The holidays are behind us and now you may find yourself being ambushed with the dreaded question, “What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?” There was a time when most of you would have bought tickets months ago to an exclusive party or planned a vacation get away with good friends or attend an all night party at a friends house. However, this type of planning may be a New Year’s Eve distant dream ever since your kids made an appearance in your life! If you forgot to secure the sitter for the Big Night or if you are suddenly realizing you have zero plans and don’t have the energy to pick up the phone and invite people over, then think about gathering the family and heading out to one of these Northern Virginia New Year’s Eve family events on December 31st!
Ringing in Hope: Walk, Run and Fun: 10K and 5K Race, 1K Walk. Registration begins 8:30am at Brambletown Town Center, located at 42395 Ryan Rd, Brambleton (Ashburn). The races start at 10am. Ring in the New Year with your family by participating in a run or walk and designate your race registration fee to the charity of your choice. After the races, enjoy fun family activities such as pony rides, barrel train ride, tattoo’s, moon bounce, music, and more! For more information: www.ringinginhope.com
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve at Lebanese Taverna Tysons, 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
The restaurant is located at 1840 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102.
Seating starts at 4:30pm. Groovey Nate will perform at 5:15. $18 per child and includes party favors, dinner of kid’s menu, entertainment and New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop”. Adults dine off a la carte menu. Seating is limited, reservations are requested by calling 703-847-5244 or www.lebanesetaverna.com
Family New Year’s Eve Entertainment at the Tally Ho! from 6pm – 9pm.
This is located in downtown Leesburg at 19 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA.
The program will showcase some of the best improvisational comedy, live music and other performers in the region. Performances will take place in both auditoriums at the Tally Ho Theatre and on the Town Green. Confirmed performers include: * Last Ham Standing * The Amazing Nocheaux * Swami Yohmami, the Original Sideshow Geek * Bob’s Magic Show * Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings The evening will end with a New Year’s countdown on the Town Green. Tickets are $15 per person for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, please call 703-967-1326 or www.tallyholeesburg.com
Watch Night New Year’s Eve in The City of Falls Church, beginning at 7pm.
This is located at the intersection of Broad Street (Route 7) and Washington Street (Route 29) City of Falls Church. Free parking is available at the Presbyterian Church at the 200 block of East Broad Street. This is a free family-oriented event features entertainment, performances and interactive festivities to appeal to all ages. The evening will also feature a New Year’s countdown and lowering of the historic star that first lit the Falls Church sky in 1948, the year that Falls Church became an independent city. For more information: http://www.fallschurchva.gov/Content/Government/Departments/RecParks/Events/2011/2011WatchNight.aspx?cnlid=4466 Location: