Looking for a fabulous party or event to fill your calender this New Year’s Eve? For an something catering towards adults, check out the Orange County Register’s very complete list HERE, of things to do & places to go this New Year’s Eve.

Interested in something a little more family oriented? Try one of these Orange County New Year’s Eve celebrations…

Fullerton’s First Night ’09 Celebration: 7pm – 12 am, Downtown Fullerton. FREE admission, live musical entertainment, outdoor ice skating ($7 per session), food vendors, train rides ($3 per person), face painting, balloon artists, karaoke, fireworks show at midnight & for the kids… bungee run, obstacle course, robo surf, castle bounce house, gladiator joust, pirate ship bounce house & slide (rides are $2-3 per activity per person). For more information & directions go HERE.

Rancho Santa Margarita’s Celebrating Family & Friends Event: 4:30pm – 9:30pm, at Rancho Santa Margarita’s Civic Plaza on the corner of El Portal & El Paseo. It is “an alcohol-free community festival featuring roving entertainers, visual arts, musical entertainment on Celebration stage, and opportunities for interactive art activities with family and friends.” The party kicks off with a FREE Magic Show at 4:30pm. A tot play area will be available with inflatables, a coloring station play-doh, bubbles & much much more. For the older teenagers & kids, many video games will be available, including Wii, Xbox, Dance Dance Revolution. For more information & directions go HERE.

Borders New Years Eve Kids Party: 2pm, at the South Coast Plaza Borders. Games, crafts & a special parade will help you & your family countdown to 2009. For more information go HERE.

Discovery Science Center’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration: 10am – 3pm. Ring in the New Year just a bit early this year… “We’ll celebrate at noon with a countdown, balloon drop, ginger ale toast, music, activities & more! Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Taco Bell Discovery Science Center is hosting a Noon Year’s Eve party for all ages! Activities will include making seltzer rockets and constructing party hats!” FREE with paid admission & open to all ages. For more information, go HERE.

Rainforest Cafe’s New Years Eve Party: 6-8pm, at the Rainforest Cafe located inside South Coast Plaza. For $5.99, kids 12 & under will enjoy a fabulous buffet, featuring nearly everything on their kid’s menu (chicken nuggets, burgers, even ice cream sundaes), while parents can enjoy anything off the menu. Everyone will help ring in an early New Year with hats, noisemakers, a sparkling cider toast & balloon drop. For more information, or to make your reservation call (714)424-9200.

Happy New Year!

xoxo, K
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