Welcome 2018! New Year’s Eve in FXBG

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Pop the bubbly, it’s almost time to ring in the New Year! Here are our picks for the best New Year’s Eve events around the Fredericksburg area—did your favorite make the list? As always, we’ve got options that are family-friendly and all throughout Northern Virginia!

Ring In The New Year At The Olde Silk Mill | 8-12:30am

Enjoy live music from The 919, a 6-piece variety band that will keep you on the dance floor all night! Dinner will be provided in the form of food stations including Asian Creation, Meat Carving, Southern Food, Seafood, and a Charcuterie table. Vegetarian options available. Take home a 2018 New Year’s Eve picture souvenir from the photo booth! New Year’s Eve countdown and celebration with balloon drop, champagne toast, hats and noisemakers. Tickets are $189.

(540) 371-5666
1707 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401

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Downtown 31 | Family Fun Night @ Riverfront Park | 6-9pm

FREE Admission, Families welcome!
• Live Music and Entertainment
• Kids’ Games & Events
• Teen Area & DJ
• Gryoscope and Bounce Castle
• Food Vendors, Raffles & Prizes
PLUS, Early Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9:00pm.
Family Fun Night is sponsored by Cox Communications and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events
(540) 372-1086 or fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov for more info!

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First Night Alexandria | 2pm- midnight

This annual New Year’s Eve bash takes over Old Town Alexandria featuring performances, music and dancing all day long. Attendees can get in on festivities all over the city, with more than 150 performances at 23 indoor venues, a children’s carnival at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, live music, children’s face painting an afternoon’s Ninth Annual Fun Hunt with activities for families and pets, and more games. As the New Year approaches, dancing in the street begins at the east end of King Street at 10 p.m. The celebration will culminate with a stunning fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Tickets are $30.
Afternoon activities: 2-5 p.m. including the Ninth Annual Fun Hunt
Performances: 7 p.m.-midnight
Fireworks: Midnight

Highmark Brewery NYE Pre-Game | 6-9PM

Enjoy local craft beer, live music from Bucktones (rock steady reggae), and food from local favorite-Juan More Taco Food Truck! There is no cover for this event. Please note, this event ends at 9pm, not midnight. Find out more here!

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The YMCA Village 5K & Kids 1 Miler | 3pm- 7pm

End 2017 on a healthy note! Join the Ron Rosner family YMCA at the Merchants Square Pavilion at Spotsylvania Courthouse Village for some fun timed runs! Register here!

Midnight in Paris | 9pm-1am | Potomac Point Winery

Envision bistro lights, Eiffel tower views and French cuisine. Throughout the evening, we will serve a selection of light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and of course a selection delectable wine and beer. Come join us for a night of dancing, celebration and memories to last a lifetime!

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Riverside Theater’s New Year’s Eve Gala | 6pm -1am

Enjoy dinner, the show, appetizers, dancing, a DJ, and of course a champagne toast at midnight!  Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a live original musical experience inspired by “warm memories of Christmases spent with loved ones, and joyous gatherings of family and friends. Special festive bonus numbers for New Year’s Eve include Auld Lang Sine, The Best is Yet to Come, and Happy Days are Here Again.”

American Red Cross Blood Drive | 11am – 3pm | Spotsylvania Towne Center

Before the parties officially start, make one of your final acts of 2017 be giving blood. The Red Cross will be located near Hallmark and will be taking blood and Power Blood donations. “A Power Red donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.” There is currently a critical need for O Negative and B Negative Donors.


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New Year’s Eve With The Kingbolts | 9pm – 12am | Kenmore Inn

The Kenmore Inn is bringing in the New Year with local rock band, The Kingbolts. Enjoy great food, music and cocktails! Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and Midnight Champagne toast. The Kenmore Inn will be serving dinner from 5:30-9:00pm, on the main floor.