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 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 2024 with cash left in your pocket.
Before you go: check the dress code. Outdoor events are usually casual while ticketed events require specific attire.
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FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN ORLANDO 2024
ICON Park New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31
ICON Park, I-Drive
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 2024. The party on The Lawn keeps going all night with a live DJ from 7:30pm – 1am.
Old Town’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Sunday, 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 “Grove Infusion” and kick off 2024 with a FREE fireworks finale at midnight.
Avalon Park New Year’s Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 6pm – midnight
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!
7th Annual Rockin’ the Cloud 2024
Sunday, December 31, 7pm – 1am
Pennsylvania Avenue, downtown St. Cloud
FREE outdoor party to ring in the New Year with two stages of live entertainment featuring Uncle Kraker as this year’s headliner. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Mount Dora New Year’s Eve Celebration
Sunday, December 31, 9pm – 12:30am
Sunset Park, Mount Dora
FREE live music, food trucks, and fireworks at midnight.
Free Tow to Go Program
If you party too hard, the free Tow to Go program from AAA 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
New Year’s Eve at Boxi Park
Sunday, December 31, 9pm – 1am
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
$25.25 admission ($40 at the door) includes live entertainment, champagne toast, party favors, and more.
Thornton Park NYE Street Party
Sunday, December 31, 8:30pm – 2am
Thornton Park District
General admission is $20 to this block party with 6 different venues, 3 stages, and more. The event is for ages 21+.
Rocking New Year 2024
Sunday, December 31 at 8pm
Promenade at Sunset Walk, Kissimmee
$49 admission to this outdoor, all-ages event. Kids 5 and under are free. Street party with party favors, DJs, performers, a laser light show, and fireworks at midnight.
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