From one holiday to the next, now that Christmas is over, you may be wondering how you’ll ring in the New Year in Orange County. Our Orange County real estate team is here to help you out!

If one of these upcoming NYE events in the OC strikes your fancy, purchase tickets if necessary, as some of them may sell out.

  • Holiday Lights Cruises in Newport Beach/Newport Bay depart at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. They’ve been running throughout the holiday season and continue through NYE! These cruises are 75 minutes long and take off from Davey’s Locker. Reserve your spot! 
  • Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point is hosting a New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31. Choose a dinner at Vue Restaurant and enjoy a four-course menu for $118 per person and live music, or pay a $25 cover charge for the OverVue Lounge, no reservations necessary except for bottle service. 
  • First Night in Fullerton takes place from 7 p.m. until midnight on Dec. 31, primarily between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave. on the east in historic downtown. This free, alcohol-free event is great for families! Enjoy live entertainment, games, food, activities and more, finishing with fireworks. 
  • Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is also hosting a kid-friendly event, the For Kids! Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will celebrate the new year at noon and different times of the day for different time zones. Confetti and activities for all to enjoy. 
  • Celebrate 2018 at Montage in Laguna Beach! The Loft has two seating options for a four-course holiday tasting menu. Studio has a reception and dinner with live music, dancing, party favors, midnight toast and more. Paintbox has a NYE party for children ages 5-12, so adults can drop them off! 
  • The Ritz-Carlton will host a Raya New Year’s Eve celebration in Laguna Niguel on Dec. 31.  From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy a four-course holiday menu for $120 per person. On New Year’s Day, enjoy a Breakfast Buffet from 9 to 11:30 a.m., $80 per person. 
  • The Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast will take place on Jan. 1, so start your holiday and year off bright and early! Pay $25 to enjoy a pancake breakfast, then jump into the chilly Pacific Ocean at noon! No wetsuits allowed! All sorts of prizes will be handed out. 

Enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve and ringing in 2018 in Orange County! When you’re ready to achieve your Orange County real estate market goals, contact us, the Hakola & Associates team! We will be here in the new year to help answer your home-buying or home-selling questions, and to help guide you through the entire process until your real estate goals are achieved! 

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