CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For New Year’s Eve 2019 .. #NYE #VisitOrlando

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

Looking for a place to celebrate the New Year’s Eve 2019 and the arrival of the new year/new decade? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2020 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. Click on a red link for more details or to purchase tickets:

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Ace Cafe, Orlando – NYE Dinner for Two (All Ages)
Cost: $50
From 5-8pm, enjoy 1 appetizer (to share), 2 entrees (any choice), 1 dessert (to share) + all-you-can-drink champagne (or coffee, tea, or soda).

The Alfond Inn, Winter Park – New Years Eve Gala (21+ only)
Cost: $199
Includes live entertainment from The Buzzkats, Premium Open Bar and Champagne Toast, buffet, and more.

Boxi Park, Lake Nona – Countdown to New Year (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission; $125 VIP Open Bar
Featuring live music by funky groove band Holey Miss Moley and DJ Oso, this outdoor party goes on rain or shine. VIP available for 21+ only.

Canvas Restaurant & Market, Lake Nona – New Year’s Eve Party (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
Happy Hour Menu available from 11pm – 1am, and complimentary toast as the ball drops at midnight. Plus live music from The Sunday Vibe.

Church Street Bars, Orlando – New Year’s Eve 2018 Block Party at Chillers / Cahoots / Latitudes / Irish Shannon’s Pub (21+ only)
Cost: Free general admission; $29.98 and up Drink Packages + Entry
Orlando’s biggest street party plus entry to Chillers, Big Belly, Latitudes, and Irish Shannon’s Pub. Packages range from entry only to unlimited drinks.

The Cloak & Blaster, Orlando – The Great Radagastby 2020 (21+ only)
Cost: $10 general admission; $150 VIP
Celebrate the pub transformed for the evening into a festive, Hobbiton-worthy tavern on Middle Earth with a fully themed food and drink menu, unique to the event, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP includes Exclusive Access to the Private Upstairs Fully Themed Speak Easy, All-Inclusive Food Buffet, and more.

Crooked Can Brewing Company, Winter Park – McSwagger’s New Year’s Eve Silent Disco (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission
3 DJ’s will take over 3 separate music channels to have you moving and grooving on the Silo Lawn. Barrel Aged Champagne Lager release at midnight.

Cuba Libre, Orlando – 2020 New Year’s Eve “Cuban Carnaval” (21+ only)
Cost: $20 general admission; $40 VIP Open Bar
Includes champagne toast, live entertainment, samba performers, and more.

Dave & Buster’s, Orlando – NYE Family 2020 (All Ages)
Cost: $30 – $38
Two packages available, include appetizer buffet, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, and a power card. $38 package also includes unlimited video game play.

Daytona Lagoon Waterpark, Daytona Beach – Noon Year’s Eve Event (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
This event includes a balloon drop at noon, prizes, food specials and a DJ. Guests can also purchase an All-Day Play Pass for $19.99, which includes unlimited attractions from 11am to 8pm EST.

Enzian Theater, Maitland – James Bond New Year’s Eve Party (21+ only)
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.

EVE Orlando, Orlando – The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve 2020 (21+ only)
Cost: $50 – $120
Enjoy Gatsby-inspired cocktails and be ready to have the best New Year’s Eve experience with our staff and dancers in full Gatsby themed attire, and the best DJ’s playing your favorite top 40 and dance mixes ready to ring in the new year. Electro-swing, glow performers, burlesque dancers, and silk acrobats are just some of the entertainment to get you into the swing of things.

Garden Grove at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet (All Ages)
Cost: $55.99 for adults, children ages 3-9 are $27.99, and children under 3 will be free
Buffet highlights include Prime rib with horseradish cream; honey baked Virginia ham with gravy; seared all natural chicken breast with smashed fingerling potato and roasted chicken gravy; braised short rib with charred Napa cabbage and red wine sauce; roasted pork loin with roasted red potato, charred kale and Pommery mustard jus; seafood risotto with Nantucket bay scallops, baby shrimp and littleneck clams; various sides, starters, salad and an assortment of pastries and desserts. For reservations, please call 407-934-1618.

