Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Washington, DC.

Washington, DC. The nation’s capital, seemingly packed to the brim with landmark institutions, events and activity everywhere you look, visitors and locals alike will not fail to find more than enough to do here around the year. Between travelers composing an itinerary for a holiday getaway and curious locals, there’s something for everyone here in Washington DC. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here around the capital. 

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. 

New Year’s Eve Gala at Mellon Auditorium

Spend your New Year’s Eve partying until sunrise at one of the Capital’s most opulent and scenic venues, at the New Year’s Eve Gala at Mellon Auditorium! This premier black tie event is where some of the capital’s (and the nation’s) most prominent faces gather in a night of philanthropy and entertainment, including top-shelf bars, three grand ballrooms, five party rooms, DJs, desserts, snacks, sights and sounds that go well into the morning. Dress to impress and mingle with some of DC’s biggest faces in this beautiful venue for this New Year’s Eve, at the New Year’s Eve Gala at Mellon Auditorium. 

Big Night D.C.

On the grounds of the Gaylord National Hotel & Resort is one of D.C.’s largest parties of the New Year- Big Night D.C.! This rager goes past the strike of midnight, including a lineup of live musical performances, DJs, party favors, the delicious work of the Gaylord Kitchen, the waterfront and wheel of the Gaylord. This is a great way to fill your New Year’s Eve night with memorable and fun activities, as well as ringing in the New Year among the crowds at the massive midnight countdown.  For group outings or solo traveller adventures, Big Night D.C. is a solid addition to any New Year’s Eve plans, or as a standalone event. 

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