CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando and Central Florida

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2014 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2015 here in Orlando.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area. Some are even free:

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Church Street Bars, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party on Church Street
Cost: $25 – $99

Orlando’s biggest street party plus entry to Chillers, Big Belly, and Latitudes. Packages range from entry only to unlimited drinks. For more information, visit churchstreetbars.com. 21+ only.

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Dave and Busters, Orlando – NYE Family Fun Celebration
Cost: $30.13 – $40.61 per person

Celebrating with the whole family can be fun with this special event that runs from 5-8pm. There are two packages that include appetizer buffet, unlimited soft drinks, a Power Card for game play and more. For more information, visit daveandbusters.com. All ages.

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando – Kristin Chenoweth with guest Cheyenne Jackson
Cost: $110 per person; VIP $250

Join Tony Award-winning vocalist/actress Kristin Chenoweth and her guest Cheyenne Jackson (who in addition to his singing career is currently starring on American Horror Story: Hotel), for an evening of music. Tickets include reserved seating, a pre-show party, 2 drink tickets, and an after-party with music from The Buzzcats. VIP includes reserved orchestra seating, a dinner buffet, and valet parking.  Visit drphillipscenter.org for tickets or more information.

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Enzian Theater, Maitland – James Bond New Year’s Eve Party
Cost: $99 General Admission; VIP Tables are $300 for 2/$600 for 4

Wear your best Bond or Bond Girl outfit and you could win a prize. There will be a DJ spinning, and Open Bar and Light Hors d ’Oeuvres, plus tops shelf drinks for purchase. Visit enzian.org for more information. 21+ only.

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Four Seasons Orlando – New Year’s Eve at Capa or Ravello
Cost: Ravello -$125 per adult; $45 per child
Cost: Capa – $155 per adult & $65 per child for the 3-course menu; $295 per adult & $95 per child for the 5-course menu

Ravello will offer a buffet from 5pm to 11pm. Capa will offer two prix fixe menus. All dinner packages also include access to the New Year’s Eve After Party in the Grand Ballroom from 9pm to 2am featuring a DJ, a dance floor, balloon drop and more! A champagne toast, desserts and appetizers are included and a cash bar is available. To make a reservation, call 407-313-6161 or visit OpenTable.com.

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Hammered Lamb, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party
Cost: FREE

This no-frills party will have a free midnight champagne toast, plus $5 Grey Goose drinks and $1 off drafts. For more information, visit thehammeredlamb.com. 21+ only.

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House of Blues Orlando – JJ Grey and Mofro
Cost: $35

Listen to the soulful blues rock of this awesome Florida-based band while ringing in the new year. For more information, visit houseofblues.com.

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I-Drive 360, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Block Party Celebration
Cost: FREE

There will be cash bars in the courtyard, entertainers, music, and a pyro finale at midnight. Free parking, too. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven – Kid’s New Year’s Eve
Cost: Included with regular park admission

Kids get to rock out in Miniland USA with a live DJ Dance Party that’s sure to get the whole family moving. This grand finale features an impressive LEGO fireworks display and a chance to watch the BRICK Drop at 7pm. Visit legoland.com for more information. All ages.

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza
Cost: $145 adults/$35 ages 3-9

Countdown to the New Year with a family party extravaganza under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza from 8:30pm to midnight, featuring a selection of gourmet food from the hotel’s restaurants, a kid-friendly buffet, and midnight sparkling wine toast. Entertainment will include a DJ, children’s craft and activities area, face painting and party favors for the entire family. Tickets are available at loewshotels.tix.com. All ages.

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Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando – New Year’s Eve
Cost: $50 admission; VIP $195 per person

New Year’s Eve packages start at $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and include a 3-course gourmet dinner, party favors, bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne per couple and Main Stage VIP seating the entire night. . Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Orlando Science Center, Orlando – Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
dec 31
Cost: $19.95 adults; $17.95 seniors/students with I.D.; $13.95 ages 3-11; Free for OSC members

Gather in Science Park at 11:30 a.m. for some activities leading up to our countdown to noon when there will be a balloon drop. Leading up to the countdown, you will have a chance to write down New Year’s resolutions, make noise makers and party hats and more. Fun for the family. Tickets available at the entrance. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.

