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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Orlando

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city.

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Orlando. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Orlando for the holidays, or even if you already live here in the City Beautiful, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Orlando, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Orlando.

Best Orlando NYE Events

  1. ROCK-IN 2022! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party
  2. New Year’s at The Grove
  3. New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon Orlando!
  4. Rocking New Year 2023 – “The EXPERIENCE” at Sunset Walk Orlando
  5. New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Orlando
  6. Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Street Party 2023
  7. New Year’s Eve at Orlando Museum of Art
  8. Aventura’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
  9. New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza
  10. New Year’s Eve 2023 Party at Tori Tori
  11. Orlando New Year’s Eve 2022-23 – The Masquerade – Central Florida NYE
  12. Strong Water Tavern New Year’s Eve Celebration
  13. New Years Eve 2023: One Legendary Party Across Three Epic Locations
  14. NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 at Señor Frog’s
  15. New Year Eve Party – Baile de Despedida Del Año
  16. NYE @ Legends 2023 “An Intimate VIP Experience”
  17. New Year’s Eve Party at Elevate Rooftop Lounge
  18. Wantilan New Year’s Eve Luau
  19. Central Florida NYE

ROCK-IN 2022! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party

Come rock in the new year at our family-friendly lobby party at the exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Enjoy specially prepared desserts and entertainment that includes a DJ, roaming magicians, balloonist, countdown live from Times Square via satellite, and midnight balloon drop with champagne toast (must be an adult age 21+ to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages).


New Year’s at The Grove

Join us at The Grove Resort & Water Park as we wave Goodbye to 2021, and Welcome 2022 for a celebration we all need!

We’re transporting you to the roaring 20’s with our first ecstatic The Grove Gatsby New Year’s Eve Bash. A combination of entertainment, sumptuous dining, music and festive party favors.


New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon Orlando!

Are you ready to have the best New Year’s Eve Party to date? Then book a New Year’s Eve package with Howl at the Moon Orlando! Our variety of packages offers you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2022 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. We’re more than excited to ring in the New Year with all of you!

Just Dance package Premium open bar from 9PM-12AM, a champagne toast at midnight & party favors


Rocking New Year 2023 – “The EXPERIENCE” at Sunset Walk Orlando

Celebrate the end of the year at the Promenade at Sunset Walk! The event starts at 8PM and is kid friendly – children under 10 even get free admission. That doesn’t mean it’s not a great party for adults too, however! 

The event will host live entertainment including Scotty B & Project: DJ Slam, plus live musicians, vocalists, dancers, DJ Rick GZ, street performers, and more. There will also be special effects, a midnight fireworks spectacular, and a confetti storm. Complimentary party favors will be provided. Join this non-stop street party at Sunset Walk! 


New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Orlando

Ring in the New Year at Drive Shack! Festive Attire Encouraged. This driving range is not like others you’ve been to before, featuring a full bar, comfort food, and high tech golf play.

1st Floor Bay – $250 Per Bay (only $42/person – limited availability)

  • Reserved bay for up to 6 people on the 1st floor
  • Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am
  • New Year’s Eve party favors

2nd & 3rd Floor VIP Bay – $450 Per Bay (only $75/person)

  • Reserved bay for up to 6 people on either the 2nd or 3rd floor
  • Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • New Year’s Eve party favors
  • Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water
  • Complimentary shareables

Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Street Party 2023

The Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Party has become the destination for New Year’s Eve in Orlando! 2023 Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Block party is bigger and better than ever.

Including 7 different venues, 3 Stages, 2 Jumbo-trons, and 3 ticket options.

Party at Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Burton’s, Island Time, The Falcon, Cavo’s, The 808, and rock the night away at the street party covering 2.5 city blocks.

Music Entertainment From 3 DJs featuring DACK, VODOLA.


New Year’s Eve at Orlando Museum of Art

For the first time since 2019, the Orlando Museum of Art is proud to announced Orlando’s premier New Year’s Eve event. Join us as we ring in 2023 with this fun and vibrant evening!

Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary full service open bars, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Arthur’s Catering. The fun continues with photobooths, live music and a rotating DJ collective spinning tunes on the dancefloor all night long. Toast to the new year with a dazzling firework display at midnight!


Aventura’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with us at Bar 17 Bistro’s rooftop celebration and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the night skyline and area fireworks as you count down to 2023.


