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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.

Balboa Peninsula (Newport Beach)
Dana Point Fullerton
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Beach Laguna Niguel
Newport Beach Orange
San Juan Capistrano
Santa Ana
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New Year's Party Planning
Holiday Events


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.

Davey's Locker
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661





St. Regis Resort New Years Eve Celebrations
December 31

Spend a swank evening of decadence dancing to live music from Flashback Heart Attack, dining at delicious culinary stations and indulging in timeless cocktails.

Full Event Ticket iIncludes 8pm event entry, full access to savory and sweet culinary stations, a welcome beverage and two complimentary drink vouchers.

Cocktail Event Ticket allows entry at 10:30pm and includes a welcome beverage and two complimentary drink vouchers.

1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point

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

*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

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

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

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New Year's Eve Dinner Dance

December 31
5 - 10 pm

Hosted by the City of Dana Point & the Dana Point Senior Center. Celebrate the New Year New York time.

Dana Point Community Center
34052 Del Obispo Street
Dana Point

(949) 248-3507




First Night in Fullerton
December 31
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.

Downtown Fullerton




Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast
January 1
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 ($25 on day of event) includes: t-shirt, breakfast, certificate of appreciation proceeds benefit the International Surfing Museum & local school surf clubs

Huntington Beach Pier
325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA




Hilton New Years Eve Party
December 31

Huge Dance Floor, Singles and Couples welcome. Room for over 400. Guaranteed Seating! Get Party, Dinner, Hotel Room, & Open bar for less than fancy NYE dinner other places!

Reserve soon, it will sell out. Tickets include Party with DJ. Comp Italian Dinner buffet; 8:30 to 10pm.

Hilton OC Airport
18800 Mac Arthur Boulevard
Irvine 92612


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Marriott New Years Eve Party

OC New Years Eve Party “when it just has to be First Class”. One of OC’s biggest and best bargains is the Lemondrop Marriott New Years Eve Party & Dance held at the beautiful Irvine Marriott Ballroom.

A 4 course Marriott dinner buffet with 4 entrees tops any dining experience in OC from 8p to 10p and is topped off with a dessert buffet and coffee bar. And this the only party where you can delight in all 4 entrees and of course we welcome in the new year with complimentary champagne toast.

The music is comprised of 70’s 80’s 90’s music to accommodate everyone’s favorites. If you like Kearth radio, you will love the music. (No kid’s stuff, No hip hop, just good danceable music, non-stop all evening). This NYE Party is 80% couples and 20% singles.


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For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

December 31
11:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

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

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





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

This New Year's Eve, celebrate with friends in the Grand Ballroom for the popular Masterpiece Gala Celebration. Enjoy a cocktail reception, four-course seated dinner, live music, dancing, party favors and champagne beginning at 8pm.

Price includes beverages and wine pairings

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California




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

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





NYE Yacht Parties presents 12th Annual New Years Eve Yacht Party
December 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style on one of the most elegant and exclusive Yacht’s that Newport Harbor has to offer, The Ambassador. This 130 foot vessel will be popping with 3 levels as it cruises through the harbor bringing in the New Year. What could be a better way to celebrate the New Year? This event has SOLD OUT 11 years in a row so get your tickets early!

Level 1: Bar / Lounge
Level 2: Main Room with Hip Hop, Dance & Top 40
Level 3: Scenic Deck (dance under the stars)

Ticket prices include: Four-hour luxury cruise through Newport Harbor, PREMIUM OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT, Champagne greeting, Appetizer buffet court, New Year’s Party Favors, DJ and Dancing, Plenty of restrooms!

2901 W. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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New Years at Bayside Restaurant
December 31

Featuring an early seating and a 'main event' seating with a champagne toast at midnight. Live with dancing from 9 pm to 1:30 am.

Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach





New Years Eve Dinner & Dance at Orange County Mining Co.
December 31
8 pm - 1 am

Featuring a buffet dinner with a variety of entrées and accompaniments, our New Year’s Eve for 2014 includes live entertainment, dancing, and of course a champagne toast at midnight!

This view restaurant in Orange County is truly a destination with a dining room that has "floor to ceiling picture windows" offering fabulous views of Orange County and a saloon that will take you back to the mining era.

Orange County Mining Co.
10000 Crawford Canyon Rd.
Orange, CA 92705

Now accepting reservations, call for more information!
(714) 997-7411




New Years Eve at Ciao Pasta
December 31

Come celebrate and enjoy the festivities at Ciao Pastra across from Mission San Juan Capistrano!

Ciao Pasta
31661 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675

Call for reservations (949) 496-5002




Discovery CubePresents: NoonYears Eve

Celebrate the New Year at Discovery Cube’s “Noon Year’s Eve” party! Ring in 2016 with a giant balloon drop, countdown, hats, streamers, and a ginger ale toast. Party while the sun is still up with kids and parents while also taking part in learning stations themed around celebrating the coming New Year.

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


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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.

Creative Parties for Kids

Creative Arts & Parties for Kids is busy helping OC families celebrate the holidays by providing Santa Claus , Mrs. Claus, Elves and more. We also have Chanukah Storytelling and Sing A Long ! Call us party is too big or too small.

SANTA VISITS $100.00 plus travel for present drop off and visit 1/2 hour $1.00 per mile travel starting at 20 mile mark from Santa's office.
SANTA $150.00 per hour for costume bearded
SANTA $200 per hour for real bearded Santa
MRS. CLAUS ALONE : $125 per hour
MRS. CLAUS WITH SANTA $100. per hour
ELVES : $100 per hour - they can do balloons and facepaint



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