Spending this New Year’s Eve in Orlando? From fun-packed festivities at the theme parks to late-night clubbing and dining, we’ve got the lowdown on the best end of year celebrations.
With its warm weather and endless attractions, there is no better place than Orlando to ring in 2021. Things may be slightly different this year, but you’ll still find heaps of events going on.
Stunning buffets, special theater experiences and quirky pop-up events are all on the itinerary for New Year’s Eve 2020. No matter your style, here’s a list of places that are perfect for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando.
Theme Parks & Attractions
If you’re spending this New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Epcot, you’ll find celebrations galore. New Year’s Eve opening hours run from 10am-10pm with capacity limits and social distancing in place. Take a stroll around World Showcase and check out the colorful Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Also look out for the various Christmas-inspired promenades featuring Santa Claus, Mickey and friends, Frozen and more. Music performances are being held throughout the holidays around the Mill Stage and World Showcase. There’ll also be lots of festive eats and treats.
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Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Ring in 2021 with an array of dazzling celebrations at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, open 8am-11pm for New Year’s Eve 2020. Watch in awe as bursts of holiday magic transform Cinderella Castle with fun projection effects. And check out the new Themed Character Cavalcades including appearances from Santa himself. The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet are in action on Main Street USA, plus there’s a colorful Toy Soldier parade during the Main Street Philharmonic.
Expect to find music, celebrations and themed decor and treats at Animal Kingdom on New Year’s Eve. The park will stay open until 9pm with highlights including an array of different festive flotillas. Plus, be sure to check out the Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition, where the park’s beloved tree shimmers and sparkles each evening.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Ring in 2021 with all sorts of yuletide adventures and holiday cheer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Catch the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade along Hollywood Boulevard, and see the Hollywood Hotel Tower Hotel light up with a variety of Christmassy scenes. Guests can sing along at the First Time in Forever Frozen show, and fuel up on festive treats at Minnie’s Holiday Dine. don’t forget to capture plenty of photos of the park’s special festive touches.
See in New Year 20201 at Universal Studios where there is holiday fun galore. Running through January 3, 2021, Holidays at Universal features festive fun with Grinchmas, Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all-new larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and Christmas floats, plus Universal’s new Holiday Character Celebration at Universal Studios.
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Hard Rock Live Orlando will hold the only New Year’s 2020 event at CityWalk with live entertainment by Classic Albums Live, a popular concert series that recreates classic albums live on stage – this time it’s set to be Abbey Road by The Beatles. The performance will run from 10pm to 12.15 am, with pricing starting at $45. Every guest will be seated for the duration of the show, and both social distancing and masks will be required.
Geared perfectly for younger children, Legoland in Winter Haven will host an epic New Year’s Eve party finishing at a the kid friendly hour of 8pm. There’ll be dance parties, special building activities and character appearances, culminating in dazzling brick-inspired fireworks. This event is free with park admission.
On New Year’s Eve, Seaworld Orlando will hold its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations featuring bold fireworks, festive entertainment and more. Guests can celebrate safely with limited capacity and enhanced safety procedures. Guests can reserve tickets for the New Year’s Celebration AND Winter Wonderland on Ice at Bayside Stadium from $29.99.
For New Year’s Eve 2020, Icon Park’s massive observation wheel is open for rides. Soar up in the air on the 400 foot high wheel, or check out the park’s other attractions including Madame Tussauds, Sealife Aquarium, Arcade City, the kids Pearl Express Train and the soaring Orlando Starflyer.
Restaurants & Shows
Say adios to 2020 and hola to 2021 with a fun-packed evening at International Drive’s Tapa Toro restaurant. The festive Spanish restaurant is the perfect place to dance, celebrate and make memories this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a scrumptious Spanish feast and live Flamenco dancing all night long. The venue will be open from 1pm – 1.30am. The late seating on NYE starts at 9pm-close. Prices are $95+ per adult/$65+ per child (under 10).
This New Year’s Eve 2020 in Orlando you can eat, drink and belly dance the Greek way at Taverna Opa restaurant. For its New Year’s Eve dinner, the venue is serving its favorite dishes, with Greek dips, grilled meats and other mouth-watering dishes on the menu. While you wait for the countdown you’ll be entertained by professional belly dancers and live music.
Fancy ringing in the New Year the Irish way? Then head to Raglan Road in Disney Springs. Open daily until 10pm, the Irish pub in Disney Springs serves up plenty of entertainment all year round. Enjoy Irish music and dance performances on the main stage, along with tasty Irish-inspired meals like fish & chips and gourmet Irish burgers. Social distancing is in place and reservations are strongly recommended for New Year’s Eve.
Resorts and Hotels
Rocking New Year – The Promenade at Sunset Walk
Welcome 2021 at the brand new entertainment venue at Margaritaville Resort. The Promenade at Sunset Walk will host a rocking street party and concert featuring a variety of music acts. Also expect street performers, 2021 party favors, face masks and a midnight fireworks display and confetti storm. For accommodation nearby, browse the wide range of condos and villas at Margaritaville.
