Whether you're planning to spend New Year’s Eve with family or out galivanting with friends, Orange County is home to a variety of New Year’s Eve celebrations! Take a page out of Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film's book. Dana says,

"Ring in the New Year with the perfect blend of charm and celebration! Join us in Orange County, N.Y., where every moment is a spark of magic, and the beauty of our landscapes meets the vibrancy of our festivities. Let's welcome the New Year in style, together in Orange County, where the celebration is as unforgettable as the memories we'll make!"

About Orange County Tourism & Film

Orange County Tourism & Film, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism and film production headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, events and film resources can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download at orangetourism.org/travel-guide/.

The Holidays Are Alive & Bright in Orange County, New York

Whether you live in Orange County, or you're looking to make a day-trip, here are some of the holiday activities that will last through the end of December:

1) Winter Wonderland, Dogwood Acres Family Farm, 749 Rt. 17M, Middletown, N.Y.:

Dec. 15-17, 22-23 and 26-30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Take a wagon ride through the holiday lights, watch holiday movies, play games, engage in a fun snowball battle, visit the animals, eat s'mores, and enjoy some holiday cheer. Learn more here.

2) LEGOLAND ® New York Holiday Bricktacular, 1 Legoland Way, Goshen, N.Y.: Through Dec. 31  

The Holiday Bricktacular celebration continues through the end of the year. Enjoy never-before-seen seasonal shows, meet new holiday characters like Gingerbread Man and Snowman, enjoy special treats, LEGO® activities, twinkling lights, and more during the Holiday Bricktacular. There’s no place like LEGOLAND® New York for the holidays! Park sections open for the season (weather permitting) include Brick Street, Bricktopia, LEGO NINJAGO World and MINILAND.  ​

Learn more here.

3) Bring Someone to Kiss New Year’s Eve @ Cork Wine Bar, 24 North Main Street, Florida, N.Y.:

Dec. 31, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Like the name says, bring someone to kiss to make #NewYearsEve2023 a special one with great wine and champagne pairings including:

  • Mumm Cuvée M and Oui Oui Brie Board - $99
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Mediterranean Muse Board - $149
  • #Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Mama Mia Board - $249
  • Dom Perignon 2010 Champagne and Oui Oui Brie Board - $349

Reservations are recommended, especially if reserving a special pairing selection.

Learn more here.

4) New Year’s Eve Party @ Aspire Brewing600 North Galleria Drive, Middletown, N.Y.;

Dec. 31, 6 p.m. start


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After being greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and gift bag of favors, enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and atmosphere. The upscale buffet will feature specialty bites, a carving station and desserts. DJ Kev will create ambiance. Get another complimentary top-up on your champagne for the New Year's Toast. Drinks will be available for purchase at the full bar featuring more than 30 craft beverage taps.

Learn more here.

5) New Year’s Eve @ the Silk Factory, 299 Washington St., Newburgh, N.Y.: Dec. 31, 7 p.m. - Jan. 1, 2024, 1 a.m.  




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A night full of dancing, drinking, eating and more. Silk Factory is a stunning venue with two floors, multiple bars, delicious food, amazing cocktails and a state-of-the-art sound and light system. Music by DJ Serious and DJ H2O all night long! Admission includes a champagne toast at midnight (must be at least 21 years old).

Learn more here.

6) New Year’s Eve Midnight Gala @ The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, 674 Thayer Road, West Point, N.Y.:

Dec. 31, 7 p.m. - Jan. 1, 1 a.m.


Enjoy a gourmet cocktail hour, ​a five-course dinner, a DJ, dancing and open bar. End the evening with a champagne toast and decadent desserts. For an extra-special celebration, stay overnight and start 2024 with the hotel’s New Year's Day Champagne Brunch.

Learn more here.

25 Hudson Valley Locations and Events To Visit During The Holidays

This Gallery is about holiday events that one should visit. Not only events but also great destinations in the Hudson Valley that are must place visits.

Gallery Credit: Miguel Arango