Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Alexandria-Arlington, VA

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This side of the Potomac is the steady and growing other half to the Capital, a vibrant and growing region making bounds in every area, with more than its own scores of restaurants, parks, attractions and activities to match the other parts of the DMV. Whether you are a tourist drafting a holiday season itinerary, a returning local visiting friends and family or a curious local, you’ll find something for everyone in the Northern Virginia area. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here around the Alexandria-Arlington area. 

First Night Alexandria

Enjoy New Year’s Eve on a night out on the town with some of the best that Alexandria has to offer, including a number of riverfront dining, clubbing and shopping options on this open night, here at First Night Alexandria! Bars, seafood options, sports venues, Italian, swanky dives, steakhouses, with something for everyone. Whether as a group outing, family holiday, couple date night or a solo traveller’s adventure, First Night Alexandria is a great way to see all that Alexandria has to offer, with something for every New Year’s plan.

Gatsby’s DC Fireworks

Sail into the New Year on a massive yacht and enjoy the festivities and energy of a massive party that spans four decks, open bars, buffets, top DJs, dance floors and views over the Capital Region. This rager on the Potomac is a great way to see so much of the Washington DC and Fairfax County area in a relatively short amount of time, as well as get in all the party one desires for this annual occasion. This is a great option for groups and solo travelers alike, to party in the fashion of Jay Gatsby. For those who are on a shorter visit to the Arlington-Alexandria area, this is another appropriate choice for any New Year’s Eve plans, with the variety of locations visited and things to do on deck.

National Harbor

Ring in the New Year at one of the Capital Region’s most versatile and community-centered venues- National Harbor! Travelers of all ages and interests will delight in the number of activities offered here at National Harbor on New Year’s Eve, including a massive tree light show, views from The Capital Wheel, TopGolf, Crafts and Arts exhibits and interactive classes, lounges, bars and restaurants. Whatever your plans are for the New Year, whether you see yourself partying into a new day, a day out on the town with family, an earlier night’s end or absolutely stuffed with delicious food, you can find the opportunity to do all of these things and more, here around National Harbor. 

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