New Year’s Eve 2016-2017 Events in the Reston Area of Northern Virginia

If you are looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, we have lots of ideas for you. Here are events for December 31, 2016 in Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Falls Church, and other parts of Northern Virginia.



First Night Alexandria
Various locations around Old Town Alexandria
This popular family-friendly all-day celebration includes a variety of performances and activities for people of all ages. Events begin at noon and continue throughout the day, culminating in a midnight fireworks show over the river. Tickets are $30, and active military and children 12 and under are free. All events are family-friendly and alcohol-free.

First Night Vienna
Church Street, Vienna
This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration features music and entertainment for all ages at various venues, food trucks, kid’s activities, two New Year’s celebrations, and party favors. FREE.

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve
43350 John Mosby Hwy, Chantilly
This huge party in three ballrooms will include a dinner buffet, 10 drink tickets, 8 DJs, a live band, a mock casino, dancers, a lights show, and more.

Jammin’ Java
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna
Dance along with live music by Melodime, whose music merges a slight country twang with rock and roll. Tickets start at $45.

Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg
The celebration will include live music by the band Marquise, dinner for two, open bar, champagne toast, party favors, and balloon drop. Prices start at $150.

The State Theatre: The Legwarmers New Year’s Eve Party
222 N. Washington St., Falls Church
Find your best neon tights and fingerless lace gloves, and dance along with the 80s cover band the Legwarmers. Tickets are $50.

Watch Night Falls Church
Various locations around the Crossroads area of downtown Falls Church
This free community event includes several performances and activities for families, including concerts, dancing, obstacle courses, a velcro wall, a scavenger hunt, and karaoke. Food vendors will be available. Admission is FREE.


Bar Louie
13195 Parcher Ave Herndon
Bar Louie will host a New Year’s Eve party with live entertainment, a champagne toast, and more.

Barrel and Bushel
7901 Tysons One Place, Tysons
Ring in 2017 at the Bootlegger’s Bash! You will enjoy 5 drink tickets to try signature cocktails from the prohibition era. Enjoy unlimited signature hors d’oeuvres and a fully stocked bar. In true gangster style, they’ll also feature a cigar bar. There is no dress code, but you’re encouraged to wear your finest roaring twenties attire for a chance to win a prize. [see our previous article]

Breakers Sky Lounge
2445 Centreville Rd, Herndon
Dance all evening at this celebration that will include appetizers, sweets, champagne toast, and dance music. Dress to impress.

Cafe Monmartre
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
Enjoy a four-course meal with live music, dancing, champagne, and party favors.

Clyde’s of Reston
Reston Town Center, Reston
The annual New Year’s Eve Gala includes a premium open bar with heavy hors d’oevres, a DJ, and dancing. Champagne and party favors will be provided at midnight. Black tie/cocktail attire. $125. Reservations required

2200 Centreville Road, Herndon
This restaurant will offer a three-course dinner with champagne, live music, DJ Theo, and party favors.

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston 
DJ Kram will be spinning the tunes. They’ll have free party favors and an optional 4-course meal.

Lake Anne Coffee House
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
The area’s newest coffee house and wine bar is celebrating with a rare vintage wine flight, along with a wine and food menu and a champagne toast at midnight.

L’Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls
Chef Jacques’ New Year’s Eve Gala is a 6-course dinner menu with party favors, music, dancing, a balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight.

The Melting Pot
11730 Plaza America Dr, Suite 100, Reston
Celebrate with a  four-course fondue meal, including complimentary champagne with dessert.

PJ Mulligans
2310 Woodland Crossing Drive, Herndon
This Irish pub will have DFMO spinning from 9 to close. Midnight toast and hors d’oeuvres are included with the $10 cover. [see our previous article]

Red’s Table
South Lakes Village Center, Reston
Red’s New Year’s Bash will include food specials and live music by Tunematics.

Reston Town Center, Reston
The celebrations will include live music by Tommy Gann and a champagne toast at midnight.


Chinese Lantern Festival
Roer’s Zoofari, Vienna/Reston
This spectacularly gorgeous lights and art show will be open on New Year’s Eve until 9pm. [see our previous article]

Escape Room Herndon
406 Elden Street, Herndon
The Escape Room will be donating all proceeds from December 31st to the Save The Children’s Syrian Children’s Relief Fund, so gather your clever friends and try to follow clues to escape this room.

Fairfax Four Miler
Old Town Fairfax
Finish your year strong with this four-mile running race through Fairfax. The race includes a post-run pizza party and a commemorative sweatshirt.

Herndon Centennial Golf Course
909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon
The annual New Years Eve Scramble is an 18-hole team golf tournament for all skill levels.

Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna
This beautiful lights show is open on New Year’s Eve until the last admission at 9:30pm.  [see our previous article]

11898 Market St, Reston Town Center, Reston
Neyla is offering a prix fixe Mediterranean meal with a champagne toast. Entertainment includes a DJ, a belly dancer, and party favors. $85 per person.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating
Reston Town Center, Reston
The rink will be open until 8pm on New Year’s Eve until 8pm for family-friendly fun.

Top Golf
20356 Commonwealth Center Drive, Ashburn
The NYE packages include a reserved bay for up to 6 people, unlimited golf play, and party favors. Higher packages also include a bottle of Chandon Rosé and a dinner buffet. Reservations start at $225.

Be safe out there, everyone! Please bring a designated driver, or hire one:

Reston Taxi: 703-745-2823
Herndon Taxicab: 703-856-5470
Reston/Herndon Yellow Cab: 703-260-1150

Happy New Year! Where do you plan to ring in 2017?

Photography by Charlotte Geary

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