Are you excited for 2020? 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.
Blush Nightclub – Anaheim
400 W Disney Way, Suite 214, Anaheim CA 92802
Blush Nightclub’s ultimate NYE celebration kicks off at 9:00 pm and runs through 2:00 am. Ring in 2020 with a live video countdown and a complementary champagne toast at midnight. The event includes balloon drops, confetti cannons, cryogenic blasts, party favors, and live viewing of Disneyland fireworks. Tickets start at $20 per person.
Disneyland Park – Anaheim
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
The sky will put on a show at the Happiest Place On Earth with a special dual pyrotechnical light performance on December 31st. One marks the start of 2020 at 9 pm in sync with New York City’s Time Square, the second at the stroke of midnight Pacific Standard Time. The Disneyland fireworks shows are subject to weather conditions. An event for all ages, Disneyland park will have guest DJs and musical performers. It will be a nostalgic evening that Walt Disney and his Imagineers would consider magical.
Fashion Island Hotel NYE – Newport Beach
Celebrate the New Year at Fashion Island Hotel. Reserve a table for the NYE Dinner Party at Oak Grill. Start off the evening with a delicious prix fixe meal featuring menu selections that include an amuse-bouche, Hawaiian Kanpachi, corn and dungeness crab bisque, filet mignon and more. Choose from one of two seatings: 5:00 and 8:30. This event is open to all ages.
Looking for a party? Ring in the new year at the stylish Aqua Lounge. Celebrate with music and dancing and a midnight champagne toast. There is a general $50 cover charge. Purchase the $120 cover charge and get unlimited access to the Private Section and Moet Champagne Bar. The party starts at 9:00.
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, and a fireworks show at midnight. The local entertainment with activities for all ages will make this a night to remember as you ring in 2020.
1500 S. Raymond Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831
Get out on the dance floor and at Hotel Fullerton’s Giant NYE Dance Party. Open to ages 19-91, tickets are $58 to $75. The New Year’s Eve event includes two rooms of dancing with live music and DJs, free noisemakers, free parking, and Dinner. Discounted hotel rooms are available and include free breakfast.
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 features photo ops with the Peanuts gang, DJ Howly spinning music at the Calico Mine Stage, and DJ JC hosting a Latin dance instruction session in Fiesta Plaza that will have you tangoing into 2020. The musical sensation PianoMania Dueling Pianos provide entertainment at the Boardwalk BBQ stage. Regular attractions will be open with extended hours plus many more entertainers and activities. New this year, Spur’s Restaurant is serving a special buffet from 4 – 10 pm. 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.
Medieval Times – Buena Park
7662 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Have the Knight of your life when you ring in the New Year with royalty at Medieval Times. This specially-priced event includes a two-hour tournament and four-course feast plus admission to the Museum of Torture, party favors, a DJ with dancing, and a champagne toast (non-alcoholic drinks available). Join in the special midnight countdown with the Knights of the Realm. Tickets cost $72.95 for adults and $36.95 for children. This event is only available for the 9:45 pm show on December 31, 2019.
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 at the Lobby Lounge. Dinner and entertainment are offered. You can even purchase a unique experience that includes a private server for your group. Reservations are also available at the Studio and the Loft and a special children’s event at the Paintbox. The champagne and cheers will prepare you for the exciting adventures that await you in 2020.
Newport Dunes NYE Countdown – Newport Beach
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, ca 92660
Rock in the New Year with Flashback Heart Attack, the 80s cover band sensation. Participants will enjoy bay-front dancing, with food and drinks available for purchase from food trucks and full bars. The party begins at 7:00 pm and wraps up at 1:30 am. Additional performances by Duran Duran Tribute Band Hungry Like A Wolf, Cars Tribute Band, Fast, and Morrisey/Smiths Tribute Band, Nowhere Fast, plus music selections by DJ Charlie P. Celebrate with a champagne toast at midnight. Ticket options include general admission, VIP Seating, VIP plus pre-show 4-course dinner at Back Bay Bistro, and VIP cabana for eight people with bottle service. Free admission for Military, First Responders, and Route 91 Survivors.
New Years Eve at The Ranch – Anaheim
1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805
Ring in the New Year at The Ranch at one of two outstanding events. Reserve a table for the Toast To The Finest NYE Celebration Dinner at the Ranch Restaurant from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Four Course Dinner selections include Manchego Beignets and venison tartare, quail and scallops, lamb loin and barramundi, and yuzu chocolate mousse. Looking for more? The Ranch Saloon’s Country Countdown starts at 9 pm and includes live music and a midnight champagne toast. Dinner packages are also available for the countdown event with reservations.
New Years Noon – La Habra
301 S. Euclid Street, La Habra, CA 90631
This event especially for the littles at the La Habra Children’s Museum celebrates the New Year with a countdown at 12:00 Noon. Complete with all the family festivities including face painting, hat making, dancing, and a balloon drop.
Orange County New Years Eve Block Party – Newport Beach
4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Meet and mingle at Orange County’s hottest New Years Eve party. Tickets are available for everything from general admission to VIP group packages. The event takes at three popular OC venues – Bosscat, TEN and Envy Lounge. The cash and open bars serve up specialty cocktails while you dance to a mix of musical hits and DJ’s mash-ups. OC NYE Block Party is one of the hottest adults-only party destinations in OC to ring in the New Year.
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 hat and 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 make you reminisce of times past while DJs, dancing, and dueling pianos provide lively entertainment so you can ring in the new year like a queen (or king).
Tavern+Bowl – Costa Mesa
Tavern+Bowl offers NYE Adult Bowling Packages available from 10 pm to 1 am. For an inclusive $159 per lane, up to six people can bowl into 2020 with three hours of bowling, shoe rentals, and a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider. The package also includes food, featuring spinach dip, nachos, wings, caesar salad, pizza, and bottomless soft drinks. Reserve your lane today.
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 so you can dance to the Top 40 hip-hop and mash up mixes. Time Nightclub has an array of offerings with pre-paid VIP packages. 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. The expanded Alpine Village has a light maze with a craft tent along with So Cal Dickens to celebrate Victorian England with food, music, and games. Visit the model train exhibit, trackless trains, and snowflake summit.
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, an expert at exploring all that Orange County has to offer, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.