The end of the year is coming to a close and Orlando is getting ready to bid farewell with its biggest parties of the year. With some of the hottest attractions in Central Florida, Universal Orlando’s New Year’s Eve celebrations won’t disappoint. If you’re planning to rock in the new year at Universal Orlando, here are our tips for enjoying the holiday festivities.
Universal Studios Florida
The Macy’s Holiday Parade will still be ongoing at Universal, marching through the streets at 5p.m. on December 31st. Families with kids will love to see A Barney Holiday, with show times at 11:30a.m., 12:45p.m., 2:00p.m., 3:00p.m. and 4:15p.m. Then, at midnight don’t miss a special NYE version of Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular!
Islands of Adventure
Along with Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure will be open later than normal, although they won’t be featuring any special New Year’s events. But you’ll still be able to celebrate with Dr. Suess’ beloved characters at The Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular. You can catch special performances at 10:45a.m., 11:45a.m., 12:45p.m., 1:45p.m., 3:30p.m., 4:30p.m., 5:30p.m. and 6:30p.m.
EVE, the boldest New Year’s bash in Orlando, will be hosted at Universal’s CityWalk on December 31st starting at 8p.m. The celebration will feature 6 unique party zones, each with their own signature drinks. Your admission allows you to enjoy CityWalk’s exciting clubs, live music and unlimited gourmet cuisine with choices like prime rib, tenderloin and fresh seafood. Have fun partying on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor, watching an amazing pyrotechnic display and then toast to the new year with champagne at midnight. EVE will be a separately ticketed event for 21+ only.
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