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New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to buckle down and start planning where you’ll be when the clock strikes midnight. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a solid list of how to ring in the New Year right. But the January 1st hangover is on you…

The Grand Room at the W Hotel 

Spend New Year’s Eve at the Great Room of the W Hotel for a Grandiose New Year’s celebration. This semi-formal (black tie optional) event will feature live music from DJ’s Alizay + Jerome Baker III, passed hors d’Oeuvres, and a champagne toast. If you’re really trying to ball out, choose from several different table packages for premium bottle service.


St. Paul and the Broken Bones at 9:30 Club 

Get funky with St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the 9:30 Club this New Year’s Eve. This southern soulful rock group is a bit like the Alabama Shakes meets Otis Redding. Trouble Funk will get the crowd moving as they open the show with their upbeat rhythms that got their start right here in the District.

Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Big Night DC is just what it sounds like- big. There will be fifteen different party areas including the Main DJ Ballroom & Stage, Dewey Beach Band Stage & Ballroom, Retro Ballroom (Best of 70’s, 80’s & 90’s dance tunes), DC’s Largest Dance Ballroom (The hottest dance music), Acoustic Lounge, Silent Disco, Dining Area, and Karoake Zone. In the VIP area there are many more additional zones, lounges, and club Zones (for VIPs only).

The Bright Lights and Harlem Nights Gala

Take a trip back to the 1920s and ring in the New Year by celebrating the Harlem Renaissance. The Bright Lights and Harlem Nights Gala will have dancing, burlesque, and much more. So break out your dancing shoes and head on over.

“Moonlight Circus” New Years Eve Bash
The LX Group hosts returns to the Hyatt Regency to host its third annual New Year’s Eve affair. The five-hour celebration will feature an event-long open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and music by internationally-renowned crowd rocker, DJ Bikram. The LX Group will transform the Capitol Hill hotel into a ringmaster’s paradise, with live circus acts including stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians.

Night at the Newseum
Gather your friends and hit up the Newseum this New Year’s Eve to celebrate 2016 with Night at the Newseum Gala. The seven level black tie affair is sure to be a night to remember. Enjoy Wolfgang Puck catering, open bar, and an incredible backdrop of the National Mall. So what are you waiting for? Say hello to 2016 in style!


New Year’s Eve at Carnegie Library

The DC Brunch Club is partying after normal brunch hours with an open bar and live music event at Carnegie Library. Whether you’re in black tie or a costume ensemble, you’ll be treated to drinks, light bites, and (several) wild dance floors- with different vibes in every room.

A Masquerade Ball at the Howard Theatre

Masquerade masks and New Year’s Eve are a recipe for a great time. For only $45 per ticket, you and your friends can ring in the New Year with your fellow masked friends during the Masquerade Ball at the Howard Theatre.

The 19th Street Band in the Loft

Dance the night away alongside the 19th Street Band at The Hamilton this New Year’s Eve. For those of you 21 and over, enjoy a night of celebration with a live performance from the band at the Loft Bar in The Hamilton.

The New Year’s Even Countdown with Orny Adams 

What better way to welcome 2016 than with lots of laughs? Join Orny Adams at the Improv and get ready to laugh your way into the New Year.

Gatsby Trilogy

Ring in the New Year on the Potomac with a Great Gatsby gathering with several open bars, gourmet dinner buffets, multiple entertainment areas, party favors, dazzling light displays, elaborate decorations, a massive tented patio and a lavish midnight celebration.