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Live Fairfax: Top New Year’s Eve family friendly and adult celebrations

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479.

Christmas is only days away and soon the clock ticks down to bid farewell to 2023.

Here are a few of our NYE top picks definitely guaranteed to make memories and set 2024 for a year of embracing where you are in life whatever that season is from family-friendly festivities to exclusive adult soirées, Live Fairfax has you covered.

Family Friendly

Shipgarten’s Kid’s Noon-Years Eve Party (Shipgarten)

Enjoy a live performance and meet Elsa, Anna, and Spider-man. Ballon drop, moon bounces, party favors, face painting, and a sparkling apple cider toast, it’s a celebration you don’t want to miss.

Children’s Science Center New Year’s Eve Around the World (Fair Oaks Mall)

The Lab with a Ball Drop at “Midnight,” a sparkling cider toast, and engaging activities like engineering Firework Pinwheels, crafting Celebration Slime, and making personalized 2024 Headbands for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve Bash at Dave and Buster’s (Springfield & Fairfax)

Enjoy a festive celebration on Sunday, December 31 with endless fun, food, and games, including admission with a $20 Power Card for unlimited video game play!

Falls Church NYE Watch Night (multiple locations in City of Falls Church)

Join in for a free, fun, and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in the City of Falls Church from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Adults Only

80’s NYE Party with the Legwarmers (State Theater)

Bidding farewell to 2023 with an exciting party! Get ready for the return of the most popular New Year’s celebration featuring Washington D.C.’s premier 80’s tribute band. Get ready to groove into the New Year!

NYE at The Winery at Bull Run (Winery at Bull Run)

Experience an after-hours NYE bash on Sunday, December 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Tasting Room turns into a dance floor. Delight in our DJ’s tunes, savor exquisite wines and cider, and relish delectable food and desserts available for purchase from the Paella & Tapas Place.

Ja Rule & Ashanti New Year’s Eve (The St. James)

Experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve concert journey through Ja Rule and Ashanti’s iconic careers.

Cocktails Around The World (Inca Social Vienna)

Enjoy a global cocktail journey with exotic drinks crafted by their talented mixologists while dancing to the hottest beats! It will be an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration!

However, you decide to welcome the New Year may it be filled with lasting memories and mark the perfect start to 2024. Embrace the changes ahead and create unforgettable moments that will stand the test of time.

Cheers to new beginnings and treasured memories!

Sharmane Medaris | Live Fairfax | | | @soldbysharmane | 813-504-4479 | 374 Maple Avenue Suite 202, Vienna, VA 22180

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