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Out with the old, in with the New Year 

You survived another year and the (supposed) end of the world; celebrate by drinking your face off at one of these bubbly shindigs

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2012 New Year's Eve Slumber Party The licensed sexual-encounter center hosts a sleepover with sexy theme rooms, a full liquor bar, group playrooms, dance and costume contests and a champagne toast. 7 p.m. Monday; Eyz Wide Shut, 8504 Adamo Drive, Tampa; $25-$100; 813-620-1234; eyzwideshut.com.

24th Annual Rockin' the Dock Ring in the New Year with five different parties along the pier, each offering live entertainment, champagne toasts, balloon drops and more. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday; Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Ave. Cocoa Beach; $20; 321-783-7549; cocoabeachpier.com.

A Reggae New Year's Eve Celebrate the holiday with live reggae music. 10:30 p.m. Monday; Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Church Street New Year's Eve Massive street party with portable outdoor bars, live entertainment, a balloon drop and fireworks display at midnight. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Church Street; $40-$100; 407-649-4270; churchstreetbars.com.

Cocoa's Family New Year's Event Enjoy a countdown to 2013, live entertainment, art activities and a balloon drop. 5 p.m. Monday; Cocoa Village, State Road 520 and Brevard Avenue, Cocoa; free-$5; 321-639-3503; cocoafl.org.
Date Night: New Year's Eve Screening of New Year's Eve starring Robert DeNiro and Sarah Jessica Parker. 6 p.m. Thursday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Graffiti Junktion New Year's Eve Games and barbecue, DJ music and live bands. 7 p.m. Monday; Graffiti Junktion, 900 E. Washington St.; $35; 407-426-9503; graffitijunktion.com.

James Bond New Year's Eve Party Grab a martini, champagne or a signature cocktail and enjoy a screening of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. 7:30 p.m. Monday; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $20-$25; 407-629-0054; enzian.org.

Kiwi's Masquerade Ball New Year's Eve Celebration Best-dressed couple receives a gift card. Party favors, champagne toast and breakfast buffet at midnight. Call for time Monday; Kiwi's Pub & Grill, 801 W. State Road 436,
Altamonte Springs; free; 407-788-7666; kiwispub.com.

Lucky 13 – New Year's Eve Outdoor party with four bars, drink specials, a simulcast of the ball drop in Times Square and music by DJ Adam Wells. 8 p.m. Monday; Ember Bar & Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.; free; 407-849-5200; emberorlando.com.

Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Party Grab a seat for a three-course meal, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Call for time Monday; B.B. King's Blues Club, Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive; $30-$99.99; 407-370-4550; bbkingclubs.com.
New Year's Eve Beer specials, live music, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. Monday; World of Beer, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; free; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com.

New Year's Eve 2013 Rock out to dueling pianos, a dinner buffet, party favors and a champagne toast. 7 p.m. Monday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; $25-$130; 407-354-5999; howlatthemoon.com.

New Year's Eve 2013 Celebrate with Ladies of the Majestic Theater shows, go-go dancers, music by DJs Joanie and Tremundo, and a cash balloon drop at midnight. 8 p.m. Monday; Revolution Nightclub, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; $8; 407-228-9900;
revolutionorlando.com.

New Year's Eve 2013 with Latenight Society, Sleazy McQueen, Anna Tedeschi, Rob Slac DJ music and free champagne at midnight. 10 p.m. Monday; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $6; 407-228-0048.

New Year's Eve Bash 8 p.m. Monday; Fish on Fire, 7937 Daetwyler Drive; free, reservations accepted; 407-812-6881; fishonfireorlando.com.

New Year's Eve Celebration Party packages include a three-course dinner, cocktails, live music and a champagne toast. 8 p.m. Monday; Black Hammock Fish Camp, 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo; $55; 407-365-2201; theblackhammock.com.

New Year's Eve Dinner Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat buffet with the likes of New York Strip and a ham carving station; including all-you-can-drink house wine, draft beer; live music by the Jazzway Express and a champagne toast at midnight. Various times Monday; OLV Café, 25 W. Crystal Lake St.; $49.95; 407-722-5060; olvcafe.com.

New Year's Eve Party Celebrate with some locally made craft beer and live music by SNAFU. 3 p.m. Monday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.

New Year's Eve Party Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, peruse the Medieval Village, savor a four-course meal, listen to DJ music and dance until the champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 p.m. Monday; Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 4510 W. Vine St., Kissimmee; $69.95; 407-396-2900; medievaltimes.com.

