Are you looking for an exciting way to spend New Years Eve 2017 in Virginia? Well, you’ll have a lot of choices all over the state, plenty of places to either dance the night away, enjoy some quality family time, or even chill out in a local pub; sparklers and noisemakers included.
Parties and Fireworks
First Night celebrations and family friendly festivities will abound on New Years Eve in Virginia, including numerous options in cities like Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington and more. The First Night festivities in Alexandria will be offering one of the largest parties in the state, an exciting outdoor party that will end with breathtaking fireworks.
The celebration draws visitors from all over the state and neighboring Washington DC. The event will be featuring a day and evening full of entertainment, including live performers and music, followed by fireworks at midnight that will light up the sky over the Potomac River. You’ll want to keep in mind that this is a family friendly event so there won’t be any alcohol allowed. Entertainment during the event will also include the Alexandria Fun Hunt, Handbell Ringers, Jazz music, and more.
New Years Eve in Virginia and the city of Alexandria’s fireworks show will more than like blast off from a barge located off the moored shore at the end of popular King Street. There will be plenty of vantage points so you’ll find a lot of great places along the river to enjoy the show.
Alexandria’s Carlyle Club draws a lot of attention every year and it will more than likely be the same on NYE in Virginia and one of its most popular cities. The evening typically starts with a multi-course meal and dancing to fun Big Band era music. The evening will include free valet parking, fun party favors, and of course champagne toast at midnight. For something different and more laid back Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub is a must, also offering a multi-course dinner, champagne and live music and party favors.
If you want to watch the Times Square ball drop on New Years Eve in Virginia, stop by Arlington’s Draft House and watch it on their huge theater screen. The draft house will also have a DJ, party favors and other entertainment. Another fun entertainment venue for NYE in Arlington is their Mystery Dinner Playhouse which also includes a 4 course dinner.
If you’re more interested in great food and iced cold beer, plan on spending it at Dogfish Head in Falls Church. Dogfish hosts their famous New Years Eve Beer Dinner Extravaganza which includes a 5 course dinner, beer pairings, live music and champagne at midnight.
Accommodations for NYE
Places to stay in Virginia for NYE are plentiful, but making your reservations early is highly recommended. Hotel suggestions include the Westin Alexandria, the Comfort Inn, Hilton and Hyatt hotels in Arlington, and the Inns of Virginia in Falls Church.