Celebrate New Years Eve in Central Florida

By: Christopher Follenus

Sure, you could sit home gorging on potato chips and watch Ryan Seacrest. But if you’d rather get out and enjoy the dawn of 2022, here is a select list of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Central Florida!

New Year’s Eve in Central Florida for the Whole Family

Family Friendly

If your smaller family members have to be to bed well before midnight, then LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven is the place for you. Kid’s New Year’s Eve starts a little earlier here, kicking off as soon as the sun goes down, culminating with their fireworks extravaganza over the lake at 8 p.m.

All activities are included with an Annual Pass or Park Admission.

LEGO fireworks over lake at during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Teens and Adults

Start with New Year’s Eve, add in high energy dueling keyboardists, jokes and musical requests and you have an evening with Dueling Pianos at Balmoral in Haines City. The high-energy Dueling Pianos show will have you singing, laughing and dancing as the clock ticks towards midnight. Add in a gourmet dinner, dessert bar, and fabulous live music and you have a  New Year’s Eve to remember. Tickets are $75 for adults, $40 for children under 12. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. And if you like, earlier in the day you can have the kids splash around in the Balmoral water park.


Dueling Pianos Ad for New Years Eve in Central Florida Celebration

For the Sophisticated Crowd

Live music, gourmet cuisine and a rooftop view of Lakeland make the New Year’s Eve Nineteen61 Rooftop Party a can’t miss combination. The evening starts with a five-course dining experience. From there, guests can head up to the roof for live music and a charcuterie bar. Dinner is $75 per person. The roof party is $150 per person. Tickets can be had at nineteen61.com.

Over at the Terrace Grille inside the historic Terrace Hotel, New Year’s Eve features not only two seatings of a multicourse dinner but cocktail party in the Cypress Ballroom and the Mezzanine for the countdown to midnight. Reservations can be made by calling (863) 603-5420

Renovated Terrace Grille dining area in Lakeland, FL


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