We’re almost there…the end of 2020…and I know we all want to blow the doors off kicking this year gone this New Year’s Eve. But we’re also still in the pandemic, so we have to be careful about crowds and make sure we wear our masks.
If you choose to celebrate this New Year’s Eve outside of your house, do it safely, and perhaps at one of these picks which are either outdoors, limited capacity dinners and events, or take home dinner packages (prices do not include tax or gratuities):
Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – NYE Dinner (18+ Only)
Enjoy a 3-course dinner, with entree choice of Beef Short Rib, Salmon Filet, or Duck Leg Confit. Limited seating. Menus and reservations at link above.
Boxi Park, Lake Nona – New Year’s Eve at Boxi (All Ages/21+ Only)
Boxi is hosting two parties…
All Ages from 4-8pm
Featuring a “Midnight” Ball Drop at 7pm, along with a DJ, kids crafts, and more.
21+ Only from 9pm to 1am
Cost: $20 adv./$25 day of; $150 VIP
Includes Live Music by Paradigm & DJ, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors, and Photo Ops. VIP also includes no line at the door, open bar & reserved seating.
The Caribe Royale, Orlando – NYE Dinner (All Ages)
The resort has two New Year’s Eve Dinner events to choose from: A three-course dinner at the Tropicale Restaurant is $45/adult, $15/children ages 4-12. Dinner at the Venetian Chop House Restaurant is a la carte and upscale with entrees such as 1.5-pound lobster thermidor or duo lamb porterhouse. For reservations, call 407-238-8020 or visit the link above.
City Works, Disney Springs – Brew Year’s Eve (21+ Only)
Offering two Chef’s Holiday Specials paired with beer or ales. Filet Medallions for $36 or Short Rib for $26. Full menu also available. Reservations recommended.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Dr. Phillips – Holiday Dinner To-Go (All Ages)
Cost: For 2 – $150; For 4-6 – $250
Offering a Four-Course To-Go NYE or New Year’s Day dinner including a choice of two entrees – Herb-roasted tenderloin or Chilean Sea Bass, plus sides and dessert. Order via the link above.
Enzian Theater, Maitland – A Boogie Nights New Year (21+ Only)
Cost: $99 General Admission; $135 VIP (Tables are purchased as 2- and 4-tops)
Enjoy a delicious dinner and special screening of Boogie Nights. Come in your grooviest disco attire and you could win a prize. VIP also includes unlimited beer/wine, a complimentry bottle of champagne, and more.
ICEBAR Orlando, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Party: Vegas Baby (21+ Only)
Cost: $50 general admission; $100 Ice Package per person; $150 VIP package per person
General admission includes ICEBAR Entry (excluding 11:30pm-12:30am), Champagne Bar from 11:30pm-12:30am, Midnight Celebration Buffet at 12:30am, party favors and free digital souvenir photos. Packages include additional benefits.Casino-Style games will be available for play throughout the evening with the opportunity to win incredible prizes! Limited attendance plus safety guidelines will be in effect.
Jack’s Place Restaurant at The Rosen Plaza, Orlando – New Years at Jack’s Place (All Ages)
On New Year’s Eve, from 5-9pm, Chef Michael presents a duo entrée special consisting of Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass and Nueske’s Bacon Wrapped Petit Filet Mignon with chef’s potato and fresh seasonal vegetables for $49.00. Guests can also mix and match the new “Dining with the Stars” prix fixe menu for $35, or enjoy favorites from the a la carte menu. For reservations, call (407) 996-0256 or visit the link above.
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. Holidays at LEGOGLAND photo ops and shows will also be occurring.
Marlow’s Tavern, Lee Vista, Oviedo, and Waterford Lakes – New Year’s Eve or New Years Day To-Go (All Ages)
Offering a New Years Eve Hors D’Oeuvres a la carte menu to-go starting at $17, featuring everything from Smoked Trout Dip to Beef Tenderloin, plus a variety of wine add-ons.
Also offering a New Year’s Day Brunch to-go for 5-6 people for $120. Menu features choice of frittata, plus Raspberry French Toast Casserole, Biscuit & Sausage Gravy, sides, and dessert. Vegetarian frittata option.
Both are for pick-up at Marlow’s Lee Vista, Oviedo, and Waterford Lakes locations on Dec. 31 by 5pm. Menus and order forms at link above.
