Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2019 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:
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Orlando – 2019 New Year’s Eve Party
Includes exclusive access to the Sky Bar, a reserved table for your group, one race on the multi-level indoor track, the 7D Dark Ride Experience, 2 attractions of your choice, unlimited arcade play on over 100 games, hors d’oeuvres and a 3 course meal from a Prix Fixe Menu, plus a champagne toast at midnight and a DJ spinning tunes. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. All ages.
Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, Winter Park – New Year’s Eve with CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion
Enjoy live music from CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion. Includes hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight. Visit bluebambooartcenter.com for tickets and more info.
Church Street Bars, Orlando – New Year’s Eve 2018 Block Party at Chillers – Cahoots – Latitudes
Cost: $39- $200
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.
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.
EVE Orlando , Orlando – GoldenEye 007 New Year’s Eve 2019
Cost: $50 – $120
Dress to kill and put on your extravagant gowns and formal suits, or dress as your favorite Bond character for a night of cocktails, dancing and entertainment featuring Cirque aerial performers, live dancers, and showgirls. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. 21+ only.
House of Blues Orlando – NYE Party and Midnight Breakfast Buffet in the Courtyard
Enjoy top 40 hits from DJ Rincon and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight in the HOB courtyard, with free admission. For $10 enjoy the midnight breakfast buffet, as well. For more information, visit houseofblues.com.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hemingway’s
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.
ICON Orlando – New Year’s Eve Celebration
Cost: Free – $1500
There will be a holiday light show on the wheel that is free to watch, plus stop by for face painting and a balloon artist from 12pm to 7pm & local Florida favorites including craft beer and baked goods. They’re also offering ride options ranging from $39.99 for a ride with a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink to $1500 for Midnight access to private capsule with stocked bar to experience 360-degree views of Central Florida fireworks (book by Dec 28). Visit iconorlando.com for more info. All ages.
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 the Christmas Bricktacular offerings are also happening. Visit legoland.com for more information. All ages.
Liam Fitzpatricks, Lake Mary – Lake Mary New Years Eve Block Party 2019
Cost: $10 – $70
Party at Liam Fitzpatrick’s, Graffiti Junktion, Dexters, and rock the night away at the block party main stage.Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. 21+ only.
Loews Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando – ROCK-IN 2018! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party
Cost: $70 adults; $40 ages 3-9; $125 including dinner at The Kitchen
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 Resort, Universal Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza 2018
Cost: $155 adults; $105 age 10-20; $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. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Cash bar available. Tickets are available at loewshotels.tix.com. All ages.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando – Jake’s Best of 2018 Beer Dinner
The evening begins with a reception by the waterfall just outside Jake’s American Bar. From there, move indoors to the private Clipper Room to experience a delectable “Best of 2018” five-course dinner with beer pairings. After dinner, head over to the Tahitian room to enjoy the New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet Tickets are available at jakesbeerdinner.tix.com. 21+ only.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando – New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Cost: $50 – $150
Reserve a table and choose from several different packages that include a gourmet menu and unlimited drinks. Choose between several VIP Dinner & Show options or Outside Café Party options. Visit mangos.com for more info. 21+ only.
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando – Nouveau: A Glamorous New Year’s Eve
Cost: $125 – $180
Enjoy a luxurious evening featuring full museum access, with special guest Jorge Estevez (WFTV) helping count down to the new year. With your ticket, arrive for complimentary valet and enter on the red carpet. Once inside, enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Arthur’s Catering, live music in the rotunda, a photo booth, party favors, a DJ in the galleries, and a champagne toast as you watch a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. 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
Noon Year’s Eve gives you a chance to celebrate the new year at noon instead of midnight. Leading up to the countdown, you can write your New Year’s resolutions and make party hats and crafts. Complete your experience by catching a Dinos In Lights Festive Show** in DinoDigs; visiting traveling exhibits The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Zoo In You and Human Plus before they leave OSC on January 6, catch a giant-screen or 3D film, and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.
Paddlefish at Disney Springs – New Year’s Eve Surf & Turf Dinner
Enjoy a special Surf & Turf dinner of Filet, shrimp skewer, crab hollandaise, whipped potato. There will also be free live entertainment by Fred & Danielle on the rooftop deck until midnight. Visit paddlefish.com for more info or to make online reservations.
St. Cloud – Rockin’ The Cloud
The event will be held on both New York Ave and Pennsylvania Ave between 10th Street and 12th Street. Three stages, food trucks, beer vendors, and of course the Midnight countdown and Cloud Drop. The party will begin at 7pm with live music from headliner The Supervillains as well as Maiden Voyage, Slickwood, Colin James Band, Dirty Secret, and A Fine Line. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.
Tapa Toro, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner
Cost: $35 – $70
Reserve an early seating for a 4-course meal with Champagne toast at 6p (midnight in Spain!) or a later seating for a 5-course meal with Flamenco dinner show and Champagne toast at midnight. Visit tapatoro.restaurant for more information.
Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs – New Year’s Eve Dinner
Enjoy a special dinner of Grilled 8oz. filet of beef and Sambuca jumbo shrimp, saffron whipped potatoes, garlic and parmesan asparagus. Visit terralinacrafteditalian.com for more info or to make online reservations.
Thornton Park, Orlando – Thornton Park New Years Eve Street Party 2019
Cost: $10- $90
Covering two city blocks in the Thornton Park District, the party features 6 bars, live DJ, and a champagne toast at midnight. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information. 21+ only.
Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Orlando 360 – New Year’s Eve
Cost: $20 – $500
All tickets include complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Visit tinrooforlando.com for tickets. 21+ only.
Universal Orlando – Eve at Universal CityWalk
Cost: $139.99 general; $234.99 VIP; 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
Revel in a midnight countdown to stunning fireworks spectacular. 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 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.
Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, Cocoa Beach – New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier with FREE parking, FREE cover, live music and dinner specials starting at 5 PM at Pelican’s Bar & Grill. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. All ages.
Will’s Pub, Orlando – Blue Year’s Eve with Kaleigh Baker and Her Enablers
This Blue Year’s Eve, Kaleigh Baker and Her Enablers are returning for the third year in a row with an entire evening devoted to Tom Waits. Joining the lineup of the first time is local Western Swing Sweeties “Oak Hill Drifters” Folk Darlin, Stephen Rock and Guitarist and Front Man Extraordinaire, Joshua Lamkin. Visit willspub.org for more information. 18+ only.
World of Beer, Dr Phillips – New Years Eve Party
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!
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