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Family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Orange County

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Family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Orange County

New Year’s Eve events in Orange County are best celebrated with kids in tow… especially if they are daytime celebrations! What better way to celebrate the New Year than getting the kids in to bed early?

Scroll down for a great list of places that host family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations in Southern California.

Check back throughout the season as we’ll be adding more New Year’s Eve events to this list as they become available to us.

For ease of use, this New Year’s Eve events in Orange County list is organized by city in alphabetical order. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite winter holiday events! Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook.

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If you’re wondering what to do during the holidays in Orange County, check out our growing list of winter and holiday events.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2023 for families in Orange County

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Anaheim

The Family Soulful New Years Eve Celebration | The Stuffed Potato – Packing House, 440 S Anaheim Blvd
December 31, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets: $55
Get ready to ring in the new year with a night full of fun, laughter, and great music. This in-person event will take place on Sunday, December 31, 2023, starting at 9:00 PM

At The Stuffed Potato, we believe in creating memorable experiences, and this New Year’s Eve will be no exception. Our venue provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for celebrating with friends and family. Each person in attendance will receive a beautifully designed, generous and declious charcuterie tray, party favors, and of course champagne for the New Year Toast. 

The Family, a renowned local band, will be taking the stage to entertain you all night long. Their energetic performances and diverse repertoire of music will keep you dancing and singing along throughout the evening.

New Year’s Eve Bash | Camelot Golfland
December 31, 2023 | 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Ring in 2024 at Golfland! Enjoy a full night of fun in a family friendly environment. Pay one price for unlimited access to all attractions! December 31st – 6pm-1am Unlimited video games*, mini golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, laser tag and race cars. Event is rain or shine. In the event some attractions have to close for weather, a Golfland Play Card will be issued to compensate for closures. Play Cards can be used to purchase food, beverages, play merchandise games or use on another visit.

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Buena Park

New Year’s Eve Bash | John’s Incredible Pizza
December 31, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Watch the BALL DROP at midnight on our BIG SCREENS! Space limited. Event may sell out.  BONUS! Buy by Dec 26 to get an extra 20 Fun World Credits! 

Celebration Package ($34.99)

Each Guest Receives:

  • Endless Buffet
  • Endless Beverages
  • Unlimited Rides
  • 75 Fun World Credits ($18.75 value!)
  • New Year’s Accessories: Hat and Glow Necklace(while supplies last)

Premium Package ($44.99)

Each Guest Receives:

  • Endless Buffet
  • Endless Beverage
  • Unlimited Rides
  • 150 Fun World Credits ($37.50 value!)
  • New Year’s Accessories: Hat and Glow Necklace(while supplies last)

Upgrade your NYE experience! Get your glow on in your own private room with glow supplies. ($100/room)

Each Room Includes:

  • Private Party Room 7pm – 1am
  • Glow Accessories
  • Fits up to 16 guests. Rooms may be expanded. Purchase additional for more capacity.

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Costa Mesa

Winter Fest OC NYE Celebration | OC Fair & Event Center
December 31, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 12:30 am
Countdown to an unforgettable New Year’s celebration at Winter Fest OC! Join us for double the fun as we ring in the new year with two incredible celebrations. At 6pm, groove to the sounds of Tribute by Twist on Taylor, and later, at the stroke of midnight, let 24k Bruno Mars Tribute dazzle you into 2024. It’s a night of music, dancing, and joy, promising to make your New Year’s Eve truly spectacular. And to add even more magic to the night, be sure to catch our dazzling fireworks shows that will light up the sky. Don’t miss out on this double dose of fun as we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with a bang!

New Year's Eve at WinterFest OC

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Fullerton

First Night Fullerton | 125 E Wilshire
December 31, 2023 | 7:00 pm – midnight
Ring in the New Year with us at ‘First Night‘ at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza! Join the city’s most exciting New Year’s Eve event on Sunday, December 31, 2023

 • Live Music: Enjoy electrifying performances from local bands and talented artists
on multiple stages throughout the festival grounds. Journey Through Time will be on the Mainstage, Soundbytes will be rockin’ on the Harbor Stage, & Latin Soul Band LA will have you dancing on the Pomona Stage.
• Culinary Delights: Savor an array of delicious food and beverage options from
gourmet food trucks and local vendors offering a diverse selection of cuisines to
tantalize your taste buds.
• Family Fun Zone: Delight in an assortment of activities designed for all ages,
including face painting, balloon and character artists, stilt walkers, a kids lane with
interactive games, and much more. Let the little ones revel in the festive
atmosphere with dedicated entertainment just for them.
• Fireworks Extravaganza: Prepare to be awe-inspired as the night sky illuminates
with a breathtaking fireworks display at midnight, marking the start of a promising
New Year.

