I cannot believe we are about to celebrate New Years Eve and enter into 2023! The last couple years have been hard but I am always excited to see what the new year will bring our family. This year, we got to fulfill a huge dream when we sold our home in Michigan and moved to Florida. I also joined the Orlando Mom Collective team in 2022 and that has been a huge blessing for my personal transition to a new state. Next year, I look forward to moving into our dream home and exploring our new state.

My New Years Eve celebrations look differently than they did a decade ago. Gone are the late nights with college friends, staying up way past midnight and eating junk food. Truthfully, I don’t know the last time I was able to stay up until midnight to usher in a new year. I am now content to sit on the couch in comfy pants, fall asleep at 10pm (or earlier) and wake up in the morning to the new year.

However, if you are looking to dress up, celebrate and go somewhere fun to be this New Years Eve, look no farther than this list! I have found Noon Years Eve events, where you celebrate at noon instead of midnight (because who doesn’t love going to bed at a reasonable time but still enjoying the holiday) as well as events that will take you far into the night.


Ring in 2023 Events:

December 30 – New Year’s Eve Celebration, Publix Aprons Cooking School at The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7524 Dr Phillips Blvd Orlando, 6:30 – 8:30PM, Join us tonight to welcome in the New Year with great chef-inspired dishes paired with the right wines. Time to kick back, raise a glass, and celebrate the coming of a new year!

December 30 – SGI Winter Gala 2022, Sheraton Hotel North Orlando, 600 N Lake Destiny Rd, Maitland, 7PM – 12AM, The annual Winter Gala is the perfect event for any adult who wants to wine, dine, dance and have a great time with other fun adults!

For Kids:

December 29 – Happy Noon Year, Meeting Room, North Orange Branch Library, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, 11AM – 12PM, Make some noise and ring in the noon year with your little ones! Join us for fun and games with an exciting countdown at noon. Recommended for preschoolers.

December 31 – Jazzberry Jammin’ Noon Year’s Eve at Crayola Experience, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, Head to Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall for an artsy afternoon party. In addition to Crayola Experience’s year-round craft stations, guests will be able to make their own NYE crowns and resolution lists. A DJ will spin family-friendly tunes from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., and there will be New Year’s countdowns at 1 and 3. All the noon year’s fun is included with your Crayola Experience ticket. Thanks to Jazzberry Jammin’ Noon Year’s Eve, kids can ring in 2023 without staying up past their bedtime.

December 31 – Noon Year’s Eve, East Branch Library, 310 Division St, Oveido, 11AM – 12PM, Free. No registration required. Ages 3-8. Families welcome. Is midnight past your bedtime? Celebrate 2023 at the stroke of noon! Party at the library with special stories, activities, a craft and lots of dancing. Then have your confetti ready for the bid countdown! Kids are welcome to wear pajamas. Activities geared toward ages 3-8, but all children and families are welcome!

December 31 – Noon Year’s Eve, Northwest Branch Library, 580 Green Way Blvd, Lake Mary, 11AM – 12:30PM, Join us for NYE at the Northwest Branch! Is Midnight past your bedtime? Kids can celebrate 2023 at the stroke of noon! Party at the library with a festive Noon Year’s Eve balloon drop, dance music, crafts, and other special activities. Kids are welcome to wear pajamas. Geared toward ages 3-7 and families. FREE. For the Whole Family. No Registration Required. 

