Ring in the New Year of 2014 in Fairfax County
If you think of the Washington, DC area as being buttoned up and Type A most of the time, you're right. But all that changes during the holiday season. The pace is slower, the mood is brighter and the welcomes are warmer as one year comes to an end and another begins.
In other words, it's the perfect time to visit. And the perfect place to stay is Fairfax County, VA! Not only are our hotels and restaurants affordable, but we've also got the best shopping in the region. And when it comes to the spirit of the season, we've got that covered, too.
Of course, another option is to come for a few days, visit an attraction or two, savor our best restaurants and just rest and renew before another year begins. However you like to mark the passing of another year, we hope you'll do it in Fairfax County. Happy holidays and best wishes for the coming year!
New Years Eve Events:
Unique New Years Eve Parties like the annual 1980s themed party with The Legwarmers at the State Theatre.
- Ice Skating at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, open New Years Eve until 8pm.
- Christmas at Mount Vernon, a not-to-be-missed holiday tradtion, ongoing through early January.
- Holiday Lights at the regionally renowned Bull Run Festival of Lights or the extraordinarily breathtaking Meadowlark Garden's Winter Walk of Lights, both open through January 6th.
- Family-Friendly Parties like the no-cost City of Falls Church New Years Eve Watch Night Celebration.
Address: 1214 18th St NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm - close
Phone: (202) 223-2300
The festivities at Dupont Circle's Public Bar include happy hour prices from 8 to 10 PM. Open bar begins at 10pm. A buffet of heavy appetizers runs from 10pm until the ball drop and Champagne toast. Get table reservations by calling or visiting online.
Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Rocknoceros will do a full-fledged countdown and an apple juice toast for all! As every family with youngsters in the DC area already knows, Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) is three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie, who make wildly popular, award-winning music for the whole family. The three Rocknoceros bandmates "grew up" (if they ever did) in Northern Virginia. Boggie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, remember endlessly spinning Beatles records in Boogie's suburban bedroom while "waiting for Williebob" who appeared on the scene in high school. The three have been making music ever since, although it wasn't until 20 years later in 2005, when Coach Cotton was raising young'uns of his own, that the inspiration for Rocknoceros finally crystallized. Rocknoceros has since dominated the Washington, DC children's music scene and gained significant national recognition as well...
Address: 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC
Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Ring in 2014 with NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli as they pay homage to Nat King Cole, whose smoky, smooth vocals spawned a long string of solid hits starting with "Straighten Up And Fly Right." With three Grammy Awards and 80 albums throughout his career, Lewis infuses gospel and his classical training into his love for jazz, blues, and R&B. A "genial genius of the guitar" (The Toronto Star), Pizzarelli's hero as a young musician was Nat King Cole, and now he and Lewis band together to pay tribute to the jazz legend.
Address: Pier I 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Times: 10pm - 1am
Sip Champagne and watch the Fireworks from the deck, high above the Inner Harbor crowds. A special all-inclusive twilight menu, providing appetizers and desserts, will be served with local ale, wine, mulled cider and coffee. There will be noisemakers, hats, special tours, cannon firing demonstrations and giveaways all night!
Address: 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Admission: $15 advance; $18 at door
Local alt-country favorites the Beanstalk Library team up with Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes and These Future Saints at the cozy Clarendon club.
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
For the first time ever, Cool Cow is getting together with the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton for two shows on New Year's Eve! While the shows don't run until midnight, they will be a great way to spend the evening as 3 of the hottest comics around join forces to bring you a fantasitc night of comedy. With powerful stand up comedy and hilarious sketch comedy, Rahmien Mostafavi (DC Improv, Kennedy Center), Jon Mumma (DC Improv, Sirius XM), and Danny Rouhier (106.7 The Fan, DC Improv) will take you toward midnight with side splitting comedy that is sure to be the most sought after way to bring in the New Year! Two Shows: 7pm & 9pm. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/cool-cow-comedy-presents-nye-special-show
Address: 33 West St, Annapolis, MD
Phone: (410) 268-4545
Few pianists play the blues and boogie-woogie with the verve that Deanna Bogart brings to the instrument. Tickets for her annual engagement at Rams Head include a buffet dinner.
Address: 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC
Swedish DJ Eric Prydz is one of the biggest house and techno producers in the world, thanks to his work under numerous aliases, including Pryda and Cirez D. Matt Goldman opens the night at DC's largest dance club.
