New Years Eve Parties

Last year, we covered the best First Night celebrations in the DC area, family-friendly, community events to ring in the new year. If First Night is your cup of tea, the celebrations in Falls Church, Alexandria, and Annapolis are happening again this year. If your cup of tea is more a magnum of champagne, then keep reading…

International Spy Gala
You’re not James Bond, but you can certainly pretend to be at this spy-themed, black-tie optional gala held at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Dress up as a spy, villain or femme fatale and enjoy perks worthy of 007: an open bar, a live band, mock casino, ice sculptures, Golden Girls, exotic backdrops, international buffet and much more. Ticket options go all the way up to Presidential, which includes a four-course seated dinner. Ages 21 and over only.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005

Vola’s Dockside
Come ring in 2018 on the patio at Vola’s for a New Year’s Eve to remember! Vola’s will transform their dockside patio in to Old Town’s coolest venue to celebrate with lounge furniture, cocktail tables, and heaters! Your ticket includes: Open bar, featuring beer, wine & a signature cocktail, Oyster raw bar, Chocolate truffles, Champagne toast at midnight, And the Old Town fireworks over the water!
9 p.m. | Tickets
101 N. Union St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner
Entertainment Cruises wants to take you on the water this New Year’s Eve. Hop aboard and enjoy live band entertainment, an open bar, festive decorations, a plated dinner menu and a champagne toast at midnight. The kicker: you can watch fireworks from Alexandria, Va. while on the boat. Treat yourself to a New Year’s experience that few other cities can provide.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Depart from 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Spoon at 9:30 Club
Rock out during this celebration at the legendary 9:30 Club, which will feature a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. As for the entertainment: Spoon has been crafting infectious songs since the mid-1990s, led by lead singer/songwriter Britt Daniel. Each album is similar but not the same – Spoon has a signature sound, but they’re not afraid to color outside of the lines, as evidenced by the electronic experimentation on this year’s Hot Thoughts. One constant: the band simply knows how to bang out a catchy tune.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

New Year’s Eve with Cyrus Chestnut
Make it a jazzy New Year at Blues Alley, one of the District’s most renowned venues for one of America’s greatest art forms. Cyrus Chestnut, a world-class pianist who has frequently worked with Wynton Marsalis, brings his trio to the Alley for two performances. Take in Chestnut’s expert playing while you enjoy a delicious meal from the venue’s Southern-influenced menu. Late show-goers can enjoy champagne by the glass and festive hats and noisemakers.
6:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.  |  Tickets
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

#RiverBash2018
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place and Nick’s Riverside Grill come together for this wild New Year’s Eve celebration along the Potomac River. You will be able to enjoy a top-shelf open bar, eight different bar locations, appetizer buffets, heated party tents, live music and dancing, as two DJs will be spinning at each restaurant.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Barrel & Bushel Annual Bootlegger’s Bash
Swing into 2018 at Barrel & Bushel this year at Barrel & Bushel's Annual Bootlegger's Bash! Enjoy signature cocktails from the prohibition era featuring specialty gin, vodka, rum, Canadien whiskey and bourbon. Your ticket gives you access to a fully stocked bar all night and unlimited signature hors d'oeuvres straight from the B&B kitchen.
9 p.m. | Tickets
7901 Tysons One Place Tysons, VA, 22102

White Ford Bronco
Turn back the clock to the 1990s as 2018 dawns with White Ford Bronco at Lincoln Theatre. Watch DC’s favorite cover band strut their stuff as you’re transported back to a time ruled by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, slap bracelets and Carlton’s dance moves. The set list will be filled with pop radio gems of the decade, a perfect soundtrack to a fun-filled evening.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009