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.

champagne toast

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 2022 at Howl at the Moon Orlando!
  5. Friday Pool Party & NYE 2022 Black & Gold Affair @ TopSecret Resort
  6. NYE 21 New Years Eve in Downtown Orlando
  7. Taverna Opa New Year’s Eve 
  8. New Years Eve Party at Orlando Elk Lodge 
  9. Rocking New Year: The Experience at Sunset Walk
  10. New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Orlando
  11. New Year’s Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn

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, Magic Men, face painter, balloonist, countdown live from Times Square via satellite, and midnight balloon drop with champagne toast! Get your tickets here – if you want to bring the kids, their tickets are discounted. 

New Year’s at The Grove

Ring in the New Year at the Grove Resort & Waterpark! This family-friendly event includes a kids’ New Year’s Eve Party at the Activity Center from 6:00-12:30 as well as a New Year’s Eve Bash at Longboard Bar & Grill from 9:00 – 12:00 for the adults! The Grove New Years is fun for the whole family – learn more here!

New Year’s Eve 2022 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 offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2021 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. We’re more than excited to ring in the New Year with all of you! Check out our package details below.

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


Join EPIC Party Band for a New Year’s Eve Party at Disney Springs! The band will be performing at the Disney Springs WaterStage from 8:30 PM on the 31st until 12:30 AM on New Year’s Day, so you can celebrate the New Year with live music and other activities at Disney Springs!

Admission to Disney Springs is free, and there are plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, and attractions to enjoy once you’re there. This event is fun for the whole family! Learn more here.

Friday Pool Party & NYE 2022 Black & Gold Affair @ TopSecret Resort

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Source: TopSecret Resort of Orlando

Come to TopSecret Resort this New Years for an all-day pool party leading into a NYE party at night! Start Friday off relaxing by the heated pool, where there will be a DJ playing all the top hits and any requests that you may have. The pool party runs from noon to 7:00 PM, with cabanas, bottle service, and hookahs available. 

Stick around for happy hour specials from 7PM – 9PM and enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres and complimentary mimosas from 8PM-9PM.

At 9PM join all your sexy friends in Club Amnesia and Club Insanity for our Black & Gold Affair! Dance the night away at the classiest New Year’s Eve Party! But we all know that Midnight was made to Misbehave…. So after you enjoy our complimentary champagne toast be sure to check out our fantasy suite and let’s misbehave!

Get your tickets for the pool party or the Black and Gold Affair here!

NYE 21 New Years Eve in Downtown Orlando

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at some of Downtown Orlando’s hottest clubs! Tier 21 is hosting a NYE party, and with special tickets you can get access to the VIP area as well as free drinks and bus rides from bar to bar for the night! These tickets also cover your admission costs to clubs including Aero, Patio, The Lodge, Pour House, and Saddle Up. Other local spots will offer discounted cover charges as well with your wristband. 

The buses pick up and drop off at two different locations in Orlando, so you can meet at the spot most convenient to you. The bus will take you back to that location when the bars close at 2:30AM. Party at Downtown Orlando’s hottest spots this New Years!

Taverna Opa New Year’s Eve

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Taverna Opa, where you can enjoy a surf & turf dinner as you ring in the New Year! This party includes family style Greek appetizers of hummus, horiatiki, keftedes, spanakopita, and calamari, followed by a steak and lobster tail dinner.

Your ticket also includes a complimentary champagne toast and a dessert station. Taverna Opa will also feature special belly dancing entertainment & House DJ Tickets. Learn more here and find tickets!

New Years Eve Party at Orlando Elks Lodge 

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Source: Arriba El Son LLC

It’s time to say goodbye to 2021 and bring in the wonderful New Year 2022.

We are Central Florida’s Latin Hometown Band that plays Old School Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Bolero and some classic Rock with a Latin twist. Let’s not forget our Puerto Rican Parranda Music.

Our DJ Ramiro plays his mix of Disco, House, R&B, Rock & Roll and other famous Latin Music. If you are looking for Regueton and Perreando, then this is NOT your type of party.

If you live in Orlando or vacationing with your family, you have found the right place to say goodbye to 2021.

Due to space everyone pays $50 and it includes, Live Latin Music by La Orquesta Arriba El Son, DJ Ramiro and our Special Guest, the Soul Man himself, Mr. R.T.

We will also serve a Champagne toast, noise maker and/or hat.

TIMES: Dance Starts 7:00 – 12:30 am. Get tickets here!

Rocking New Year: The Experience at Sunset Walk

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 K1X, 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. Learn more about the packages below or get tickets here!

1st Floor Package – $199 Per Bay (only $34/per person!)

Reserved bay for up to 6 people on the 1st floor

Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am

New Year’s Eve party favors

Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water

2nd or 3rd Floor Package – $299 Per Bay (only $50/per person!)

Reserved bay for up to 6 people on either the 2nd or 3rd floor

Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am

New Year’s Eve party favors

Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water

(1) Chandon split per person

Complimentary appetizer station

New Years Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn

Ring in 2022 at The Alfond Inn at Rollins 8th Annual New Years Eve Gala! This event runs from 8:00PM – 12:15 AM. Cocktail attire is preferred as you enjoy live entertainment from The Buzzcatz,a premium open bar and champagne toast, and a live stream of the Time’s Sqaure ball drop! 

The Gala at the Alfond Inn even includes chef attended reception stations serving up exciting options like a flatbread station, assorted sushi, steaks, pasta, holiday inspired desserts, and more. There will also be a balloon drop and confetti canons at midnight, along with a professional photo op and a photo booth to record memories from this New Year’s Eve! Learn more about this event here.


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.