For Adults/Family:

December 31 – Rocking New Year 2023 – “The Experience” at Sunset Walk Orlando, Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, 8PM, “Rocking New Year” 2023 – “The EXPERIENCE “- Central Florida’s Most Immersive Non-Stop Street Party! Starring… “Scotty B & Project: DJ Slam”, “Switch” Live, featuring 3-Concert Performances of : “Switch – Back to the 80’s”, “Nerd Ranger”, & “First Wave”
Special Guest DJ Rick GZ, The Promenade Dancers, Vocalists, Musicians, Street Performers, & More! Midnight Fireworks Spectacular, 2-Stages, Special Effects, Confetti Storm, Complimentary Party Favors, FREE Parking. Proudly Sponsored by: Giant Recreation World, supplier of Luxury Talent Dressing Rooms. Presented by the all new Embassy Suites by Hilton – Orlando Sunset Walk and Margaritaville Residences – Orlando. An All Ages Event – 5 & Under are Free. This is a Rain or Shine Event / No Refunds

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration, Downtown Avalon Park, Ring in the New Year at Avalon Park with live music, restaurant specials, and fireworks at midnight!

December 31 – ROCK-IN 2023! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, 5800 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL, 6PM, Come Rock in the New Year at Our Family-friendly Lobby Party at the Exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

December 31 – 2023 New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk, Universal Citywalk, 1000 Universal Studios Plz Orlando, 7PM, The whole year has been leading up to this: EVE, Universal CityWalk’s eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year’s celebration in Orlando.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve with The Woolly Bushmen, Will’s Pub, 1042 N Mills Ave Orlando, 8PM, Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando at Will’s Pub! We have a special one this year with The Woolly Bushmen (REUNION SHOW!)

December 31 – Ball Drop Soirée: New Year’s Eve Party, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road Orlando, 8PM, Mark your calendars to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. We will be hosting a party with Ball Drop Brut IPA making its return.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve with Vivacity!, Timucua Arts Foundation, Timucua 2000, S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, 9PM, Mingle with friends, dance and listen to Vivacity play the music of the Great American Songbook through the greatest songs of the 20th century as we ring in the New Year together!

December 31 – New Year’s Eve 2023, Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Drive Orlando, 9PM, Are You Ready to Have the Best New Year’s Eve Party to Date? Then Book a New Year’s Eve Package with Howl at the Moon Orlando! Our Variety of Packages Offers You and Your Friends Everything You Need to Kiss 2022 Goodbye and Start the New Year.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration, Sunset Park, Mount Dora, 9PM – 12:30AM, Live music and fireworks. At Sunset Park. 

December 31 – Celebrate New Year’s At Magical Meat Boutique!, Magical Meat Boutique, 322 Alexander St, Mount Dora, 9PM, Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Shadow Cabinet at Magical Meat Boutique!

December 31 – 2023 New Year’s Eve at Magic Kingdom, Magic Kingdom Park, 9PM, Celebrate the end of 2022 and the start of 2023 at the most magical place on Earth…Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando! When does Magic Kingdom open on New Year’s Eve 2023? The Magic Kingdom theme park opens at 9am on Saturday, December 31, 2021. Whether you are staying at a resort at Magic Kingdom, staying off property or planning to visit for the day, the Magic Kingdom theme park at Disney World has you covered for a fun packed magical day! The Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment includes Disney Enchantment at 6:30pm. There will be parades, musical entertainment and much more to enjoy!

December 31 – 2023 New Year’s Eve at Epcot, Disney’s EPCOT, 10PM, Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando at Epcot! One of the best New Year’s Eve events in Orlando will be at Epcot in Disney! Don’t miss one of the best things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando, Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment: Harmonious – at 6:30 PM, New Year’s countdown fireworks at 11:54 PM.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve with Shine and the Shakers, Lil Indies, 1036 N Mills Ave, Orlando, 10PM, Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Orlando with Shine & The Shakers at Lil’ Indies. Come join us with your family and friends.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld 2023, SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, 11:30PM, After an unforgettable evening filled with exciting shows, amazing animals, and thrilling rides, you can see our spectacular fireworks display from a variety of viewing areas around the park. Embrace our connection to the sea, marine life, and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld-style. We’re giving 2023 a wondrous welcome with bold fireworks, festive entertainment, and more.

Check out our full event calendar for the month of December HERE!

Did I miss an event? Let me know HERE!


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