New Year’s Eve is all about ringing in the new — which includes new adventures, fresh flavors and first-time experiences when you welcome 2023 at world-class events in Orlando. One thing is certain: You won’t want to miss a second of it.

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  • Orlando’s theme parks will welcome the New Year with special events you won’t want to miss — including plenty of fireworks and wondrous light shows.

    Family at Epcot celebrating New Years Eve
    Spaceship Earth at EPCOT®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

    Walt Disney World® Resort

    Walt Disney World® Resort is going all out for New Year’s Eve with not one, not two, but three theme parks staying open till midnight. They include Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, with Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is scheduled to be open into the evening; be sure to check the Walt Disney World Hours & Events Calendar for the most up-to-date park hours. No matter where you go at Walt Disney World, expect special surprises throughout the day and dazzling displays to close out 2022.

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    SeaWorld® Orlando

    Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share by ringing in the New Year, SeaWorld® Orlando style. After an unforgettable evening filled with exciting shows, amazing animals and thrilling rides, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display from a variety of viewing areas around SeaWorld’s central lake and give 2023 a wondrous welcome.

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    Universal Orlando Resort

    Enjoy festive surprises at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure during the final days of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort event. And at Universal CityWalk, ring in 2023 at Hard Rock Live with Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Several Universal Orlando Resort hotels will also have specially ticketed New Year’s Eve celebrations for guests and non-guests alike, including Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando, and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando.

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    LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

    As part of Holidays at LEGOLAND® event, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will welcome 2023 with Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks New Year’s Eve fireworks at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park. Witness colorful bursts of LEGO® bricks lighting the night sky over Lake Eloise — and at the kid-friendly hour of 8 p.m.

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  • No matter where you’ll be in the Orlando area, memorable year-end celebrations aren’t far away. More will be announced in the runup to New Year’s Eve, and select holiday season events will also still be available on December 31 and January 1.

    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)

    New Year’s Eve at The Edison

    At Disney Springs®, The Edison is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration with an open dance floor, world-class dining and entertainment that includes stilt walkers, aerialists and cabaret. The excitement starts at 8:30 p.m. Entry includes complimentary appetizers, and cash bars will also be available. When the clock strikes midnight, the evening will conclude with a celebratory champagne toast to usher in the new year. Pricing: $145 – $175 per person for guaranteed table seating (entry at 8:30 p.m.); $55 per person general admission (entry at 9 p.m.).

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    Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

    Four of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels are hosting New Year’s Eve events, including:

    • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza
    • Hard Rock Hotel®: Rock-In 2023! New Year’s Eve Party
    • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort: Strong Water Tavern New Year’s Eve Celebration
    • Universal’s Aventura Hotel: Aventura’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

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

    Located on International Drive, aka I-Drive, ICEBAR Orlando invites you to bring in the new year in style at 2023 New Year’s Eve Around the World. Choose from general admission, ICE and VIP packages, all of which include ICEBAR entry through 11:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. for VIPs), a champagne bar from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., a midnight celebration buffet at 12:30 a.m., party favors and raffle entry, and free digital souvenir photos. Pricing: From $75 per person.

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    New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon

    I-Drive’s famous dueling piano bar, Howl at the Moon is celebrating New Year’s Eve with live entertainment, a premium open bar from 9 p.m. – midnight, a midnight champagne toast and party favors. Pricing: From $75.

    Rocking New Year 2023 at Promenade at Sunset Walk

    Adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Orlando near Walt Disney World, Promenade at Sunset Walk is hosting Rocking New Year 2023. Kicking off at 8 p.m., it will feature live music throughout the evening and a fireworks spectacular at midnight. Pricing: $49, children under 6 free with paid adults.

    New Year’s Eve at Old Town

    Located in Kissimmee near Walt Disney World® Resort, Old Town is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration with midnight fireworks, a classic car show (1 p.m.) and classic car cruise (8:30 p.m.). Pricing: Free.

