2017 is right around the corner! There are some great New Year’s Eve events going on that center around enjoying the holiday with the family.
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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | New Year’s Noon Party | Morgan Memorial & North Suffolk Library
Celebrate the New Year early with a countdown and balloon drop, crafts, snacks, dancing, and more.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Noon Year’s Eve | MEO Central Library – Virginia Beach
Bring the family and celebrate 2017 a few hours early with crafts, activities, and a special countdown to noon! All ages. Registration is not required.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Noon Year’s Eve Celebration | Virginia Living Museum
Blast off into the new year with our space adventure-themed Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Come dressed for your space adventure. Meet costumed characters from your favorite galactic movies and enjoy a variety of fun, spacey activities. You’ll also meet all kinds of Earthly Animals from the Teeny Tiny Farm. The countdown has started – see you on the launch pad.
FREE with Museum Admission
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Countdown to 2017 | Virginia Aquarium
Children and adults get ready for the New Year! Join us for contests, games, activities and treats in the Marsh Pavilion.
FREE with Admission
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Noon Year’s Bash: Countdown to Noon | Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Bring in the New Year before bedtime by celebrating with a Countdown to Noon with a glittery ball drop and toast. Face painting, magic and balloon-making will take place along with a photo booth and refreshments. After “Noon Year” arrives, kids can create their own fireworks on a carpet of giant bubble wrap.
2 p.m. – Midnight | Light Night on the Town | Town Center of Virginia Beach & Pembroke Mall
The 4th annual Last Night on the Town begins with a family-friendly celebration at Pembroke Mall, then continues right through the night with entertainment at Town Center, culminating with a live performance by Smash Mouth and Fireworks Presented by Planet Fitness.
3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Olde Towne Scottish Walk | Queen and Washington Streets continue to High Street Landing
Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmany Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession of families, friends and visitors led by bagpipe-and-drums. Begin at the corner of Queen and Washington Streets continue to High Street Landing for a flag ceremony that honors George Washington’s raising of the first flag, the Grand Union.
3:30 p,m. – Midnight | New Year’s Eve First Night Williamsburg | Sandler Center at William & Mary
First Night Williamsburg is a family-oriented, New Year’s Eve celebration of the performing arts presented throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Food will be available for purchase from various food trucks set up around the area.
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9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. | New Year’s Eve Downtown Hampton Block Party | Downtown Hampton
The event started with a few hundred people, and has steadily grown over the past two years, and this year promises to be no exception. At midnight, there will be a crab pot drop from the top of the Old Point Bank headquarters, which has become a peninsula New Year’s Eve staple.