ORLANDO, Fla. — Time to ring in the new year is quickly approaching. For those who’d rather say goodbye to 2023 in style, look no further. Orlando has actually beat out New York City as the best city to spend the big day, so get those sparklers ready to shine them in the City Beautiful. Tampa, too, reigns on the lineup at number 24. So, whichever city you fancy, make sure you keep up with that special ball drop!


New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Orlando

Take your place on Church Street and watch the iconic Orange Ball drop at midnight. 6 venues, Chillers, Cahoots, High Tide, Irish Shannons, Clandestino and Saints & Sinners will be open all night long, for your enjoyment.

Price: Free, paid VIP options available.


Light-Up I-Drive: New Years Eve

Icon Park will kick off the new year with a light show, Live DJ, and drinks on The Lawn under the iconic Orlando Wheel.

Time: Starts at 10 a.m.

Price: Free


New Year’s Eve at Old Town

End 2023 with a bang and bring the family to Old Town and enjoy a car show, live music, fireworks and entertainment.

Time: Starts at 1 p.m.

Price: Free


Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve

Spend NYE at a Disney Park, each park brings its own flavor to the big day with something for everyone to enjoy.

Time: Varies

Price: Theme Park Admission


SeaWorld Orlando New Year’s Eve

SeaWorld Orlando is ringing in the New Year in style. The park will be celebrating with distinct Party Zones that will play music varying from retro, latin and family friendly tunes.

Time: Varies

Price: Theme Park Admission


Thornton Park 2024 New Year’s Eve Street Party

Have fun on this holiday at 6 select venues around Thornton Park: Grafitti Junction, Island Time, Jack & Honey’s, Cavo’s, TPD, American Happy Hour, The Veranda, and The Falcon. This party will span nearly 2.5 blocks and will have you dancing all night.

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: General Admission starts at $20.


Rocking New Year 2024, “The Experience 2.GLOW” at The Promenade at Sunset Walk Orlando

This all ages event will be “Central Florida’s most immersive nonstop street party.” Children under 5 will receive free admission with paying adults

Time: 8 p.m. - midnight

Price: General Admission starts at $49



Noon Year Celebration at Largo Community Center

Can’t stay up late? Ring in the new year at noon! Enjoy a ball drop, dancing and entertainment at an earlier time!

Time 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Price: $14


Hippie Disco New Year’s Eve at Cage Brewing

Get a free drink with a hippie or disco costume and get ready to dance the night away.

Time: Music starts at 2 p.m.

Price: Starts at $25


Salute to Vienna: New Year’s Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Start 2024 with a great European-inspired New Year’s celebration.

Time: 3 p.m.

Price: Starts at $35


City of St. Petersburg fireworks

Fireworks will be launched from Vinoy Park and will be visible all along the downtown waterfront.

Time 11:59 p.m.

Price: Free


New Years Eve Boogie Blast in Mandarin Heights

Dance the Disco Inferno into 2024 fit with a champagne toast.

Time: 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Price: $10


NYE with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Amalie Arena

Enjoy a hockey-style goodbye to 2023 as the Tampa Bay Lighting take on the Montreal Canadiens.

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: $180 and up


Light up Clearwater

Enjoy fireworks on the beach on the Northern part of Sand Key Park.

Time: 11:59 p.m.

Price: Free