    New Year’s Eve at Orlando Museum of Art

    For the first time since 2019, Orlando Museum of Art will host a New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy full-service open bars, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, plus photo booths, live music and DJs. Then, toast to the new year with fireworks at midnight. Orlando Museum of Art is located in Loch Haven Park, part of Ivanhoe Village Main Street just north of downtown Orlando. Pricing: From $200 per person.

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    The glittering New Year’s Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn is back with live music, chef-served food stations, a premium open bar and a champagne toast. A live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop will ring in 2023. The Alfond Inn is located in Winter Park, about 25 minutes from our main tourism districts.

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    Sip, Sparkle and Celebrate at Lake Nona Wave Hotel

    Lake Nona Wave Hotel is ringing in 2023 with Sip, Sparkle and Celebrate. Mix and match with three-course dinners at HAVEN or the MICHELIN Guide Recommended BACÁN, followed by a party at HAVEN Pool that starts at 8 p.m. with a live band and fireworks. The forward-thinking Lake Nona community is just 10 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Pricing: $59 (HAVEN Pool Party; 21+ only), $109 (HAVEN dinner), $179 per person (BACÁN dinner).

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    Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at Bull & Bear®

    At Waldorf Astoria® Orlando, Bull & Bear is celebrating the advent of the new year with its annual New Year’s Eve Gala and a prix-fixe, five-course menu. Reservations include a bottle of champagne per table, live entertainment, a photo booth, viewing of the Times Square ball drop, and dancing on spacious outdoor cabana lawns. Pricing: $350 per person.

    Le Cirque: New Year’s Eve at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

    From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at downtown’s Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, ring in 2023 with Le Cirque, a New Year’s Eve celebration that will transport you to 1940s Paris. Expect surprise performers, a live band, a luxury open bar, elegant food and a dessert reception. Pricing: $424.05 per person (tax and 22% service charge included in price).

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    The Masquerade: Orlando New Year’s Eve Celebration at Mango’s Tropical Cafe

    Proper attire — which the hosts describe as “like front row at the Oscars” — is required for The Masquerade at Mango’s Tropical Cafe on I-Drive. Running from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., the event will include live entertainment, party favors with a champagne toast at midnight, more than 25 VIP sections, champagne for VIP guests, and more. Pricing: From $35 per person.

    NYE 2023 in Havana at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

    Part of Pointe Orlando on I-Drive, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will host NYE 2023 in Havana with seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. All guests will enjoy a DJ, dancing, party favors, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a champagne toast at midnight. A grand buffet and other upgrades are also available. Pricing: From $15 per person.

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    Ring Ring Ring in the New Year at Dave & Buster’s

    From 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. on International Drive, Ring Ring Ring in the New Year at Dave & Busters. Admission includes a premium appetizer buffet, cinnamon sugar churros, a new year’s toast for guests 21 and up, unlimited video game play for non-redemption games, a $20 power card with 100 chips for redemption games, party hats and noisemakers (while supplies last), and unlimited soda, coffee and tea. VIP tickets also include two drink tickets for beer, wine or premium cocktails/mocktails for guests 21 and up. Pricing: From $68.27.

    Live Concerts

    Ring in the new year with live music at these Orlando concerts:

    • Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando Resort: Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road
    • House of Blues at Disney Springs: Club 90s Presents 2000s NYE Party
    • Ace Cafe Orlando: Timewarp NYE
    • Timucua Arts Foundation in South Orlando: New Year’s Eve With Vivacity!
    • Will’s Pub in Orlando’s Mills 50 District: New Year’s Eve w/The Woolly Bushmen, The Sh-Booms and The Palmettes (8 p.m.) and New Year’s Eve w/Shine and The Shakers (10 p.m.)
    • The Abbey in Downtown Orlando: NYE! Strangelove — The Depeche Mode Experience + Electric Duke — Bowie Tribute
    • The Vanguard: Shiba San & CID
    • Celine Orlando: ACRAZE NYE 2023

There’s Always Something to Celebrate in Orlando

Two couples laughing in the water at Universal's Volcano Bay
Universal Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

New Year’s Eve festivities aren’t the only can’t-miss events waiting for you in Orlando this winter. See what else is happening during your next visit, discover new reasons to visit, and make plans to join the fun.

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Map of New Year’s Eve Events in Orlando

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