Hourglass Brewing, Longwood and Orlando – New Year’s Eve Pajama Party (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission
At both locations, wear your PJs and receive 20% OFF all corked bottles all night, plus a Magnum bottle pop and free beer toast at midnight.

House of Blues Orlando – Blackberry Smoke (All Ages)
Cost: $45 – $97.75
Jam out into the new year with the sounds of blues-rockers Blackberry Smoke.

House of Blues Orlando – NYE Party and Midnight Breakfast Buffet in the Courtyard (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission; $15 buffet breakfast
Enjoy top 40 hits from DJ Rincon and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight in the HOB courtyard, with free admission. For $15 enjoy the midnight-2am breakfast buffet, as well.

ICON Park, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Celebration (All Ages)
Cost: Free general admission; $195+ for VIP
This year’s highlights will feature fireworks, a light show on The Wheel, international DJs, a live band, and select ICON Park bars and restaurants will have special offers. VIP includes table seating, unlimited rides on The Wheel, and more.

Il Mulino at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – New Year’s Eve Menu (All Ages)
Cost: $135.00 adults; $40 Children 9 and under
New Year’s Eve Menu highlights include Casarecce Invernali (Hand cut casarecce pasta, seasonal vegetable ragu, pecorino-romano); Risotto Con Funghi (Arborio rice, wild mushrooms, winter truffles); Dentice Della Florida Con Frutti Di Mare (Florida snapper, pine island shrimp, lobster mussels, pancetta, rapini) and more. Reservations and seating after 9pm will include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For reservations, please call 407-934-1199.

LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven – Kid’s New Year’s Eve (All Ages)
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.

Liam Fitzpatricks, Lake Mary – Lake Mary New Years Eve Block Party 2020 (21+ only)
Cost: $10 adv/$20 at door; $40-$60 Drink packages; $70-$100 VIP
Party at Liam Fitzpatrick’s, Graffiti Junktion, Dexters, and rock the night away at the block party main stage.

Lil Indie’s, Orlando – NYE ft. Sean Shakespeare’s Audible Parts & Accessories (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with live music and no cover.

Loews Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando – ROCK-IN 2020! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party (All Ages)
Cost: $75 adults; $40 ages 3-9; $150 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. Enjoy a dinner buffet before which includes admission to the party.

Loews Portofino Bay Resort, Universal Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza 2019 (All Ages)
Cost: $160 adults; $110 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.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando – Jake’s Best of 2019 Beer Dinner (21+ only)
Cost: $85
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.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando – New Year’s Eve Extravaganza (21+ only)
Cost: $50 – $275
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.

Maxine’s on Shine, Orlando – Roaring 20s Party with The Manns (All ages; 21+ to drink)
Cost: $65 special menu; A la carte offerings
The menu includes a 4 course dinner for $65 and an optional wine pairing for $30. Full bar and wine list are available as well. Regular menu also available. Reservations after 9pm include midnight ball drop, and special champagne toast.

Ocean Prime, Dr. Phillips – New Year’s Eve Dining (All Ages)
Cost: $60
Will be offering a special dish of Broiled Sea Bass over Lobster Risotto with Roasted Red Pepper Cream and Fennel Herb Salad for $60, in addition to the regular menu. For Reservations, please call (407) 781-4880.

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando – The Roaring Twenties (21+ only)
Cost: $150 – $225
With your all-inclusive ticket, enjoy: an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Arthur’s Catering, live music in the rotunda, a photo booth, a DJ and dancing in the galleries, and a champagne toast as you watch a spectacular firework display at midnight. VIPs get to sneak into our speakeasy which includes a private lounge with an exclusive bar, specialty hors d’oeuvres, and more.

Orlando Science Center, Orlando – Rawr-in’ Noon Year’s Eve! (All Ages)
Cost: $21 for adults; $19 for seniors and students; $15 for youth (ages 2 – 11); Free for OSC members
Noon Year’s Eve gives you a chance to celebrate the new year at noon instead of midnight. Dress to impress because they’re transforming DinoDigs into a dapper 1920’s dance hall as they countdown to a confetti drop at noon. Ticket includes access to all OSC exhibits.

Paddlefish at Disney Springs – Live on the Rooftop (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission
There will be live entertainment by Fred & Danielle on the rooftop deck until 10pm, and various libations available for purchase.

