Your guide to one-of-a-kind places for couples to share a New Year’s Eve kiss in Orlando, including the theme parks, downtown and beyond.
Updated Dec. 8, 2023
Attention lovebirds: Orlando offers some of the most intimate, memorable and magical spots for couples to ring in the New Year. If you’re celebrating the holiday with that special someone — or someone you hope will be special before the evening ends — here are some of the most unique settings in Orlando that will be just as memorable as the smooches you’ll share come midnight this New Year’s Eve.
Places For a New Year’s Eve Kiss in Orlando Neighborhoods
Exploring Orlando’s unexpected side this New Year’s Eve? Here are some top suggestions for a midnight kiss beyond our world-class theme parks and tourism districts.
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Sip, Sparkle and Celebrate at Lake Nona Wave Hotel
Toast to the future at Lake Nona Wave Hotel, a vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel in the tech-forward community of Lake Nona. Explore the adjacent Lake Nona Sculpture Garden, then Sip, Sparkle, and Celebrate with a three-course dinner at HAVEN ($170) or a three-course dinner with wine pairings at MICHELIN Recommended BACÁN ($240). Both include access to the adults-only (21+) after party at HAVEN Lounge, where you can dance the night away and ring in the new year with a live DJ and sparkling midnight celebration.
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New Year’s Eve Block Party in Thornton Park
Rock the night away at Orlando’s biggest New Year’s Eve block party, encompassing 2.5 city blocks and seven party-ready venues in Orlando’s Thornton Park district near the heart of downtown Orlando. Pay for drinks as you go, or opt for the open bar street party, both of which include access to four venues, numerous outdoor bars, and two stages with DJs and Jumbo-trons to keep you entertained well past midnight. For an extra-special New Year’s Eve kiss, book a VIP package with access to two additional venues, top-shelf liquor in all VIP areas, and more.
Masquerade Blanc de Blanc at Grand Bohemian Orlando
Indulge in a romantic evening at the AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel in the heart of downtown Orlando’s City District. Dance into the new year with Masquerade Blanc de Blanc, a dazzling celebration with a lively band, surprise performers, an open bar and a five-course dinner menu.
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New Year’s Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn
If you’d prefer a laid-back New Year’s celebration with your sweetie, consider a midnight stroll along the tree-lined, cobblestoned streets of Winter Park, an upscale community just 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando. Or, for something a little swankier, opt for the annual New Year’s Eve Gala at Winter Park’s The Alfond Inn, which includes live music, a four-course plated dinner, caviar and small bites, a live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop, a celebratory champagne toast at midnight, and more.
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Places For a New Year’s Eve Kiss in Orlando’s Tourism Districts
2024 ICEBAR Orlando's Midnight Kiss: A Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve Celebration
Chill out at ICEBAR Orlando, an arctic paradise with over 70 tons of hand-carved ice, spectacular entertainment, and a Fire Lounge. Stop by for ICEBAR Orlando's Midnight Kiss, which includes a late-night champagne bar, a midnight celebration buffet and festive party favors, plus reserved lounge seating and a premium open bar for VIP guests. Heat things up on the dance floor, then cozy up with your love for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve kiss.
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The Dance Floor at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Embark on a romantic Cuban getaway with authentic Cuban food, dancing, and iconic cocktails at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, an immersive themed restaurant at Pointe Orlando in the International Drive Entertainment District. Choose from a grand buffet dinner and celebration, which includes dinner and dancing, non-alcoholic beverages, party favors and a champagne toast, or skip dinner and dance the night away with late-night general admission (add open bar access for $75 per person) as part of the restaurant’s Epic NYE 2024 Celebration.
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Orlando’s World-Famous Theme Parks
Last but never least, several of Orlando’s theme parks will have midnight fireworks on New Year’s Eve. At Walt Disney World® Resort, they include Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. SeaWorld® Orlando’s main theme park is another ideal location to pair fireworks with a midnight smooch.
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At Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure will both be open till 1 a.m., while Universal CityWalk will remain open to partygoers through 2 a.m. Many of Universal Orlando’s beautiful onsite resorts are also hosting ticketed New Year’s Eve celebrations, concerts and dining specials, from family-friendly festivities to rooftop parties with 360-degree views of fireworks throughout Orlando. Check our events calendar for details.
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