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 2023 with cash left in your pocket.
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FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN ORLANDO 2023
Noon Year’s Eve at the Winter Park Library
Friday, December 30, 11:30am – 12pm
Winter Park Library
FREE to play games and have some fun with books to ring in the new year at noon. Registration is required.
NYE Daytime Party at Boxi Park
Saturday, December 31, 11am -8pm
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
FREE to party during the day at Boxi Park with good food, music, and cocktails all day long!
ICON Park New Year’s Eve
ICON Park will light up I-Drive with a FREE Wheel light show at midnight. Gather on The Lawn and watch as the 64,000 LED lights of ICON Park’s signature attraction dance to light up the night and welcome 2023. The party on The Lawn keeps going all night with a live DJ from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Old Town’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Saturday, December 31 starting at 1pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
FREE to stroll through the Old Town entertainment district for an all-day, family-friendly festivity including live music, entertainment, and a car show. Jam to the tunes of “Scarlett Moon” and kick off 2023 with a free fireworks finale at midnight.
Avalon Park New Year’s Celebration
Saturday, December 31
FREE outdoor party with fireworks over the lake at midnight. Check out the local restaurants while you are nearby with specials all night long for NYE!
Rockin’ the Cloud 2023
Saturday, December 31, 7pm – 1am
Pennsylvania Avenue, downtown St. Cloud
FREE outdoor party to ring in the New Year with three stages for live entertainment. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Mount Dora New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 9pm – 12:30am
Sunset Park, Mount Dora
FREE live music and fireworks at midnight.
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 NYE Street Party
Saturday, December 31, 8:30pm – 2am
Thornton Park District
General admission is $20 to this block party with 6 different venues, 3 stages, and more.
NYE! Strangelove – The Depeche Mode Experience
Saturday, December 31, 5pm – 10pm
The Abbey, Downtown Orlando
Jam Out with Strangelove at The Abbey in Downtown Orlando for NYE! Tickets are $40.
New Year’s Eve at Boxi Park
Saturday, December 31, 9pm – 1am
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
$25 admission includes live entertainment, champagne toast, party favors, and more.
Rocking New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31 at 8pm
Promenade at Sunset Walk, Kissimmee
$49 admission. Kids 5 and under are free. Street party with DJs, performers, and fireworks at midnight.
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