5 places to ring in the New Year (and the new decade!) in NoVA

Celebrate year 2020 at one of these unique, local events.

1980s cover band
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The new decade is almost upon us.

Here are five locations in NoVA that are celebrating New Year’s Eve in style.

New Year’s Eve at WinterFest
Enjoy the last hours of 2019 with the Peanuts gang at Kings Dominion’s WinterFest celebrations. Guests can ride roller coasters, take in a holiday show and meet Santa before the holiday season comes to an end. // Dec. 31; 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Kings Dominion: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell; $23-$82.98

The Reagan Years New Year’s Eve Party!
Forget 2020, Tally Ho is going back to the ’80s for its New Year’s Eve party with cover band The Reagan Years. Spend the evening rocking out to hits by David Bowie, Whitney Houston and ZZ Top before a final farewell to 2019 with a Champagne toast at midnight. // Dec. 31; 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Tally Ho: 19 W. Market St., Leesburg; $25-$75

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration Featuring Mark Nizer
Join comedian and juggler Mark Nizer for a New Year’s Eve party the whole family will enjoy. The one-man show will feature original comedy, fascinating juggling tricks and a spellbinding use of 3D technology. // Dec. 31; 7-9 p.m.; Franklin Park Arts Center: 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville; $10 per person, $35 per family of four or more

New Year’s Eve with The Seldom Scene & Special Guests
Spend a relaxing night out with the sounds of bluegrass from The Seldom Scene. The Grammy-nominated group will also be performing with Old Town Flood and Circa Blue. // Dec. 31; 8 p.m.; The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $45

New Year’s Eve Dueling Pianos
Ring in the New Year with an entertaining dueling pianos show at Potomac Point Winery. Dance the night away as the musicians play requests from the audience. The black tie event includes the three-hour piano show, access to an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dessert trays and sparkling wine for a midnight toast. // Dec. 31; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford; $115-$135

This post originally appeared in our December 2019 issue. Want more fun things to do? Subscribe to our newsletters.

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