CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2017 in Orlando and Central Florida

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

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2018 here 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:

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, Winter Park – BlueBamBooYear’s Celebration
Cost: $35

Chris Cortez opens the show, and then dance 2017 away to the boogie blues of the Smokin’ Torpedoes. Free champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Visit bluebambooartcenter.com for tickets and more info.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

CFE Arena at UCF, Orlando – Kevin Hart
Cost: $69.50 and up

Want to laugh in the new year? Then catch this popular comedian live in Orlando. Enjoy the free Light Up UCF festivities outside before and after the show. Visit cfearena.com for more info.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Church Street Bars, Orlando – New Year’s Eve 2018 Block Party at Chillers – Cahoots – Latitudes
Cost: $42 – $80

Orlando’s biggest street party plus entry to Chillers, Big Belly, and Latitudes. Packages range from entry only to unlimited drinks. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Cocoa Beach Pier, Cocoa Beach – New Year’s Eve Celebration
Cost: $35

The ticket includes admission, party favors, live entertainment, two complimentary drinks and a champagne toast at midnight. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dirty Laundry, Orlando – Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath Metal Music Videos
Cost: FREE

Dirty old New Year’s Eve with metal videos, drink specials, and no chance of hearing Auld Lang Syne. Visit willspub.org for more info. 21+ only

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando – School of Rock The Musical
Cost: $34.25 and up

Rock out to the last night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical School of Rock. Visit drphillipscenter.org for tickets or more information. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Enzian Theater, Maitland – James Bond New Year’s Eve Party
Cost: $99 General Admission; VIP Tables are $325 for 2/$650 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. VIP includes reserved table and 1 bottle of champagne per couple. Visit enzian.org for more information. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Four Seasons Orlando – New Year’s Eve at Capa or Ravello
Cost: Ravello -$125 per adult; $45 per child
Cost: Capa – $155 per adult for the 3-course menu; $295 per adult 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 fourseasons.com/orlando for menus.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Gods & Monsters, Orlando – End of the World NYE Party at VAULT 5421
Cost: FREE

Themed drink specials, cosplay cage dancer, post-apocalyptic movies on the big screens, Retro Swing and Dark Electro tunes, and dress in fancy Wasteland attire for discounts off your tab and a chance to win prizes. Just $5 for a glass of bubbly to toast with at Midnight. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

House of Blues Orlando – Back to the 80’s NYE Party
Cost: $22.75

Spend NYE rocking out to the ’80s with Switch and Nerd Ranger, with special guests Seba & That Guy, For more information, visit houseofblues.com.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hemingway’s
Cost: $78

Enjoy a four course-dinner prix fixe menu. Full Á la Carte Hemingway’s Menu Also Offered. For more information or to make reservations at Hemingway’s, please call 407.239.3854. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

I-Drive 360, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Celebration
Cost: FREE; VIP available for fee

There will be cash bars in the courtyard, entertainers, music, and a pyro finale at midnight. Free parking, too. After party at Sofra Mediterranean Grill at I-Drive 360. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Lil’ Indies, Orlando – Kaleigh Baker & her Enablers play Tom Waits
Cost: FREE

If you want to ring in the new year listening to Tom Waits, this is the place. Visit willspub.org for more info. 21+ only

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

Kids get to rock out 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. Most of Christmas Bricktacular offerings are also happening. Visit legoland.com for more information. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Loews Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando – ROCK-IN 2018! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party
Cost: $74.55 adults/$42.60 ages 3-9

Come rock in the new year at this family-friendly lobby party featuring specially prepared desserts and entertainment featuring a DJ and Universal Orlando characters. Plus watch the countdown live from Times Square via satellite and welcome in 2018 with a champagne toast. Tickets are available at loewshotels.tix.com. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza 2017
Cost: $150 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 more. Tickets are available at loewshotels.tix.com. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando – New Year’s Eve
Cost: $157 general admission

Includes a gourmet buffet, well drinks, and live entertainment. For VIP Seating please call 407-673-4422. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Orlando Science Center, Orlando – Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
Cost: $20.95 adults; $18.95 seniors/students with I.D.; $14.95 ages 3-11; Free for OSC members

Gather in Science Park at 11:30 a.m. for some activities leading up to a 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. Plus you can enjoy all of the OSC’s exhibits. Fun for the family…don’t forget to wear your favorite pajamas for the party. Tickets available at the entrance. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Paddlefish at Disney Springs – New Year’s Eve Surf & Turf Dinner
Cost: $49

Enjoy a special Surf & Turf dinner of filet, cold water lobster tail, crab hollandaise and herb roasted potatoes. Visit paddlefish.com for more info or to make online reservations.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Thornton Park, Orlando – 10th Annual NYE Street Party
Cost: $10 adv/$30 at door general admission; $55 adv/$75 at door Open Bar; $90 adv/$120 at door VIP

Covering two city blocks in the Thornton Park District, the party features 7 bars, live DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Tin Roof Orlando – New Year’s Eve feat. James Ryan Band
Cost: $20 general admission; $60 and up for seating.

All tickets include omplimentary champagne toast and party favors. Visit tinrooforlando.com for tickets. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Universal Orlando – Eve at Universal CityWalk
Cost: $139.99 general; $224.99 VIP; 10% discount for UO passholders

Enjoy signature drinks, six CityWalk™ clubs and Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor with live bands and DJs, plus feast on unlimited gourmet cuisine including roasted sirloin, tenderloin and fresh seafood. Visit universalorlando.com for more information. 21+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

Rock ’n’ roll into the New Year with “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at 9pm and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” at midnight, at a DJ dance party all night long until 1am. Visit disneyworld.com for tickets and more info. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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 Then watch “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks spectacular at 6:30pm, and and the “New Year’s Eve Countdown Fireworks” at 11:40pm.Visit disneyworld.com for tickets and more info. All ages.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Will’s Pub, Orlando – New Year’s Eve with The Legendary JC’s cover Otis Redding
Cost: $12 adv/$15 at door

Live music from The Legendary JC’s cover Otis Redding. Espolon drink specials and free blanco tequila toast at midnight, plus the La Empanada food truck serving up food for purchase. Visit willspub.org for more information. 18+ only.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

World of Beer, Dr Phillips – New Years Eve Party
Cost: $100 pp/$175 per couple

This will be an all inclusive event. The purchase of your ticket includes any and all bottles, drafts and wines, plus an All You Can Eat Buffet served from 9pm-11pm. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info or call 407-355-3315.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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!

Scroll To Top