Saying goodbye is never easy, but who says it can’t be fun? As we say goodbye to the year, remember to treasure each moment with family, friends & the people around you, and wherever or however you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve; stay safe, and I wish you a blessed, healthy, and prosperous year, Happy New Year!

Special New Year’s Eve Dinner

New Year's Eve DinnerIpanema Steakhouse is hosting a New Year’s Eve regular dinner menu from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Ipanema can be reached at (353) 622-1741, and their address is 2023 S Pine Ave Ocala, Fl 34471. For more information, you can visit their website Call and make reservations today.

Stella’s Modern Pantry will be open during the day on New Year’s Eve from 9 am to 5 pm. You can come to have brunch, lunch, or dinner and try some of their select sandwiches, salads & desserts, plus gourmet goods & boutique wines. Stella’s is at 20 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471. They can be reached via Facebook messenger or phone at (352) 622-3663.

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New Year’s Eve On Ocala Square

New Year's Eve 2023Downtown Ocala’s restaurants and bars will hold many fun events and parties. It will undoubtedly be the place to be for New Year’s Eve. Check out these local establishments for an experience you don’t want to miss!

La Cuisine is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration to end 2022 with dinner and live music by Miranda from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (10 pm is the last seating time). Holiday specials will be served alongside their regular menu. Reservations are required with a credit card number. For more information, call (352) 433-2570 or visit their website La Cuisine is located at 48 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Fl 34471.

Ivy House will offer its regular lunch menu between 11 am and 2 pm and a special 5-course dinner with live music from 6 pm and 9 pm. Reservations are required; the cost is $95 per person. Ivy House is located on the square at 53 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL, 34471, and can be reached by phone at 352-622-5550. See more information here on their Facebook Event page.

Bank Street Patio Bar, aptly named as it used to be a bank and is themed all around, will offer live music by Radlin’ Rootz. They’re located at 120 E Fort King St., Ocala, Fl 34471. For more information, call (352) 877-8667 or visit their website

The Courtyard on Broadway invites you to come and celebrate with great music, fun games, and free champagne to make for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve! For more information, call (352) 354-2029 or visit their Facebook The Courtyard is located at 120 SW Broadway St., Ocala, Fl 34471.

The Lodge is celebrating the 2023 New Year by offering an event you won’t want to miss. For $75, you can get their gold package, which offers AYC drink premium bar and craft drafts. Both packages include a dinner buffet and more. General admission with a cash bar is free, and all the fun starts at 9 pm. The Lodge is located at 36 S Magnolia Ave. Ocala, Fl 34471. For more information, call (352) 289-1390, or visit the event page to purchase tickets here:

The Keep is hosting Live Music by Dad & Brad from 8:00 pm to 11:55 pm for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration!  For more information, call (352) 369-9858. The Keep is located at 36 SW 1st Ave. Ocala, Fl 34471.

Family Friendly Party in Ocala til 2023

New Year's Eve TimelineOcala Mainstreet First Night is hosting a 10+ location in downtown Ocala. A family-friendly event to wrap up 2022 and bring in the New Year! There will be a Band, Magician, Samba Dancers, Comedy Shows, Art Exhibits, and more! For only $15 per person (children five and under are free). For all the details and to purchase your button for the event, visit their website at

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve til 2023

Charlie Horse is hosting their New Year’s Eve Bash starting at 7:00 pm. REL Band will perform at 7 pm on the Big Deck, and karaoke starts at 9 pm. It’s sure to be a great time! They’re working on specials for the evening and will post to their Facebook page soon. Charlie Horse is located at 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, Fl 34470. You can visit their Facebook page for more information, or call (352) 622-4050.

Eaton’s Beach is hosting a VIP party with a band and DJ starting at 7 pm and going until 1 am. Eaton’s Beach is located at 15790 SE 134th Ave, Weirsdale, FL 32195. For more information on this fun night, call 352-259-2444.

Celebrating in the Villages, FL

New Year's Eve ToastThe Villages holds many events and live performances to ring in the new year. Check out these restaurants for what is sure to be a good time!

City Fire American Oven and Bar hosts a Casino Party for New Year’s Eve to bring in 2023 from 6:30 pm to 1:00 am. Receive a coursed dinner with Casino games, raffle prizes, balloon drop, and champagne toast. Reservations are required. Call Amy with questions and make reservations. City Fire has two locations; their phone number is (407) 607-9475. For more information, click here

Live Entertainment in the Villages, FL

Check out these locations for live entertainment in The Villages for all the hits!

The Rundown Band performs at Sawgrass Grove in the Villages from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Run Down Band is a five-piece Rock band focusing on the 80’s greatest hits and rock classics and brings music from Toto, Bruno Mars, Zack Brown Band, The Police, Bob Marley, Van Halen, Journey, Gavin DeGraw, Spin Doctors, U2, Stone Temple Pilots, Duran Duran, and more!! Sawgrass Grove is at 766 Marilee Pl, The Villages, FL 34785.

The Hooligans perform at Brownwood Paddock Square from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Hooligans started in Las Vegas in 2007 and are now rocking venues and corporate parties all over Florida. From the British invasion to the 80’s pop phenomenon to the 90’s alternative, the Hooligans have played to packed houses throughout the country. The Hooligans are Kurt Frohlich – Guitar & vocals (lead singer of LA Guns, Marky Ramone, Faster Pussycat); Dave Traver – Bass & vocals (Music director for Blue Man Group Orlando); Paul Smith – Guitar & vocals (7 Mary 3, Blue Man Group, and you may recognize him from American Martian); and Matt Bloodwell – Drums & vocals (Blue Man Group, also from American Martian). Brownwood Paddock Square is located at 270 S Brownwood Blvd. The Villages, Fl 32163.

Stella Beat performs at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Stella Beat is an energetic Top 40 party band that can also switch into high-energy Latin Dance hits.! The Market Square is at 1000 Lake Sumter Landing The Villages, Fl 32162.

Greg Warren Band performs at Spanish Springs Town Square from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Greg Warren Band is a high-energy country band from Orlando, FL. The Town Square is located at 1120 Main St., The Villages, Fl 32159.


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