Address: 411 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 548-8899
Admission: $185; $205 for reserved booth seating
Doc Scantlin and the Imperial Palms Orchestra go through the biggest hits of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and other popular musical numbers. Tickets include a five-course meal and champagne. Black tie is suggested.
Address: 600 14th St, NW, Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 787-1000
Admission: $110 seated; $100 standing room only
New Orleans R&B legend Dr. John shares the stage with 1950s rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. Tickets include a gumbo dinner and midnight champagne toast.
Address: 7134 Main St, Clifton, VA
Times: Two seatings (check website)
Admission: $84/person for first seating; $145/person for second seating
Join us December 31st for a Fête Rouge (Red Festival) featuring red themed food & beverage, decor and a sultry good time. We encourage you to wear red and play along with our festive theme!
Whether you prefer to join us early and enjoy the stroke of midnight at home or you'll indulge on a tasting menu and midnight party at Trummer's on Main we look forward to an enchanting evening this New Years Eve!
Check website for menus.
Address: Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Times: Multiple Events from 1pm-Midnight
Phone: (703) 746-3299
Admission: See Website for Details
First Night Alexandria is the largest family-friendly New Year's Eve party in the greater Washington, DC area! See more than 100 live performances throughout Old Town Alexandria and end the evening with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River!
Address: Historic Church Street, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm - midnight
A family-friendly New Year's Eve Celebration! Featuring music, food, kids entertainment, and more. Four free music venues, a dance party, glitter tattoos, face painting, arts & crafts, balloon twisting, fire pits, corn hole, s'mores, popcorn popping, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, party hats, and much much more!
Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am shotgun start
Contact: Herndon Centennial Golf Course
Phone: (703) 471-5769
Admission: $70 per player
Herndon Centennial Golf Course hosts their annual New Year's Eve Scramble. Four-person scramble. The entry fee includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, prizes and lunch. Entry deadline: Dec. 21, 2013.
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: GA $20 advance/$25 day of | VIP $30
Most upcoming bands have dreams of fame and fortune, scoring No. 1 hits and platinum records, and becoming a household name. And, there's nothing wrong with that. But, MELODIME, a rock band that blends haunting bittersweet melodies with emotionally rich vocals atop a bed of Southern-flavored alt rock, is not like most bands. Instead, MELODIME has something bigger in mind. Rhodes explains, "There are so many bands trying to do the same thing. But we want to do something with our lives beyond the music to show people that you don't have to be famous to make an impact in this world."
Address: 20 Market Place, Baltimore, MD
Phone: (410) 244-1131
Admission: $40 in advance; $50 on day of show
Keller Williams is bringing two bands to Baltimore for New Year's Eve: Keller and the Keels finds him putting a newgrass spin on songs by Amy Winehouse and the Butthole Surfers, while More Than a Little is a vehicle for jamming on funky originals and covers.
Address: 1 Dock St, Annapolis, MD
Times: 3pm - midnight
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. The event includes live musical entertainment and will feature two fireworks displays, an early show for families and early-risers and a traditional midnight spectacular to ring in 2014.
Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Times: Call for reservations
Phone: (703) 234-3550
Admission: $95.00 per person (Price does not include tax and gratuity)
Sip sparkling wine and festively dine for Auld Lang Syne this New Year's Eve. On Tuesday, December 31, Vinifera invites friends and families for delicious fare, an array of award-winning wines hand-picked by our sommelier, and live entertainment. The special prix-fixe, four course menu includes a complimentary champagne toast.
After dinner, guests can move into the bar & lounge area for the jazz beats of Code Blue Band, who is sure to get everyone in the mood for the countdown to midnight. Reservations required!
Address: 1811 14th St, NW, Washington, DC
Peaches O'Dell and her Orchestra will be performing her mix music from the 1920s through the 1950s all night on the Black Cat's mainstage, with a lounge act providing entertainment between sets. The backstage will feature a deejay-fueled dance party.
Address: 410 S Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8PM - 1AM
Contact: Laura Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Count down to 2014 at Creative Cauldron. The evening will include light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar (beer & wine) and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Dance music provided by Jackwagon, the band that "proudly plays 'rent-to-own' instruments..." Evening sponsored by Louise Molton of Weichart Realtors Tickets $35 http://cauldronnewyear.bpt.me
Address: 410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Laura Connors Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: General Admission $35
Count down to 2014 at Creative Cauldron. The evening will include light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar (beer & wine) and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Dance music provided by Jackwagon, the band that "proudly plays 'rent-to-own' instruments...." Evening sponsored by Louise Molton of Weichart Realtors.
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 9pm - 12:30 am
Phone: (703) 956-6590
Admission: Free and open to the public. All ages.
