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Orange County 2015 New Years Celebrations
A city wide list of fun ways to celebrate the
New Year!

Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder to get the most updated information.

Anaheim
Balboa Peninsula (Newport Beach)
Dana Point Fullerton
Garden Grove
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Beach Laguna Niguel
Santa Ana
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ANAHEIM

Giant New Year's Eve 'Speed Meet' Dance Party
Thursday, December 31, 2015
6:00 pm-1:00 am

Bring in the New Year 2016 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends during popular mixer games (couples also welcome). Enjoy the beautiful 7,700 sq ft Catalina Ballroom & large dance floor with a variety of music by DJ Wendell and live band, Rory Seldon with Inner Session. 300-500 usually attend!

- Fun "SPEED MEET" Mixer
- Rotating tables
- Popular "Crown & the Slipper" Game

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
Held at Windham - South Anaheim
12021 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION
(714) 622-4977

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BALBOA PENINSULA (NEWPORT BEACH)

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
December 16 - 20, 2015

Holiday Lights Cruises-Davey's Locker
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
December 4, 2015 to January 3, 2016

FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of water front estates. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats. Over million and half people view the parade each year.

On the opening night of the parade (December 16) at about 6:20 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place to kick off the parade.

And for the closing night of the parade (December 20) at 9:30 pm, a closing fireworks display takes place.

For those of you that would like to be in parade Davey's Locker offers 3 general admission cruises nightly every night of the parade that are a part of the actual parade. Viewing the parade from a ship means that you see all of the parade and homes in full decor that line the waterfront. General admission tickets can be reserved over the phone.

Can't make the 5 parade nights Davey's Locker offers holiday lights cruises Dec 4, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016.

LOCATION FOR CRUISES:
Davey's Locker
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661

INFORMATION:
949-673-1435

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DANA POINT

St. Regis Resort New Years Eve Celebrations
December 31, 2015

Ring in the New Year at Stonehill Tavern with a special six-course New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu featuring Ahi Tuna Ribbons, Barbary Duckling, Bison Striploin and more.

$175 per person, $95 per person with Wine Pairings.

LOCATION:
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point

INFORMATION:
Make reservations online or call 1-800-722-1543


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New Year's Eve at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 pm.

Ring in the New Year at our special New Year’s Eve Event, Midnight at the Cliffs, featuring Flashback Heart Attack. In the Richard Henry Dana Ballroom.

Limited Early Bird General Admission: *$125.00 per ticket
General Admission Prices: *$140.00 per ticket

Tickets include two drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight and small bites during the event. Flashback Heart Attack takes the stage at 10:00 pm. Available to book on November 2 through eventbrite.com

*Includes Two drink tickets, champagne toast, party favors and small bites during the event. Based upon availability. VIP Booth’s available for an additional fee. Restrictions apply. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

LOCATION:
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

INFORMATION:
For reservations please call: 949-487-7516 or the Concierge at 949-487-7577

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FULLERTON

First Night in Fullerton
December 31, 2015
7 p.m. to 12 midnight

Check out the fun at First Night, the City of Fullerton's annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. The event is FREE and includes a full line-up of live entertainment and activities. The event primarily takes place at varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.

LOCATION:
Downtown Fullerton

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GARDEN GROVE

Giant New Year's Eve 'Speed Meet' Dance Party
Thursday, December 31, 2015
6:00 pm-1:00 am

Bring in the New Year 2016 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends during popular mixer games (couples also welcome). Enjoy the beautiful 7,700 sq ft Catalina Ballroom & large dance floor with a variety of music by DJ Wendell and live band, Rory Seldon with Inner Session. 300-500 usually attend!

- Fun "SPEED MEET" Mixer
- Rotating tables
- Popular "Crown & the Slipper" Game

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
Held at Windham - South Anaheim
12021 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION
(714) 622-4977

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast
January 1, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate the New Year with a dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. No wetsuits - that's cheating! The Surf City Splash also features a pancake breakfast (ends at 11) and crafts fair.

$20 admission fee includes a Pancake Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation

LOCATION:
405 Pacific Coast Hwy (Zack's at Pier Plaza)
Huntington Beach, CA

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IRVINE

For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

December 31, 2015
10 am - 5 pm

Twas’ the day before New Year’s and all through the city the citizens are stirring and buzzing about! With sparkling streamers and festive party hats this is one celebration you won’t want to miss.

Activities of the day will include:
Sensational Story Time: Twas’ the Night Before New Year’s will be the featured story of the day. See if your little can find some inspiration to stay awake until the strike of the New Year!
Smart Art: New Year’s Resolution – This colorful art project will be your opportunity to create a family new year’s resolution. This promise will be one that you make to your family as a whole to be better and help others.
Music & Movement: New Year’s Eve Confetti Countdown- This countdown is for the kids! Countdown the new year and celebrate every two-hours beginning at noon with a special rockin’ rollin’ dance party! Streamers, blowouts, noise makers, and confetti will make this the party of all parties!

For children of all ages/price included in admisstion

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

INFORMATION / RESERVATIONS:
949.428.3900

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LAGUNA BEACH

Montage Laguna Beach
December 31, 2015
Reception: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Dinner: 9:00PM – 1:00PM

This New Year's Eve, celebrate with friends at the Studio with a Five Course Chef's Tasting Menu, Live Music, Dancing and Party Favors.

Champagne Toast at Midnight $475/person (includes cocktails and reception as well as wine pairings; tax and gratuity not included)

LOCATION:
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel New Year's Eve events

Raya New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015; Served 6 to 10 p.m.

Specialized four-course holiday menu; Limited a la carte menu; $115 per person

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enoSTEAK New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015; Two seatings available, 6 and 9 p.m.

Description: Serving a four-course holiday menu; $145 per person

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New Year’s Day Brunch
Friday, January 1, 2016; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Description: $80 per person, $40 for children

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

INFORMATION:
(949)-240-2000

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SANTA ANA

Kidseum New Years Celebration
December 30, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun New Year’s themed craft projects. In the Art Studio all day, kids will create hand-made reusable confetti poppers and colorful noisemakers that they can use at home during the real countdown. The kiddos will need to practice their countdowns so that every hour on the hour, beginning at noon, we will practice our best New Year’s countdowns. Kids can practice making as much noise as possible with their hand-crafted noise makers and practice shooting their confetti! In the Glow Cave we will make glowing wish wands that will even glow in the dark when you take them home!

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(714) 567-3679

Discovery CubePresents: NoonYears Eve
December 30, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Celebrate the New Year at Discovery Cube’s “Noon Year’s Eve” party!

Ring in 2016 with a countdown, hats, streamers, and a ginger ale toast. Party while the sun is still up while also taking part in learning stations themed around celebrating the coming New Year. Be sure to come dressed as your favorite superhero, kids and parents too!

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

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New Year's Party Planning

At Your Service Catering, Huntington Harbor Bay Club
Experience your party at the Huntington Harbour Bay Club

"At Your Service Catering & Receptions" is a full-service Catering & Receptions company based in Orange County, offering you a very personalized approach to the important details that will make your holiday party a pleasure to plan! With years of experience and a true love for her calling, Priscilla Granger will coordinate your event from beginning to end; leaving you free to enjoy your day with your guests.

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