If you've driven on the 55 south toward downtown Costa Mesa/Newport, you may have noticed the large banners displaying big block letters that read 'New Year's Eve Block Party' at the OC Fairgrounds. This is third year that the block party will ring in the new year and you have a chance to win TWO tickets (worth $42.50 each, increases to $47.50 on 12/31) to this extravaganza! Check out how to enter and event details & highlights from last year's bash below!


Monday, December 31
7:30 pm - 1:30 am

Unlike other New Year's Eve celebrations, the New Year's Eve Block Party is offering great fun in a casual setting. No black ties here!

The OC Fair New Year's Eve Block Party will offer live tribute bands and DJ entertainment playing today's most popular music, carnival rides, Vegas-style games, demolition derby, AND grub via gourmet food trucks! And it's not a New Year's Eve party without a countdown and big BANG; last year the new year was celebrated with a fireworks presentation!




Can't wait for the results of the giveaway? Buy your tickets now! All ages welcome (but no youth activities are scheduled)! Read FAQs for the event here.

How to ENTER: (Mandatory)

1. Leave a comment on this blog post which includes what you would enjoy most at the New Year's Eve Block Party, who you would bring, and your email address to contact you in the case that you win!

Want more chances to win? (Optional) (Please leave a separate blog comment for each entry, status updates/tweet can be done once/day)

1.'Like' the OC Fair on Facebook

2. 'Like' Destination Irvine on Facebook

3. Share the giveaway on your FB status "I just entered the @OC Fair & @Destination Irvine's New Year's Eve Block Party tickets giveaway!"

4.Follow OC Fair on Twitter

5.Follow Destination Irvine on Twitter

6. Tweet about the giveaway "I just entered the @OCFair & @IrvineCVB's New Year's Eve Block Party tickets giveaway! #giveaway #ocfair #NYE #OC #ocevent"

One winner will be picked at random from the blog comments, entry must be complete to be valid. Giveaway ends 12:00am PST Saturday December 22nd 2012, and winner will be contacted via email within 24 hours of the giveaway concluding. Tickets will be available via will call at the OC Fair & Event center box office under the winner's name.  


Photos Courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center

Celebrate early with a taste of the NYE Block Party by attending the Pre-Party below! Hope to see you there...

Happy Holidays,

Amanda Nguyen