New Year’s Eve Happenings in the DMV
Posted on December 28, 2012

It’s not too late to make great plans to ring in 2013! Check out our listing below to see great events going on in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. We hope you have a safe and happy new year!!

Happy New Year from CCC

Washington, DC Events

Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.”

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and 7th Street SW

Time: Ongoing

Price: Free

Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree,” which lives in the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden, lets you avoid those restrictive New Year’s resolutions while still thinking about what you want in the New Year. Paper is provided for visitors to write down wishes and tie them to the tree

The National Zoo’s public feeding of the giant Pacific octopus

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW

Time: 11am and 3pm

Price: Free

The Drive-By Truckers

9:30 Club

815 V St. NW

Time: 7pm

Price: $55

New Year’s Eve at the Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center

2700 F St. NW

Time: 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Price: Sold out, contact your concierge for broker ticket availability

The Kennedy Center’s actual New Year’s Eve lineup (this year, you can buy tickets to either of two concerts by Freddy Cole and his big band) is immaterial. You’re there for the post-concert dancing, the countdown and the festive balloon drop at midnight. If big-band music isn’t your thing, you can opt for TV star Cheyenne Jackson’s “Music of the Mad Men Era” concert. But stay for the balloons — and the lovely terrace view of the Watergate building.

BYT Fancy Schmancy New Year’s Eve Ball

Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence

2801 16th St. NW

Time: 8:30pm

Price: $100

Brightest Young Things parties have a formula: People with cool haircuts + lasers + inflatable dinosaurs + women in headbands + Stella beers = fun times. It works! Their Fancy Schmancy New Year’s Eve Ball will follow this established equation, with extra schmancy.

Cruise on the Potomac

Cruise departs from Gangplank Marina, 6th and Water streets SW

Time: 8pm

Price: $209.90

“In the Middle of No One” with The Pajama Men

Wooly Mammoth Theatre

641 D St. NW

Time: 10:30pm

Price: $120-$140

Woolly Mammoth usually throws a New Year’s Eve party for anyone attending that night’s performance, but this is the first year they’ve encouraged everyone to come in their jammies. See “In the Middle of No One” from improv comedy guys the Pajama Men, then relax until midnight with an open bar and food catered by Jose Andres.

Virginia Events

Carlyle Club

411 John Carlyle St., Alexandria, VA

Time: 7:00pm

Price: $50.00-$75.00

Enjoy a multi-course dinner and dancing to Big Band era music, that of Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Band. The evening includes a five course meal, complimentary valet parking, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Birchmere Music Hall

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA

Time: 8:00pm

Price: $39.50

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve concert of The Seldom Scene, The Hot Seats, Tim Finch & The Eastman String Band.

The State Theatre

220 N. Washington, Falls Church, VA

Time: 9:30pm

Price: $50

The Legwarmers, DC Biggest 80’s New Year’s Dance Party!
Arlington Draft House

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA

Time: 7:30pm

Price:  $15

1980’s themed New Year’s Eve celebration for just $15 per person. Must be 21 or over to enter. Watch the Times Square ball drop on the huge theater screen. Admission Fee covers DJ, entertainment and party favors only. All drinks and food must be purchased via table-side wait staff.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse

Sheraton Hotel Crystal City

1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $53

The Butler’s Been Murdered!” Solve this campy butler convention murder mystery while enjoying a delicious four course dinner. Show is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $53.00 per person and include tax, dinner, show, and party favors.

Maryland Events

Symphony of Lights

Symphony Woods

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD

Time: 5:00pm

Price: $20

The DC Blues Society

Wheaton American Legion Post No. 268

11225 Fern St., Wheaton, MD

Time: 8:30pm

Price: $35-$40

Louis CK

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD

Time: 10pm

Price: Sold out, contact your concierge for broker ticket availability

For some, New Year’s is a time to remember how small we all are and how quickly time is passing. Who better to remind us of that than comedian Louis CK, who will make you laugh till your stomach hurts — and on the car ride home, that ache will turn into a lingering ennui.

Fireworks at the Inner Harbor

Inner Harbor, Pratt and Light streets, Baltimore, MD

Time:  9pm

Price:  Free

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

 Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday at 1:00pm, CBS

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday at 8:20pm, FedEx Field

Wizards vs. Orlando, Friday at 7:00pm, Verizon Center

Wizards vs. Chicago, Saturday at 8:00pm, CSN