There's no better place than Orlando to ring in the New Year! No matter your age, there's a party for you. From special events and incredible fireworks displays at the theme parks to early countdowns for the kids and celebrations that last well into the evening for adults, Orlando has you covered. Here's our list of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve.
EVE at Universal CityWalk
Dance the night away at Universal Orlando as you rock out on the biggest outdoor dance floor in Orlando. When you arrive at this special ticketed event you'll enjoy unlimited access to all six amazing CityWalk nightclubs with live bands and DJs performing all night. Feast on all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine including fresh seafood, prime rib and custom desserts. At midnight you'll witness a dazzling fireworks display as you toast with a glass of bubbly. Only 21 years and over are permitted to this special event.
Magic Kingdom featuring Fantasy In The Sky Fireworks
The perfect place for families this New Years is Walt Disney World. The party starts early at the Magic Kingdom park because you can enjoy all the festivities on both December 30 as well as December 31! Head to Frontierland for a boot-scootin’ good time while a live DJ spins toe-tappin’ tunes from pm until park close. On both nights, don't miss Fantasy In The Sky, the biggest fireworks display in town, which starts at 11:50pm. Event festivities are included in regular park admission.
New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
At SeaWorld Orlando the party is all about our connection to the sea. Marvel in a moving musical celebration that happens all throughout the park on December 31. There are interactive DJ stations and festive entertainment, along with craft beer selections and delectable bites located in all areas of the park. Cap the night off with a bold fireworks display to welcome the new year. Special entertainment options are included in general park admission.
Kids' New Year's Party at Legoland Florida
Welcome to the New Year's party designed specifically for kids! No need to stay up late because the fireworks and countdown start at a kid-friendly 8pm. There are lots of fun activities for children including a scavenger hunt, giant interactive Lego mosaic and more. Pick up a pair of free viewing glasses before the fireworks to see an extra Lego surprise in every burst. Special new year’s fireworks happen every night December 26-30 at 7pm. Fireworks and New Year's countdown featuring the giant brick drop is only on December 31 at 8pm. Everything is included in park admission.
Church Street New Year's Eve Block Party
Grown-ups looking for the biggest party downtown should check out the Church Street Block Party, a 25-year Orlando tradition. The price of admission gets you access to all 4 bars in the area: Chillers, Latitudes, Cahoots and Irish Shannon's Irish Pub. Celebrate the arrival of the new year with fireworks and the iconic orange ball drop at midnight. The party starts at 8pm and runs until 2am in the new year. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend this event.
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