Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the DMV
Posted on December 21, 2015

Whether you are in need of New Year’s Eve plans for yourself or your family, we’ve rounded up a few events that you’ll want to know about!

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New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
Location: Spirit of Washington, 600 Water St. SW (Pier 4), DC
Time: 12-2pm
Cost: $49.50 adults / $27.95 kids

Celebrate the New Year with your family aboard the Spirit of Washington’s Family Lunch Cruise! There will be a countdown to noon, with a complimentary champagne toast for guests 21+, and all gifts will receive party favors!

First Night Alexandria
Location: Various shops, restaurants & buildings in Old Town Alexandria
Time: 9am-Midnight
Cost: $30 (Children 12 & under are FREE)

Celebrate the New Year with performances by local talent, fireworks and other kid-friendly events at the annual First Night Alexandria!

Noontime New Year Snow Ball
Location: Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
Time: 10am-2:30pm
Cost: Special Events included in price of admission

Toast the New Year while enjoying juice and cookies and enjoying programs and performances! Make sure to come dressed in your favorite costume. You will have the opportunity to decorate numbers and make sound makers for the noon countdown with Eric Energy!

Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration
Location: Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis
Time: 7:30pm–Midnight
Cost: Free

New Year’s Annapolis is a family-oriented event based on the “First Night” concept that provides attendees with a fun-filled and safe environment for all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Fireworks at 7:30pm and Midnight.

Adults Only

Night at the Newseum
Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: 10pm-2am
Cost: $155

Night at the Newseum is a breathtaking event full of glitz and glamour! The all-inclusive party includes a 4 hour open bar, food buffet, multiple party zones, DJs and dancing, and a massive midnight celebration. Guests will also have access to all 5 levels of party space and Newseum exhibits!

Gatsby Trilogy
Location: Sequoia, 300 K St. NW, DC
Time: 10pm-2am
Cost: $145

Ring in the New Year on the Potomac with the all-inclusive New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Sequoia! Join in a Great Gatsby gathering so astounding, so glittering, so overwhelming that it beckons the masses to come together! The all-Inclusive Event includes a 4 hour open bar, food buffet & party favors, massive dance floors and live DJ perfomances, alongside stunning views of the Potomac.

The Legwarmers – New Years
Location: The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church
Time: Doors Open @ 8pm, Show @ 9:30pm
Cost: $50

Relive the 80’s while you ring in the New Year! The Legwarmers return to The State Theatre for an 80’s retro dance party. Must be 21 years or older to enter.

Back in da Day: A 90s New Year’s Eve Party
Location: Panache, 1725 Desales St. NW, DC
Time: 9pm-3am
Cost: $40

Experiece New Year’s Eve in DC like never before! Party like it’s 1999 as a DJ spins your favorite 90’s jams. Panache will be decked oout in NYE glam décor with a 1 hour open bar, appetizers, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Professionals in the City New Year’s Eve Gala
Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, DC
Time: 9pm-2am
Cost: $149

Join more than 3,000 young professionals at the Capital Hilton with themed rooms including the Latin Fusion Salsa Room, Kingdom of Spain Nightfall Ball, Sweet Home DC room, Bollywood Hills Underground Club, Red Light District and more. The event includes multiple buffet stations and dance floors, open bar, live Salsa band, live orchestra and swing band, DJs, late night comedy show, and more.

New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Location: Inner Harbor Amphitheater, Baltimore
Time: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cost: Free

Celebrate the start of 2016 with family, friends, live music from What’s Next, fireworks and a light show at midnight.


NYE Live! Baltimore
Location: Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Place, Baltimore
Time: 9pm-1am
Cost: $105 per ticket; $200 per couple ticket

NYE Live! will be ringing in the New Year in style with exclusive access to over 9 bars and nightclubs. This year’s ticket includes an open bar, gourmet food, DJ performances, party favors, laser shows, dancing and a midnight celebration featuring the Times Square Ball Drop. Guests must be 21 years old or older to attend. Ticket prices will increase as event gets closer.

New Year’s Eve Charm City Countdown Masquerade Ball
Location: Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Dr., Timonium
Time: 9pm-2am
Cost: $99+

Charm City Countdown New Year’s Eve Masquerade-themed party returns for its 8th year! This amazing event includes open bars, dinner buffets, champagne toast, ten different party zones, twelve bands, party favors and Baltimore’s largest balloon drop at midnight. Ticket prices will increase as event gets closer.

*All events take place on Friday, December 31st unless otherwise noted.