Best New Year's Eve Activities In Virginia

Known as the “birthplace of the nation”, Virginia’s long, rich history makes it an interesting and memorable New Year’s Eve destination. With a diverse array of venues to appreciate, ranging from extravagant adults-only celebrations to family-friendly activities, all ages are sure to find enjoyment on New Year’s Eve in Virginia.

Annual Grandiose New Year’s Eve Gala at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean, VA

Create beautiful memories at the Grandiose New Year’s Eve Gala, an annual affair hosted at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Guests receive unsurpassed service and accommodations in three ballrooms with amenities including spinning photo booths, DJ entertainment, cash bars, roaming photographers and videographers, lite fare, party favors, and champagne toast in a formal, luxurious atmosphere.

New Year’s Eve at King’s Dominion’s WinterFest, Doswell, VA

King’s Dominion is rolling out an extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration for all ages, making this amusement park a top family-friendly destination for the holidays. WinterFest offers tons of festive fun including DJ entertainment, dancing under the Eiffel Tower, free party favors, a parade, and more surrounded by shimmering lights.

New Year’s Eve Party at Hilton Norfolk The Main, Norfolk, VA

The grandest New Year’s Eve party of the year is held at Hilton Norfolk The Main, home of Norfolk's only rooftop garden at Grain. Gain complimentary access to two parties including the main ballroom and Grain, both featuring DJs performances. Attendees also enjoy party favors, a champagne toast, and balloon drop.

Hollywood Night New Year’s Eve at the Holiday Inn, Newport News, VA

Dress in your finest attire for the Hollywood Night New Year’s Eve party hosted at the Holiday Inn. No expenses are spared with this formal event, featuring light hors d'oeuvres, catered food by Virginia’s top chefs, multiple DJs, live bands, cocktails, and more for a classy, adults-only celebration all attendees will remember.

Portsmouth’s Olde Towne Scottish Walk, Portsmouth, VA

The annual Portsmouth’s Olde Towne Scottish Walk is a longstanding Scottish New Year’s Eve tradition dating back hundreds of years. At this free event, a procession of families, friends and visitors walk through the historic neighborhood led by bagpipe-and-drums. There’s a flag ceremony and singing to conclude the event, which is modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival.

Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve at Wilson Hardware, Arlington, VA

For a festive extravaganza you’re sure to remember, head to WIlson Hardware for a Winter Wonderland-themed New Year’s Eve. Celebrate in a beautifully decorated contemporary venue with party favors, an all-night cash bar, two drink tickets, DJ music, light show, and ball drop.

New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack, Richmond, VA

Swing in the New Year at Drive Shack, known for their cutting-edge interactive golf and chef-inspired food. Their festive New Year’s Eve party features multiple floors of unlimited games and entertainment, party favors, and VIP areas with complimentary sparkling wine, unlimited beverages, and shareables.

Noon Year’s Eve Bash at the Children’s Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth, VA

Join in the New Year’s Eve festivities at Virginia’s largest children’s museum, known for their many hands-on activities for kids. Their free-admission Noon Year’s Eve Bash provides kid-friendly entertainment including a petting zoo, glittery ball drop, juice box toast, and more for young partiers with bedtimes.

First Night Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

All ages gather in Old Town for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at First Night Alexandria, a popular holiday destination featuring activities from noon until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Attendees enjoy a variety of venues to experience live performances by local artists followed by a countdown street party in Market Square with dancing, food trucks, and live DJ entertainment. Fireworks can be viewed from multiple locations around the area, as well.

New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party at New Realm Brewing Company, Virginia Beach, VA

Head to Virginia Beach’s favorite brewery for their New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party, featuring a roaring 1920’s prohibition theme. Attendees get to tour the back of New Realm Brewing Company’s brewhouse and enjoy speciality drinks, a heavy hor d'oeuvres buffet, and gambling with 10 complimentary chips to get started.

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