Already envisioning how you plan to ring in 2019 with your love? New Year’s Eve is just over a month away but already the party plans and celebrations are being announced. Here’s a little preview of some of our favorite upcoming New Year’s Eve events in Orlando for waving goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019.
Note: our full 2019 New Year’s Eve event coverage will be posted in just a few weeks!
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
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
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
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)
Seatings from 5pm-close
A five-course feast, champagne and live Flamenco dancing shows are all included in Tapa Toro’s NYE celebration this year. You can save a little by dining early (between 5-7pm) for a smaller four-course menu, an early champagne toast at 6pm and priority seating for the flamenco dinner show.
$35/person (5-7pm seatings); $75/person (9pm-close)
The Edison (Disney Springs)
Head to Disney Springs for a party featuring live entertainment, food stations, passed hors d’oeuvres and multiple themed lounges and spaces. Tickets also include beer, wine and premium spirits from 8pm until midnight, desserts and a midnight toast. 21+ only.
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
Welcome 2019 with an “Opa!” as you nosh on family-style appetizers like hummus, horiatiki (traditional Greek salad), keftedes, spanakopita & calamari, desserts and a plated lamb chop surf & turf entree with lobster tail. After your meal, dance the night away to DJ music, watch the belly dancing and fire shows, and toast to the New Year with champagne at midnight. There will also be a cigar & liquor lounge on the patio. Score 10% off tickets when purchased prior to November 26.
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
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 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.
Event times vary
Why not treat yourselves to a memorable staycation to begin the New Year? Reunion is hosting a special New Year’s Eve Gala for resort guests and members with a live band, comedian, three-course dinner, open bar and champagne toast at midnight just in time for the fireworks display. There will also be a cocktail and dessert party, NYE dinners at the Clubhouse and Forte and more.
Gala: $150/resort guest or $110/member
Dessert Party: $50/adult
Event times vary
For an extra swanky night out, make your way to Grande Lakes Orlando, home to Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott. Festivities include celebrations in the Lobby Lounge at both resorts (Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott), a dinner and after party at Highball & Harvest, dinner at PRIMO, fireworks, and a recovery brunch on January 1.
New Year’s Eve Improv Show
7:30 and 10pm
SAK Comedy Lab
New Year’s Eve 2019 at Howl at the Moon Orlando
Howl at the Moon Orlando
$20 – $130/person
NYE in Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park Village Center
$20 – $30
Disclosure: Tapa Toro, The Edison, Reunion Resort and Highball & Harvest are all valued advertising partners.
Feature image credit: Howl at the Moon Orlando