New Year's Events Around the DC Area


If you're still looking for something to do to celebrate 2018, don't worry, it's not too late! We've put together a short list of just a few of your options. 

Looking or something family friendly? Check out: 
Midnight at 7 - Columbia, MD

Whether you have little ones or are looking to get a jump start on celebrating New Year’s Eve, join John Hopkins Medicine to see Howard County dazzle, with a fireworks display set to music at 7 p.m. Celebrate with your family and friends while walking through the path of outdoor light displays and enjoying music, children’s activities, giveaways and more as 2017 comes to a close.


Speaking of Fireworks: 
First Night Alexandria - Alexandria, VA

For a small fee for adults (children 12 and under and active military are free), you have access to all the entertainment, more than 100 performances, all evening! Everything is within easy walking distances. Celebrate the dawning of a new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River at the foot of King Street sponsored by First Night Alexandria and MGM National Harbor.


Take a trip around the world, without leaving DC: 
New Year’s Eve International Global Gala - Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

15 international themed celebrations in 7 party rooms celebrating different experiences from around the world. Themes include Times Square, Barbados, 1950s Havana and more. Plus Cirque performances, live bands, and visits from Washington’s favorite mascots. 


New Year’s Day 

Fresh Start 5K - Anacostia Park, Washington, DC. 

Run off all the fun from the night before by joining Mayor Muriel Bowser for the FitDC Fresh Start 5K. 


One Last Meal

You don’t have to start that diet until Tuesday right? Here’s a list of restaurants around DC that are hosting New Year’s Day Brunch: