Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Every New Year's Eve party in Orlando we could find

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY DESI MENDOZA
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We know it can be more than a little overwhelming to try to decide where to spend your New Year's Eve-ning so we thought we'd do the work for you! You're welcome. 
Here's a fairly comprehensive round up of all the big New Year's Eve events happening in Orlando for 2014.

Sunday, 28

Last T-Dance of 2014 Featuring an appearance by Alaska Thunderfuck RuPaul’s Drag Race and the regular gong show fantastic-ness that is P-House. 3 p.m.; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; 407-425-7571;

Wednesday, 31

Billy Joel in Concert Performing a special New Year's Eve Concert. 9:30 p.m.; Amway Center, 
400 W. Church St.; $150; 407-440-7900;

Brilliant at 90: New Year’s Eve Party The first ever New Year’s Eve party at the OMA features a valet with red carpet entry, open galleries, party favors, food and drink, live music by Soul Funktion, a champagne toast at midnight and fireworks. 10 p.m.; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $90; 407-896-4231;

Caribbean Groovin' New Years Eve Party Dinner, drinks, live music and much more. 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Lazy Gator at the Black Hammock, 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo; $40-$60; 407-365-2201

Celebrate the New Year with Rangetsu Join the highly rated Japanese restaurant for their celebration featuring taiko drummers, toshi koshi noodles and a toast at midnight. Drum shows at 9 p.m. and Midnight; Rangetsu Japanese Restaurant and Bar, 901 S. Orlando Ave.; contact for price; 407-345-0044;

Cover Free New Year's Eve with Chris Charles and Company Full evening of jazz led by Chris Charles, full dinner menu and a midnight buffet. 7 p.m.; The Smiling Bison, 745 Bennett Road; contact for price; 407-898-8580;

Ember New Year’s Eve 2015
Featuring guest DJs, drink packages and a simulcast of Times Square. 9 p.m.; Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd.; $15; 407-849-5200;

Enzian’s New Year’s Eve Party Annual James Bond New Year’s Party is back. Wear your best Bond or Bond Girl outfit and you could win a prize. Screening of Diamonds Are Forever. 5:30 p.m.; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $30; 407-629-1088;

Eve at Universal City Walk Featuring DJ M-Squared, pyrotechnics, unlimited gourmet cuisine, six unique party zones and Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor. 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Universal CityWalk, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $99.99;

Family Fun New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s New Year’s Eve package: buffet, games and ball drop. 5 p.m.; Dave & Buster’s, 8986 International Drive; $28.80-$35.80; 310-444-7005;

The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party 2015 No cover with purchase of all-you-can-drink packages. Shows by Angelica Sanchez, Lisa Lane, Kai'Ja Adonis, Adrien Gemini and a special appearance by MobWives' Big Ang. Call for times; Pulse Orlando, 1912 S. Orange Ave.; free-$75; 407-649-3888;

Icebar Orlando New Year's Masquerade Ball Enjoy a toast while enjoying a midnight buffet but remember to reserve a fur coat early or you'll freeze well before the ball drops. 8:30 p.m.; Icebar Orlando, 8967 International Drive; $50-$75; 407-351-0361;

Mead, Meat and Mayhem: A Very Viking New Year Feast on roasted animals then wash it down with mulled wine and make merry with new friends. 6 p.m.; Cloak and Blaster, 875 Woodbury Road; contact for price; 407-674-7435;

New Year's Eve 2015 Open bar until midnight. 10 p.m.; The Attic, 68 E. Pine St.; $50-$1000; 407-403-1161;

New Year’s Eve and Babes’ Brew Release Party it up while enjoying the latest beer release and live music by the Actomatics and Milka. 9 p.m.; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117;

New Year's Eve at Courtesy Bar Cocktails, champagne, a great menu by the Ravenous Pig and tunes by DJ Nigel. Email for inquiries and reservations. Contact for time; The Courtesy Bar, 114 N. Orange Ave.; contact for price;;

New Year’s Eve at the Abbey Enjoy complimentary champagne all night while watching the televised ball drop on the 15x9 foot HD projection screen. 10 p.m.; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; 407-704-6261;

New Year’s Eve at the Hammered Lamb This is a no-frills party for people who are tired of paying big bucks to drink with their friends. Enjoy a $3 Stella special and a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. If there are trains, you’ll get a free shot too! 7 p.m.; The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-704-3200;

New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon Orlando Kiss 2014 goodbye with live piano music, complimentary champagne toast and more. 9 p.m.; Howl at the Moon, 8815 International Drive; $20; 407-354-5999;

New Year's Eve at Savoy Unlimited champagne at midnight, lots of prizes and giveaways and no cover. 5 p.m.; Savoy Orlando, 1913 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-898-6766;

New Year’s Eve Bash Featuring live music by Forsaken Profit$, Rotten Stitches, Skatter Brainz, Clem McGillicutty and the Burnouts, Counted Out. More to be announced. 6 p.m.; Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-898-0009

