10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Virginia

Virginia New Year’s Eve celebrations run the gamut from family-friendly to Prohibition-era style 21+ affairs. One of the great things about the Old Dominion is that no matter where you are from the Shenandoah Valley to the eastern shore to Chincoteague Island, there’s a special regional flare to their parties. Ring in the New Year as a Virginian would and as the locals do with the following ten best New Year’s Eve events in Virginia.  

New Year’s Eve Casino Masquerade Ball, King George, VA

Hosted by the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation, the Annual New Year’s Eve Casino Masquerade Ball at the Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast in King George, Virginia offers party-goers the chance to celebrate in style. Dress up in your New Year’s best, pick out your swankiest mask, and come party, knowing that your ticket admission goes to charity. 

A Royal New Year’s Eve at Potomac Point Winery, Stafford, VA

Ring in the New Year like royalty at the Potomac Point Winery’s “A Royal New Year’s Eve” party. Tickets include open bar, hors d’oeuvres, coffee, dessert, and later into the night. The dress code is “Creative Black Tie,” so have fun with it and come ready to party. 

Dirty Dancing New Year’s Celebration, Pembroke, VA

Dirty Dancing Lovers, rejoice! This is the party for you. The Dirty Dancing New Year’s Celebration includes a variety of Dirty Dancing-themed activities, red carpet photos, Johnny and Baby Cocktail Tasting, Champagne, and much more. Take note: the celebration requires a two-night minimum stay at the gorgeous Mountain Lake Lodge.

New Year’s Eve Pony Island Horseshoe Drop and Costume Promenade, Chincoteague Island, VA

Celebrate New Year’s at the Robert Reed Downtown Park on Chincoteague Island with the year-end Horseshoe Drop. According to their website, it’s a “celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costume just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight.” This year’s theme? Superhero and villains. Come dressed prepared for the costume contest. 

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Regency New Year’s Eve Gala 2018, Williamsburg, VA

Delight in a nine-course gala menu before live entertainment at the Williamsburg Regency New Year’s Eve Gala. Add on a wine tasting for a small upcharge to sample some of their 350-bottle wine list. Each ticket comes with a free midnight champagne toast. 

Brew Year’s Eve at Brew Republic, Woodbridge, VA

Join the Brew Year’s Eve celebration at Brew Republic in Woodbridge, Virginia from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. They’ll have a DJ, dance music, karaoke, food, prizes, wine, champagne… everything you might need for a memorable New Year’s.

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Last Night on the Town, Virginia Beach, VA

Head to Virginia Beach’s town center to ring in the New Year during the “Last Night on the Town” celebration. This free event is perfect for the entire family, with events starting in the afternoon with magicians, jugglers, and more. Stay late for drinks and live music with musical guest Switchfoot. 

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Spirit New Year’s Eve Cruise, Norfolk, VA

Hop on the Spirit of Norfolk for a New Year’s Eve cruise. Lasting for over three hours, you’ll cruise along the Elizabeth River, enjoy a buffet-style dinner menu, platinum open bar, DJ, and much more. 

New Year’s Eve at Barrel and Bushel’s Bootlegger’s Bash, Tyson’s Corner, VA

Barrel and Bushel’s Bootlegger’s Bash transports attendees back to the Prohibition Era, offering “Prohibition Cocktails” made with specialty vodka, gin, and rum, unlimited hours d’oeuvres, a cigar bar, and more. Dance the night away with live music by DJ HIRYZE. 

First Night Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly celebration whose mission is to showcase and support “the performing and visual arts by producing a safe and fun, family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration,” according to their official literature. Activities include a kid-friendly masquerade party, fun hunt, story time, and much more all throughout Old Town Alexandria.

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