When it comes to New Year’s Eve entertainment, there are typically only two choices: drop a few hundred dollars at an over-the-top extravaganza or watch the ball drop in your pajamas at home. But that’s not the case in Orlando! There are plenty of alternatives to celebrate within your means.
Start off the New Year by sticking to a budget and partying on the cheap. We did the legwork for you and discovered a long list of free and cheap New Year’s Eve events in Orlando. Ring in 2022 with cash left in your pocket.
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FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN ORLANDO
ICON Park New Year’s Eve
ICON Park will light up I-Drive with a FREE Wheel light show at midnight.
Enjoy drink specials at The Lawn Bar, The Wheelhouse Bar, and The Sky Bar throughout the evening. Free parking.
Old Town’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Starting at 1pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
FREE to stroll through Old Town entertainment district for an all-day, family-friendly festivity including live music, entertainment, and a car show. Jam to the tunes of The Rock Show, a rock anthem tribute band, and kick-off 2022 with a free fireworks finale at midnight.
New Year’s Eve at Avalon Park
FREE fireworks display over Avalon Lake to kick off the New Year.
Rockin’ in St. Cloud
7pm to 2am
Downtown St. Cloud
FREE street party. Three stages of live entertainment and Cloud drop at midnight.
Mount Dora New Year’s Eve Celebration
9pm – 12am
Sunset Park, downtown Mount Dora
FREE outdoor event with live music, food and drinks, and fireworks show at midnight.
Hourglass Brewery New Year Pajama Jam
8pm – 1am
Hourglass Brewing, Longwood
FREE admission. Party while you are comfy with good beers, board games, free popcorn and a live feed of the ball drop.
NYE at Liam’s Shamrock Drop
8pm – 1:30am
Liam’s Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, Lake Mary
New Year’s Eve on Mainstreet
6pm – 2am
Mainstreet, Daytona Beach
FREE event with 7 stages of entertainment, street performers and drink specials.
FREE to park, walk around, check out the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, window shop and take in all the excitement of the evening.
Free Tow to Go Program
If you party too hard, the free Tow to Go program from AAA and Budweiser offers complimentary tows on NYE (based on availability and workload). To request a ride, call 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246.
CHEAP NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN ORLANDO
Thornton Park New Year’s Eve
Thornton Park District
$10-$20 online in advance; $30 at the door.
Thornton Park is shutting down the streets for a block party with seven different venues and multiple stages of live music and DJs.
New Year’s Eve Party with the Supervillains
8pm – 12:30am
West End Trading Co. Sanford
$15 – $20 for this event with a variety of bands and a champagne toast at midnight.
New Year’s Eve at the Abbey
9pm – 2am
The Abbey, downtown Orlando
New Year’s Eve at Boxi Park
4pm – 1am
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
$10 admission for the family event from 4pm – 8pm. $20 advance admission ($30 at the door) for the 21+ celebration that starts at 9pm.
Rocking New Year’s Eve
Promenade at Sunset Walk, Kissimmee
$30 admission. Kids 10 and under are free with paid adult admission. Street party with DJs, performers, and fireworks at midnight.
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Howl at the Moon Orlando
9pm – 2am
Howl at the Moon Orlando
$20 for guaranteed admission. Enjoy dueling pianos as well as a complimentary champagne toast and party favors at midnight.
New Year’s Eve Improv Shows
Friday at 5:30pm and 7:30pm
Sak Comedy Lab, Orlando
$20 for a show by Sak’s comedy all-stars.
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