Orange County New Years 2018 Events

Whether you’re looking to go out and party all night long or wanting something more lowkey and family friendly, Cesi Pagano & Associates has the list of Orange County Events you’re looking for to bring in 2019 right!

Family Fun!

New Year’s Funday Workshop

December 29, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for our New Years Funday Workshop! Li’l Chefs will learn knife skills, cookie decorating and working together as a team to make each recipe. We will make an assortment of yummy appetizers, Party Punch and Countdown Cookies.  Open to children ages 5 and up.


Lil’ Chef School Learning Center
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132


Kidseum New Years Celebration
December 31, 10 am – 2 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 noisemakers 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!

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana


For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown 

December 31, 10 am – 5 pm

5…4…3…2…1… HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join Pretend City Children’s Museum for our annual New Year’s Celebration in the middle of the day! 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!

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble


First Night in Fullerton 
December 31, 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.

Varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.


December 31, 9pm & 12pm

Ring in the new year with a pyrotechnical spectacle you won’t soon forget! Disneyland will light up the skies over its theme park for 5 minutes at 9pm and again at 12pm and be the scene of plenty of partying on New Year’s Eve!




Knott’s Berry Farm
December 31

New Year’s Eve at Knott’s is unlike any other event in Southern California! Special fireworks, live entertainment, and special extended hours will be on hand for this one-night event where guests will have the chance to say goodbye to the final moments of 2018 and celebrate 2019! The New Year’s celebration features entertaining activities for the whole family including a family friendly comedian, live bands, swing dancing and more. Find out more at Knott’s.


Knott’s Berry Farm
Buena Park


Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast 
January 1, 9:00 am – 11:00 am breakfast
12 noon – Ocean Splash

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 vendor booths all day.

Admission fee includes a Pancake Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation


Zack’s at Pier Plaza
405 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach

Adult Outings!!!

December 31, 7pm – 1am

Bring in the New Year 2019 with hundreds of singles as you meet new friends during popular mixer games. Both Singles & Couples welcome! This year’s party features “DANCING THROUGH THE ERAS” with a variety of good dance music by Live Band: Marvin” SweetwaterBass” Banks & TYGHTSHIP plus popular DJ Larry.

Full event (7pm-1am):
Supper Shuffle (Dinner), Ice Breakers, Dancing

Dance only (8:30pm-1am dancing)

For ages 19 to 91. 300-650 usually attend. Ticket price includes noisemakers. FREE PARKING

Hotel Fullerton
1500 S. Raymond Avenue


Celebrate 2018 at Montage
December 31, 5pm – 1:00am

The Loft
FIRST SEATING | 5:00pm-7:00pm – Four Course Holiday Tasting Menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert.

SECOND SEATING | 8:00pm-10:00pm – Five Course Holiday Tasting Menu Complimentary midnight toast, party favors and live music from 8:00pm-1:00am.

Five Course Chef’s Tasting Menu – Live music, dancing, party favors and complimentary midnight toast.

6:00pm-12:30am – Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us in the Grand Ballroom to ring in the New Year at the Paintbox New Year’s Eve Party! The evening includes karaoke, games, activities, a show, dinner, a movie and much more!


30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach


Mansion NYE Party
December 31, 9pm – 2:15am

Ring in 2018 with friends, and your loved ones at Mansion in Costa Mesa. The nightclub will be offering 2 areas of music including an all-star local DJ lineup, multiple stocked bars, appearances, party favors, confetti cannons, and a midnight balloon drop.


841 Baker St
Costa Mesa


December 31, 7pm

Laugh out loud with comedian Rita Rudner on New Year’s Eve! The funny woman will be hosting her own early New Year’s Eve party at the storied Laguna Playhouse. Guests can toast the end of 2017 and watch the ball drop on the East Coast in Times Square with a complimentary glass of Champagne and dessert.


Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach


New Year’s Eve Dance Through the Decades 
December 31, 6pm

Ring in the New Year with style at Orange County’s most elegant New Year’s Eve Celebration! Join us at Foundation Room Anaheim for live music from Diver City Band with Michael Dean (performing hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and Current), DJ Mike Rawk, VIP Club Members’ favorite, spinning today’s top hits, and captivating performances by the Divinities’ Dancers. Start the New Year right; Elevate your nightlife.


House of Blues
400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337


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