7pm – Family-friendly art activities, music 9pm-10pm – Bonfire with drum circle 10pm-12:30am – Jazz ensemble and entertainment; champagne toast at midnight. All ages welcome.
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Seatings at 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-0011
Bring in the New Year with the Mount Vernon Inn! Complimentary Champagne Toast during the midnight celebration. Live DJ, Dancing, and Celebration! Make your reservations today!
Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Phone: (703) 942-6840
We welcome back Falls Church's favorite homegrown musical artist, Tom Principato, who will once again be performing at our New Year's Eve bash. Enjoy this live performance, a buffet meal and champagne toast for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call us at 703-942-6840 or stop by the host stand to buy your tickets before it sells out. Click for menu, details and ticket form.
Address: 6715 Commerce St, Springfield, VA
Times: 8pm - 12:30am
Phone: (703) 339-0444
Admission: $120 adults; $79 youths (13-20 years); $49 children (6-12 years); free for 5 and under.
Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will host A New Year's Eve State of Mind Benefit Gala on Tues., Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Springfield at 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, Va. The family-fun gala will provide entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are $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. Cost includes cabaret performances, live band, pre-dinner reception, holiday buffet, silent auction, dessert buffet, New Year's Eve toast, party favors and all beverages. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.metropolitanarts.org/ or call 703.339.0444.
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. Corporate and event sponsorships are available for purchase.
"Our New Year's Eve Gala will not only entertain with a festive cabaret, but the event is a great support for those talented performing arts students in need of scholarships," said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria and Lorton, Va.
Address: 1073 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm, 10pm
Phone: (202) 337-4141
Admission: $100 - $150
Head to Blues Alley for two shows from jazz legend Monty Alexander, who's performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, and Quincy Jones. Tickets include a three-course meal, non-alcoholic drinks and noisemakers, as well as champagne by the glass at the late show.
Address: 2700 Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD
Times: 8:30pm - 1am
Phone: (410) 342-6960
Admission: $140 pp
Enjoy an elegant dockside cocktail reception from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, followed by a buffet dinner. The Black-Eyed Susan offers a panoramic view of the midnight fireworks display from our heated and glass enclosed observation deck. Dance to the sounds of a 1st class professional Disc Jockey.
Address: 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA
Times: 8pm - 1am
Phone: (703) 790-0207
Admission: $110 - $285 (varies by package)
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE BISTRO
Help us ring in 2014 by joining us for our Tysons Corner New Year's Eve Celebration featuring New Orleans' very own Terry Lee Ryan Band! This is Terry's first New Year's Eve performance in Virginia. Make sure to book your reservation today as there are a limited number of spots available!
Dinner Buffet served from 8PM - 1030PM
Music, Dancing, and Beverages Included
Price as Follows
$110 per Person
Admission plus Guest Room and Breakfast
$190 per Person
Admission for Couple plus Guest Room and Breakfast for Two
$285 per Couple
*Prices include Taxes and Gratuity
Call (703)584-2144 to make your reservation! Limited spots available so reserve yours today!
Address: 6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
Times: First Seating 7pm-9pm; Second Seating 7:30pm-11:30pm
Phone: (703) 534-3342
Come spend New Years Eve with some of your favorite Dogfish Head brews as you welcome in 2014!
New Years Eve partyDec 31, American Legion Post 180
Address: 330 Center St, N., Vienna, VA 22033
Times: 7:30pm - 1am
Phone: (703) 938-9535
Admission: $35/person; $50/couple
Music by Chris Polk Band. Proceeds benefit Legion National Emergency Fund.
Address: Varies, Washington, DC
Times: 5pm - 4am
Admission: $10 registration ticket
You are cordially invited to forget last year's problems, and drink your way into 2014 in DC for a New Year's Eve bar crawl on Tuesday, December 31st. Barcrawls.com's night of drunken extravagance is sure to erase all of your memories, and ring in the New Year right at some of the hottest bars Washington D.C. has to offer. Don't stop dancing, and keep popping those champagne bottles, even after the ball drops. Come dressed to the nines, grab your friends, and get the party started at 5pm. To ensure a wonderfully celebratory affair, leave past regrets at the door, and countdown to a spectacular new year to come. Don't let the stroke of midnight slow you down, start 2013 properly, and create memories you're proud of. Barcrawls.com is all about making sure you have a phenomenal time this New Year's Eve. Drink your way from bar to bar, indulge in a little bubbly, find someone to kiss at midnight, and leave your inhibitions in 2013. Worry about your resolutions tomorrow, and come and join the crawl.
