Recapping the memories of 2017 and drinking to the new ones for 2018 never felt as right as here as the seaside city of Norfolk! From four coursed dinners, DJ’s, live music, balloon drops and the iconic champagne toast why would we celebrate anywhere else? Family-friendly events during the day and champagne worthy party's for the evening! You wont want to miss the kiss of the year!

New Year's Eve Acoustic Brunch

Wake up and smell the mimosa bar! the 80/20 Burger Bar will have tons of specials, build your own mimosa bar, and live 90s acoustic music! Open an hour early, too! Let's say goodbye to 2017 the right way! 

Spirit Cruises 

Be on board when we count down to 2018 and ring in the New Year aboard Spirit of Norfolk! Resolutions can wait. Come cruise for one last hurrah on the Elizabeth River. Indulge in our delicious holiday buffet and sip champagne before the ball drops on another fabulous year.
A 2-hour, family-friendly cruise to celebrate the New Year
Signature buffet-style lunch menu
DJ, festive decor, and a countdown to noon for those that can't stay up till midnight 
Board: 12:30pm | Cruise: 1 – 3pm
Price: adults from $48.90* | kids from $28.95*
Count down to 2018 in style with a cruise along the Elizabeth River
New Year's Eve buffet-style dinner menu
Platinum open bar + champagne toast at midnight
DJ, dancing, and festive holiday decor
Board: 7:30pm | Cruise: 9pm – 12:30am | Price: from $149.90*

Dickens Christmas Towne

Grab the kids and head to Nauticus's Dickens Christmas Towne for a New Years Eve Party & Balloon Drop. This event is free with a Dickens' admission! Us adults love a balloon drop every New Years Eve so why not let the little one's join in! At 3pm the thousand balloons will fall followed by special crafts and decorations! See you there! 

The Pushie Awards Show

End 2017 with a night full of laughs at Push Comedy's Pushie Awards show. The Pushie Awards are our chance to honor some of the funniest performers, shows and moments of 2017. Imagine the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys and Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards all rolled into one! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the night of the show. Can't wait to laugh the year away!

Bling Out the Brewery

Join O'Connor Brewing Co. and Prowess Creative Consulting as we Bling Out the Brewery for another historic NYE! Begin your evening at 9pm with live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and an exclusive NYE Brew. At 11:30 pm, get ready to ring in the New Year with a live ball drop and a complimentary champagne toast! 

Waterside District

End 2017 with a bang and ring in the new year at NYE Live! Norfolk’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash at Waterside District. There is an awesome package for the big night this December 31st, 2017
  • Food and beverage package from 8 PM – Close
  • Includes all draft and bottled beers
  • Premium cocktails, house wine from 9 PM — Close
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
  • Complimentary food buffet from 8 PM – 11 PM featuring selections from Guys Fieri’s Smokehouse, Blue Moon Taphouse, Rappahannock Oyster Co, Cogan's Pizza, Luk Fu, and the Local.
  • Plus –  The city’s largest midnight balloon drop, confetti cannons, free party favors, multiple bands and DJs, and much more!


New Year's Eve Wine Pairing Dinner

Join Norfolk's Mermaid Winery for a night filled with delicious bites paired with the finest mermaid wines! Seatings are at 6 pm and 9 pm!
Five-course dinner- $50/person*
Classic Wine Pairing- $25/person includes champagne bar until closing
Premium Wine Pairing- $50/person includes champagne bar until closing
We will have two seatings for this event.

2018 "Masquerade Ball"

Come out and join Granby Theater on December 31st to bring in 2018! We are ending an incredible year with an epic "Masquerade Ball" at The Granby Theater! This is definitely going to be the most legendary party of the year as we celebrate the 12th annual New Years Eve party at the number one venue in Hampton Roads. 

Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar

Join one of Norfolk's seafood hot spots for the biggest part of the year! There will be a DJ, a colorful balloon drop, delicious passed hors-d'oeuvres, and of course, the must-have champagne toast at midnight! 
VIP Package
$109.99 per couple
$59.99 per person
*4 drinks included per person*

"The Bizz Ball"

This event has glitz and glam written all over it! Norfolk's only waterfront hotel, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, is hosting a ball to remember! This package includes hotel accommodations  Deluxe King Guest Room to be more exact, dinner for two, champagne toast & unique party favors to take home! 

Ring in the New Year at The Main

Who doesn't love three parties under one roof? Varia, Saltine and Norfolk's only rooftop beer garden Grain is throwing a three-way party that will leave you with serious FOMO if you don't attend! Check out our website for more details regarding each package offered.


The Birch's 7th Anniversary and NYE Party! 

This beloved Norfolk bar specializes in craft beer, cider, mead, and cheese from around the world and wants to celebrate their seven years of greatness with you- all while kicking off 2018! 
One $40 Reservation Includes
- 3 drink tickets
- Ten Top Catered 
- Barbeque, Potato Salad, Collards, Pimento Cheese
- Toast at Midnight
- Commemorative Glass 




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New Year’s Eve SUSHI POP UP 

Chartreuse Bistro is veering away from your balloon drop evening and replacing it with an evening of rolled sushi. We are more than happy to fill up on chefs Ross Riddle & Chris “Norway” Corrie freshly rolled sushi until the ball drops. Champagne and sake; what could be better? Rolling starts at 7 pm!


To see our full listing of events this New Years Eve weekend click here!