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Garden Grove

Noon Year’s Eve | Garden Grove Main Library
December 31, 2023 | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Balloon Drop at 12:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Noon Year’s Eve. Activities include Balloon Drop at Noon, bubble room, photo booth, and craft. Supplies are available while they last.

Questions? Call the library at 714-530-0711 or email [email protected] 

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Irvine

Noon Year’s Eve | Irvine Heritage Library
December 31, 2023 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Celebrate the new year at NOON! Crafts, treats and a countdown to noon with a balloon drop! Make sure to bring your camera!

Noon Year's Eve in Irvine

New Year’s Eve – East Coast Style | Hanger 24 – 17877 Von Karman Ave, Unit 110
December 31, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Live music from 1-5pm, face painting 1-3pm, balloon artist 3-5pm, plus games and inflatable fun all day long! Open 11am to 8pm New Year’s Eve.

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration | Dave & Busters at Irvine Spectrum
December 31, 2023 | 4:00 pm
There’s only one way to end the year & start another — with FUN. New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is the place to be, with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and OH — did we mention Unlimited Video Game Play ALL night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown.

Grab tickets for the whole fam and come through for a New Years Eve celebration that’s as fun as can be (and will have you home before midnight, we promise!) 

Celebration Admission includes: Access to our yummy appetizer banquet, unlimited soda, coffee, & tea, a $20 Power Card® with Unlimited Video Game Play, a special Ginger Ale New Year’s Eve toast & video countdown, suggested 18% gratuity, and taxes. 
Appetizer Banquet Menu 

  • Mini Cheeseburgers
  • Pizza Bites
  • Crispy Chicken Bites with Ranch
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • Garden House Salad
  • French Fries
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Questions? Contact Monique James at (949) 885 -0906 or [email protected] 

Noon Year’s Eve Party | Pretend City
December 31, 2023 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Twas’ the day before New Year’s and all through the city the citizens are stirring and buzzing about! With sparkling streamers, blowouts, noise makers, and confetti that will make this the party of all parties! 
“It’s Midnight Somewhere” Confetti Countdown Times:   

  • 9:30 a.m. (Member’s Only Countdown)
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.       

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Orange

New Year’s Eve Party | Holiday Skate Center
December 31, 2023 | 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
$30 includes skates, pizza, and balloon drop. Come watch the balloon drop and win cash & other prizes.

New Year’s Eve All Ages Bounce | BounceU of Orange
December 31, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for lots of playtime to end 2022. Best way to welcome the New Year! Don’t forget to bring your SOCKS! Lunch and sparkling apple cider are INCLUDED!!!

New Years Celebration | Dave & Buster’s
December 31, 2023 | 9:00 pm
Bottles popping! People cheering! Power Cards tapping! New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is more than just a good time — it’s the ultimate way to kick off a year of FUN! Grab tickets for your whole crew and stop by for an exclusive New Year’s event at D&B — a jam-packed night of unlimited video game play, & yes, lots & lots of toasts! Cheers!

General Admission ($53.63 + $4.81 fee) includes: Includes access to our yummy appetizer banquet, unlimited soda, coffee, & tea, a $20 Power Card® with Unlimited Video Game Play, a special Ginger Ale New Year’s Eve toast & video countdown, suggested 18% gratuity, and taxes.

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Santa Ana

Noon Year’s Eve | Discovery Cube
December 31, 2023 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (balloon drops at 12pm and 3pm)
Ring in the new year at Discovery Cube Los Angeles! Dance to the beats of the DJ, enjoy apple cider, and get ready for an unforgettable experience beneath our massive balloon drop.

Immerse yourself in hands-on science at the Sparkler Science Station, venture into the exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit, and take a leisurely stroll down Candy Cane Lane. It’s an event filled with excitement and entertainment for everyone!

Don’t miss out – secure your spots now, as they are filling up fast! Purchase your tickets today to guarantee a memorable holiday celebration.

Event Price: $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Yorba Linda

Noon Year’s Eve | My Gym YORBA LINDA
December 31, 2023 | 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for a Countdown to Noon Year party, instead.  We’ll have games, rides, gymnastics, adventures, and more for the kids.  We’ll countdown to noon with a balloon drop and dance party! 0yrs to 8yrs

  • 1 Session : $25.00 per Session
  • 2 Sessions : $22.50 per Session
  • 3+ Sessions : $21.00 per Session

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Originally published on December 6, 2023. Last Updated on December 28, 2023 by Pattie Cordova

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