Want to ring in the New Year at a family-oriented, non-alcohol event? Several communities near Washington, DC in Maryland and Virginia host First Night events and other family friendly events to welcome the New Year!
First Night Alexandria
Ring in the New Year with a celebration with entertainment for all ages. Musical performances will be held inside Old Town Alexandria’s historic buildings and many events will be held at the Masonic Temple on Callahan Drive. At Midnight, celebrate the New Year while watching the beautiful fireworks display over the Potomac River.
New Year's Annapolis
This event is based on the “First Night” concept and brings this Maryland community together for a New Year's Eve celebration with live entertainment and fireworks at the City Dock.
First Night Vienna – New this year!
The family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is free and located in the heart of Historic Church Street in Vienna, Virginia. Enjoy an evening of food, entertainment, music, hands-on activities, local food trucks, give-aways for the kids, and two New Years celebrations ( 9:00 p.m. for younger children and a finale at midnight).
Fairfax Four Miler
The City of Fairfax hosts a family friendly end of the year running event to bring the community together for an evening of healthy fun. This event will support the Fairfax Police Youth Club. The post race party will include food and entertainment.
Watch Night - Falls Church
The family friendly New Year's Eve celebration features a variety of entertainment, performances and interactive activities. The evening concludes with a New Year’s countdown and lowering of the historic star that first lit the Falls Church sky in 1948 – the year Falls Church became an independent city.
First Night Winchester
The event brings the community together with multiple stages featuring live entertainment throughout the evening. Performances include folk, jazz, bluegrass, oldies, puppet shows, kids events and more. Local restaurants are open and offer discounts in First Taste of Winchester. At midnight, participants welcome in the New Year with the official “Apple Drop” and midnight fireworks display.
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