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Ring in 2018: Orange County’s Best New Year’s Eve Events

Posted on: December 27th, 2017

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There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate throughout the year, but nothing is as massive as New Year’s Eve as it is celebrated and televised worldwide. Get dancing with the night crowd this season and celebrate with the little ones during the day.

With all the excitement bubbling in the air, you know there’s going to be a crowd this time as well. Skip the traffic and parking hassles this time around by taking a ride with our Orange County limousine service. End the year in a relaxing manner and give yourself the ride you deserve.

Well, we’re sure you want to know where to go and celebrate New Year’s Eve this time round, so we’ve listed our suggestions for you below:

 

Giant New Year’s Eve Dinner & “Dance Thru the Eras” Party

This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Eras”, and you’re highly encouraged to dress in your favorite dance decade style. It’s a great chance to meet hundreds of singles during popular mixer games (couples are also welcome). You’ll also be dancing and having fun in two of DoubleTree’s beautiful ballrooms. There will be a live band and a popular DJ churning out popular hits from several decades.
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92863

Time & Date: 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (31 December 2017)

Admission: $75/person, Dance Only $50/person (8 p.m. 1 a.m.)

 

First Night in Fullerton

This celebration of the arts and New Year’s Eve is special to the City of Fullerton as it is an annual alcohol-free event. It’s absolutely free and you’ll get to enjoy a full line-up of games, food vendors, live entertainment, activities and a lot more. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and continue on till midnight where you’ll get to witness the sky lighting up with an incredible display of fireworks to welcome the new year.

Venue: Fullerton Downtown Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

Time & Date: 7:00 p.m. to Midnight (31 December 2017)

Admission: Free

 

Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast

Give yourself a chance to experience New Year’s Eve with a dip in the refreshing Pacific Ocean. Do come in your favoured attire, but no wetsuits as that’s cheating. You’ll also get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast, but you’ll have to ensure that you get there before 11 a.m. If you do miss this food session though, you can still enjoy the other vendor booths for the whole day.

Venue: Zack’s at Pier Plaza, 405 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

Time & Date: Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Ocean Splash at 12 p.m. (1 January 2018)

Admission: $25/person

 

Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

You probably won’t be used to celebrating at noon for New Year’s Eve, but our children would probably appreciate it. They’ll get to celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun makes its way across the different time zones. There will be four separate confetti countdowns: Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens and London when it reaches midnight in there’s cities. If you’re looking for plenty of New Year’s activities and arts and crafts for the little ones, do check this event out.

Venue: Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Time & Date: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (31 December 2017)

Admission: $9.50/person to $12.50/person, Free for Infant to 12 Months

 

Kidseum New Year’s Celebration

Our kids want to celebrate the New Year’s too, and what better way to do so than an afternoon event at Bowers Museum. They’ll get to enjoy plenty of fun themed crafts, from hand-made reusable confetti poppers to colorful noisemakers. Every hour on the hour beginning at noon, they’ll also get to practice counting down by making as much noise as possible and shooting their confetti. There’s also a special section where they get to make glowing wish wands to take back home.

Venue: The Bowers Kidseum, 1802 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Time & Date: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (31 December 2017)

Admission: $12/person to $15/person, Children under 12 (Free at Bowers)

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