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Orange County 2018/2019 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
Santa Ana
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Holiday Lights Cruises-Davey's Locker
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
3 Departures: 5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm

Every night during the holiday season December 1st until New Years Day, Davey’s Locker offers regular holiday lights cruises. That way, if you can't make it during the annual boat parade season, you will still be able to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Offering three cruises every night.

Davey's Locker
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661





New Year's Eve at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Vue Restaurant. A special holiday menu will be available with small plates, salads, entrees, sandwiches and holiday specials such as Rack of Australian Lamb and Mascarpone Creamed Polenta.

Enjoy entertainment by a DJ Halo as you countdown to the new year. Cover charge is $25 per person. Bottle service is available. Call Zach at 949-487-7588

Reservations required. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
Vue Restaurant
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

For more information, please contact our Concierge at 949-487-7577 or to make reservations, please visit us at OpenTable




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, games, food vendors, activities and more. The festival ends at midnight as the sky lights up with an incredible aerial display of fireworks to ring in the New Year.

The event primarily takes place at varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Bring in the New Year 2019 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends during popular mixer games. Both Singles & Couples welcome!

This year's party features "DANCING THROUGH THE ERAS" with a variety of good dance music by Live Band: Marvin" SweetwaterBass"Banks & TYGHTSHIP plus popular DJ Larry.

TICKET PRICES for full event (7pm-1am):
Supper Shuffle (Dinner), Ice Breakers, Dancing
$55 by Nov 22; $65 after Nov 22; or $75 at door

TICKET PRICES dance only (8:30pm-1am dancing):
$29 by Nov 22 $39 after Nov 22; $50 at door

For ages 19 to 91. 300-650 usually attend. Ticket price includes noise makers. FREE PARKING

Hotel Fullerton
1500 S. Raymond Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831

Call 714/622-4977 or order tickets online




Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast
January 1
9:00 am - 11:00 am breakfast
12 noon - Ocean Splash

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 vendor booths all day.

Admission fee includes a Pancake Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation

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




Hilton New Years Eve Party
Monday December 31, 2018

OC New Years Eve Party “when it just has to be First Class"

Party Only $110 per person! One of OC’s biggest and best bargains is the Lemondrop Hilton New Years Eve Party & Dance held at the Hilton Irvine Hotel across from John Wayne Airport. Entertainment this year includes The Vertikals plus DJ John (Formerly with Turtles & Beach Boys).

The Best Food & Most Food of any NYE in OC 3 Entrees: Have One or All Three.
Dinner: Islands of Food: 8p-9:30p
Flank Steak & Breast of Chicken & Alfredo Pasta
(Grilled Flank Steak w/ Mushroom Port Wine Reduction, Marinated Grilled Breast of Chicken w/ Lemon Garlic Sauce, Penne Pasta w/Alfredo Sauce, Caesar Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetablesd, & Butter, Chef’s selection of Desserts, Coffee & Tea )

Free Midnight Champagne Toast Plus $10 corkage on 750 ml Bottle.
Bring your Favorite Wine.
Or Relax w/ the Open Bar Package, only $55
4 hours, 8:30-12:30, Call brand Liquor, wine, Beer, cokes, water

Hilton Irvine Hotel, Across from John Wayne Airport
18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, 92612 Party

Pay Online w/ Credit Card @

NYE SoCal White & Gold Party
Monday December 31, 2018

Join us as we celebrate New Year's Eve in the best way possible, by combining decadent bites, unexpected entertainment, specialty cocktails and overflowing bubbly in a magical setting. This year's festivities will take place at The Nursery by Southwinds in Orange County where you will find yourself in awe as you walk the grounds of this majestic indoor/outdoor space, filled with beauty around every corner.

Guests will be greeted with welcome party favors as they enter the stunning property. Smile for paparazzi at our red carpet before embarking on your journey through an insta-worthy backdrop to secure the perfect "Kiss 2018 Goodbye" photo. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to sip on premium spirits and toast to the end of 2018 as we filter in surprises throughout the night.

All attendees must be 21+ with an ID / Uber/Lyft Strongly Encouraged. Attire: Gold & White Attire Encouraged/Cocktail

The Nursery by Southwinds, Orange County
7000 Marine Way

For tickets and more information visit:
The event is in partnership with Barks of Love Animal Rescue. For more information on the organization or to adopt a dog of your own visit

For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

December 31
10 am - 5 pm

5...4...3...2...1... HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join Pretend City Children's Museum for our annual New Year's Celebration in the middle of the day! Celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun travels across the different time zones! There will be a confetti countdown 4 different times to celebrate the new year in Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London, as it turns to midnight in these different cities! We will also have New Year's activities and art for our little ones to enjoy!

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

Online tickets




Celebrate 2018 at Montage
December 31

The Loft
FIRST SEATING | 5:00pm-7:00pm - Four Course Holiday Tasting Menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert. $125 per adult, $40 per child ages 4-12 yrs, under 4 – complimentary (Tax and gratuity not included.)

SECOND SEATING | 8:00pm-10:00pm - Five Course Holiday Tasting Menu Complimentary midnight toast, party favors and live music from 8:00pm-1:00am Bistro Menu Available in Bistro only 3:00pm-10:00pm $200 per adult, $60 per child ages 4-12 yrs, under 4 – complimentary (Tax and gratuity not included.)

Five Course Chef’s Tasting Menu - Live music, dancing, party favors and complimentary midnight toast $475 per person. Includes cocktails and reception as well as wine pairings. Non-alcoholic beverages available at the same price. Tax and gratuity not included.

6:00pm-12:30am - Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us in the Grand Ballroom to ring in the New Year at the Paintbox New Year’s Eve Party! The evening includes karaoke, games, activities, a show, dinner, a movie and much more! $150 per child.

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California




The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel New Year’s Celebrations

Raya New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31
Seating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$120 per person
Delight in a four-course holiday menu and limited a la carte menu.

New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet
Monday, January 1, 2018
Seating from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

$80 per person
Ring in the New Year with friends and family at our New Year’s Day Buffet.

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





Kidseum New Years Celebration
December 31
10 am - 2 pm

Come celebrate the New Year with Kidseum! Your child can craft the day away with fun New Year’s themed projects. In the Art Studio, kids will create hand-made reusable confetti poppers and colorful noisemakers that they can use at home during the real countdown. The kiddos will practice countdowns every hour on the hour, beginning at noon, to be ready for the New Year’s countdown. 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!

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

(714) 567-3679

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New Year's Party Planning

At Your Service Catering

"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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