We're all ready for this year to be over. If you're anything like us, you're too bleary-eyed and beaten-down by the second year of the pandemic to do much planning for how to ring in 2022.
Luckily for you, it's our job to stay on top of this stuff. We've thrown together all the events worth knowing about this New Year's Eve in one handy, alphabetical list. Read on, procrastinators!
8th Annual New Year's Eve Gala at the Alfond Inn
Live music, chef-served food stations, premium open bar, champagne toast, live stream of the Times Square ball drop.
8 pm, Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, 407-998-8090, tickets: eventbrite.com, $219
Annual New Year's Eve Gala at Bull & Bear
Prix fixe five-course menu, one bottle of champagne per table, live entertainment, photo booth, viewing of the Times Square ball drop, outdoor dancing all night. Reservations required, formal wear suggested.
6 pm, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, 407-597-5413, waldorfastoriaorlando.com, $295
Attic + Treehouse New Year's Eve 2022
Sounds by Krybtonite & WID, call or text for VIP bottle service.
9 pm, The Attic, 68 E. Pine St., 407-403-1161, tickets: eventbrite.com, $30-$60
Black Hammock 2022 Gator Ball
Live music by the Black Hammock Band; half off beer, wine and house liquor; drink specials.
8 pm, Lazy Gator Bar at Black Hammock, 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, 407-805-1824, theblackhammock.com, $12-$15
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles
A note-for-note re-creation of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
9:30 pm, Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd., 407-351-5483, hardrock.com/live, $33-$58
Full open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJ, ball drop on TV, bubbly toast at midnight.
8:30 pm, The Courtesy, 114 N. Orange Ave., tickets: exploretock.com, $100
Domu Dynasty presents NYE 2022 at Tori Tori
Open bar, light bites, photobooth, DJ, live stream of countdown from Times Square, champagne toast for all at midnight, no ticket sales at door.
8:30 pm, 720 N. Mills Ave., tickets: eventbrite.com, $100-$135
Enzian Theater's James Bond New Year's Eve Party
James Bond costume contest, light hors d'oeuvres, bubbly, special NYE cocktails, dancing.
8 pm, Enzian Theater, 1300 Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-0054, enzian.org, $99-$660
Hourglass Brewing New Year Pajama Jam
Bottle specials all night, ball drop on the big screen, board games, video games, free popcorn. Wear PJs for 22% off all corked bottles all night.
8 pm, 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, 407-262-0056, and 2500 Curry Ford Road, 407-730-5249; facebook.com/hourglassbrewing, free
Icebar Orlando 2022 Hollywood New Year's Eve Bash
Hollywood-themed evening with casino games, DJ, ice sculptures, free digital souvenir photos, raffle giveaways, "celebrity guest" Britney Spears impersonator.
8 pm, Icebar Orlando, 8967 International Drive, 407-426-7555, icebarorlando.com, $50-$125
Jewel Orlando Bootleggers' NYE Ball
Live music all night, reserved seating, 50 Jewel chips, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, free parking.
8 pm, Jewel Orlando Speakeasy, 6400 Carrier Drive, 321-444-5306, jewelorlando.com, $49-$99
Le Cirque: New Year's Eve at Grand Bohemian Orlando
1940s Paris theme with five-piece band, surprise performers, open bar, rooftop pool access, dessert reception, add-on four-course chef's tasting menu available.
7 pm, Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, 325 S. Orange Ave., facebook.com/grandbohemianhotelorlando, tickets: opentable.com, $175-$300
Ma Baker's Blue Year's Eve
All Tom Waits, all night long, with Someday Honey, Big Jef Special, Niko Is, Cabana Macabre, Frank Csomos.
8 pm, Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave, willspub.org, $15-$20
Mango's Orlando 2022 New Year's Eve Bash
Early dining packages, Mango's Live show experience, VIP bottle service.
7 pm, Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando, 8126 International Drive, 321-710-4195, mangos.com, $50-$700
New Year's Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon Orlando
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, VIP includes premium open bar until midnight.
9 pm, Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Drive, 407-354-5999, howlatthemoon.com, $20-$65
New Year's Eve at the Abbey
Live '80s music from Rockit Fly all night.
8 pm, The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, tickets: eventbrite.com, $25-$500
New Year's Eve at Drive Shack Orlando
Reserved bay for up to six people, party favors, unlimited play all night.
9 pm, Drive Shack, 7285 Corner Drive, 407-553-8820, tickets: eventbrite.com, $199-$299 per bay
New Year's Eve at The Edison
Live performances from The Sound Society Radio Show, The Pearls burlesque trio, stilt walkers, aerialist, DJ and more; passed appetizers and buffet; cash bars; champagne toast at midnight.
Disney Springs, 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, theedisonfla.com, 8 pm entry/guaranteed seating $150, 10:30 pm entry/standing room $25
New Year's Eve 2022 at Novelty
DJ Dane Dollar, open select premium bar, appetizers, champagne toast, limited capacity.
8 pm, Novelty at 101, 101 S. Eola Drive, tickets: eventbrite.com, $40 – $150
New Year's Eve at Shots Orlando
Throw down with the craziest crew in town. Signature shots and bucket specials.
