Few are lucky enough to ring in 2016 in Anaheim, but if you are, you’ll get the chance to celebrate like a local! Many are heading to the Annual New Year’s at Noon party, which has family-friendly fun for revelers of all ages. There’s a ginger ale toast at noon, balloon drop and non-stop dancing. The event kicks off at 11am, and reservations are being accepted now. Held at the Children’s Museum on S. Euclid in La Habra, admission is under $10 for every age group.
Another option is Orange County’s biggest bash with scores of musical acts for every taste from Jim Morrison and Elton John tribute bands to local acts. There’s also a dueling piano performance to check out alongside comedy shows. A sprawling casino, carnival rides and loads of food trucks are on site at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $44.
Family Fun for All!
At Great Park’s Family New Year’s Eve you can celebrate early with the kids in a safe, fun place that closes at 10pm—so you can still make an adults-only gala afterward. Enjoy dancing, carousel rides, kid-friendly activities and live music in a no-alcohol environment. Located at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, admission is free and parking is $10.
If you want a more traditional NYE, check out the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Wayfarer Bar on W 19th Street in Costa Mesa. This 21+ show has a $20 cover at the door, drink specials, and of course, that champagne toast at midnight.