Celebrate New Years’ Eve 2020 in Orange County and discover the best things to do this year and some great ideas for celebrating with kids!

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New Years 2020

New Years eve 2019

Celebrate with Adults only

orange county 2020

8:00pm to 1:00am
Join us for a festive celebration in Lobby Lounge as we ring in 2020. Our resident pianist will provide entertainment throughout the evening while guests dance the night away. Tables and lounge seating with bottle service are available for purchase or guests can join us without a table charge for standing-room only. 

$125 PER PERSON INCLUDES LIVE DJ, PARTY FAVORS & CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT. reserve your table and get more info (here)


along the oceanside edition

OC New Year’s Eve Celebration 2020

5 Top Rated OC DJs

4 Hour Premium Open Bar

3 Areas To Mingle

2 Rooms of Music

1 Amazing Countdown

Join us for the most upscale New Year’s Eve Party in Huntington Beach, California. Countdown 2020 in style at the upscale & trendy Pasea Hotel. Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Top OC DJs playing the hits: EDM, Top 40, & Open Format
  • Multiple Fully Staffed Bars
  • State of the Art Lighting & Sound Systems
  • Amazing VIP Area with:
    • Early Check-in: 9:15 PM w/ 1st Access promptly at 9:30
    • Private Ultra Premium Open Bar Drinks
    • Private DJ
    • Limited Exclusive Access to VIP areas
    • Upgraded Party Favors
    • Hand Passed Appetizers
  • Complimentary Party Favors for ALL (while supplies last)
  • One Spectacular Countdown Experience!
  • (Reserve Here)

December 31, 2019 | 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Southern California natives Donavon Frankenreiter and Sugar Ray co-headline a New Year’s Eve bash with special guests Timmy Curran, Tom Curren and the Ken Garcia Band. 9 p.m. $46.55 general admission; $71.75 VIP includes admission to the Terra Rosa Room with pre-show hours d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 800-745-3000.

Spend the last night of the year rocking out with the Tubes along with Sal and the Sand Dawgs and Full Blown Karma. 8 p.m. $35. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 800-745-3000.

Pablo Francisco, the comic with an arsenal of impressions including his popular “Movie Guy” voice, brings his off-the-wall stand-up show to Orange County this New Year’s Eve. 7:30 p.m. show includes a dinner package with champagne for $75 or a general admission ticket that includes a glass of champagne for $40. 10 p.m. show includes a cheese, cracker and fruit platter for each couple, free flowing champagne and New Year’s Eve party favors for $75. All shows are 21 and up. Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. 949-854-5455.

Join San Juan Hills and ring in the new year with DJ and our very special guest band – and your local favorite Family Style!

Doors open at 8:00, band plays 9:30 to 12:30. Enjoy complimentary late night bites & sweets and champagne toast. Take home a souvenir photo (or two) from our New Year’s themed photo experience. (learn more)

Don’t miss this chance to dance into the New Year with style… FAMILY STYLE!!

Step into the new year with a lavish New Year’s Eve party! Celebrate in style with music from a special DJ, a champagne toast at midnight and more.


  • $50 cover charge, includes a champagne toast at midnight.
  • $120 cover charge, includes unlimited access to our Moet Champagne Bar and Private Section

Bottle service and reserved lounge seating available starting at $1,000 and can be reserved by calling 949.760.4920 or email ​events@oakandaqua.com.

Premier NYE Newport Beach Yacht Party

The Eternity screams luxury at first glance. What better way to the end the year than aboard a super stylish, spacious, quadruple-decker yacht? Especially when you’ve got a live DJ playing a mix of the latest and greatest bangers, and an assortment of delectable hors D’oeuvres for the picking. We can’t forget about the premium open bar. (Tickets)

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New years eve for kids 2019

Are you celebrating with your kids this year?! I almost always prefer to spend new years with my kids, close friends and family! We usually host a neighborhood NYE party where the kids are welcome and ring in the New Year at 8pm (New York time) which is great for me since I love to go to bed by 10pm anyway! 

If you are anything like me, scroll down for the some party inspiration and fun ideas to keep the kids entertained and the adults having a fun! If you prefer to go out and do something fun with your kids there is still quite a few options to celebrate in Orange County that are kid friendly! Check them out below.

Celebrate with kids!

Orange County 2019

Dinner | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Four Course Holiday Tasting Menu with live entertainment.
$185 for adults; $50 for children (ages four to 12 years; children under four will have á la carte menu options), plus tax and gratuity; the customary á la carte menu will not be available. Includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for every two guests.  
For reservations, please call (949) 715-6420.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY | December 31, 6:00pm-12:30am at the montage resort, Laguna Beach. Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us in the Grand Ballroom to ring in the New Year at our Paintbox New Year’s Eve Party! The evening includes karaoke, games, activities, a show, dinner, a movie and much more! $185 per child

For reservations, please call (949) 715-6005.

