Ring in the New Year on I-Drive

2022 is fast approaching, and if you’re hoping to say “sayonara” to 2021 and welcome the new year with a good time, I-Drive has plenty of ways to celebrate!

Whether you’re on the search for live entertainment, shows, fireworks, or to party the night away, you’ll find lots of events to choose from to ring in the New Year in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood.

New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel



This family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration will take place on the hotel’s picturesque outdoor Harbor Piazza.

Enjoy delicious gourmet foods, desserts, beer, and wine all being served up until 11 pm as you’re serenaded by the sounds of a live DJ, dancing the night away in what feels like a small village somewhere in Portofino, Italy.

Then countdown to midnight with a live performance by Portofino’s opera singers and a sparkling wine toast.

Get all the details and purchase your ticket for this fan-favorite event today.

Live Entertainment in the Heart of Orlando

Orlando Improv



Start the New Year with a delicious meal and lots of laughs at Improv Orlando!

On New Year’s Eve, Benji Brown will be taking the stage and Orlando Improv has put together a ticket package that will include party favors, a bottle of Champagne for two, and assorted desserts.

But if you’re feeling hungry, you’ll also have the option of ordering a delicious 3-course meal that they’ve put together for $70. Here’s what’s on the menu:

1st Course: Tomato Basil Soup or House Salad
2nd Course: (Choose One) Chicken & Waffles Short Ribs served over Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chef’s Vegetables Alfredo Pasta with Vegetables or Shrimp
3rd Course: Assorted Desserts

Get ticket details here.

Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock


‘Come Together’ and rock ‘til the drop with Classic Albums Live: The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!’

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. This New Year’s Eve, they are proud to present The Beatles classic album to say goodbye to 2021 and ring in 2022 and it is sure to be a can’t miss a performance and an unforgettable evening in Orlando. The show starts at 10 pm, get the details and purchase your tickets ahead of time though because availability is limited.

Party Time

If you’re looking for a party to remember, you know I-Drive has endless world-class nightlife spots to choose from. But, here are a few destinations that are throwing special New Year’s Eve events this year.

Vegas Night in the Heart of Orlando

Vegas Night


Ring in 2022 in Vegas-style with the biggest party in ICON Park at Tin Roof Orlando, featuring some of the best entertainment in Orlando!

Enjoy Vegas-themed games, DJs, live bands, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Enjoy live music on both of the stages at Tin Roof Orlando, all day long!

Check out the line-up:

Live Music Side:
1 pm to 4 pm – Jon Jacey – One Man Piano Band
5 pm to 9 pm – James Ryan Duo
10 pm to Close – Sugar Vibe Band

DJ and Vegas Style Games Side:
6pm to 10pm – L&G Trio
10pm to Close – Dj PopRoXxX

But this event has limited availability, so be sure to get the details and pick up a VIP Fast Pass to skip the line!

Ring in the New Year in Old Havana with Cuba Libre Orlando

Cuba Libre


This New Year’s Eve, Cuba Libre has put together a special dinner and celebration that is sure to have you dancing the night away and welcoming the New Year with rhythm.

Tickets are $119 and include:
A delicious Grand Buffet
Late-night admission
Champagne toast
DJ & dancing
Party favors
All non-alcoholic beverages (see optional drink packages below)… and you can keep your table all night!

They also have a variety of ways to upgrade your experience, from drink packages to deals on bottles & tapas, and more! Get the details today!

Taverna Opa



Ring in the New Year shouting OPA at Taverna Opa! Taverna Opa has put together the ultimate Greek party for guests to enjoy this year, complete with Florida’s best Greek food, live entertainment, and the chance to dance the night away at one of Orlando’s biggest parties!

They have put together a special meal for $85 per person plus tax and gratuity, here is what’s on the menu:

Family Style Appetizers & Individual Entrée
Appetizers: Hummus, Horiatiki, Keftedes, Spanakopita, Calamari
Entrée: “Surf & Turf” Filet & Lobster Tail
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Dessert Variety Station
Special Belly Dancing Entertainment & House DJ Tickets

Reservations are required, so be sure to pre-book if you want to get in on the festivities.

Tapa Toro Orlando

Tapa Toro


Say Adios to 2021 and ‘Hola’ to 2022 with a true Spanish Fiesta, complete with delicious authentic Spanish cuisine, dancing, and making memories in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood.

Bring the whole family for an elegant evening at Tapa Toro, where everyone in your group will enjoy music and flamenco dancing alongside delicious dishes like lobster and filet. See all of their different menu options for New Year’s Eve here.

If you’re looking to leave 2021 on a high note, celebrating at Tapa Toro is sure to do just that. Get the details today!

Fireworks at SeaWorld Orlando



Embrace your connection to the sea, marine life, and the world we share with one another when you ring in the New Year SeaWorld-style.

Give 2022 a wondrous welcome with bold fireworks, festive entertainment, and more! As with any SeaWorld event, it is sure to be an unforgettable evening filled with exciting shows, amazing animals, thrilling rides, and a spectacular fireworks display that can be viewed from various areas around the beautiful park.

Fit for the whole family, and sure to have everyone ‘sea’-ing the great possibilities that the New Year brings with it, a New Year at SeaWorld Orlando is sure to be a celebration to remember.

New Year’s Day

Head to the Camping World Stadium on January 1st to make the first day of the new year one to remember at the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl starting at 1 pm.

Marking the 75th Anniversary of the inaugural Tangerine Bowl game on January 1st, 1947, the matchup will put the Southeastern Conference against the Big Ten Conference and will be covered live on ABC. It is sure to be a good game, and something the whole family can enjoy together on the first day of 2022.

2022 will be here before you know it, and if you’ll be on I-Drive to ring in the New Year, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate all the good that 2021 brought with it, and welcome the promise of a new year with exciting new possibilities and opportunities.

See all of the New Year celebrations going down on I-Drive here, and start planning how you’ll be bidding 2021 farewell and welcoming the New Year in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood.