Ring in New Year’s Eve this year in “the OC” – Orange County, California that is! Orange County offers numerous events to celebrate the end of 2010 and welcome in 2011. Listed here are five New Year’s Eve events in Orange County.
First Night Fullerton
First Night Fullerton is an annual family event that celebrates the arts and is alcohol-free. First Night Fullerton has a ton of activities including ice skating, musical entertainment and various food vendors. Many of the downtown Fullerton restaurants will be open as well. Children’s activities include numerous inflatables, face painting, balloon art and rides. Children’s activities and rides range in price from $2 to $7 per child. The event takes place in the historic downtown Fullerton district between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight.
The 8th Annual Newport Beach New Years Eve Yacht Party 2011
The Ambassador, a 130-foot elegant yacht is the setting for the 8th annual Newport Beach New Year’s Eve Yacht Party. You and other party-goers will enjoy a 4-hour cruise around Newport Harbor as you celebrate the New Year. Enjoy premium drinks, welcome Champagne, appetizer buffet, and dancing. Get your tickets early to this amazing event as it has sold out for 7 years in a row! Ticket prices are $145. For tickets, call (212) 600-9297
OC Fair New Year’s Eve Block Party
For a more casual New Year’s celebration, OC Fair’s Block Party is the place to be. Guests will be treated to live entertainment on four different stages, over 50 gourmet food stations, and even a demolition derby! Ticket prices start at $25 per person. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Black Tie Gala at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
The Black Tie Gala is an elegant event held in the Grand Ballroom at the Balboa Bay Club from 8 p.m until 1 a.m. Guests will partake in an hors d’oeuvres reception, an exquisite 5-course dinner that includes smoked Scottish salmon and caviar, party favors, champagne and dance. Price is $195 per person.
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
New Year’s Eve OC at the Hilton Costa Mesa
This annual Orange County event features 70,000 square feet of party space and hosted by Emmy Award Winner Chris Balish. Revelers will be treated to seven different party areas, play-for-fun casino games, party favors, music, designer fashion show, and much more. Early bird tickets start at $25.
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California 92626
What better way to ring in the New Year than at one of these five Orange County events. Happy New Year!