New Year's Eve Celebration Four-course meal, party props, bottle of sparkling wine per couple, live entertainment and more. 8:30 p.m.; Bongos Cuban Café, 1498 E. Lake Buena Vista Drive; contact for price; 407-827-8018;

New Year’s Eve Party on Church Street Street party, orange drop, Live DJs, fireworks and video wall. 8 p.m.; Church Street, Downtown Orlando; $25; 407-649-4270;

New Year’s Eve on Wall Street A block party with a street-wide light show, outdoor dance party with music by DJ Draven. 8 p.m.; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court Streets; $30;

New Year’s Eve Party – Sam and Bubbe’s Bar Ring in the New Year with live coverage of the Times Square festivities on nine 75-inch televisions while enjoying party favors and champagne toast when the ball drops. No reservations needed. 10 p.m.; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; Various menu prices; 407-996-9840;

New Year’s Eve Time Machine 1975 Go back in time for a retro party with special Time Machine drinks. Fancy polyester-inspired attire is encouraged. Free toast at midnight. 7:30 p.m.; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free;

New Year’s Eve with the Delusionaires, the Woolly Bushmen, Golden Pelicans Live music from three awesome Florida bands and a free toast at midnight. 9 p.m.; Will’s Pub, 1040 N. Mills Ave.; $10-$50;

NYE 2015 Featuring live tunes from Santa Barbara natives Candyland and enjoy the extended drinking hours until 3 am. 10 p.m.; Venue 578, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $21; 407-883-9033;

NYE 2015 Thornton Park’s 6th Annual Enjoy seven outside bars, live DJs and a champagne toast in one of Orlando’s favorite neighborhoods. 8 p.m.; Graffiti Junktion, 900 E. Washington St.; call for price;

NYE Live Party Complimentary champagne toast, party favors and live tracks spun by DJ D. Royale, DJ D Strong and VDJ Richie Rich. 9 p.m.; The Beacham, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-246-1419;

Opa Goes Live: New Year’s Eve Celebration Enjoy live performances, a four-course meal, champagne toast and more. 9 p.m.; Taverna Opa, 9101 International Drive; $125; 407-351-8660;

Phat Lipp New Year's Eve Party Featuring live music from the rock group Phat Lipp. 9 p.m.; The Cork Room, 671 Goldenrod Road; contact for price; 407-282-5852

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar New Year's Eve Festivities Guests will enjoy an open bar and a la carte dinner menu.10 p.m.; Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar, 7468 W. Sand Lake Road; 407-226-0550;

Pinups and Beefcakes: New Year’s Eve at the Falcon Dancing, photo booth, complimentary champagne toast and access to the Graffiti Junktion Block Party just outside. 9 p.m.; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; contact for price; 407-423-3060;

Seminole Hard Rock New Year’s Eve Take in three parties all under one roof. Package includes four drink tickets, appetizers, complimentary champagne toast, live entertainment and more or maybe check out the Rockin’ NYE Poolside Party too. 9 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa; $35-$95; 866-502-7529;

Sheehaw #2: The Venue’s White Trash NYE Hoot and holler with VarieTease and greet the 2015 with PBR specials, solo cups and good times. 11 p.m.; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $35; 407-412-6895;

Sour Puss New Year’s Party 2015 Put on your sour face and enjoy eight taps of sour beers on draft, food by Chef Bill and more. 6 p.m.; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800;

Toast: A New Year’s Eve Celebration Join and Aloft Orlando Downtown in this fancy celebration with music décor, live countdown stream and a lot of champagne. 9 p.m.; Aloft Orlando Downtown, 500 S. Orange Ave.; $40-$250; 407-380-3500;

The White Trash New Years Bash Presented by Norse Korea attendees will enjoy a ten foot beer bong, a beer shotgunning contest, trashiest costume contest, drink specials and “a bunch of other shit." 10 p.m.; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; free for 21 and up; 407-999-2570;

The Winners Circle New Year's Eve celebration featuring six winners from six seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race. 8 p.m.; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; contact for price; 407-425-7571;

Thursday, Jan. 1

Beth McKee's 1st Thursday Songwriter Series Special New Year's Roundup
Featuring guest artists Beartoe Aquilar, Brian Smalley, Cat Ridgeway, Daniel Hanson, Gerry Williams, Jackson Rodgers, Jai Michael Barry Lmt, Justin Beckler, Kattya Graham, Madeline Sonya Stump, Tim Buster Cousins Kelliher, Tina Nicole and Wheeler Newman. 8 p.m.; The Smiling Bison, 745 Bennett Road; contact for price; 407-898-8580;

Decade II featuring Rabbit In The Moon’s David Christophere, DJ Icey, Kimball Collins, Dave Cannalte, Chris Fortier An evening of music from the ‘90s to the early 2000s. 9 p.m.; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$50; 407-246-1419;

New Year's Day Ride Meet at the Orange Cycle parking lot and get ready to burn off last night's booze. PAce is about 18-20 mph and the route is 44 miles long, so be prepared or stay home. 8 a.m.; Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive; free

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