New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2016/17

New Years Eve Orlando 2016

There's never a dull moment here in Orlando, so why should New Year's Eve be any different? Whether you want to ring in the New Year in one of our world-famous theme parks, dance the night away in one of Orlando's famous nightlife venues, or leisurely pour yourself a glass of champagne while you celebrate with family and loved ones, the options of things to do in Orlando on New Year's Eve are endless.

Want to bring in 2017 in a big way? Explore our list of events to find something that's sure to make New Year's a magical celebration for everyone.

Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot - Celebrate the New Year with DJs and live music from all around the globe at Epcot's New Year's celebration around the World Showcase. Dance the night away at the different dance station set up throughout the Pavilions and enjoy two showings of "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" fireworks spectacular at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the New Year will top off the celebration.

Magic Kingdom - Head over to the Magic Kingdom on New Year's Eve to welcome in 2017 with fireworks that light up the sky on both Friday Dec. 30 and Saturday Dec. 31 as Magic Kingdom displays a jaw-dropping presentation of the "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks show at 11:50 p.m. While fireworks will be displayed on both nights, guests who decide to celebrate on the 31st will receive party hats and noise makers during the night festivities.

Hollywood Studios - Rock 'n' roll into the New Year with a brilliant firework spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The show will be presented on Dec. 31 near the Hyperion Theater at midnight.
Bonus Tip: December 31, is also one of the most popular days to visit. So be sure to pick your park of choice and arrive early before the parks "closes" to additional guests.

Disney's Countdown to Midnight - Guests can get the party started during the new "Disney Countdown to Midnight" at Disney's Contemporary Resort with live DJ entertainment, plenty of room for dancing in the Fantasia Ballroom and an assortment of delicious bites and drinks from some of Disney's most popular restaurants like the California Grill, Flying Fish, Cítricos and Narcoossee's. This ticketed event starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the hotel's convention center. And as an added bonus, guests will have a spectacular view at midnight of the Magic Kingdom Park's fireworks while enjoying a champagne toast. Visit or call 407-939-3463 for reservations.

Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Swing into the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall with the sounds of a live band as party guests dance the night away. Party hats and horns, along with a spectacular view of the Epcot® fireworks at midnight and a champagne toast are included in the cost of admission. A VIP experience, which includes access to an exclusive VIP section with a bartender and dessert bar is also available. Call 407-WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 for reservations.

Universal Orlando Resort

Celebrate the New Year at either or both of Universal Orlando's theme parks - Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve festivities in the parks include party zones that will feature DJs, character appearances and fireworks at midnight. Admission to the theme parks on New Year's Eve is the same as the standard gate price.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Universal CityWalk
We've been waiting all year for this one: Those looking to party hard into the New Year can head over to Universal CityWalk for a night of jam-packed celebrations. Enjoy six unique party zones, each with their own signature drinks. Revel in six awesome CityWalk®clubs with live music and unlimited gourmet cuisine including prime rib, tenderloin and fresh seafood. And you can rock out on Orlando's biggest outdoor dance floor.
General Admission: $104.99+tax
Annual Passholder: $94.49+tax
VIP Admission: $144.99+tax

Rock 'Til The Drop On New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Start the New Year like a true rock star by celebrating at Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk. All ages are welcome! Rock out to live music and enjoy some specialty hors d'oeuvres served throughout the night so you can dance the night away with the whole family. Tickets are $85 pre-event and $95 day-of event for adults and $45 for kids (10 and under). Exclusive VIP packages are also available for guests 21 and older at $175. Click or call 407-351-LIVE (5483) for tickets.

ROCK-IN 2017! at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Enjoy specially prepared desserts and entertainment that's fun for the whole family. Ticket entry includes: visits from Universal Orlando characters, the Magic Men, face painter and balloon artist, movies playing in the ballroom and a DJ rockin' in the lobby. Then watch the countdown in Times Square New York City live via satellite with party favors and champagne toast to welcome in 2016! Admission:
Adults: $63.90
Child (3-9): $37.28
Child (2 & under): Free
Call 407-503-2200 for reservations

New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
Come celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld style. A spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort- Kid's New Year's Eve
Families can ring in 2017 before bedtime at LEGOLAND Florida Resort's. kid-friendly New Year's Eve party. Move and groove at an exclusive dance party, catch the giant LEGO brick drop at a kid-friendly midnight hour KST (Kid Standard Time) - otherwise known as 7 p.m. - and wind down the year with LEGO-inspired fireworks.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Sports fans can kick off their New Year's Eve with the rarely played on Dec. 31, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando. This year, see the 20th-ranked Louisiana State University Tigers go up against the 13th-ranked University of Louisville Cardinals in what is the seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the United States. This year's game will serve as the lead-in game for the College Football Playoff Semifinals later that day. Game starts at 11:00 a.m.

