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Looking to discover fun this New Year’s Eve? Then, Go Different and plan New Year’s Eve fun in Portsmouth, Virginia. This year, there’s plenty to do for yourself or the whole family! Activities for kids start in the morning and for adults, the fun continues until the wee hours. Join us for the annual tradition of the Olde Towne Scottish Walk, the annual children’s Countdown to Noon, formal and informal New Year’s Eve Balls, or everything in between; you’ll have a great time no matter what you plan. And don’t forget, if you’re coming from Norfolk, the Elizabeth River Ferry runs until 2 am.
3 live DJ’s playing your favorite hip hop, R&B and twerk, creating 1 big party at Premiere Restaurant and Lounge! Silent party dueling DJ’s will be spinning to compete for your attention. When you arrive, you’ll receive a pair of wireless headphones so you can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave.
4640 George Washington Hwy | 10pm – 2am | For more details, click here.
Gentle Touch Learning Center is hosting a Black and White New Year’s Ball Fundraiser at Bide-A-Wee Golf Course banquet hall. What better time then to dust off that fancy suite and dress then for their New Years Eve Celebration!!! Great chance for you to help others, build your network up, and create lasting friendships all while looking fabulous. Dinner will be served from 8pm – 9:30pm, and then The Ball will be from 10pm – 12:30am
1 Bide-A-Wee Ln | 8 pm- 1am | For more details, click here.
Check out this hidden gem in Portsmouth! Roger Brown’s Sports Bar has been putting on their New Years Eve Celebration Ball for years. Come find out why everyone loves this place. Dress is semi -formal, So no itchy, stiff suite to restrict you from showing your partner some of your best (or even new) moves this New Year’s Eve. Complimentary Midnight toast and more. 2 rooms of music, including an RNB Lounge. Reserved and Open seating available.
316 High St | 9pm- 1:45am | For more details, click here.
Kitty and John host karaoke at The Barrel in Churchland. Guests enjoy a selection of party favors, good food off the menu, drink specials – including a big selection of specialty holiday drinks – and a champagne toast at midnight. You might even find a few jello shooters. No cover, Reservations encouraged.
5770 Churchland Blvd | 9pm – 2 am | For more details, click here.
Looking for lively music, fine food, and good company to ring in your New Year? Watch the ball drop in style this year enjoying a live R&B performance featuring Jukebox at the Book Club LLC. Jukebox will take you on a smooth journey through the 90s R&B hip hop era to today’s lyrical favorites.
620 High St- 9pm-1am- For more details, click here.
80’s themed New Year’s Eve Party at Baron’s Pub Olde Towne with music by the band Gravity. No cover. Reservations encouraged. The event includes a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, giveaways, and food and drink specials all night.
500 High Street | 9 pm – 2 am | For more details, click here.
Celebrate the New Year with a noon glittery ball drop and juice toast at the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Face-painting, magic, and balloon-making will take place prior to the countdown, along with a photo-booth and refreshments. Visitors can also enjoy wagon rides. Families can enjoy these New Year’s festivities – all before bedtime!
206 High St | 11am-1pm | For more details, click here.
Enjoy safe fun and good times while supporting our veterans at the American Legion Post 190-Portsmouth. This party will have some of the hottest DJs (DJ Sharp and DJ Grizzly on the 1s and 2s) in the 757, spinning grown folks’ music (RnB, Old Skool, 90s Hip Hop, Go Go and Reggae.) all night. Then, enjoy a Champagne toast, and FREE Breakfast Buffet. VIP sections are available. This is a fundraiser for a Veterans organization.
2711 Peach St | 9pm – 1am | For more details, click here.
This annual event is modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, where the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. When you’re done, don’t forget to check out the local shops for some refreshing beverages with their unofficial pub crawl.
Washington and London St | 4pm – 6pm | For more details, click here.