Are you excited for 2019? Start the year at some of the best celebrations in Orange County. Go solo or gather your group of family or friends for a night of fun. Some of the listed events are family and kid friendly. Don’t let age stop you from finding the perfect way to enjoy ringing in the New Year. Remember to dress accordingly as some of these events are indoors while others are outdoors.
Disneyland Park – Anaheim
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
The sky will put on a show with a special dual pyrotechnical light performance on December 31st. One will mark the start of 2019 in sync with New York City’s Time Square, and of course the Pacific Standard Time at the stroke of Midnight. The Disneyland firework shows are subject to weather conditions. An event for all ages, this park will have guest DJs and musical performers. It will be a nostalgic evening that Walt Disney and his Imagineers would consider magical.
Envy Lounge – Newport Beach
4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Meet and mingle with guests in a candle-lit atmosphere with silk decor and plush seating. Purchase a general admission ticket to a VIP table. They offer an outdoor patio and a second floor full of entertainment. The Envy bar will serve drinks while you dance to top 40 hits and the DJ’s mash-ups. Envy Lounge is one of the hottest adults-only party destinations in OC to ring in the New Year.
First Night Fullerton – Fullerton
Downtown Fullerton at Harbor Blvd, Pomona Ave, and Wilshire Ave.
Families and friends can gather in downtown Fullerton for this free admission and alcohol-free event. There will be live music, kids’ activities, food booths, zip lining, train rides, and a firework show at midnight. The local entertainment with activities for all ages will make this a night to remember as you ring in 2019.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Countdown the New Year at this classic theme park with fireworks, family-friendly comedians, bands, and swing dancing. This family-friendly event will have PEANUTS characters for photo opportunities. DJ Howly will be playing music at the Calico Mine Stage while DJ JC will host a Latin dance instruction session that will have you tangoing into 2019. The musical sensation PianoMania Dueling Pianos will provide entertainment at the Boardwalk BBQ stage. Regular attractions will be open with extended hours. If you’re looking for artisan gifts, look no further than the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village in the Ghost Town for one of a kind items.
Montage – Laguna Beach
30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Montage Resort offers a luxurious way to gather your closest friends or family members to celebrate the New Year. Pre-purchase different tiered experiences. Dinner and entertainment will be offered. You can even purchase a unique experience that includes a private server for your group. The champagne and cheers will prepare you for the exciting adventures that await you in 2019.
Paséa Hotel and Spa – Huntington Beach
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The New Years Eve package at Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach includes luxury room accommodations with a bottle of Dom Perignon upon your arrival. The NYE package also includes a complementary hangover kit and tickets to the New Years Day brunch at Treehouse Lounge. Kick off your New Years Eve with a delicious 3-course meal for dinner at Tanner’s followed by the Treehouse NYE party at the rooftop bar with a house DJ and photo booth with party favors and midnight champagne toast. Guests who purchase the New Years Eve Package and stay overnight will enjoy a 4 p.m. late check out on New Years Day.
Pretend City Children’s Museum – Irvine
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
This mid-day party has a confetti countdown for four time zones in sync with Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London. Kids will enjoy the activities and art which includes making your own party crown. You can also make a festive noise maker to ring in the New Year. RSVP is not required and the event is included with your general admission.
The Queen Mary – Long Beach
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Past & Present” in true art deco form. This floating hotel with themed decks provide a stunning view of the Long Beach harbor, so purchase your tickets in advance. Smoke stacks, historic corridors, grand ballrooms, and stunning wardrobes by guests will make you reminisce of times past. DJs, dancing, and dueling pianos will provide lively entertainment.
Time Nightclub – Costa Mesa
1875 Newport Blvd B245, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
This hot spot will have a DJ spinning the night away with a spectacular light show. You will dance to the Top 40 hip-hop and mash up mixes. Time Nightclub has an array of offerings with pre-paid VIP packages. You can toast at the stroke of midnight with champagne or prosecco.
Winter Fest OC – Costa Mesa
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The family-friendly New Years Eve celebration at Winter Fest OC includes fireworks and a 3,000 balloon drop at 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Purchase tickets ahead of time for a fun date night or an evening with family. You’ll experience ice tubing, slide area, ice skating, parade of characters, and more. Brand new this year, the expanded Alpine Village has a light maze with a craft tent along with the new So Cal Dickens that celebrates Victorian England with food, music, and games. Visit the model train exhibit, trackless train, and snowflake summit.
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