Looking for some unique ways to spend New Years 2016 in Hampton Roads? Here are some ideas both family friendly and those looking for a little more action!
Family Friendly New Years
(1) Busch Gardens Christmas Town (open 2pm - 10pm)
Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens' signature hot chocolate. This year, Christmas Town is brighter than ever with more than eight million lights. Of course, no visit would be complete without a stop at the North Pole to see Santa's workshop and meet the jolly old elf-himself. Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 27 select days through Jan 3, 2016.
(2) Uno Pizzeria & Grill ~ All Hampton Roads Locations
(3) Tucanos Brazilian Grill
(4) Pasha Mezze
(5) RING IN 2016 DURING VIRGINIA BEACH’S “LAST NIGHT ON THE TOWN”
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Pembroke Mall and The Town Center of Virginia Beach
Celebrate the “Last Night on the Town,” the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s Eve event!
The festivities kick off mid-afternoon at Pembroke Mall with family entertainment by Magical Solutions, Inc., including a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. The fun continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music on multiple stages. This year’s headline band is national recording artist Cherry Poppin’ Daddies! A midnight countdown with a spectacular laser light show, fireworks, and Virginia Beach Ball Drop will ring in 2016.
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, with food and adult beverages available for purchase. A separate, ticketed VIP Party hosted by the Central Business District Association will be held stage side in a heated tent, providing VIP guests with the best seats in the house!
Town Center and Pembroke merchants, hotels and restaurants will offer New Year’s Eve rates and specials. WVEC-TV and BOB FM will broadcast live from the event. Free parking will be available for all attendees in the Town Center garages, with overflow parking at Pembroke Mall.
(6) New Year’s Eve Block Party Downtown Hampton
December 31, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - January 1, 2016 @ 1:00 am
New Year’s Eve 2015 will be a Disco Inferno. Celebrate the coming of 2015 with a Downtown Hampton Block Party along Queens Way. Dance in the new year along Queens Way with DJs while enjoying a variety of restaurants, food vendors, and a traditional midnight “Ball Drop” (in a uniquely Hampton style…a “Crab Pot Drop”) from the top of Old Point Bank Headquarters.
Afterwards, begin the New Year with a blast! After the Crab Pot Drop at midnight, return to ultimate comfortable accommodations at Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel.
This package includes:
Luxurious Overnight Accommodations
Party Favor at Check-in
Complimentary Breakfast for 2 Adults
Rates starting at $134.00 for two people
(7) The Virginia LIving Museum
Noon Year’s Eve December 31
The whole family can enjoy this seventh-annual daytime New Year’s celebration at the Virginia Living Museum. This year’s event is space-themed as the museum turns back the clock to the 1960s Race for Space to launch a year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Dress as an astronaut or your favorite space alien. Enjoy NASA space exhibits and photo ops with the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs.
Meet Bubbles the Clown and special animal friends from the Teeny Tiny Farm. Make crafts, play games, enjoy fun activities. Count down to the New Year at noon and help us bury a time capsule at 1 p.m.
Time: Special activities 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Included in museum admission.
Learn more about The Virginia Living Museum and their Military Discount on MB
(8) Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Noon Year's Eve Celebration | 11 am - 2 pm
There is no better place for families to ring in the New Year than the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. Countdown to noon with a glittery ball drop, and a toast to the New Year. Face painting, magic, and balloon-making will be held in the Art Annex prior to the countdown, along with a photo booth and refreshments. After the “Noon Year” has arrived, kids can create their own fireworks by walking on the “carpet of bubbles’ that pop underfoot. Families can enjoy these New Year’s festivities – all before bedtime. Learn more!
(9) First Night Williamsburg
First Night is a family oriented event in a non-alcoholic environment that provides an excellent way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. First Night’s mission is to build community by broadening and deepening the public’s appreciation of the visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high quality New Year's Eve program, which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable to all.
First Night Williamsburg is an annual New Year's Eve Celebration. Now in its 23rd year, First Night Williamsburg delivers high-quality family-oriented entertainment on New Year's Eve at venues throughout the City of Williamsburg and campus of The College of William and Mary. It's a family friendly event, non-alcoholic with an afternoon Kid's Show followed by Main States that light up at 6 PM throughout the City of Williamsburg and The College of William and Mary campus..
Over 40 live performances await your attendance. We have music, festivities, food and fun -- topped off with an 11:30 PM song and fireworks. Come and Enjoy!
