Before we hang our new calendars up on the wall, it’s time to send out 2016 with a “smashing” good time! With national recording artist, Smash Mouth, throwing it back with some of our favorite songs at the fourth-annual Last Night on the Town, the year is bound to have an “All Star” finish in the heart of our downtown – the Town Center of Virginia Beach.

On New Year’s Eve, the free, public event will kick off with fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Pembroke Mall will host a variety of live performances including a magical appearance by Krendl, a world-renowned escape artist from the world tour of Broadway’s The Illusionists, before a special children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5 p.m.!

Long after the kids have been tucked into bed, the celebration continues at the Town Center Fountain Plaza, where we’ll be counting down to midnight with fireworks and a spectacular laser light show before the Virginia Beach Ball Drop. Local musicians, B.J. Griffin & The Galaxy Groove and Jesse Chong, will get the party started on the main stage before the night concludes with a rocking performance by headlining act, Smash Mouth. Food and drinks will be available throughout the night for purchase, and parking is always free. Town Center merchants, hotels and restaurants will also be offering celebratory specials throughout the night. VIP tickets may also be purchased for exclusive access to food, party favors and more.

Whether you’re ringing in 2017 with this “Last Night on the Town” or making plans to see us in the New Year, we wish you and yours a happy sendoff to 2016!