The Osprey, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Chef Tasting Menu (21+ Only)
Executive Chef Michael Cooper and Pastry Chef Denise Newberry have put together a 9-course tasting menu starting at 7pm. Space will be limited due to social-distancing measures. All guests will be seated only with their own party and at least six feet from other tables. Menu and reservations at link above.
Paddlefish, Disney Springs – New Year’s Eve Dinner (All Ages)
Offering their popular New England Boil for one night only, which combines Maine lobster, chorizo, littleneck clams, red potatoes and sweet corn seasoned with Chef Richard’s secret blend of spices and served with cornbread. Includes free glass of champagne for those 21+.
Raglan Road, Disney Springs – New Year Twice (21+ Only)
Ring in the New Year twice: once at 7pm (midnight Irish time) then again at midnight in Orlndo with complimentary glasses of bubbly for both countdowns. Also offering a special Friday edition of their a la carte Rollicking Raglan Brunch on New Year’s Day. Reservations via the link above.
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar, Winter Park – NYE Dinner Special (18+ Only)
Open until 2AM, serving their regular lunch and dinner menu, plus a NYE Lobster Special featuring a 1.5lb Maine Lobster served with a baked potato, coastal slaw and drawn butter for $39.00 dine in or take out. From 4pm on, add on Bottomless Champagne for $20.21. For reservations please call (407) 543-3474 or visit the link above.
The Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet (All Ages)
Cost: $59.95 adults/$24.95 children ages 4-11
Café Osceola with a dinner buffet, featuring a complimentary glass of champagne for those 21+. 25% Florida Resident discount. Menu and reservations at link above.
Sunset Park, Mount Dora – New Year’s Eve Celebration (All Ages)
Cost: Free admission
Enjoy live music from Josh Williams and The Flight Line starting at 9pm, and a fireworks show at midnight. Food and drinks for purchase.
Seasons 52, Altamonte Springs and Dr. Phillips – Holiday Box To-Go (All Ages)
Order a Holiday Green Box To-Go at both locations starting at $125 (serves 4-6). Entree choice of either Kona-crusted, wood-grilled tenderloin or whole side of cedar plank salmon, plus sides, salad, and six mini-indulgence desserts. Pre-order up to 24 hours in advance. Menu and ordering at link above.
Sixty Vines, Winter Park – Sip, Sparkle, POP at Home (All Ages)
The curated selection feeds two and includes salami and cheese, filets with grilled shrimp, choice of side, and deviled affogato dessert. Plus, Bubbly (375 ml bottle of Luc Belaire Rosé and a 375-milliliter Taittinger “La Francaise” Brut), rosé colored glasses, a confetti popper, sparklers, and a link to a Sixty Vines NYE Spotify playlist. Order by Dec. 29 at the link above.
Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Kissimmee – New Year’s Eve Street Party with Collective Soul and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick (All Ages)
Cost: $62 per person
Enjoy live music with Collective Soul and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, plus Latin Ambition and DJ Scotty B. Ticket also includes midnight fireworks and confetti storm, party favors, & 2021 face masks, street performers, 2 large screen video wall displays for social distancing, and admission to all participating Promenade venues.
Tapa Toro, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Dinner (All Ages)
Cost: $45 early seating; $95 adult/$65 kids under 10 late seating
Serving a 4-course dinner with early seating from 5-7pm. Then a separately ticketed late dinner offers a five-course menu and live entertainment to ring in the new year for 2021 from 9pm to close. Menus and reservations at link above.
Taverna Opa, Orlando – The Greek Gatsby NYE Party (21+ only)
Includes a greek dinner, belly dancers, a DJ, and more. Menu and reservations at link above.
Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs – New Year’s Ever Special (All Ages)
Offering a special NYE dish called Frutti Del Mare featuring shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and seafood in a rich saffron butter broth tossed with bucatini. Glasses of Prosecco will also be $10 all day for those 21+
The Wheel at ICON Park, Orlando – New Year’s Eve Rides
Purchase your general admission tickets to The Wheel now through 12/31/2020 and receive 50% off with promo code SANTA2020 at the link above.
We hope you have a fun and safe celebration, no matter what you choose. Thanks for being a reader of CitySurfing Orlando in 2020! Here’s to 2021!
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