New Year's Eve Party Pajama party with half-off select draft beer, $2 beer shots, a costume contest, raffle and free champagne toast at midnight. 2 p.m. Monday; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; free; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com.

New Year's Eve Party at DisneyQuest Family-friendly event with access to video games, a DJ dance party and a confetti drop at midnight. Call for time Monday; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; visit website for details; 407-939-6244; disneyworld.com.

New Year's Eve Party on the Piazza Family-friendly event with gourmet food, kids buffet, wine, face painting, party favors, live opera singers and DJ music. 8:30 p.m. Monday; Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Blvd.; $35-$125; 407-503-1200;
loewshotels.com/portofino-bay-hotel.

New Year's Eve Soirée The bar hosts tons of music by CeCe Teneal, DJs Lemy Currey, Ghostrider, Caesar, Grinz and others. 10 p.m. Monday; Terrace 390, 390 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$1,100; 407-425-2445; terrace390.com.

New Year's Eve with Amber Ring in the new year with a live performance by the musician. 8 p.m. Monday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

New Year's Eve with Thomas Wynn & the Believers, Roadkill Ghost Choir Live Southern rock music. 8 p.m. Monday; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $15, with free champagne at midnight; 407-898-5070; willspub.org.

New Year's Gala 2013 Tommy and Astryd host a formal party with indoor LED light shows, dancing, unlimited cocktails and appetizers, music by DJ Jimmy Joslin, private VIP packages and a showing of the Time Square ball drop. 9 p.m. Monday; Heaven Event Center, 8240 Exchange Drive; $100-$175; 407-488-1800; orlandonewyearseve.eventbrite.com.

New Year's Rockin' Eve with Full Circle Live set by the band, with drinks at the bar, party favors and free champagne. 9:30 p.m. Monday; Shovelhead Lounge, 900 S. Highway 17-92, Longwood; free; 407-332-9199; shovelheadlounge.com.

NYE 2013 New Year's Eve block party with access to nine different bars, DJ music, video walls and a midnight surprise. 8 p.m. Monday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; $20-$100; 407-849-0471; facebook.com/wallstplaza.

NYE 2013 Party The bar's all-inclusive party packages include free appetizers, well and call drinks, house wine, domestic beer, live DJ music and a champagne toast at midnight. 10 p.m. Monday; Harry Buffalo, 129 W. Church St.; $65; 407-422-6656;
harrybuffalo.com.

N.Y.E. Dinner Show with Jeremy Hotz Enjoy dinner and a live stand-up comedy show. 7:30 p.m. Monday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $50; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.com.

NYE With 102 Jamz Countdown to 2013 in the club. 9 p.m. Monday; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-648-8363; thebeacham.com.

NYE with Smile for Camera Club party with DJ music to celebrate 2013. 10 p.m. Monday; Roxy Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; call for details; 407-898-4004; roxyorlando.com.

Orlando Grand Ball – New Year's Eve 2013 Wear your cocktail attire and hear music by DJs Crespo and Kid Judah, enjoy an open bar and a toast at midnight. 8 p.m. Monday; The Ballroom at Church Street, 225 S. Garland Ave.; $115-$180;
orlandoball.eventbrite.com.

Rise Above: NYE 2013 The upscale bar offers packages that include unlimited call and premium liquor, wine and beer, plus hors d'oeuvres and a private fireworks show. 9 p.m. Monday; One80 Grey Goose Lounge, 400 W. Church St.; $75-$120; 407-440-7180; 180downtown.com.

Taverna Opa Orlando's Carnival New Year's Gala The Greek restaurant hosts a carnival-inspired party with a four-course meal, cocktails and live entertainment by belly dancers and stilt walkers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday; Taverna Opa, 9101 International Drive; $100-$125, RSVP required via phone or email to ryan@opaorlando.com; 407-351-8660; opaorlando.com.

The Bootlegger's Ball 2013 A 1920s-themed New Year's Eve party with live music by Cherry Thump and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. Monday; Backstage in Rosen Plaza Hotel; $10-$20; 407-996-9700; backstagenightclub.com.

The Falcon Presents: NYE Roaring Twenties Celebrate the New Year in 1920s style, with an outdoor block party, a photo booth, dancing and music by DJ Stranger. 8 p.m. Monday; The Falcon Bar & Gallery, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-2788; thefalconbar.com.

Universal CityWalk's New Year's Eve Celebration The party features an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet, admission to seven of CityWalk's nightclubs and a live concert by REO Speedwagon. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday; CityWalk at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $144.99; 407-363-8000; universalorlando.com/holidays.

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