I-Drive 360 

Five Star New Year's Eve
Miami's most famous New Year's Eve party has finally come to Orlando. The Five Star New Year's Eve at I-Drive 360 will have guests partying all night long in a Brazilian inspired dance party. This exclusive event features world class DJs rotating through the night as fireworks and fire shows entertain its guests. General admission offers a full-service open bar with beverages, beer, vodka, whiskey and Prosecco. And keeping up with Brazilian tradition, guests are asked to wear white and gold to the event. Guests who purchase tickets for the event will also receive an annual VIP pass for the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Observational Wheel. Child care will be provided at the event. Call 407-826-1133 to purchase tickets.
General Admission: Initial price: $290.00
Admission for children under 5: free
Half-off prices for children between the ages 5 to 14

Tapa Toro
Ready to celebrate "la Vispera de Año Nuevo" like a true Spaniard? This New Year's Eve, Tapa Toro located on I-Drive 360 will host an evening of celebration that includes a 5-course meal, champagne toast, open beer & wine bar and all night flamenco dancing entertainment for all guests to enjoy. Party starts at 10 p.m. Admission $110 per person

New Year's Eve 2017 at Howl at the Moon Orlando!
Kiss 2016 goodbye and party on at Howl at the Moon's epic New Year's Eve party. Book your package today to this part bar, part concert venue that will keep you howling all the way to the New Year. Located on International drive, guests must be 21 and older to gain admission to the party. Click here for seating packages selection or call 407-354-5999.

Pointe Orlando on International Drive 

Join Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar for the Party of the Year! New Year's Eve 2016 hosted by Chantel Reshae and featuring the talents of Kiana Thoms, David Freklz Hunter, Aysia Black and Many, Many More! Shows go on all night long. $99 Prix-Fixe Menu including All you can eat gourmet action stations with meat carving station, sushi station with live sushi roller, champagne bar with unlimited champagne. Reservations required! Call 407-418-9463 to book your spot or book online below. VIP Seating available.

Say hello to 2017 at the New Year's Eve party at The Pub at Pointe Orlando. Enjoy a champagne toast and Guinness toast when the clock strikes midnight.

Don't miss out on the best in live entertainment on New Year's Eve and make your New Year's Eve reservation at the Blue Martini's NYE 2017 Celebration: A Casino Royale Gala. This unforgettable party will open its doors from 8pm - 10pm and live entertainment all night. Table packages are available. Elegant attire encouraged. Table reservations required. Contact Bekki Dunn or Lyndsay Burr at or 407-447-2583.

Get ready to shout "¡Feliz Año Nuevo!" when the ball drops at Cuba Libre's Destination: Havana New Year's Eve Party. Enjoy an open bar from 10pm - 12am with live entertainment, balloon drop, champagne toast, complimentary Cuban carnations for the ladies and complimentary Cuban style fedoras for the gentlemen. A grand New Year's buffet will be available from A la carte dinner reservations are available from 5-7:30 p.m., and a special five-course prix fixe menu is available for $75 beginning at 9 p.m. (includes late night admission, champagne toast and reserved table all night). To make a dinner reservation, call 407-226-1600.

New Year's Eve 2017 on Wall St!
Join us for another all out New Year's Eve block party equipped with a street wide lightshow, outdoor dance party and the biggest and best countdown to 2017 in Downtown Orlando hosted by, the one and only, DJ Eric Draven. All of the action kicks off December 31st at 8pm. Guarantee your entry and get your tickets in advance for only $25 bucks or get them for $30 on New Year's Eve at the door until we run out of space!

New Years Eve 2016 on Church Street
Enjoy Orlando's biggest street party on Church Street featuring the world famous "Orange Drop" 60 feet in the sky, fireworks display, top DJs, the Video Wall and live simulcast of Times Square.
The party starts at 8PM. 21 and up only.

Check out our calendar of events for even more ways to ring in your new year.

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