Find a place to party it up on New Year’s Eve.
Most events require reservations and tend to sell out quickly, so call ahead.
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First Night Fullerton: A family-friendly New Year’s Eve event that focuses on visual and performing arts while offering an alternative to the traditional celebrations. There are numerous activities for children including rides, live entertainment, food vendors and more with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. 7 p.m. at Downtown Fullerton, between Wilshire and Commonwealth avenues off Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton. Free admission; nominal fee for some activities. 714-738-6545 or ci.fullerton.ca.us
Hollywood Babble On New Year’s Eve show: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Ralph Garman, who “walks the showbiz beat” on KROQ and comedian and nerd icon Kevin Smith. The first show offers a dinner package with salad and entrée choices that include prime rib, blackened mahi mahi and honey shrimp pasta; chocolate mousse caps off the meal. Dinner includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. General admission tickets for the first show are available and include a glass of Champagne. The later show includes free-flowing Champagne, an appetizer platter for two and party favors. 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd. 7:30 p.m. show with dinner and 10 p.m. show: $80; 7:30 p.m. show general admission: $45; 21 and up. 714-482-0700 or brea.improv.com
New Years Eve with J Boog: An evening of rhythm and blues, soul and reggae music featuring Long Beach-born singer J Boog with Los Rakas and Bayonics. 9:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. Presale: $40; day of: $45. 714-778-2583 or houseofblues.com
New Year’s Eve with Abbey Road: Ring in the New Year with the music of the Beatles. This early show is appropriate for all ages. Dinner and table reservations available. 6:30 p.m. at Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. Free. 714-871-2233 or slidebarfullerton.com
Heat Ultra Lounge: Party Lionel Richie style – all night long with a live video countdown, DJs spinning, a Champagne toast at midnight and a massive balloon and confetti drop. There will also be a laser light show and a view of Disneyland’s fireworks show. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Heat Ultra Lounge, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim. $25-$30; 21 and up. 877-655-4328 or heatultraloungeoc.com
White Wonderland: Fall down the rabbit hole and experience this White Wonderland, featuring various electronic music artists on a massive stage including ATB, Congorock, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Laidback Luke and Steve Angello. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. atAnaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave. $119; VIP: $199. insomniac.com
New Year’s Eve with Capital Cities: Spend New Year’s Eve with the pop/electronic band and dance the night away. 8 p.m. at The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. Presale: $50; VIP & Buffet: $85; VIP & Open Bar: $150; 21 and up. 714-957-0600 orobservatoryoc.com
New Year’s Noon Party: Don’t want to keep the kids up until midnight? Children will celebrate New Year’s Eve at the stroke of noon with a hat and shaker craft, a ginger ale toast, a balloon drop and dancing. 10 a.m.-noon at Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. $8; La Habra residents: $7; members and kids under 2: free. 562-905-9793 orlahabracity.com
Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Science Center: Ring in 2014 like a Hollywood superhero. Dress as your favorite superhero and celebrate the New Year with Hollywood themed activities for the whole family. This popular event has been expanded to two days this year and is packed with super-charged activities including balloon drops and ginger ale toasts. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31 at Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. $14.95; kids 3-14/seniors 62 and up: $12.95. 714-542-2823 or discoverycube.org
Detroit Bar’s Annual New Year’s Eve Bash: Party with the music of the Barstow Boys, the ultimate ’70s and ’80s party band. 1970s and ’80s attire is recommended. 8 p.m. at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. $15-$20; 21 and up. 949-642-0600 or
New Year’s Eve with Pablo Francisco: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the man of a million voices (including his famous “movie guy” impression) with two special shows. The first show offers a dinner package with salad and entrée choices that include prime rib, blackened mahi mahi and honey shrimp pasta; chocolate mousse caps off the meal. Dinner includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. General admission tickets for the first show are available and include a glass of Champagne per guest. The later show includes free-flowing Champagne, an appetizer platter for two and party favors. 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive. 7:30 p.m. show with dinner and 10 p.m. show: $75; 7:30 p.m. show general admission: $40; 21 and up. 714-482-0700 or irvine.improv.com
Midnight New Year’s: A magical New Year’s Eve party with three rooms of entertainment, an open bar and a VIP specialty bar. There will be DJs spinning, complimentary light snacks, veggie platters and desserts will be offered as well. There will also be a Champagne toast, party favors and two balloon drops going on at midnight. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Wyndham Orange County, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. $79-$165; 21 and up. wantickets.com
Old World’s New Year’s Eve Party: Enjoy a great New Year’s Eve Party with a prime rib dinner, dancing and Champagne toast at midnight. A DJ will be spinning Top 40 hits and classics. 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. $40; 21 and up. oldworld.ws/nye
Noon-Year’s Party: Activities for all ages include story time, smart art and music and movement. Streamers, blowouts and noisemakers included. This party is specifically for infants, young toddlers, toddlers and preschoolers accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.-noon at Pretend City, 29 Hubble, Irvine. 949-428-3900 or pretendcity.org
New Year’s Eve Yacht Party: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style aboard luxury yacht, The Ambassador. The party includes a cruise through Newport Harbor, a premium open bar all night, a Champagne greeting, DJs, an appetizer buffet court and party favors. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at 2901 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. $140-$175. 714-485-6543 ornyeyachtparties.com
St. Regis NYE with The Great Gatsby: Ring in the New Year, Great Gatsby style. Spend a swank evening dressed in your finest Gatsby attire and dance to the popular Flashback Heart Attack band and multiple DJs. Spread over two ballrooms, you will enjoy several culinary stations and many full bars featuring Gatsby-inspired drinks. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at St. Regis Monarch Beach, One Monarch Beach� Resort, Dana Point. $175; cocktail ticket: $100. 949-234-3987 or stregismb.com/nye
A Roaring Affaire New Year’s Eve: Celebrate in style with a progressive cocktail party and tasting menu at The Bungalows from 7-10 p.m., then join the glitz and glamour at The Deck with appetizers, live DJ, party favors, dancing, a broadcast countdown from New York and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at The Bungalow, then The Deck on Laguna Beach, 627 Sleepy Hollow Land. $299; late night soiree only: $150. 949-494-6700 or deckonlaguna.com
Dinner and Party at Back Bay Bistro: Celebrate New Year’s with a three-course gourmet meal, then party until midnight. There will be a DJ spinning, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m.-midnight at Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. $95 per person. 949-999-3170 or backbaybistronewportbeach.com
Celebration at Arroyo Trabuco: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four course meal with complimentary Champagne toast and live entertainment by Steve Dudek. Seatings from 6-10 p.m. at O’Neill’s Bar and Grill, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo. $75 per person. 949-305-5100 or arroyotrabuco.com