7 pm, Shots Orlando, 69 E. Pine St., tickets: eventbrite.com, strictly 21+ (in other words, don't bring your older sister's ID that kinda looks like you)
New Year's Eve Gala: A Night in Hollywood
German folk-pop-rock from Europa Band, party favors, traditional balloon drop and toast at midnight, open bar for beer/wine/wells, food: 6 pm appetizers, 7:30 pm dinner (Cornish hen or prime rib), 10 pm nosh, midnight breakfast. Formal or cocktail attire required; no jeans.
5:30 pm, German American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry, tickets: eventbrite.com, $10-$75
New Year's Eve Improv Show & After Party
SAK All-Stars 90-minute improv show, complimentary midnight champagne toast with free refills.
10 pm, SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., 407-648-0001, sakcomedylab.com, tickets: eventbrite.com, $25
New Year's Eve Party
Featuring Andy Frasco & The U.N.
7 pm, Tuffy's Music Box, 200 Myrtle Ave., Sanford, tuffyscider.com, $40
NYE All Black Party: Richer Than I Ever Been!
Inspired by the Rick Ross album Richer Than I Ever Been, we celebrating life, success, excellence, opulence. We toasting to the past, present and celebrating the future.
9 pm, Rosé Restaurant and Lounge, 6400 International Drive, tickets: eventbrite.com, $30-$100
Old Town New Year's Eve Celebration
Family-friendly festivity with live music, car show, concert at 7 pm, fireworks finale at midnight.
1 pm, Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, 407-396 4888, myoldtownusa.com, free
Orlando New Year's Eve 2021: The Masquerade
Celebrate with 1,000 of your closest friends at the three-level Cheyenne Saloon: DJ FiveVenoms, DJ Lyvwyr and DJ Dalastmo, 25+ VIP sections, party favors, champagne toast, ball drop brunch after midnight, easy parking, dress for front row at the Oscars, mask preferred but not mandatory.
9 pm, Cheyenne Saloon, 128 W. Church St., orlandonye.com, free-$600
Party Like Gatsby: Spectacle Extraordinaire
Electro-swing, glow performers, burlesque dancers, silk acrobats, Gatsby-inspired cocktails, staff and dancers in full Gatsby-themed attire, champagne, ice sculptures, step & repeat with red carpet-style photography, cigar and hookah station, NYE party favors, celebratory champagne toast.
9 pm, Eve Orlando, 110 S. Orange Ave., 407-602-7462, eveorlando.com, tickets: eventbrite.com, $40-$120
Punk Rock Blowout
NYE with Free Fall, the Palmerians, Pizza Nightmare, Grab Bag, Gamma Waves, Black Clash, Human Error and Hobo Houston. After the ball drops, Free Fall will perform their tribute anthem to the beloved establishment. Look up "Uncle Lou's" on Violent Breed Records' Bandcamp if you wanna sing along.
7 pm, Uncle Lou's, 1016 N. Mills Ave., 910-442-1234 $5 from 7-11 pm, free after 11 pm
Resolution NYE at Ember
With everything going on the past year and a half, the safest place to be is outside on the biggest patio in the city. Celebrate stress-free with champagne bottle specials, $10 food menu available, hookahs available.
9 pm, Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd., 407-849-5200, emberorlando.com, tickets: eventbrite.com, $20-$350
Rock-in 2022! New Year's Eve Lobby Party
Special desserts, DJ, face painter, Magic Men, balloonist, countdown live from Times Square via satellite, midnight balloon drop with champagne toast. Does not include separately ticketed New Year's Eve Buffet in The Kitchen ($55-$125).
6 pm, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, 5800 Universal Blvd., 407-503-3463, tickets: eventbrite.com, $50-$80
Sky Lounge's NYE Gala
Live music, DJ, hors d'oeuvres, formal attire encouraged, photographer, table packages available with champagne, bottle service, Red Bull.
9 pm, Sky Lounge at Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., 888-913-0180, tickets: eventbrite.com, $50-$75
Sunset Walk Rocking New Year Street Party
Street party with DJ, live musicians, vocalists, dancers, street performers, complimentary party favors, confetti storm, midnight fireworks spectacular.
8 pm, Promenade at Sunset Walk 3251 Margaritaville Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-338-4811, sunsetwalk.com, $25
Thornton Park New Year's Eve Street Party 2022
Party at Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Burton's, Island Time, The Falcon, Cavo's, The 808; three DJs, open bar, street party covering 2.5 city blocks, VIP private open bar at The Veranda.
8:30 pm, Thornton Park District, 700 E. Washington St., thorntonparkstreetparty.com, tickets: eventbrite.com, $20-$105
Tin Roof Orlando Vegas Night NYE
Vegas-style casino games, music on two stages, confetti cannons, balloon drop.
8 pm, Tin Roof Orlando, Icon Park, 8371 International Drive, 407-270-7926, tinrooforlando.com, $25-$150
TKS New Year's Eve Party
Axe-throwing, live DJ, professional dancers, aerial acrobatics, midnight toast.
9 pm, The Keg Social, 12850 Waterford Lakes Parkway, 407-286-3000, thekegsocial.com, $20-$100
Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Wall Street's notorious Friday-night street party, only more so. VIP bar in Sideshow.
9 pm, Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St., and Sideshow, 15 N. Orange Ave., 407-849-0471, facebook.com/wallstplaza, price TBA
WJRR's Acoustic New Year
With Smith & Myers of Shinedown.
8:30 pm, House of Blues, Disney Springs, 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive, 407-934-2583, houseofblues.com/orlando, $42.50-$93