Are you looking for an exciting and memorable way to spend the last night of the year? You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars or book reservations months in advance to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Orlando. A number of great, last-minute options are available in the city, most of which cost less than $100 per person.
1. Hard Rock Live:
The Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando is featuring Led Zeppelin II and IV for only 50.00 dollars per ticket for the show. For 25.00 dollars more you can enjoy a fantastic dinner as well as the show. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. Call 407-351-LIVE (5483) for information or to purchase tickets by phone.
2. Gaylord Palms ICE!:
The Gaylord Palms is presenting, for the fifth year, Orlando’s most unique holiday attraction – ICE! This wintery exhibit is a great way to spend New Year’s Eve with the entire family, and features nearly two million pounds of beautiful ice sculptures. Guests are given the opportunity to walk through an interactive winter wonderland of holiday scenes and hand carved sculptures. Tickets for ICE! are on sale now. Call 407-586-4-ICE for more information.
3. ICE! Skating:
Also at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando is an outdoor ice-skating rink that is certain to be a hit for both adults and children. General admission tickets for adults and children are $12.99 and include one session on the ice rink and skate rental.
4. The Social:
One of the hottest clubs in Orlando, The Social offers New Year’s Eve with The Supervillains + 7 Blue Skies. The doors open at 9:00 p.m. The Social is located at 54 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Please call 407-246-149 for more information.
5. Central Avenue Street Party:
Two Orlando clubs, Casey’s and Cleo’s, are throwing a New Year’s Eve street party this year with drink specials and party favors. One cover charge gets you into both bars, and the entire street will be closed for this special event. Parking spots should be plentiful. Cleo’s is located at 11 South Court Avenue, Orlando, Fl 32801. Please call 407-841-4545 for information about this event.
6. Wall Street Plaza:
Wall Street is Downtown Orlando’s premier entertainment destination, and New Year’s Eve on Wall Street is certain to be a smash. Wall Street Plaza is one location with eight unique bars and restaurants, The Monkey Bar, The Loaded Hog, The Tuk Tuk Room, The Globe, Slingapour’s Wall Street Cantina, Waitiki, One Eyed Jacks, and Lucky 200. For more information, call 407-549-0471.
7. Atlantic Dance Hall:
Located at Disney’s Boardwalk, Atlantic Dance Hall is hosting a New Year’s Eve party complete with chilled champagne, snacks and dueling Video DJ’s. The cover charge for this event is 20.00 dollars, and you must be 21 or older to get through the doors.
8. Legendary Why Not Lounge:
For 65.00 dollars per person, ring in the new year with dinner, a comedy show, and admission to the Why Not Lounge at the Altamonte Springs Holiday Inn. The Lounge is located in Altamonte Springs just off I-4, on SR 436. Call 800-226-4544 for more information.
9. Howl at the Moon:
Located on International Drive, Howl at the Moon is offering a gourmet buffet, champagne toast and party favors this New Year’s Eve for only 75.00 dollars per person or 250.00 dollars per table of four. Howl at the Moon is located at 8815 International Dr. Please call 407-354-5999 for more information about this event.
10. CityWalk at Universal Orlando:
For only 119.00 dollars, you can spend your New Year’s Eve at CityWalk listening to the B-52’s and Foreigner. Everything is covered in the ticket price, including admission to all of the other CityWalk clubs and the street party. VIP upgrades are available.