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.

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.

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Places For a New Year’s Eve Kiss in Downtown Orlando & Beyond

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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BACÁN at Lake Nona Wave Hotel

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 or a three-course MICHELIN Guide-recommended dinner with wine pairings at BACÁN ($179). Join the adults-only (21+) after party at HAVEN Pool, where you can dance the night away and ring in the new year with a midnight fireworks display.

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A street with a fountain in Thornton Park in Downtown Orlando
Join Orlando’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Street Party in Thornton Park

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 five 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 private VIP access to two additional venues, top-shelf liquor in all VIP areas, and more.

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The Newly Redesigned Grand Bohemian Orlando

Le Cirque: New Year’s Eve at the 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 Le Cirque: New Year’s Eve, a dazzling celebration inspired by 1940s Paris. Keep it simple with a dessert and cheese reception in the Bösendorfer lounge, or go all out with a decadent chef’s tasting buffet. Either way, you’ll send 2022 out in style with a lively band, surprise performers and luxury open bar.

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The Alfond Inn

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, chef-served food stations, a premium open bar, a live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop, and a celebratory champagne toast at midnight.

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Orlando Museum of Art

New Year’s Eve at Orlando Museum of Art

Celebrate the new year in style at the Orlando Museum of Art in downtown Orlando’s Loch Haven Park. Their New Year’s Eve Celebration includes full museum and gallery access, so you can admire the art before you hit the dance floor. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music, open bars and more throughout the evening, followed by a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.

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Places For a New Year’s Eve Kiss in Orlando’s Tourism Districts

The Edison at Disney Springs is a lavish “Industrial Gothic” -style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination themed to a 1920s-period power plant, recalling an exuberant era of invention and imagination. The venue features classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment, including cabaret and music. Disney Springs is the entertainment-dining-retail district at Walt Disney World Resort.
The Edison at DISNEY SPRINGS®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (Courtesy Patina Restaurant Group)

Sensational New Year’s Revelry at The Edison

Swing and sway into the new year at The Edison, an immersive, Industrial Gothic-themed restaurant and entertainment destination at Disney Springs®, part of Walt Disney World® Resort. During their lavish New Year’s Eve extravaganza, revel in passed appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, and electrifying live entertainment to include stilt walkers, aerialists, dancers and 1920s-infused music from The Sound Society Radio Show. Keep the party going all night long with a decadent dinner buffet, dessert and bubbly, available with reserved table seating.


ICEBAR Orlando another view of interior
ICEBAR Orlando

2023 New Year’s Eve Around the World at ICEBAR Orlando

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 New Year’s Eve Around the World, 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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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar exterior
Cuba Libre

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 NYE 2023 in Havana celebration.

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A family watching a fireworks show over Orlando.

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 CityWalk will both be open till 1 a.m., with Universal Studios hosting its epic light show. 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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