Ring in the New Year with a carnival-themed night for the whole family! Drop into the Coliseum Bar for a night filled with music from a live band, hats and special New Year party favors, an à la carte menu, specialty themed drinks, a midnight balloon drop and much more.

Tuesday, December 31 starting at 4 p.m.

Please call 844.443.0020 to make a reservation.

New Years Eve, Winter Fest OC plans to drop the inaugural Orange Ball and light up the sky with fireworks, cover band and a not-to-miss 1,000 balloon drop at midnight. For families looking for a fun experience to ring in the New Year, a special countdown, drop of the inaugural Orange Ball, 1,000 balloon drop, cover band and fireworks will be celebrated at 6pm. No additional fee for New Years Eve Celebration, it is included in your December 31 admission ticket or season pass.


Children 2 years and younger do not require an admission ticket 


Grab a room over at the Westin in Carlsbad and ring in the New Year’s with your kids at this family friendly party!

Prizes will be given to the Best Dressed Family and Best Dressed Couple! Doors open at 6:30pm. Enjoy a night filled with superb food selections with an adult and child buffet style dinner and amazing dessert bar, drinks, entertainment, children’s activities and unforgettable memories while dancing the night away with our live DJ that’s sure to keep everyone dancing on the dance floor. The Kids Party Zone is bigger and better than ever, consisting of our GAMER ROOM with Xbox, Kinect, Dance Central, racing games and Wii. Other activities include face painting, ping pong, foosball, billiards, and the Kids Club Party Zone. The clock strikes midnight twice at this shindig. The Kids Club Party Zone will be counting down with a balloon drop for the East Coast at 9pm, then our main drop at midnight as we ring in the New Year with a live countdown and complimentary champagne toast.

Don’t miss out on the family fun festivities taking place at this year’s 2019 Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Eve Ball! Advance ticket purchase required. This is a highly popular sellout event. Please note though tickets for Children 3 and under are free, pre-purchased tickets are still required. 


Celebrate Lunar New Year at Pretend City! 

新年快Happy New Year! Join us as we celebrate this most special date on the Chinese Calendar. Lunar New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival, has long been celebrated for centuries. Today, we celebrate Chinese traditions through fun, bright, activities and cultural learnings.  

Purpose Behind the Play: Concept development – color recognition and identification, physical development, social-emotional, language development, writing practice, and cultural learning.  

  • Smart Art (in the Art Studio)Lantern Making > Lanterns are a traditional symbol of joy and vitality in the Chinese culture. We are overjoyed to create our own. Stop by the Art Studio to let your light shine as we cut, color, and decorate your own lanterns.  

Lunch and playdate at an Irvine Park at 11am! If your not on the playdate email list and want to join us just send me a message!

Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown! Tuesday, December 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for New Years’ Eve Rockin’ Jump style!

Neon Lights! Laser Lights! Glow Sticks!

Pricing: $20 for 3 Hours of Jump Time – $20 for 2020! (Advance Tickets Only)

When: Tuesday, Dec 31st:

2 Sessions to Choose From:

6 PM – 9 PM OR  9 PM – 12 Midnight

  • Midnight Countdown & Balloon Drops at 9:00 PM & 12 Midnight!
  • DJ on-site from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Reserve your tickets early!

Admission will be $39 Day of Event

All Ages Event!

Experience the Most Magical Time of Year with Celebrations Throughout Both Parks—from November 8, 2019 to January 6, 2020! Amazing firework shows and fun NYE Celebrations, plus the parks are open until 2 AM 

Party planning NYE 2020

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These are so adorable and easy to make! Fun for kids and adults just head over to a local chinese restaurant and buy some fortune cookies! You can decorate them by dipping in frosting and fun sprinkles. 

NYE Party

I certainly did not make the best photo booth last year, but it was still really fun! Grab some cute props and a backdrop for fun photos and memories!

Kid Friendly Entertainment

  • Play a live concert on the TV! Almost as fun as being there 🙂
  • Set up a music circle with bongos and instruments for the kids to play
  • Download the Go Noodle app and set up a dance party for the kids
  •  Have the kids make vision boards for 2020. Set up a table with glue sticks and photos already ready for them so they can just grab what they like and glue it to a poster board.
  • Adult vision boards are fun too! All you need is poster boards, magazines, scissors and glue sticks.
  • Sparklers are always a favorite of mine to do outside with the kids! They are dangerous so an adult should really hold it for them or at least supervise depending on the age.
  • NYE Gift exchange. These are always fun if you ask the kids to bring one un opened christmas toy that they want to give away and the kids can swap gifts.


cheers Megan

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