New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2019


There is so much to do outside the theme parks this New Year’s Eve. You can make it as exciting or as low key as you want. Whether you are just looking to have an intimate dinner and head home early or enjoy a fantastical blowout celebration and hang out until the cows come home, you’ll find the perfect event that is just your speed. The restaurants below are located along International Drive (I-Drive) which is not a far drive/taxi ride to your luxury vacation villa.

Wherever you decide to pretend you know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, the choices are all super fun and entertaining.

Here are a few lively I-Drive restaurants where you can enjoy a memorable NYE:

  • Mango’s Tropical Cafe
  • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango
  • Taverna Opa
  • Tapa Toro

Light Up I-Drive: New Year’s Eve Edition at Icon Park

If you want to ring in the new year after dining at a nearby restaurant, continue the party aboard The Wheel at 400 feet above Orlando! Enjoy champagne in your own private capsule or enjoy drinks on the Sky Bar. Enjoy spectacular fireworks, a light show on The Wheel, international DJs, a live band and more surprises.

New This Year is ICON Park’s NYE Inner Circle Experience

Featuring exclusive VIP tables on the lawn with premium views for the midnight countdown and fireworks show. Each VIP table can accommodate up to 10 guests. Every ticket purchased includes:

  • Free valet parking
  • Unlimited admission to The Wheel from 7 to 11 PM
  • Open bar from 7 to 10 PM
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Access to the Tattinger Bubble Room Experience
  • Party favors and collectible souvenir champagne glasses
  • The party starts at 7 PM and runs through 2 AM. For more details and to get your tickets, visit their website.

The Enzian’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

The Enzian Theater is located near downtown Orlando and is a movie buff’s NYE dream! If you and your (over 21) loved ones love movies and the theatre, this fun roaring 20’s soiree is for you! This year they will have a live DJ, costume contest, open bar, light hors d’oeuvres and ball drop at midnight. If you would like to upgrade your experience to include a reserved table in the private VIP area, an exclusive VIP bar, plated hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and complimentary champagne, you can get special VIP tickets. Visit their website for all the details. 21+ only. 8 PM to 1 AM.

Once the new year has been sufficiently rung in and it’s time to rest, head back to your luxury vacation villa. Shower 2019 off and climb into your comfortable bed for a night (or morning in this case) of deep sleep. Wake up refreshed in 2020 with a cup of hot coffee you made in your fully equipped gourmet kitchen and relax, poolside, in comfort and privacy…only to spend another day of your fantastic Orlando holiday vacation exactly the way you want—making memories with your loved ones. Happy New Year!