Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/14/19

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there seem to be two types of people: those that go all out with sequins, party hats, confetti, and more, and those that prefer a relaxing night where they may or may not make it to midnight to watch the ball drop. Luckily in our wonderful community, there is something for everyone, no matter how you prefer to ring in the new year!

First Night Alexandria

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With events throughout the day and evening, First Night Alexandria is the perfect alcohol-free, family-friendly way to ring in 2018.

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With a focus on the performing arts, attendees can enjoy music at venues throughout Alexandria, more kid-friendly activities than we can count, fireworks on the Potomac River at midnight, and more! View the entire event schedule here.

Alexandria Restaurant New Year’s Eve Events

Many restaurants around Alexandria are offering New Year’s Eve specials, prix fixe menus, and open bar events. Grab a group of friends, pick your favorite offering, and enjoy a night on the town!

Vola’s New Year’s Eve Party

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Vola’s New Year’s Eve celebration runs from December 31st at 9pm to January 1st at 1am on their outdoor patio (plenty of heaters will be running). Your ticket includes:

  • Open bar, featuring beer, wine & a signature cocktail (until 12:30am)
  • Oyster raw bar
  • Chocolate truffles to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • And the Old Town fireworks over the water!

Purchase tickets here.

Blackwall Hitch New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner

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Blackwall Hitch is offering a four course menu, with your choice of select soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Choose from three seating options at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm. For patrons who select the 9:30pm seating, Alexandria fireworks can be viewed from the patio over the Potomac River!

Additional details can be found here.

New Year’s Eve at the Birchmere

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The Birchmere is the perfect destination for dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the sound of bluegrass from The Seldom Scene, The Eastman String Band, and The Plate Scrapers. My favorite part about The Birchmere is that the wait staff brings your dinner and drinks right to your seat next to the stage. But remember, arrive early as seats are first come, first served.

Purchase tickets here.

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