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Parliament House, Orlando – New Year’s Eve 2016 with RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner’s Circle
Cost: $20 advance/$25 at the door; VIP $75

Six past winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race including reigning queen Violet Chachki will appear, with a midnight countdown and fireworks. Visit parliamenthouse.com for more info.

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SeaWorld Orlando – New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld
Cost: Included with regular park admission

Enjoy special holiday shows, regular attractions, and Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountain Finale at midnight. Visit seaworldorlando.com for more information. Upgrade to the New Year’s Eve Seating with Fireworks Package for $49 per person (with reserved seating at Bayside Stadium) or to the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Fireworks package for $199 per person which includes a 4-course prix-fixe signature dinner at Sharks Underwater Grill, plus a souvenir group photo, and more. All ages.

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Taverna Opa Orlando – Opa New Year’s Eve
Cost: $125

Includes 5-course meal, and open bar from 10pm to midnight. Visit opaorlando.com for more information. 18+

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Teak Neighborhood Grill, Orlando – NYE Party 2016
Cost: FREE

Special NYE dinner menu with free bottle of champagne with purchase, Complimentary champagne toast and party favors, plus more. Visit teakorlando.com for more information. 18+

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Thornton Park, Orlando – 7th Annual NYE Street Party
Cost: $20

Hosted by Graffiti Junktion, the party features 7 bars, live DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. Visit graffitijunktion.com for more information. 21+

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Tin Roof Orlando – New Year’s Eve feat. Sweet B and the Boys
Cost: $20 admission; $70 admission with premium open bar 9pm-midnight.

All tickets include Complimentary champagne toast and party favors, and live music from Sweet B and the Boys. Visit tinrooforlando.com for tickets. 21+

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Universal Orlando – Eve at Universal CityWalk
Cost: $134.99 – $189.99

Featuring DJ M-Squared, pyrotechnics, six unique party zones and Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor. VIP tickets include unlimited gourmet cuisine, private bars, and more. Visit universalorlando.com for more information. 21+

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Wall St Plaza, Orlando – New Year’s Eve on Wall Street
Cost: $25 advance/$30 day of; VIP $100

Enjoy a block party with a street-wide light show, outdoor dance party with music by DJ Draven, and parties inside 8 venues. VIP also includes breakfast at 2am and open bar from 10pm-2am. Visit wallstplaza.net for more information. 21+

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Walt Disney World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Cost: Included with regular park admission

Rock ’n’ roll into the New Year with a brilliant fireworks spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show will be presented on Dec. 31 near the Hyperion Theater at midnight. The Osborne Lights will also be entering it’s final weekend. Visit disneyworld.com for tickets and more info. All ages.

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Walt Disney World – Epcot
Cost: Included with regular park admission

Guests can celebrate all night long at Epcot. DJs and live music around World Showcase bring guests to their feet with beats from around the globe. Two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks spectacular at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the New Year will top off the celebration.Visit disneyworld.com for tickets and more info. All ages.

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Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom
Cost: Included with regular park admission

You can get a head start on the festivities, with a special New Year’s Eve eve presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. The same show will be repeated on December 31. Visit disneyworld.com for tickets and more info. All ages.

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Will’s Pub, Orlando – New Year’s Eve with Ben Prestage
Cost: $10

Live music from Ben Prestage. Free Champagne Toast at midnight. Visit willspub.org for more information. 21+

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If those aren’t enough options, check out our Orlando Events Calendar for even more ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year.

We hope you have a fun and safe celebration, no matter what you choose. Thanks for being a reader of CitySurfing Orlando!

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