New Year’s Eve in Fairfax

Ring in the New Year in Fairfax! Looking for something fun to do for New Year’s Eve? Say good-bye to 2017 and usher in 2018 right here in Fairfax County at one of these events.

Fairfax Four Miler: The Fairfax Four is an annual race that takes place in Fairfax City at 6:00pm on December 31, 2017. The race runs through Old Town, Fairfax and George Mason University and is a kid and pet friendly event (however, runners with strollers or pets on a leash are asked to start at the back). Hot pizza and beverages will be served post-race to all participants in Old Town Hall.

First Night Alexandria 2017: First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Retail stores, churches, museums and public buildings are turned into performance venues to showcase incredible local and regional talent. Venues are family friendly and alcohol free. 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 and fireworks over the Potomac at midnight. 

City of Falls Church Watch Night 2017: Watch Night – Big Night in The Little City of Falls Church is held downtown – spanning a four block area that begins on the 100 Block of West Broad Street which is closed to traffic that evening. Enjoy live music, interactive amusements and activities, inflatables for all ages, 9 live bands and more musicians, caricaturist, balloon artist, puppet shows and more. 7:00 pm until midnight. Free Shuttle Bus every 30 minutes from East Falls Church Metro Station to all venues, running from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free and family-friendly.

11th Annual Rocknoceros New Year’s Eve Kids Show: Rocknoceros will be performing two shows at Jammin Java in Vienna on New Year’s Eve (11am and 2pm). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased ahead of time online.

The Auld Shebeen New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball: Visit the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax City for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with complimentary Hors d’Oeuvres, Champagne Toast, LIVE DJ, Dance floor and festive Masquerade party favors! Cost $36.95 per person, price subject to availability, $45 at the Door.

New Year’s Eve at AMF Annandale Lanes: Book your New Year’s Party at AMF Bowling Lanes. Say hello to 2018 in striking fashion! Choose from family and nighttime party packages that include unlimited bowling, gourmet menus and kid-friendly options, champagne/sparkling cider toasts, and more! 


First Day Hike Virginia State Parks: Start the new year off on the right foot by participating in a First Day Hike. Visit one of the 37 Virginia State Parks on January 1st and join in a guided hike or program or create your own adventure. All of the parks are free to enter that day as a way to encourage everyone to get outside and start the New Year right. 

First Hike Fairfax: Fairfax County Park Authority is joining with Virginia State Parks by participating in their own First Day Hike on January 1st to encourage everyone to hit the trails. First Hike Fairfax kicks off the Park Authority’s Healthy Strides: 12 Steps for a Healthier Year for 2018, a year of healthy living ideas for you and your family. Bundle up and head outside with family or friends and explore some of the beautiful trails and parks we have in Fairfax County.

New Year’s Day 5K at Reston Town Center: Kick off the New Year with a run from Reston Town Center with music, food, awards, and fun celebration following the race! Presented by Potomac River Running.

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