Many hotels in the Washington, DC area have special packages and parties for New Year’s Eve. Following are a few special places to check out the party scene and book a room to ring in the New Year. You should make your reservations early, because many of these hotel galas sell out. Please note that all packages are subject to availability.
Downtown Countdown DC
New Year's Eve Party at the Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC. The party features a 5-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, multiple rooms of entertainment including 4 bands, DJs, comedians, dancing, karaoke, and DC’s largest midnight balloon drop. This year will feature live performances by seasoned cover band, Kristen & The Noise and local favorite, Pat McGee. The nation’s #1 Dave Mathews cover band, Crowded Streets, will also take the stage.
An International Celebration of Many Nations
Things to Do DC sponsors the New Years Eve celebration at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington DC. The party includes 10 international themed celebrations, 7 separate party rooms with 5 huge ballrooms, exclusive CIRQUE Du New Year’s Eve Air and Ground Performances, open bar, elaborate dinner menus, midnight champagne toast, midnight balloon drops, multiple live bands (including Onyx) , DJs, karaoke, mock casino gambling, strolling entertainers and much more… plus a Chance to Win a Trip to the Caribbean.
Yuletide Ball New Year’s Eve Gala
An international dance competition hosted annually in Washington DC will present a New Year’s Eve Gala at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia. The event is black tie and features a performance by dance champions Peter Perzhu and Alexandra Perzhu. Admission includes hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, a gourmet four-course dinner with a complementary glass of wine, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets are required.
New Year's Eve James Bond 007 Gala
Euronet International sponsors the Bond extravaganza at The Washington Plaza Hotel, Ten Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. Celebrate the new year at the Annual New Years Eve of 007 Intrigue. This all-inclusive, upscale, formal affair features PREMIUM OPEN bar all night, five international buffets, dessert stations, and a wide selection of timeless hits by top DC DJ’s and a seven piece orchestra. For Your Eyes Only exclusive entertainment includes sexy Golden Girls, mock casino gambling with 007 prizes, martinis at the ICE bar, exotic Bond cars, fun props, photo souvenirs, champagne ALL night, party favors, two huge balloon drops, and much more.
Big Night DC
The DC Area's Largest New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Themed party areas will encompass the ballroom complex of the resort with live bands, DJs, dance floors, food and beverage stations, casino games, karaoke, party favors, and more. Live bands include Go Go Gadjet, Total Whiteout, The Reflex, White Ford Bronco and Herr Metal. DJs Zembi, Neekola, Chris Styles, Lil Fos and Pat Premier are confirmed to be spinning into 2014.
International Club of DC New Year's Eve Grand Ball
Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC. An International Celebration of music, cuisine, culture, & dancing. Five live bands, a balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free flowing champagne, party favors, and 5-hour premium open bar. For dinner choose from either a sit down 3-course dinner with champagne and appetizers or a dinner buffet representing food from 5 international cities.
Hyatt Regency Masquerade Ball
400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC (202) 403-4343. The Bachelor’s Chris Bukowski and the Night Life Agency will team up to host the five-hour soiree which kicks off at 10 p.m., featuring an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, live DJs and party favors. At midnight, the ballroom will release a balloon drop and TVs will live stream the Times Square celebration.
White Wonderland Masquerade Ball
The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC. Featuring the beats of DC’s finest DJs, a live cello performance by Cyrus Reel, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and premium open bar. Dance the year away with superstar DJs Elie Attieh, Wolf Detrix, and Frederick Van Paemel spinning the hottest tunes. Tickets: $125 and up.
W Hotel Washington DC
515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 661-2400. Pinstripes and Pinups. The hotel will transform the rooftop P.O.V. indoor lounge into a burlesque cocktail club, with dancers, shadow boxes, pool tables and more. This year's theme is "Grandeur and Glamour". DJs will be spinning throughout the hotel, including the Living Room Lobby and throughout the rooftop, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight; the event will feature a cash bar.
Park Hyatt Washington
24th and M St., NW. Washington, DC. Celebrate New Year's Eve with a sophisticated party including live music, tapas table, chocolate & sweets, and champagne toast at midnight.
44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia. Ring in 2014 with a live band performance with The Fabulous Dialtones (Top 40, classic rock and hits from the 60s to today) in their spacious Resort Ballroom. Only overnight package holders will be admitted to the New Year’s Eve celebration. All packages will feature an open bar, midnight champagne toast and late night food presentation. Other package options include a buffet dinner, or four-course dinner, and breakfast.
Professionals in the City New Year's Eve Gala
The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC. Themed rooms, multiple buffet stations and dance floors, open bar, live Salsa band, live orchestra and swing band, DJs, late night comedy show, and more.
20s and 30s New Years Eve Party
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC. Open bar, DJs, live entertainment, dancing, food. A similar celebration will be hosted by the 30s and 40s Group at the same location in a different ballroom.
Inner Caucus & WHUR 96.3FM New Year's Party
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. The event attracts equal numbers of singles and couples alike. Five unique settings feature a wide range of music including Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul, African Beats and Salsa.
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