If you’re visiting the Orlando area this holiday season, you have plenty of festivities to choose from. Whether you attend a black-tie event or fancy dinner at your hotel or brave the crowds at one of the theme parks, you’ll find plenty of festive fun this New Year’s Eve. The evening’s highlights include:

The Magic Kingdom

Offering two holiday-themed showings of the “Wishes” fireworks program, at 8:30 and just before midnight, all programs included with regular park admission.


Catch “Illuminations” twice; once at 7 and again at 11:45, just in time for the start of the new year; all programs included with your regular park admission.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“Fantasmic!” will have two showings, at 6:30 pm and 8 pm, and the park will present a special fireworks program just before midnight, “Lights! Camera! New Year!”. All programs are included with your regular park admission.

Universal Orlando

Both Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure are open late on New Year’s Eve, and you can expect to see a variety of themed shows and entertainment, with party zones scattered throughout the parks. No additional ticket is required, the party festivities are included with your regular admission.

Universal’s CityWalk

The adults-only party zone rings in the new year in a big way on the 31st, offering a selection of food, drink, and live entertainment at some of the Walk’s most popular destinations. The New Year’s Eve event requires a separate ticket ($119 per person) and is designed for adults over the age of 21 only.

Sea World

Offering live music and dance parties until midnight, then fireworks spectacular; the New Year’s festivities are included in your regular theme park admission.