Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year in Northern Virginia? Here's a guide to the top events:
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First Nights and Family Friendly Events
Celebrate New Year’s at one of several family events in Northern Virginia. Separate events are in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Vienna, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Warrenton, Winchester and Williamsburg.
Celebrate the New Year with a party with dancing and live entertainment. 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia
Enjoy a multi-course dinner and dancing to Big Band era music, that of Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Band. The evening includes a five course meal, complimentary valet parking, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. 411 John Carlyle St., Alexandria, Virginia.
Birchmere Music Hall
Enjoy a New Year's Eve concert with Seldom Scene, The Stray Birds and Donna Ulisse. Performance at 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia.
The State Theatre
The Legwarmers - 80s Tribute Band. Ages 21+ only. There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA (703) 237-0300.
Arlington Draft House
1980's themed New Years Eve celebration for just $15 per person. Must be 21 or over to enter.Watch the Times Square ball drop on the huge theater screen. Admission Fee covers DJ, entertainment and party favors only. All drinks and food must be purchased via tableside waitstaff. 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia. (703) 486-2345.
Rock Bottom Brewery
The New Years Eve party includes DJs and drink specials. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Ages 21+. 4238 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA (703) 516-7688.
Metropolitan School of the Arts
Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA. The family-fun event - A New Year’s Eve State of Mind Benefit Gala - will be held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The gala includes cabaret performances, live band, pre-dinner reception, holiday buffet, silent auction, dessert buffet, New Year’s Eve toast, and party favors. Tickets: $120 per adult for ages 21 years old and older; $79 for youths, 13 years old to 20 years old; $49 for children, 6 years old to 12 years old; and 5 years old and younger are free. All children and teens must be accompanied by an adult. Attire is semi-formal. All proceeds go toward the Metropolitan School of the Arts Scholarship Fund.
44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, VA. 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.
Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard
275 Decatur Road, Stafford, VA. Ring in 2014 with a Great Gatsby inspired affair with award winning wine, gourmet food and live entertainment. The New Year will be celebrated in style with sparkling wine; live music by Doug Gately Jazz Band,, dessert & coffee and a midnight toast.