One of the many reasons people want to buy homes in Irvine is because there’s always something to do in the area, and celebrating New Year’s Eve is included on this list. Whether you want to dance the night away with friends, attend a brunch, or take part in kid-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve events in or around Irvine, CA.
1. Mansion Costa Mesa New Year’s Eve Party
Ring in the new year with your best friends at Mansion, one of the hottest nightclubs near Irvine. Previously known as Shark Club, Mansion boasts three areas of music with a local DJ lineup, confetti cannons, and a balloon drop at midnight. The party starts at 9pm and runs until 2:15am. Presale tickets and table packages will be available before the big day.
2. Antonello Ristorante Party
Start the new year the right way with a magnificent feast and champagne toast at Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana. The restaurant’s New Year’s tradition begins with a full a la carte dinner menu from 5pm to midnight. Enjoy a complimentary midnight Prosecco toast or try the Hello Kitty Sparkling Wine for just $8. The New Year’s Eve menu is $55 per person and includes four courses.
Start with tomato Carpaccio of Tomatoes, thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with arugula, burrata cheese, Tuscan olive oil, and a fig-infused balsamic glaze. The appetizer is followed by house-made ravioli filled with black truffles and ricotta. The main course is a choice of Merluzzo (imported Spanish cod) or Filetto al Pepe (petit filet with truffle oil). Finish your meal with New York style cheesecake, Piemontese canoli, or chocolate mousse tart.
3. Winter Fest OC New Year’s Eve
Winter Fest OC at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa is the largest winter tradition in Southern California. This year, the event will run from December 21st through January 7th with over 30 winter activities. Families can see Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds on his way back to the North Pole. Enjoy ice tubing down Snowflake Summit, fresh snow and a play area in Alpine Village, a tree lighting celebration, bounce houses, a walk-through ornament and rocking horse, and a craft station.
For New Year’s Eve, Winter Fest will light the sky with fireworks and a balloon drop at midnight. Families with young children can ring in the New Year at 6pm with an early countdown, fireworks, and balloon drop. Tickets for Winter Fest are available online and start at $10.
4. Escape New Year’s Massive Party 2018
This party is one of the most anticipated NYE events in Orange County. This year, the party will feature 10 Orange County DJs and 5 open bars across three venues: Envy, Ten, and Bosscat. Each club will feature its own vibe and music with old school and top 40 hip-hop at Bosscat and EDM/house music at Envy. At midnight, enjoy a champagne toast with complimentary party favors. Advance tickets are suggested with table VIP service available.
5. Pelican Hill New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach offers family-friendly activities, dining, and parties to ring in New Year’s Eve in style. At the Coliseum Pool & Grill, enjoy an a la carte chef’s special with live entertainment from 7pm to 12:30am. The Pelican Grill will also offer a four-course California grill prix fixe menu from 5pm to 10pm. Dance the night away to live entertainment but stick around for the midnight balloon drop and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. The New Year’s Eve menu costs $155 each without wine or $200 with wine pairing.
6. Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown
Irvine’s Pretend City Children’s Museum offers a unique way for young kids to celebrate the New Year. The museum will ring in the New Year throughout the day as the sun moves through different time zones. Enjoy a confetti countdown for Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London with New Year’s activities and crafts. The festivities are included with admission, with the countdown taking place from 10am to 5pm.
New Year’s Eve isn’t the only time to enjoy what Irvine has to offer. There are great things taking place all year long in the area. From University Park to Woodbury, Irvine homes for sale are readily available. However, you’ll want to act fast with the help of a reliable local agent to score the perfect home. Reach out to OC Residential today at 714-454-6304.