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.
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
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.
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 additional perks including access to a separate premium holiday buffet, 1 bottle of LaMarca Prosecco and private access to the Game Lounge.
$225 per bay (Premium Package); $425 per bay (VIP)
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
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
New Year’s Eve Party at Mango’s
Mango’s Tropical Cafe, International Drive
Music, gourmet food, champagne, special NYE dining menu, outdoor cafe party and more.
From $50; additional packages available
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
Great Gatsby New Years Party
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.
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.
Feature image credit: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel