New Year’s Eve Hampton Roads Weekend


2017 is here! Find a fun way to ring in the New Year this weekend around Hampton Roads. If you are looking for an event that is a little more family-friendly, you can find those here.

If you still have the “Christmas itch” a lot of the season long events are still going on but are ending after this weekend. Also be aware that a few city services and offices will be closed Monday. Get the city-by-city list here.

See anything we missed? We want to know about it! Send us an email: info@hrscene.com or submit your events to our calendar by clicking here.

Friday

Hampton

First game – 1 p.m. | Reebok Crossover High School Holiday Showcase | Hampton Coliseum
A full day of high school hoops with appearances by NBA Hall of Famers Allen Iverson and Coach Larry Brown. Schedule; 1 p.m. Menchville vs Ocean Lakes, 2:30 p.m. Phoebus vs Hampton Christian, 4 p.m. Jamestown vs Warwick, 5:30 p.m. Woodside vs I.C. Norcom, 7 p.m. Bethel vs L.C. Bird, 8:30 p.m. Hampton vs Williamsburg Christian
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

7:30 p.m. | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue | The NorVa
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue with special guests The London Souls
Click here for ticket information

Suffolk

11:30 a.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.
FREE

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | Art in the Atrium | Virginia MOCA
A MOCA educator will have art supplies and project ideas available for visitors to participate in creating original art.
FREE with admission

Saturday

Hampton

9 p.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.
FREE

Newport News

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

Norfolk

11 a.m. | Krocin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party | The KROC Center
Party just like the big kids do with pizza, snacks, music, games, hats, noisemakers and a balloon drop.
FREE

7:30 p.m. | Charlie’s NYE2017 | Charlie’s American Cafe
Charlie’s will be the best party in Norfolk. Last year was a sellout so purchase your reserved tickets online.
Click here for ticket information

9 p.m. | Fresh Radio 5th Annual NYE Sneaker Ball | FM Restaurant
Dress up and dance the night away in their favorite sneakers. Complimentary Midnight Toast and Party Favors. Each person attending will receive a Sneakerball Shot glass.
Click here for ticket information

9 p.m. | Gatsby 4 NYE Ball 2016: Casablanca | Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center
On New Year’s Eve, just before midnight, guests will say goodbye to 2016 with a live countdown on projection screens, balloon drop, confetti, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast will be provided to “VIP” guests.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

11 a.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.
FREE

3:30 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.
FREE

Suffolk

8 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Bash | Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Tickets include a full course buffet dinner, dancing to a live DJ, cash bar and a midnight champagne toast.
Tickets available at Suffolk Insurance and the Suffolk Visitor’s Center

Williamsburg

7 a.m. | Indoor Flea Market | Messmer Historic Triangle Community Center
Visit vendors with antiques, artwork, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, glassware, quilts and numerous tables with yard sale treasures.
FREE

3:30 p,m. | 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.
Click here for ticket information

5 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Dinner at Café Provençal | Williamsburg Winery
Ring in the New Year with a special dinner at Café Provençal
Call (757) 941-0317 for reservations

Virginia Beach

10 a.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.
FREE

11 a.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

2 p.m. | 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.
FREE

8 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby Affair | Founders Inn & Spa
This year’s theme is Great Gatsby with a 5 hour open bar, champagne toast at Midnight, elegant dinner, overnight accommodations and New Year’s Day brunch.
Email here for pricing information and reservations

Sunday

Norfolk

4 p.m. | Garden 2.017 Fun Run | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Kick off the New Year in a fun, healthy way. Run through 2.017 miles of spectacular light displays in the most beautiful place in Hampton Roads.
FREE with admission for non-runners

Williamsburg

10 a.m. | Hair of the Dog 5K | Merchants Square
This New Year’s Day race has a little something for everyone with a competitive 5K race, 5K walking category, fun and festive formal wear race division (pajamas allowed), weight challenge division. All 5K runners receive a race T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and festive post-race awards ceremony.
FREE for non-runners

Ongoing (Holiday Season – LAST WEEKEND)

Newport News

Celebration in Lights | Newport News Park
Newport News Park will be transformed by over 800,000 individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes.
Click here for pricing information through January 1.

Norfolk

Dickens Christmas Town | Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center
Hampton Roads’ newest holiday tradition returns in 2016 with an entirely new entertainment line-up of musicians, parlor magicians, jugglers, actors, and carolers! Plus, a new enchanted Christmas tree forest, an animated puppet show, a magical snow fall, a petting zoo and more.
Click here for the full schedule of events through December 31.

Dominion Garden of Lights | Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Don’t miss Virginia’s favorite holiday tradition. Bring your family and friends to our 21st annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During this event, the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland where you will enjoy a 2-mile drive through a million sparkling lights bringing the four seasons to life.
Click here for pricing information through December 31.

Portsmouth

Winter Wonderland | Children’s Museum of Virginia
The Children’s Museum of Virginia transforms into a fully interactive Winter Wonderland. Events include planetarium shows, gingerbread house making workshops, parties with Santa, live music and so much more. There will even be SNOW falls!
Click here for a full schedule of events through December 31.

Winter Wonderland | Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
From Victorian scenes of animated skaters and carolers to the enchanted forest of bears, deer and Santa’s workshop, the displays are sure to delight visitors of all ages. During Winter Wonderland we also offer an array of holiday activities including crafts, face-painting, tasty treats, performances including plays, music and song, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Click here for the full schedule of events through December 31.

Virginia Beach

Santa’s Seaside Village | 30th Street & Atlantic Avenue
Take a spin on carnival rides, visit with the animals at the petting farm, take a pony ride, and thrill to the holiday lights and decorations throughout the village. Best of all, visit with Santa and take a photo as a souvenir.
Weekend ONLY through December 31 – Click here for the schedule.

Williamsburg

A Colonial Christmas | Jamestown Settlement
“A Colonial Christmas” at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.
Click here for a full schedule of events through December 31