Looking for a little more action? Check these spots out:
(10) Bar Louie
(11) Norfolk Spirit Cruises
NORFOLK NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER CRUISE
Start 2016 out on the water! Head to Norfolk's exciting waterfront for an entertaining New Year's party unlike any other. Aboard Spirit of Norfolk's2015 New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise you'll get buffet dining, DJ music for dancing and awesome views of the Navy' s Atlantic Fleet - all for one price! Make this New Year's Eve a special memory for many years to come.
- Special New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet with hot passed hors d'oeuvres at boarding
- Board: 7:30pm | Dockside Party: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- Cruise: 9:00pm - 12:30am | Dockside Party: until 1:00am
- Price: from $149.90 per person*
- Dazzling views of Norfolk, Portsmouth & the Atlantic Fleet
- Party favors
- Hot DJ hits for dancing
- Unlimited soda for all passengers
- Platinum open bar package for guests age 21 and older with valid photo ID
- Champagne toast at midnight
(12) NYE Live Hampton Roads
The Biggest New Year's Eve Celebration in Hampton Roads!
It’s time to get excited for NYE Live! Hampton Roads, Southeastern Virginia’s biggest and best New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy an evening at Power Plant Hampton Roads and ring in 2016 in style! Learn more!
Ring in your New Year's Eve with several different packages we are offering. We can't wait for you to be a part of the best New Year's Eve Party in Hampton Roads!
(13) Funny Bone Virginia Beach New Years
New Year's Eve TICKET ONLY - Special Engagement
This option is for a TICKET ONLY to the 7:00pm New Year's Eve show! This option does not include dinner. A LIMITED MENU will be available for this show.
About Cocoa Brown
The fiery performer, whose credits include Tyler Perry’s critically acclaimed comedy series “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and a national commercial spot for Progressive Insurance Company, has assembled an extensive body of work. A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and a writer for various sketch comedy shows proved confining for the dynamic performer. She honed her writing and creativity to pursue her dream of being a stand-up comic. A decade later Brown had nearly mastered the art of comedy. She harnessed its essence and purpose, performing on top rated comedy shows including BET’s “Comic View” and “One Mic Stand”, and “Showtime at the Apollo”.
(14) The NorVa
The DeLoreans NYE 2015/NorVa
Ticket includes party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a midnight breakfast!
(15) GATSBY III NEW YEARS CELEBRATION 2015 @ WATERSIDE MARRIOTT
Gatsby III NYE Ball 2015 ...Casino Royale Edition...Never bet against the house"...The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were taller , the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.” - This years event will take place at the newly renovated Waterside Marriott in Downtown Norfolk... #NewYearsEve2K16 Plan Accordingly!
GATSBY has become the premiere New Years Eve celebration of the Hampton roads . Selling out 2 years consecutively with some of the areas elite in attendance. This years event will be Casino themed And will resemble a Las Vegas Hotel Casino with live dealers and elegant casino equipment - Black Jack, Craps, poker and more. "Monopoly Money" will be used to place your bets.
On New Year's Eve, just before midnight, guests will say goodbye to 2015 with a live countdown on projection screens , balloon drop , confetti , and party favors, and midnight champagne toast will be provided to "VIP" guests. Musicial Ambiance provided by Izzy the Dj and Dj Chino hosted by 103 jams on air personalities & guests The dress code is Chic, sexy and couture Ball Room attire is requested , to celebrate the New Year. Baggy clothing, Ball caps, boots will not be tolerated. *VIP Couch and table reservations call or text #GatsbyVip to 757-655-1433 The host of the "New Year's Eve 2016" will reserve an elite area for those VIP guest who prefer 6 star treatment with a separate entry (no waiting in line), designated table, and table service. Gatsby ViP Sections Include a Couch and table $700 3 Bottles of Belaire Rose or 2 Moet Rose 6 VIP tickets 1 hotel room $600 3 Bottles of Belaire Rose or 2 Moet Rose 5 VIP tickets No room Hotel rooms Are $94 a night with our special group discount.
(16) New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball~ The Founders Inn
An Elegant Buffet Dinner * Dancing * A 5-hour Open Bar * Champagne Toast Countdown at Midnight * Live Performance by 10 Spot Band * Motown, Big Band and Modern Hits Package Includes: Overnight accommodation, tickets to the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball and New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch from $375 ++ per couple, sharing a standard guestroom. — Pre-payment required. Tickets are non-refundable — For reservations and details, please call 757.424.5511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more!
(17) Abbey Road Pub & Grill
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Hope Everyone has a Safe and Wonderful New Years Eve! Best to you and your family in 2016!