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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orange County

Hope you have had a fabulous holiday season... but it's not over yet! We are taking this week off to spend some time with our families, so don't be worried that we aren't posting daily. We'll be back next week, ready & roaring to go! But we couldn't leave you high & dry with nothing to do on New Year's Eve...

Looking for a fabulous party or event to fill your calender this New Year's Eve? For something catering towards adults, check out OrangeCounty.com's very complete list HERE, of things to do & places to go this New Year's Eve.

Interested in something a little more family oriented? Try one of these Orange County New Year's Eve celebrations...

Aquarium of the Pacific's Special Discounted Late Night & New Year's Eve Sleepover. You can "party" at the aquarium late into the night, or even all night, if you want. The aquarium will be open until 9pm. After 5pm everyone gets in for the kid's price ($11.95). Or, you can celebrate the new year with a family friendly sleepover. Enjoy the aquarium, make crafts, watch a 3-D movie, eat pizza & celebrate the new year with a balloon drop, sparkling cider and snacks & the Queen Mary Firework show. For more information go HERE.

Discovery Science Center's Noon Year's Eve Celebration: 10am - 3pm. Ring in the New Year just a bit early this year... "We'll celebrate at noon with a countdown, balloon drop, ginger ale toast, music, activities & more! Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Taco Bell Discovery Science Center is hosting a Noon Year's Eve party for all ages! Activities will include making seltzer rockets and constructing party hats!" Free with paid admission & open to all ages. For more information, go HERE.

Disneyland's New Year's Eve Fantasy. The "Holidays" are still happening at Disneyland & that includes New Years... it's basically a HUGE family party. Tons of bands, party favors, a special New Year's fireworks show, & did I mention that California Adventure is open until 1am & Disneyland is open until 2am?

Fullerton's First Night Celebration: 7pm - 12 am, Downtown Fullerton. The party is a family oriented & alcohol-free. Admission is totally & completely FREE, although some activities may charge a fee of $2 to $7.There will be live musical entertainment, outdoor ice skating ($7 per session), food vendors, train rides ($3 per person), street juggles, stilt walkers, a unicyclist, fireworks show at midnight & for the kids... bungee run, obstacle course, robo surf, castle bounce house, gladiator joust, pirate ship bounce house & slide. For more information & directions go HERE.

La Habra Children's Museum New Year's "Noon" Party, 11am - 1pm. Celebrate the new year at Noon with a hat and shaker craft, ginger ale toast, balloon drop & dancing. Please call (562)905-9793 for reservations. Free with paid admission.

Knott's Berry Farm's Rock On! Ride On! New Year's Eve, 7pm - 1am. There will be dancing in the streets: ballroom dancing, line dancing, salsa lessons & live DJs. "Snoopy's Cool Christmas" Ice show performances, the Peanuts gang in their own musical Camp Snoopy. & Don't forget the rides. At midnight see a special pyrotechnic show complete with music, fireworks & lasers.

Medieval Times' New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Celebrate New Year's Eve Medieval style. Complete with a Medieval feast, 2-hour live tournament, party favors, DJ and dancing, midnight countdown, balloon drop, toast & a continental breakfast.

Pretend City's Bringing in the New Year. Celebrate from 10am - 1pm. Play, craft & explore the museum. At Noon, ring in the New Year with a countdown & celebration.

Rancho Santa Margarita's Celebrating Family & Friends Event: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Central Park. It is "an alcohol-free community festival featuring entertainment, food booths & fun for the whole family. Admission is FREE & the party kicks off with a Magic Show at 4:30pm (tickets are $1 & may be purchased on Wednesday, December 30th or Thursday, December 31st. For ticket information contact Erin: 949-216-9700). For more information & directions go HERE.

Rainforest Cafe's New Years Eve Party: 6-8pm, at the Rainforest Cafe located inside South Coast Plaza. For $6.99, kids 12 & under will enjoy a fabulous buffet, featuring nearly everything on their kid's menu (chicken nuggets, burgers, even ice cream sundaes), while parents can enjoy anything off the menu. Everyone will help ring in an early New Year with hats, noisemakers, a sparkling cider toast & balloon drop. For more information, or to make your reservation call (714)424-9200.

Happy New Year!

xoxo, K
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Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

Great post! I LOVE that many of the children's museums are doing the noon year idea. Love that my kiddos can take part in the fun. We will be hitting up Discovery's Noon year. I can't wait!

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