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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
Orange 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 Marriott Resort

Count down to 2019 in style at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

Vue Restaurant NYE Dinner:
Check back for this year's menu!

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629




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.




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




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





GIANT New Year's Eve Dance & SUPER SOCIAL
Sunday, December 31

Bring in the New Year 2019 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends during popular mixer games (couples also welcome). Enjoy the glamour at the 4.3 star Doubletree by Hilton as you dance in the two beautiful ballrooms to a variety of hits during the decades by live band and popular DJ.

Check back for this year's event information!

DoubleTree by Hilton
100 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92831

Call 714/622-4977 or order tickets online




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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