museum, which held its own special New Year's Eve celebration with a countdown, fun crafts and a balloon drop, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Patrick Fitzgerald of Delray Beach sneaks up on Pollito the Clown at Bayside Marketplace on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Erica Souza dances through Bayside Marketplace with the the Paulo Gualano Group on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ashley Melgar celebrates her 7th birthday on New Year’s Eve with a handful of balloons in South Miami with her father, Wilmer Melgar, and sister Amada Wilmer, 16, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF