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Orange County 2016 New Years Celebrations
A city wide list of fun ways to celebrate the
New Year!

Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder to get the most updated information.

Balboa Peninsula (Newport Beach)
Dana Point Fullerton
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Beach Laguna Niguel
Los Alamitos Santa Ana
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Holiday Lights Cruises-Davey's Locker
Newport Beach/Newport Bay
Dec 2 – Dec 13 & Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017
3 Departures: 5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm

Every night during the holiday season December 2nd until New Years Day, Davey’s Locker offers regular holiday lights cruises. That way, if you can't make it during the annual boat parade season, you will still be able to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Offering three cruises every night.

Davey's Locker
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661





New Year's Eve at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort

Ring in 2017 at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa!

Vue Restaurant
December 31, 2016
Four-Course Menu (Children's Menu available) *$109.00 per person. Live Entertainment by John Troy
*Prices not inclusive of tax or gratuity.

Reservations required. For reservations or for more information please call Michele at 949-487-7516 or the Concierge at 949-487-7577. Or reserve at Open Table. Reduced Valet Parking Rate

OverVue Lounge
December 31, 2016
Live Entertainment by 2000lbs of Blues begins at 9:00 pm. Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop at Midnight: $25.00 entrance fee. No reserved seating available. First come, first served.

More information coming for the 2016 event.

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629




First Night in Fullerton
Saturday, December 31, 2016
7 p.m. to 12 midnight

Check out the fun at First Night, the City of Fullerton's annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. The event is FREE and includes a full line-up of live entertainment, games, food vendors, activities and more. The festival ends at midnight as the sky lights up with an incredible aerial display of fireworks to ring in the New Year.

The event primarily takes place at varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.

GIANT New Year's Eve Dance & SUPER SOCIAL
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bring in the New Year 2017 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends (ages 21 - 91) during popular ice-breaker games (couples also welcome). Enjoy the glamour of the Crest Ballroom with beautiful chandeliers & large dance floor as you dance to a variety of music by Popular LA DJ Sweat and live band: Yvette Cooke & Family Band.

Entire event (6pm-1am) $55 by Nov 5; $65 after Nov 5; $75 at door

Dance Only (8pm-1am) $29 by Nov 5; $39 after Nov 5; $50 at door Tickets include noisemakers.

Hotel Fullerton (formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel)
1500 S. Raymond Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831 - Free parking

Call 714/622-4977 or order tickets online




Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast
January 1, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate the New Year with a dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. No wetsuits - that's cheating! The Surf City Splash also features a pancake breakfast (ends at 11) and crafts fair.

$20 admission fee includes a Pancake Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation

405 Pacific Coast Hwy (Zack's at Pier Plaza)
Huntington Beach, CA




For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

December 31, 2016
10 am - 5 pm

5..4..3..2..1..HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join us for our annual New Year’s Celebration in the middle of the day! We will celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun travels across the different time zones! There will be a confetti countdown 4 different times to celebrate the new year in Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London, as it turns to midnight in these different cities! We will also have New Year’s activities and art for our little ones to enjoy!.

For children of all ages/price included in admisstion

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA





Montage Laguna Beach New Years Eve Gala
December 31, 2016

Celebrate the New Year in the Grand Ballroom and Courtyard featuring live entertainment by The Shadowboxers with special guest, Kenny Loggins.

Begin with select hors d’oeuvres, caviar display, and interactive artisan cheese and charcuterie gallery as DJ #Whosethatgirl kicks off the evening’s entertainment.

Enjoy a festive four course dinner curated by Executive Chef Rob Wilson, complemented with wine pairings, a decadent dessert reception, cordial and cognac bar, specialty coffee experience and midnight champagne toast.

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California




The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet
Sunday, January 1, 2017

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located in The Pavilions Seating. $80 for adults, $40 for children

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629





New Year's Eve - Dance at the Plaza
Saturday, December 31, 2016
9 pm - 1 am

Celebrate the arrival of 2017 at the New Year’s Eve Celebration at St Isidore Historical Plaza in Los Alamitos. Ring in the New Year with the music of Benny Vargas and his De Nada Band. The 5th Annual New year’s Eve Dance is being held at the Plaza, on December 31, 2016 starting at 9:00pm and continuing until 1:00am.

Tickets are $50.00 per person

St. Isidore Historical Plaza
10961 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, CA

For more information or tickets call: Kathy 562 881-3004 or Connie 562 412-0266. Tickets also available on the website




Kidseum New Years Celebration
December 31, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the New Year with Kidseum! Your child can craft the day away with fun New Year’s themed projects. In the Art Studio, kids will create hand-made reusable confetti poppers and colorful noisemakers that they can use at home during the real countdown. The kiddos will practice countdowns every hour on the hour, beginning at noon, to be ready for the New Year’s countdown. Kids can practice making as much noise as possible with their hand-crafted noise makers and practice shooting their confetti!

In the Glow Cave, we will make glowing wish wands that will even glow in the dark when you take them home!

At 3:00pm, after our practice countdown and blasting of colorful confetti, there will be a balloon drop in the center of Kidseum!

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

(714) 567-3679

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