New Year's Eve Universal CityWalk
Kara Killen, December 18, 2018
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There are many ways to celebrate the incoming year in Orlando (most of them are family-friendly) that include food, dancing, music, friends, family and an overall blowout good time. But there is one venue that, year after year, makes it extra special and memorable for those 21 and up. It all goes down in the Epicenter of Awesome also known as Universal Orlando's CityWalk with their unforgettable New Year's Eve extravaganza, EVE.
Eat Your Way to the New Year
CityWalk offers an exciting atmosphere with themed restaurants, fantastic shopping, lively dancing and music, awesome karaoke (with a live band and backup singers!) and so much more. It's super fun every night of the year. But, on the last night of each year, CityWalk transforms itself into a party hub like no other. Flanked by throbbing nightclubs, walkways are lined, table after table, and stacked with delectable gourmet food. Carving stations, shrimp tables (this is where you'll find me), sides and accoutrements, fresh fruit and vegetables, and the pice de rsistance: dessert tables that will have your mouth watering. Like an oasis in a desert. It's great, too, because you can indulge yourself with no judgement...everyone is too busy stuffing their own faces! It is an evening-long, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of joy.
Dance the calories off at six diverse CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs spinning your favorite tunes. FYI, drinks are not included and even though it is New Year's Eve, and usually the weather is still very pleasant, you may want to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring a lightweight jacket in case it gets chilly. The weather forecast (as of this writing) shows an overnight low of 58°F/14°C. Also included in your EVE ticket besides the unlimited gourmet cuisine, admission to the CityWalk clubs and Orlando's biggest outdoor dance floor is, of course, the most important moment of the night (not including that instant you spot the shrimp table), at the stroke of midnight, there's a Champagne Toast and a spectacular pyrotechnics display.
Whether 2018 was a great year or one you can't wait to see end, rock it out baller-style with an upgrade to VIP status. Along with everything the regular event ticket offers, the exclusive VIP benefits include:
- Private VIP areas throughout CityWalk
- 2 Complimentary Drinks per VIP Ticket purchased. VIP area bars only. Restrictions apply.
- Exclusive VIP Cuisine
- Dedicated VIP Entrance
- Private Bars and Balcony Access
On the Eve
EVE, New Year's Eve at Universal CityWalk happens December 31, 2018, from 8 PM 2 AM. 21+ only with valid photo ID. Beverages are not included. Free self-parking after 6 PM. Restrictions apply. You can save a little money by purchasing your tickets in advance (before December 20).