New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

December 27, 2017 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in Alexandria? We’ve rounded up the best parties around town for kids, adults, music lovers, foodies and more!

Party at Grape + Bean

118 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Join the fun at Allison’s favorite place, Grape + Bean, with its wine bar/cocktail party. Mingle and enjoy New Year’s Eve with friends in G+B’s cozy setting. Enjoy their array of celebratory wines and a delicious variety of holiday nibbles. The event takes place from 10pm-12:15am, and costs $125. Register here.

First Night Alexandria

Dance your way into the New Year at First Night Alexandria, a spectacular celebration of the performing arts taking place at over 20 locations around Old Town. Local retail stores, churches, museums, and public buildings are transformed into performance venues, featuring both local and regional artists. The Mount Vernon Rec Center hosts a kids’ carnival with face painting and other activities for families and pets! Head over to the Torpedo Factory in the afternoon for the 9th Annual Fun Hunt. Events begin at 10am and continue into the evening, concluding with fireworks on the river at midnight! Visit First Night Alexandria website for a complete schedule of events and location details.

New Year’s Eve Party at Vola’s Dockside Grill

101 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Enjoy a perfect view of the New Year’s fireworks on the river from the patio at Vola’s Dockside Grill! Vola’s New Years’ Eve Party begins at 9pm and includes an open bar, oyster raw bar, chocolate truffles, and a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase tickets on presale for $50, or $75 at the door.


Bluegrass at the Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

Live music performances kick off at 8pm on New Year’s Eve at The Birchmere Music Hall! This internationally-recognized music hall in Del Ray will host the bands The Seldom Scene, The Eastman String Band, and The Plate Scrapers. If you love American bluegrass and live music, The Birchmere Music Hall is the place to be on to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $39.50 and available here.

Blackwall Hitch’s Four Course Dinner

5 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Ring in the the New Year with a delicious four-course dinner at Blackwall Hitch offered in three seatings at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm. The menu includes soup and salad courses, an entree, and dessert! Live music starts at 9:30pm with a performance by DC-based, soul blues band, Vintage #18.

Toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne at midnight. Seatings are priced at $69, $99, and $129 for the respective times. Attendees will also receive $5 off Blackwall Hitch’s New Year’s Day Brunch.

Don Taco New Year’s Eve Bash

808 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Old Town’s newest tequila bar boasts a New Year’s Eve party with style. Celebrate the New Year in a party atmosphere at Don Taco with appetizers, and of course, a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Columbia Firehouse New Year’s Eve

109 S. St. Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Choose from a special three-course dinner menu, and dine while enjoying live music at Columbia Firehouse on New Year’s Eve! Local band, Surf Jaguars, will perform all night long. Dinner is priced at $65 per person, and an additional wine pairing will be offered for $30 (make reservations here)


There are countless options for fun on New Year’s Eve in Alexandria. Let us know what your favorite is!





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