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Where the fun is on New Year's Eve. Dec 31 2013

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First it is for the family, The Orange County Great Park, Marine Way and Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine is having a family celebration, free admission and suitable for kids to 17 years. There will be kid's activities, food, music and the countdown to 9 p.m. Parking cost $10. Phone: (866) 829-3829

Then depending on where you live, the fun continues at some of the top restaurants that are having New Years Eve celebrations on Dec 31 2013:

The Rockin' Laguna Beach New Year's bash at the Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach, starts ar 7 p.m. The first 50 tickets are priced at $100 for admission to the six-hour evening of fine cuisine hors d'oeuvres all night till 1 a.m., an open beer and wine bar from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight.

St Regis Resort, 1 Monarch Beach, Dana Point is celebrating New Year's Eve and the "Great Gatsby", an evening of dancing to the live music of Flashback Heart Attack, spread over two ballrooms, with delicious culinary stations and many bars. Wear your best Gatsby attire and add to the fun. Full event tickets are $175 per person, visit here for details on other admission prices. Call 800-722-1543 or email

The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. On New Year's Eve there is a special $99 per person menu that includes live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Don't want to have dinner, then come for the "OverVue Entertainment from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $25 per person includes champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations (949) 487-7516.

Orange County Mining Co., 10000 Crawford Canyon Rd., Orange, Calif. Phone: (714) 997-7411. They are accepting reservations at this restaurant where the dining room, that has "floor to ceiling picture windows", offer fabulous views of Orange County.

And do not forget the giant New Year's Eve dance and super singles social at the Hotel Fullerton & Conference Center, 1500 S Raymond Ave, Fullerton. Bring in the New Year dancing to the music of DJ Larry and DJ Rob from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Tickets - (714) 622-4977.


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