Here are the best parties and events in Orange County to ring in 2023!
Celebrate the new year and the 20th anniversary of Montage Laguna Beach with a decadent French-inspired New Year Fête at Studio, a festive dance party with a DJ and more at the Lobby Lounge, and a delicious tasting menu at The Loft, which also offers an extensive brunch menu on New Year’s Day. montagehotels.com/lagunabeach
Ring in 2023 in style at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort's NYE Dinner. Enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres-filled reception along with a delicious four-course meal with wine pairing. Your ticket includes entry to the Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party to follow. The reception begins at 7PM in the Lighthouse Room and valet parking is included. Then, bid a fond farewell to 2022 with Balboa Bay Resort’s Studio 54 Party! This disco-themed party by the bay offers a massive dancefloor, party favors, and a groovy performance by The Funky Hippeez. Dancing starts at 9PM and the party will also include a midnight toast, late-night snacks in the Grand Ballroom and valet parking. balboabayresort.com
Start 2023 out right with a fabulous celebration at Mayor’s Table. All guests will enjoy a class of champagne upon arrival, followed by live music and a four-course dinner. The menu, prepared by executive chef Riley Huddleston, includes items like king crab with chanterelles and seaweed gremolata, beet carpaccio with goat cheese and caviar, aged duck foie gras and a number of show-stopping desserts. Seatings are offered at 5PM and 8PM. and reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or at resy. lidohousehotel.com
Say goodbye to 2022 at the beautiful Topside bar's Topside 'Til Midnight. Enjoy a live DJ, signature cocktails and a late-night bite menu that includes caviar fries and a donut wall. Festivities begin at 8PM and VIP tables are available. eventbrite.com/e/topside-til-midnight-tickets-467086627677
Enjoy the start of a new year at VEA’s signature VIEW Restaurant & Lounge. Guests will be offered a three-course prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Andrew Arndt. Choices include but are not limited to lobster bisque, horseradish crusted prime filet, and a decadent chocolate trilogy. https://www.opentable.ca/r/view-at-vea-newport-beach
Treat yourself to festive cocktails, a delicious three-course menu and entertainment—all with beautiful panoramic ocean views—at New Year's Eve at RAYA. Seatings begin as early as 5:30PM. Or, welcome 2023 with your loved ones and an intimate four-course meal at EnoSteak, where seatings begin as early as 5:30PM. ritzcarlton.com
Ring in the new year at Hive & Honey rooftop bar. Festivities begin at 8PM and guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and a DJ to celebrate the holiday. Choose from general admission or a VIP fire pit seating for up to 10 guests. VIPs will receive two bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, pork bao buns, a shellfish platter, and more. resy.com/cities/irvn/venues/hive-and-honey-rooftop-bar/events/hive-honey-new-years-eve-