Why not treat yourself to a memorable vacation to see in the New Year 2021? Reunion Resort is set to host an array of fun New Year’s Eve celebrations for guests. Exact details are yet to be confirmed, but last year the resort hosted a special Roaring 20’s Gala, a kids’ party, in-restaurant events and a midnight fireworks celebration. If you prefer to celebrate indoors, check out the wide range of vacation rentals at Reunion Resort – we can even hire you a private chef and bartender!
Loews Portofino Bay
Enjoy New Year’s Eve around the twinkling lights of the Italian-inspired Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The resort will have a New Year’s Eve buffet starting at 5pm running through 10pm in its Trattoria del Porto restaurants. Prices starts at $62 adults/$18 children age 3-9 (free for under 3).
Hard Rock Hotel
Calling all music lovers! For a rocking New Year’s Eve in Orlando, where better to head than Hard Rock Hotel? A top choice for families, its New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe dinner runs from 5pm-11pm on December 31, 2020. And on New Year’s day, enjoy a family-style breakfast from 7-11am. Both meals will be served in The Kitchen restaurant. Pricing is $59 pp for the NYE meal, and $29 adults/$15 children for the New Year’s Day Breakfast.
Endless Summer Resort
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort will have a New Year’s Eve meal at its Beach Break Cafe from noon – 11pm, and a New year’s Eve meal at its Pier 8 Market, also at noon through 11pm. Pricing is $16.99 adults/$9.99 children and free for under 3s.
Bars & Clubs
Dust off your dancing shoes for the Masquerade Ball 2020 at downtown’s trendy Eve club. The glitzy bash will feature quirky highlights like professional dancers, a live DJ and an ice sculptured champagne station. Gold drapes will make up part of the set design, along with plenty of other opulent decor. All tickets include a complimentary champagne toast and entry to the club until 2am.
Head to Orlando’s Ice Bar for the New Year’s Eve Vegas Baby party. Doors open at 8pm on NYE to the bash which will include an open premium bar, NYE party favors, a champagne bar and a digital souvenir photo. The DJ will turn up the heat in the Fire Lounge, and the full service bar will offer specials, signature cocktails and VIP bottle service for a fun and memorable night.
This friendly and welcoming neighborhood pub is throwing a New Year’s Eve celebration at its North Orange Avenue location. From 10pm – 1am there will be unlimited drinks including a champagne toast at midnight. A full food menu and dedicated outdoor seating is also available. Unlimited drinks packages start at $29.95.
The celebrations may look a little different this year but you can still have fun in the heated bays at Topgolf on NYE 2020. There won’t be a full-on party, but the venue will still be open for regular play, drinks and food.
A change from its regular airboat rides, Black Hammock is hosting a 2021 New Year’s Eve party with a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast. The party starts at 8pm at Black Hammock Fish Camp.
SAK Comedy Lab
Giggle your way into 2021 with the help of SAK’s comedy all-stars at the New Year’s Eve Improv Show. Watch some of Florida’s best comedians in action at shows that run regularly from 5.30pm through 10pm.
Where to stay for NYE in Orlando
If you’re staying in Orlando for New Year’s Eve check out the wide range of vacation rentals offered by Top Villas. Located in top resorts near Disney World, these homes are packed with amenities like private pools, movie theaters, game rooms and themed kids’ bedrooms.
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Reunion Resort 10000
Perfect for large groups, this 9-bedroom villa offers an array of incredible amenities. It has a private movie theater, a fully-equipped gym and a fun-packed game room with its own 2-lane bowling and arcade games. The 22-person property also offers a large infinity pool, hot tub, sports courts and a private spa with a sauna.
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Reunion Resort 1900
Also at Reunion Resort, this 9-villa is perfect for family vacations. Not only does it have its own private pool and spillover tub, it also features several game rooms, a home theater and amazing themed bedrooms. Out and about in Reunion Resort you will find a water park, communal pools, golf courses, a spa and sports courts, as well as a good selection of restaurants and bars.
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Reunion Resort 9000
This sprawling 12-bedroom villa boasts a state-of-the-art movie theater, quirky game rooms, a fully-equipped gym and fun themed bedrooms for the little ones. Outside, there’s a huge sun terrace with a large pool, hot tub, poolside gazebo, luxury loungers, outdoor kitchen and an alfresco dining area.
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Reunion Resort 15000
With enough space for up to 30 guests, this huge home is more like a hotel than a self-contained villa. It comes with a whole host of incredible facilities including a boardroom, home theater, sports lounge, piano salon and fun arcade room. Guests also benefit from a huge private pool, a fully-equipped gym, indoor sports courts and an in-villa spa and wellness center.
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