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A Foodie’s Guide to New Year’s Eve and the Holidays in Orlando 2023 – Specials, Buffets, and More

It’s that time of year again!

This year in Orlando, the local dining and event scene for New Year’s Eve and the holidays is buzzing with specials to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year for 2024.

Restaurants and venues across the city are gearing up to offer unique and enticing experiences for locals and visitors alike.

Below are some of our featured highlights for Christmas and New Year’s Even in Orlando this year – take a look and make sure to make reservations ASAP!

A Foodie’s Guide to New Year’s Eve and the Holidays in Orlando 2023 – Specials and More

Lake Nona Wave Hotel

6100 Wave Hotel Drive,
Orlando, Fl 32827

407.675.2000

https://www.lakenonawavehotel.com/oh-what-fun

Sip, Sparkle and Celebrate New Years Eve at Orlando’s most colorful celebration. Join Wave Hotel for their exclusive New Years Eve dinners at HAVEN Kitchen and Michelin-recommended BACÁN and ring in 2024 with a Sparkling Celebration after-party at HAVEN Lounge. RSVP https://www.lakenonawavehotel.com/oh-what-fun

Located just minutes from Orlando International Airport and Orlando’s famed attractions yet set at the heart of a thriving town center. Wave Hotel gives guests the chance to enjoy chic restaurants, experience live events and entertainment, delight in wellness experiences, all made easily accessible with the tech-forward autonomous shuttles and charming landscaped walking and biking trails.

 

STK at Disney Springs

1580 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
https://stksteakhouse.com/

  • Reservations highly recommended, it will be a very busy day
  • Whether you made the good list or the naughty list this year, the ONLY place on YOUR list should be STK Steakhouse this Christmas. Join us for Christmas Eve & Day Dinner; featuring our Roasted Free Range Turkey & Holiday Cheers Menu (A La Carte Menu also available).
  • Take your New Year’s plans to the next level at STK Steakhouse, where you’ll be counting down the seconds to 2024, while also hoping the night will never end. Join us for Holiday Cheers Features, Festive Cocktails, live DJ, Midnight Champagne Toast & more festive surprises. Ring in 2024 with STK Steakhouse

Grande Lakes Orlando

4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837
https://www.grandelakes.com/the-holidays-at-grande-lakes

Experience the season at Grande Lakes Orlando, where sunshine keeps the holidays merry and bright. Festive vibes, cozy family suites, warm weather and waterslides await. Experience the new Winter Wonderland Market, Gingerbread School, Gingerbread Social, Santa’s Teddy Bear Tea and more.
WINTER WONDERLAND MARKET

Discover the bliss of the holiday season with our Winter Wonderland Market. Stroll amongst European-inspired cottages featuring holiday delicacies, tasty beverages, and local artisan crafts. This holiday affair includes hourly snowfall and many advent surprises for the entire family to enjoy. The cottages will be open to spread holiday cheer on December 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31. 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Resort guests and the general public are welcome to attend the Winter Wonderland Market on the Valencia Lawn. Heading Here

NEW CHILDREN’S COOKIE MASTERCLASS

Make memories at the Children’s Cookie Masterclass adorning freshly made cookies with sweet icing and bright candies. Feel the warmth of the hot cocoa bar featuring all your favorite toppings.

The Cookie Masterclass will take place on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28. Title Here

NEW GINGERBREAD SOCIAL

Experience the perfect holiday happy hour at the Gingerbread Social, where you will be welcomed with a signature cocktail and a gingerbread house ready for holiday creativity.

Enjoy a festive cocktail show in a cozy lounge atmosphere and partner up to create you own edible masterpiece. This is an exclusive event for adults only, ages 21+.

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GINGERBREAD SCHOOL

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes invites you to join the pastry team to build your own gingerbread house. The fun-filled activity begins by building the house with pre-bakes gingerbread panels on a wooden foundation. Then, guests can select from dozens of different types of candy and other edible details to decorate and personalize their gingerbread house.

Gingerbread School will be in session on November 25, 26, and December 9, 10, 16, 24.

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SANTA’S TEDDY BEAR TEA

This holiday version of our traditional tea includes a special gift for children, an ornament craft, and a visit from Santa.

Santa’s Teddy Bear Tea will be served December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.

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PRIMO FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

Festa dei sette pesci, translated as the feast of the seven fishes. This holiday season MICHELIN Recommended PRIMO goes back to its Italian roots with Feast of the Seven Fishes. Take in a grand feast at PRIMO offering a la cart specials to commemorate the Italian American celebration of Christmas with seafood delights.

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December 21-25, 2023. 5:30pm – 10:00pm

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HIGHBALL & HARVEST CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET

Indulge in a Christmas Day buffet that will be a gift unto itself. Serving a festive southern-style Christmas spread with a variety of farm-fresh sides, this feast will fill your appetite with holiday cheer.

Pricing per person: adults $155 / children $55 (plus tax and gratuity)

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Monday, December 25, 2023. 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Call (407) 393-4034 for reservations.

CITRON CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET

Celebrate the joyous day with a delicious festive buffet at Citron. This special holiday feast features a lavish dessert selection that will fill you with comfort and joy.

Pricing per person: adults $135 / children $45 (plus tax and gratuity)

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Monday, December 25, 2023. 3:00pm – 9:00pm

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KNIFE & SPOON CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER

Savor the finest cuisine on Christmas Day with an a la carte menu combined with steakhouse favorites. The decadent fare from this MICHELIN star restaurant will ensure family and friends have a delightful Christmas dinner.

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Monday, December 25, 2023. 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Call (407) 393-4034 for reservations.

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PRIMO EMERALD NEW YEAR’S EVE

Join us for Primo Orlando’s 20th anniversary on New Year’s Eve! It will be a night to remember as you savor the finest hors d’oeuvres and sip on a dazzling emerald cocktail crafted by our master mixologist. Enjoy our chef’s special four-course menu. Indulge in a dessert bar and champagne toast to welcome 2024 while you take in the fireworks from the Primo Terrace.  $250 per person plus 26% service charge and  6.5% sales tax

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Sunday, December 31, 2023. 7:30pm – 12:00am

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NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS & FIZZ

The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge will host an exclusive New Year’s Eve soirée featuring a Dom illuminous bottle of champagne, seafood tower, party favors and premium seating to watch the spectacular fireworks.

$1,000 plus tax and gratuity for up to four people.

Sunday, December 31, 2023. 7:00pm – 12:00am

Call (407) 393-4034 for reservations.

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CITRON NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET

Indulge in a magnificent buffet selection and wine bar to welcome the new year that will crescendo with an awe-inspiring fireworks display at midnight. Pricing per person: adults $145 / children $45 (plus tax and gratuity)

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Sunday, December 31, 2023. 6:00pm – 11:00pm

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH EVRBAR

Celebrate the New Year with our signature NYE cocktail, live music and a midnight balloon drop.

Sunday, December 31, 2023. 4:00pm – 12:30am

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