**Updated December 12, 2018**
Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando
Are you ready to wave goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019? New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and there are TONS of ways to ring in the New Year. From bar parties to hotel happenings, dinners and budget-friendly happenings, here are a few of our favorite celebrations happening around town.
TOP PICKS FOR DATE NIGHT
Orlando Museum of Art
Fancy a night at the museum? This year, the Orlando Museum of Art is hosting a swanky NYE bash with a red carpet entrance, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music, a DJ, full museum access and a champagne toast during the midnight fireworks display. Jorge Estevez of WFTV will be in attendance to count down to the New Year.
$225/couple, $125/person, $180/person VIP
The Edison (Disney Springs)
Celebrate The Edison’s One Year Anniversary with a dazzling gala on New Year’s Eve. Dance the night away and enjoy jaw-dropping entertainment including live band, burlesque dancers, aerialists and more! Your ticket price includes tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, live-action food stations and a wide selection of beer, wine and premium spirits from 7:30 p.m until midnight; plus, a selection of coffee, desserts and a celebratory midnight toast to ring in the new year. 21+ only.
9pm – 2am
World of Beer – Downtown Orlando
Tickets include an all you can drink open bar and an appetizer/dessert spread. DJ all night, champagne toast at midnight and prizes for best dressed plus multiple giveaways.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe, International Drive
Music, gourmet food, champagne, special NYE dining menu, outdoor cafe party and more.
From $50; additional packages available
Pretend you’re James Bond and one of his famous Bond Girls, if only for the evening. Enzian’s themed soiree is back this year with a costume contest, open bar, live music, hors d’oeuvres, a confetti cannon and ball drop at midnight and a live DJ. VIP tickets upgrade your experience to include a reserved table in the private VIP area, an exclusive VIP bar, plated hors d’oeuvres, party favors and complementary champagne. 21+ only.
$99 general admission
$325 VIP for two
$650 VIP for four
Hard Rock Live Orlando, CityWalk
Music lovers, take note. Hard Rock Live Orlando is opening its doors for an evening bash complete with live music, dinner buffet, dancing, a champagne toast and more. Entertainment for the evening will be Epic Evolve: The Decades Show. VIP access gains you entry to the exclusive John Lennon Room and Terrace as well as a dinner buffet and select open bar.
$125 general admission ($135 day of)
An annual tradition, EVE includes unlimited gourmet eats, access to six CityWalk clubs (each with live bands or DJs), signature drinks, a champagne toast at midnight, a pyrotechnics show and an epic outdoor dance floor.
$109.99 – $194.99 in advance
Events beginning at 8pm
The Alfond Inn
Take your pick of two NYE parties at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park this year. The Park Avenue Ballroom New Year’s Eve Gala lasts from 8pm-12:15am and includes a live performance from The Buzzcatz, premium open bar, champagne toast at midnight and chef-attended stations. In the New England Ballroom you’ll find the Midnight and Beyond Dance Party, a chic NYE celebration with premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast. These parties typically sell out, so purchase tickets sooner rather than later.
$189/person New Year’s Eve Gala
$99/person Mignight and Beyond Dance Party
8pm to 1am
VIP Package Includes: reserved VIP seating in the FIRE LOUNGE, open Premium Bar (8PM – 10PM), VIP Entry into the ICEBAR at Midnight (11:30PM – 12:30AM) and more
Additional packages available
$50 – $125
Event beginning at 8:30pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Celebrate in style under the stars in the dazzling Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. You’ll have to remind yourself you’re in Orlando, not Italy, while you take in the scenery and indulge your senses in gourmet eats, dancing, a live opera performance, beer, wine, a sparkling toast and more.
Kick off the new year with a little friendly competition! Topgolf is hosting a fun party with live entertainment and midnight fireworks. The NYE package includes all of this plus unlimited game play for the duration of the event for up to 6 people. Upgrade to VIP for access to the premium NYE feast complete with a carving station and a bottle of bubbly to share. Pricing is per bay, not per person.
$225 per bay (general admission); $450 per bay (VIP)
9pm – 1am
Drive Shack Orlando
Make your way to Lake Nona to play your way into the new year! Drive Shack has multiple packages available for up to 6 guests. The Premium Package includes reserved bay for up to 6 guests, unlimited play, complimentary general membership, access to the Celebration buffet, party favors and more. Or, upgrade to the VIP Package for all of the above plus 1 bottle of LaMarca Prosecco and private access to the Game Lounge.
$225 per bay (Premium Package); $425 per bay (VIP)
Kick off the year with a healthy dose of laughs as you celebrate with comedian Preacher Lawson. The evening includes party favors, strawberries, a champagne toast at midnight and a DJ after party at Fat Fish Blue. 21+ only.
New Year’s Eve Improv Show
7:30 and 10pm
SAK Comedy Lab
11th Annual Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Street Party
6 venues, multiple stages and DJs, champagne toast, and more. Open bar and VIP packages available.
$10 – $120
NYE Block Party at Liam Fitzpatrick’s
Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, Lake Mary
9pm – 2am
Block Party with Colonial Town Park shopping plaza neighboring restaurants Graffiti Junktion, Dexter’s of Lake Mary, Duffy’s Sports Grill, F&D Cantina and Amura; signature shamrock drop, DJs all night, drink specials and more
Want more events?
Each year we curate a list of more than 100 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando. We update this list continuously until New Year’s Eve so you always have the most comprehensive, up to date list of New Year’s Eve events in Orlando. Click below to see our full list for 2019!
Did we miss any? Be sure to submit your event here: orlandodatenightguide.com/submit-an-event.