Party For Reproductive Rights
Saloon is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash, where all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. The charitable event promises a cash bar, live DJs, and a raffle – ring in the New Year getting tipsy for a cause! Your dollars are better spent here than a whole host of other places after all.
1205 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, +1 202 462 2640
Ain’t No Party Like A Gatsby Party
Sequoia and Prohibition are throwing a joint New Year’s Eve gala, and the theme is all things Gatsby. Expect stunning decor, glitter, flappers, and music from the roaring twenties. Of course, it wouldn’t be a party of Jay Gatsby’s unless the champagne is flowing freely, so your ticket also grants you open bar access. There’s even a food buffet. In true Gatsby fashion, Sequoia is a waterfront property, situated on the Potomac River, so you can even meekly gaze in search of a green light in the distance.
3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 944 4200
Party Like It’s 1996
The luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel, nestled on Capitol Hill, will host an evening of retrograde time-travel. The 90’s themed New Year’s bash will play nostalgic tunes from everyone’s favorite decade. The event promises photo booths (oh, those were the days), 90’s games, confetti cannons, fifteen bars, two ballroom floors, and a rooftop lounge. Let’s go back to simpler times, instead of the menacing 2017!
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, +1 202 737 1234
This water-based luxury option offers a fine-dining experience that promises smooth sailing ahead. A seat on the elegant dinnertime cruise comes complete with a four-course meal, live music, and a modern, sleek glass-paneling design for sweeping 360-degree views of the Potomac. New Year’s Eve tickets cost $250 per adult and make for the ideal romantic evening.
Boarding location: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
First Night Alexandria
The massive celebration spans through dozens of venues in Old Town Alexandria. The city-wide party offers 150 live performances at 28 venues, along with interactive games and family-friendly activities. The event concludes with a massive, vibrant fireworks display over the Potomac River as the clock strikes midnight. Luckily, the only thing that divides DC and Alexandria is the river, so you can catch the show from the District’s shore as well.