Player 1 Video Game Bar, Lake Buena Vista – New Years Eve Cosplay Party (21+ only)
Cost: Free admission
25% off your total tab if in cosplay, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

St. Cloud – Rockin’ The Cloud (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
The event will be held on both New York Ave and Pennsylvania Ave between 10th Street and 12th Street. Enjoy food trucks, beer vendors, and of course the Midnight countdown and Cloud Drop. This year’s event will offer three stages of live entertainment with performances from Maiden Voyage, Alex Hayes Band, Scott Baker Band, Harlequin and our event headliner Brooke Eden.

Sette Italian, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner (All ages; 21+ to drink)
Cost: A la carte menu
Serving the full dinner menu with a few extra special additions for the holiday including VA’s Lamb Marsala and Pork Tenderloin with balsamic onions. Seating from 5-8pm. Call 407-704-7771 for reservations.

Shula’s Steak House at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu (All Ages)
Cost: $145 for adults; $60 for children
Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu featuring Surf and turf; 12 oz. filet mignon; 16 oz. prime New York strip; 22 oz. Cowboy ribeye; 20 oz. prime rib; Norwegian salmon; jumbo lump crab cake; Tuscan kale salad; grilled asparagus spears with lemon vinaigrette; chocolate lava cake; Florida lemon tart. For reservations, please call 407-934-1362.

Sunset Park, Mount Dora – New Year’s Eve Celebration (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
Enjoy live music and a fireworks show at midnight.

Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Kissimmee – NYE Concert Starring The Wailers (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
The New Year’s Eve street party will feature food and beverage options for purchase from Sunset Walk’s restaurants and bars. Plus a free concert by the legendary reggae band The Wailers. Free party favors and champagne toast for the first 2,000 guests.

Tapa Toro, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner (All Ages)
Cost: $35 early seating; $75 adults/$65 children late seating
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.

Taverna Opa, Orlando – The Greek Gatsby NYE Party (21+ only)
Cost: $75
Includes a greek dinner, belly dancers, a DJ, and more.

Thornton Park, Orlando – Thornton Park New Years Eve Street Party 2019 (21+ only)
Cost: $10-$20 general admission; $55 and up for Open Bar and VIP
Party at Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Burton’s, Island Time, The Falcon, Cavo’s and rock the night away at the street party covering 2.5 city blocks. Music from 3 DJs featuring DJ Flent and DJ Korndogg.

Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park, Orlando – New Year’s Eve (21+ only)
Cost: $15 – $500
Guests will have full access to two sides each with their own stage, entertainment, midnight balloon drop & complimentary champagne toast. VIP includes reserved seating and more.

Todd English’s bluezoo at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – New Year’s Eve Dining (All Ages)
Cost: $60
Offering a special dish of Surf and Turf – Butter poached king crab, Kobe striploin, potato puree, pommes maxim, forest mushrooms, asparagus, sauce maltaise ($60), in addition to the regular menu. For reservations, please call 407-934-1111.

Universal Orlando – Eve at Universal CityWalk (21+ only)
Cost: $149.99 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.

Wall St Plaza, Orlando – New Year’s Eve on Wall Street (21+ only)
Cost: $25 advance/$30 day of; VIP $100
Enjoy a block party with a street-wide light show, outdoor dance party, and parties inside 8 venues. VIP also includes breakfast at 2am and open bar from 10pm-2am.

Walt Disney World – Disney’s Animal Kingdom (All Ages)
Cost: Included with regular park admission
Enjoy a fun and festive New Year’s Eve as the park stays open until midnight. DJs will keep the night moving in Discovery Island, DinoLand U.S.A. and Asia. The evening will also include special countdown-to-midnight on the Tree of Life.

Walt Disney World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios (All Ages)
Cost: Included with regular park admission
Enjoy a midnight countdown and stunning fireworks spectacular.

Walt Disney World – Epcot (All Ages)
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 the “New Year’s Eve Countdown Fireworks” at 11:40pm.

Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom (All Ages)
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.

Will’s Pub, Orlando – The Legendary JC’s (21+ only)
Cost: $15 adv/$20 at door
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Legendary JC’s.

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

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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