On Dec. 31, Universal Orlando Resort guests can ring in 2012 at one of the hottest parties of the year – Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration. As the clock approaches midnight, partygoers will rock out to live concerts by Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, dine on gourmet cuisine and dance the night away at some of Orlando’s best nightclubs.

The night will begin with a performance by contemporary swing sensation Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who recently released their eighth studio album, “HOW BIG CAN YOU GET? A Tribute to Cab Calloway.” Their signature, big band swing sound has captivated millions of fans and been featured in television sitcoms, films and even reality shows like “Dancing With the Stars.” With hits like “Go Daddy-O” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suite,” their breakout musical sound will send guests swingin’ to the dance floor.

To top off the celebration, multi-platinum rock band Smash Mouth will hit the stage with their nonstop party vibe and hits like “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star.” With more than 10 million albums sold, Smash Mouth has also brought new life to popular classics like “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” and “I’m a Believer” – which was featured on the “Shrek” motion picture soundtrack. Smash Mouth continues to play headlining events across the country and is currently working on their sixth studio album.

In addition to live concerts by some of today’s most popular bands, guests can enjoy access to seven of CityWalk’s hottest clubs, including CityWalk’s Rising Star, the groove and Red Coconut Club. Partygoers can also indulge in all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine and decadent desserts and raise their glass to 2012 with a midnight champagne toast and celebratory confetti burst.

Admission to Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration includes:

  • Access to both live concerts, featuring Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • All-night admission to seven of Universal CityWalk’s hottest clubs
  • All-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine – including filet mignon, jumbo shrimp and decadent desserts
  • Midnight champagne toast

If purchased by Dec. 15:
Tickets are $119.99 plus tax per person

If purchased between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31:
Tickets are $139.99 plus tax per person

Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration takes place from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.universalorlando.com/newyears.