Address: 1742 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Times: 10pm - 1am
Phone: (202) 709-8078
Admission: $60-$70 + $40 2.5Hr Open Bar Option
Break from tradition, sparklers and bottle service and ring in 2014 with awesome music, your own canvas, walls you can paint on and tons of glitter and champagne. Come midnight, the ArtJamz Dupont Studio will be transformed into a rocking glitter-splashed art studio filled with partying Picassos, reveling Rothkos and crazy Khalos.
Not only can guests paint and glitter bomb their own canvas but there will be a large group canvas where people can paint and write their new year resolutions, all culminating in a mid-night champagne toast. Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and have the option to order creative cocktails, champagne, wine and beer from the bar or choose a 2.5HR open bar package. So, order the nicest tuxedo T-shirt you can find, throw on your formal converse sneakers and get ready to start 2014 with an artistic splash.
We encourage you to paint whatever you want - you are not restricted to paint the same thing some kind of structured class that starts and ends at a set time.
Need inspiration? No problem! Our ArtJamz music mix, great selection of wines, beers and champagne plus Honest Tea, art books, graffitied walls, Pinterest page and friendly art-trained Creative Enablers will keep the creative ideas flowing - all you do is paint, drink and have fun. Seriously. That's it.
Please note that we do not accept vouchers, daily deals, coupons or gift cards for special events such as the NYE2014 Glitter Ball.
Unleash Your Inner Artist!® with ArtJamz® - America's original public art studio and lounge.
Address: 600 Water St, SW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm - 1am
Phone: (866) 306-2469
Admission: $199 and up
Take to the Potomac with a New Year's dinner cruise on the Odyssey. Indulge in a three-course dinner menu and chocolate fountain, then hit the dance floor for live music until the midnight Champagne toast.
Address: 8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA
Phone: (571) 395-4400
Join us for a night of rocking out and rolling in the New Year! Shane Gamble and his band are going to be kicking off 2014 with their incredible country hits, including Top 10 single "Turn My Way"! We will keep the party going all night and make sure you ring in the New Year right! Rock out and Roll in 2014!
Address: 600 Water St, SW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm - 1am
Phone: (866) 306-2469
Admission: $149 and up
Bring in the New Year aboard Spirit Cruises with dancing, food and fun! There's no better way to celebrate than with Spirit of Washington's New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise. Bountiful dining. Dancing to the hottest DJ spins. Sip your favorite cocktails with a Premium Bar Package, included in your ticket price. Start the New Year off right - be part of the event everyone will be talking about.
Address: 12777 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm - 1:00am
Contact: The Hyatt
Phone: (703) 818-1234
Imagine being at the most Extravagant New Year’s Eve Gala in the entire DC, MD, VA Area, one that has been specially created to WOW YOU ! Imagine a place where you can roam freely from Room to Room with 2 Incredible Bands and 3 Hot DJ's providing Spectacular Entertainment ! Imagine Incredible Food and Premium Spirits in a place where everything is included in the price (except your hotel room) and the service is Phenomenal ! Come...Experience DAF Entertainment Group's Annual New Year’s Eve Gala Special Room Rates are available *** Price starts at $ 159..00 Per Person for the Party Only ***
Address: Broad and Washington Sts., Falls Church, VA
Times: 7pm - midnight
Ring in the New Year with the annual, free, New Year's Eve "Watch Night" celebration held from 7 p.m. to midnight near the crossroads of Broad and Washington streets. The celebration is cosponsored by the City of Falls Church and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. "Watch Night" is named after the ancient African tradition of "watching" in the New Year.
A range of entertainment offerings appeals to adults, children, families, and individuals looking for fun small-town festivities. Children's entertainment includes magicians, storytelling, face painting, and the Moon Bounce. Children, teenagers and adults can show their skills on the karaoke stage or at digital dance revolution. Live music and City restaurants are open for business within the entertainment center.
No reservations required. For those driving into the City, plan to park a few blocks away in public lots or along the street.
Address: 11945 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
Times: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: Life Time Fitness
Phone: (703) 323-8700
Admission: $35 for Adults, 18 & Under FREE
Commitment Day is a nationwide, family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk dedicated to starting a national conversation about living a Healthy Way of Life. Life Time Fitness is proud to support the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life.™ healthy living initiative. The AHA aims to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by 2020 by helping people identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices. Commit to a healthy way of life on January 1, 2014! Use code FAICD14 at check out for $5 off registration.