New Year’s Eve Events in Orlando
Updated for 2020! On New Year’s Eve, it’s out with the old and in with the new — which includes fresh adventures and wondrous experiences you’ve never had before when you spend the holiday in Orlando. Our theme parks, attractions and other reasons to visit are definitely ready to ring in 2021!
You’ll also be able to celebrate safely thanks to enhanced health and sanitization measures being used by many of our event organizers, as well as theme parks, attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightspots and other businesses.
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Be sure to check this page often for updates as we get closer to the big night, and follow our blog for the latest news about holiday events in Orlando. Until then: Happy New Year!
Please note: Many of Orlando’s traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations are expected to return in 2021. Refer back to this page for additional 2020 events as they’re announced. Unless otherwise noted, all events are scheduled to take place only on Dec. 31, 2020.
New Year’s Eve 2020 Celebrations at Orlando’s Theme Parks
Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share by ringing in the New Year, SeaWorld Orlando style. On the last day of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, a spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display will send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead.
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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
As part of their Holidays at LEGOLAND event, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is ready to welcome 2021 and say goodbye to 2020 with its Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks! Ring in 2021 at the kid-friendly time of 8 p.m. as fireworks transform into bursts of LEGO® bricks right before your eyes. Learn more.
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More New Year’s Eve 2020 Events in Orlando
See how Orlando is celebrating beyond the theme parks, and check back for more New Year’s Eve 2020 events in Orlando as they get announced!
Part of Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort, this popular venue will host Hard Rock Live Presents Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road — this year’s only New Year’s Eve event at the outdoor dining and entertainment district!
Rocking New Year at The Promenade at Sunset Walk
The Promenade at Sunset Walk, a dining and entertainment at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, is welcoming 2021 with a rocking street party and concert starring rock icons Collective Soul and other live music acts, plus street performers, 2021 party favors and face masks, and a midnight fireworks display and confetti storm.
New Year’s Eve 2020 Dining in Orlando
Before you ring in 2021, enjoy one last meal in 2020 with these special dining options!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all New Year’s dining offers are only available on Dec. 31, 2020. Prices do not include taxes, service charges and gratuities. Reservations are recommended for dine-in options.
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
Six of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels will be serving New Year’s Eve feasts. They include:
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando: This resort will have a New Year’s Eve Buffet from 5-10 p.m. in Trattoria del Porto™. Pricing: $62 adults, $18 children ages 3-9 (free under 3).
- Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando: From 5-11 p.m. on Dec. 31, enjoy a New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner. On New Year’s Day, enjoy a Family-Style Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Both meals will be served in The Kitchen. Pricing: $59 per person — New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner; $29 adults, $15 children ages 3-9 (free under 3) — New Year’s Day Breakfast.
- Loews Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal Orlando: This resort’s New Year’s Eve Buffet will be served in the Islands Dining Room from 5-10 p.m. Pricing: $85 adults, $45 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Head to this property’s Bayliner Diner from noon – 11 p.m. for their New Year’s Eve Carving Special. Pricing: $18.99 adults, $9.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites: This resort’s Beach Break Cafe will have a New Year’s Eve Meal Special from noon – 11 p.m. Pricing: $16.99 adults, $9.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites: From noon – 11 p.m., enjoy a New Year’s Eve Meal Special at this resort’s Pier 8 Market. Pricing: $16.99 adults, $9.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
From 6-10 p.m., David’s Club Bar & Grill is serving a four-course, prix-fixe New Year’s Eve Dinner, with differently priced options for every course, as well as a Bubbles Flight ($18) and Bubbles Food Pairing ($19). The feast will be complemented by a champagne toast at midnight.
Located in Baldwin Park, just east of downtown Orlando, this acclaimed eatery will have a nine-course Chef’s Tasting Dinner starting at 7 p.m. Seats must be reserved and purchased in advance. Pricing: $150.
On New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), Paddlefish is bringing back their popular New England Boil for one night only, which combines Maine lobster, chorizo, littleneck clams, red potatoes and sweet corn seasoned with Chef Richard’s secret blend of spices and served with cornbread for $80. Additionally, Dec. 31 is National Champagne Day, and anyone who orders Paddlefish’s New Year’s Eve special will receive a free glass of bubbly.
Celebrate the art of fine dining with a New Year’s Eve feast with socially distanced seating at Jack’s Place. Special options include Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass and Nueske’s Bacon Wrapped Petit Filet Mignon ($49), a “Dining With the Stars” prix-fixe menu ($35), and favorites from the a-la-carte menu, Jack’s extensive wine list and more.
Hosted by Cafe Osceola, this AAA Four Diamond resort’s New Year’s Eve Dinner includes bottomless champagne and an extensive, one-of-a-kind feast with more than 60 dishes, including prime meats, seafood, chef’s carving stations, pastas, salads, soups, fresh-baked breads, harvest-fresh vegetables, inventive sides and an impressive dessert display with traditional favorites and eclectic new surprises. Pricing: $59.95 adults, $24.95 children ages 4-11 (free under 4); 25% discount for Florida residents.
At Terralina Crafted Italian, glasses of Prosecco will be $10 all day to celebrate National Champagne Day on Dec. 31. On New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Terralina Crafted Italian will offer a special Frutti di Mare entree. The dish features scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams and fresh fish in a rich saffron butter broth tossed with house-made bucatini for $45.
From 6-10 p.m., this restaurant at Caribe Royale Orlando will have a three-course, prix-fixe New Year’s Eve Dinner with your choice of starter, entree and dessert, with entree options that include Orange Horseradish Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Beef Tenderloin Pepper Steak. Pricing: $45 adults, $15 children ages 4-12 (free under 4).
Between 6-10 p.m. at Caribe Royale Orlando, enjoy several New Year’s Eve menu enhancements, including Chilled Seafood Plate ($24), Ahi Tuna + Avocado Stack ($18), Spatchcock Roast Cornish Game Hen ($43), 14-oz. Bone-in Dry-Aged Filet Mignon ($75), 1-1/2-Pound Lobster Thermador ($64) and Duo Lamb Porterhouse ($54).