6 Unforgettable Places to Celebrate Happy New Year’s Eve in Orlando
6 Unforgettable Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando The New Year is never more than 12 months away, which means it’s never too early to finalize your party plans for Dec. 31 — no matter what year it is! Whether visiting with kids or traveling with other adults, you’ll discover magical ways to ring in the New Year throughout Orlando. New Year Celebration In Orlando From the theme parks to downtown, here are six places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in extraordinary style!
Walt Disney World® Resort
At Walt Disney World® Resort, Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® each have an all-ages countdown to midnight starring Disney’s world-famous fireworks and other special features. These festivities are also included with park admission.
Additionally, Disney’s Contemporary Resort hosts the all-ages Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration, as well as adults-only celebrations at Disney Countdown to Midnight and Down in New Orleans.
Finally, at Disney’s BoardWalk, adults can dance the night away at the Atlantic Dance Hall’s throwback party. You’ll also find numerous New Year’s Eve parties at Disney Springs®.
Universal Orlando Resort
At Universal Studios Florida, some of Universal Orlando Resort’s most popular characters get the party going on Dec. 31. The all-ages celebration is included with regular admission.
Adults also can opt for Universal Orlando’s EVE at Universal CityWalk, which gives you access to multiple Universal CityWalk clubs, live bands, Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor, and unlimited gourmet cuisine. Finally, Universal CityWalk’s Hard Rock Cafe® Orlando & Hard Rock Live® hosts an all-ages event with live music, food, and unlimited beverages for kids.
SeaWorld® Orlando offers an all-ages musical celebration and fireworks display to ring in the New Year, and it’s included with park admission. Throughout the park, you’ll find interactive DJ stations, as well as craft beer and delicious food.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
The Kids’ New Year’s Party at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort drops a giant Lego brick at 8 p.m., followed by the park’s biggest fireworks show of the year. Included with park admission, this event also invites kids to participate in a scavenger hunt and building activities.
Close to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, this entertainment, dining, and nightlife district is bustling with activity on New Year’s Eve. For instance, Pointe Orlando hosts adult-oriented parties at numerous venues, including Blue Martini, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, and The Pub.
Several other I-Drive venues celebrate at midnight, including Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill, Howl at the Moon, Jack’s Place, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, and Taverna Opa. Also, in the I-Drive area, Topgolf Orlando has all-ages party options that include unlimited golf gameplay.
If you want to ring in the New Year like a local, head to downtown Orlando, where every bar and nightclub has celebrations for adults. At Wall St. Plaza, for example, you can bounce from one of seven member bars to another, including The Hen House, Hooch, Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, Waitiki and Wall Street Cantina.
Just minutes away by foot, the historic Church Street District drops the “Big Orange” at midnight. The party also features DJs and a video wall. And don’t forget about downtown’s vibrant dining scene while you’re there!