Ring in the New Year in Ocala/Marion County

Celebrating the New Year is a tradition across the globe and here in Ocala/Marion County, there are many ways to join in the local festivities. From a fun-filled day and night in Downtown Ocala to a special new year's even dinner, you can celebrate with family or leave the kids at home. Here are some fun events to help you say so long to 2022!

Ocala First Night - New Year's Eve Celebration

Date: 12/31/22
Location: Various Locations Throughout Downtown Ocala
Time: 5:00 PM
Tickets: $15

Join us in Downtown Ocala for a Family-Friendly New Year's Eve! Access 10+ locations throughout the evening from 5pm-midnight with the purchase of an event button.
Activities, performances and exhibits take place around Tuscawilla Park and Historic Downtown Ocala.

First Night Event Locations: Jenkins Amphitheatre, Discovery Center, Magnolia Art Xchange, Tuscawilla Park, Downtown Square, Citizen's Circle, Marion Theatre, Brick City Center for the Arts, and IHMC.

Click here for more information.


Date: 12/31/2022
Time: 8 PM
Location: Orange Blossom Opry
16439 SE 138th Terrace
Weirsdale, FL 32195

Join The Opry Band at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale for a New Year’s Eve celebration full of party favors, punch, beer and wine, and a lot of dancing! For more information, please click here.

close-up of someone playing guitar at the Orange Blossom Opry


Date: 12/31/22 – 01/01/23

Location: AMF Bowling Co. (Galaxy West Lanes, FL)
1818 SW 17th St, Ocala, FL
Skip the crowded bars and celebrate on the lanes at AMF Galaxy West Lanes! Reserve your lanes for the 31st and 1st. The special packages include unlimited bowling/shows, a signature menu, champagne/sparkling cider toast and of course, party favors.

Book your New Year’s party by calling (352) 732-0300 or visiting AMF.com.

a red bowling ball rolling toward bowling pins


From a five-course meal to a champagne toast on the beach, there are plenty of exciting dinners for you to enjoy while ringing in the new year. Below is a list of some restaurants & bars offering themed dining experiences and celebrations for New Year's Eve. Click on the name of each location for more details about events!

Cantina Tex-Mex & Tequila

Juniper General Store

The Lodge


Crazy Cucumber

Ivy on the Square

For all our delicious dining options, visit OcalaMarion.com/Food-Drink

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