New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel presents New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza, a New Year’s Eve celebration on the hotel’s picturesque outdoor Harbor Piazza. Enjoy gourmet foods (served until 11pm), desserts, beer* and wine, live DJ and dancing. The countdown to midnight will include a live performance by Portofino’s opera singers and a sparkling wine toast.


New Year’s Eve 2023 Party at Tori Tori

Voted #1 Best Cocktails & Bar Food, #2 Best Bar Overall, and #3 Best Cocktail Bar by Orlando Weekly readers, Tori Tori knows how to party.

Ring in 2023 with a champagne toast and balloon drop. Enjoy an open bar, elevated lite bites, DJ Ricky Rico (EVE and Bellhop), synchronized light show, live stream of Times Square, and more!


Orlando New Year’s Eve 2022-23 – The Masquerade – Central Florida NYE

This is an event to celebrate the year 2022. Central Florida New Years Eve Celebration for those seeking an premier and upscale event.


Strong Water Tavern New Year’s Eve Celebration

Come join us in Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando for a celebration to ring in the new year. Our adults (ages 21+) only New Year’s Eve party will feature live entertainment and music and dancing.

Plus, enjoy assorted favorites from Strong Water Tavern’s menu throughout the evening, as well an open bar from 10pm – midnight featuring select beers, liquors and wines (cash bar from midnight – 2am).


New Years Eve 2023: One Legendary Party Across Three Epic Locations

Let us make your final day of 2022 a more memorable one than the rest. This year has been very unique and unlike anything before, but don’t let that keep you from coming out and celebrating the start of something new.

2023 is your year, your time to shine, your golden moment! Celebrate all night long inside Downtown Orlando’s ONLY 3-Tiered Bar: Chillers | Cahoots | High Tide. That makes THREE different bars for ONE legendary night of partying.

You won’t want to miss out as we drop the ICONIC Orange Ball from the High Tide rooftop at midnight. Enjoy live entertainment in all three venues and be prepared to get your party on with some of the best DJs in Orlando as they rock out and kiss 2022 goodbye while welcoming in the New Year inside all 3 bars!


NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 at Señor Frog’s

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

– Party starts AT 8PM,

FULL FOOD MENU AVAILABLE

DJ Plays Best top 40’S & Latin Hits.

MC, BALLOON Drop & CHAMPAGNE TOAST


New Year Eve Party – Baile de Despedida Del Año

Elk Member Discount – Must display Membership Card at the door

Red Carpet New Years Eve Party – Baile Despedida de Año – Old School Latin & Parranda Music time to say goodbye to 2022 and bring in the wonderful New Year 2023.


NYE @ Legends 2023 “An Intimate VIP Experience”

New Year’s Eve @ Legends “An Intimate VIP Experience”

Saturday, December 31st, 2022 | 9:30pm – 2am

  • Hosted by T.Gaines Ent & BlueCheese Events
  • Music HipHop-R&B-Reggae-Top40
  • DJ NaBoogie / Other DJ’s (TBA)
  • A Exclusive VIP Event
  • Legends Resto & Lounge
  • Food Available For Purchase
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to attend
  • Free Self Parking

New Year’s Eve Party at Elevate Rooftop Lounge

Elevate Rooftop Lounge is hosting an exclusive New Years Eve event with views of Downtown Orlando & Winter Park. Each guest will be able to enjoy

  • Open Premium Bar
  • Live Entertainment
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Live stream of ball drop and countdown from Times Square
  • VIP Tables are available

Wantilan New Year’s Eve Luau

A FESTIVE HAWAIIAN FEAST AND DINNER SHOW. For generations, Hawaiians have used luau gatherings to celebrate important milestones and special occasions. Experience the tradition firsthand with an evening of authentic Polynesian food and entertainment.

Come join us for a special New Year’s Eve presentation of our popular weekly dinner show featuring a tropical all-you-can-eat buffet (complete with pit-roasted pig) and live music. Captivating hula and fire dancers make you feel as if you’re at a true island party. Who knows, you might even get the chance to show off your own hula skills.


Central Florida NYE

Diamond Life Entertainment has been a part of bringing you first class New Year’s Eve parties for the last 8 years.

In efforts to make your NYE experience even Bigger, we have teamed up with Jade Events, Luxe Marketing Group, and some of the top Deejays & Hosts in the City Beautiful to take your NYE party experience to the next level. We look forward to seeing you all at the Premiere of Central Florida NYE!


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Orlando?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Orlando is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Orlando, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.