New Year's Eve 2023


New Year’s Eve is a special night filled with reflection on the year that has passed and hope for the year ahead. If you’re lucky enough to be in Virginia Beach on December 31, you’ll find it’s also a time to kick back and celebrate big. From glitzy parties with champagne toasts to family-friendly entertainment and a New Year's Day brunch, Virginia Beach brings the excitement with this list of can’t-miss New Year’s events. 


Giant ornament covered in lights, Coeur de Noël, in Virginia Beach Town Center

December 31: Last Night on the Town


Celebrate the last night of the year with a night out on the town at the (very aptly named) Last Night on the Town. Join in on a family-friendly celebration with food vendors, activities suitable for kids, DJs and live music performances by headliner The Movement as well as special guests The Collection and The Ries Brothers. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Town Center.



The exterior of Founders Inn

December 31 & January 1: New Year’s Eve Gala and Brunch 


Hotel guests at The Founder’s Inn and Spa Tapestry Collection by Hilton can experience New Year's Eve on a new level with a James Bond-themed party, midnight Champagne toast and brunch the following day. The special New Year’s Eve Gala Package includes one night’s hotel stay, a dinner buffet, drink tickets and a live musical performance by Astro Entertainment, as well as a Champagne brunch the next day. The gala will take place New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to midnight, and the brunch will be held New Year’s Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Founder’s Inn at 757-366-5723 for additional details and to purchase the package; prices start at $413 per couple. 



The exterior of the Cavalier Hotel

December 31: The Cavalier Resort’s New Year’s Eve Party


Ring in the new year dressed to the nines at The Cavalier Resort’s New Year’s Eve party. Guests staying overnight on December 31 can enjoy exclusive dining packages and a party with two live entertainment areas, photo ops and access to the resort-wide bars from 9 p.m. to midnight. 



two girl friends enjoying orange crush drinks from the shack at night with hanging lights in the background

December 31: New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl Party


One night, three locations and plenty of fun to ring in the end of 2023 – this New Year’s Eve bar crawl is the event to attend if you’re looking to party. Start your night off at 8 p.m. and make your way through three popular locations – Waterman’s Surfside GrilleChix on the Beach and The Shack on 8th ­­– and have the time of your life enjoying DJs, entertainment, drinks, food and a midnight Orange Crush toast. Tickets include transportation between locations; you must be 21 or over to participate.



December 31: 2024K Gilded Glamour New Year's Eve Ball 


Guests dressed to impress can waltz into a world of glitz and glamour at the 2024K Gilded Glamour New Year's Eve Ball at the Moxy Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Start the night off with a burlesque show featuring The Feral Showgirls from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., then dance the night away at a party hosted by a DJ. Tickets are $20 and include a Champagne toast at midnight (hotel guests staying the night of December 31 can enjoy the event for free). The ball will be held 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 



Holiday Lights


Holiday Events You Can Enjoy Around New Year’s



If your holiday spirit is still going strong, you’ll want to check out these festive holiday events on New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day. 



December 31: Winter Wonderland at The Shack on 8th


Step into a magical Winter Wonderland full of Christmas décor, twinkling lights, holiday music and hot cocoa at The Shack on 8th.




December 31: 2023 BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach 


Be enchanted by lit-up dancing elves, a surfing Santa and sea creatures in a 600-foot LED tunnel of lights down Oceanfront at the 2023 BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach.




January 1, 2024: Bike Night at 2023 BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach


Experience the magic of Holiday Lights at the Beach from your bike! Grab the whole family and cruise down to enjoy the light display during Bike Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m.