New Year’s Eve events in Norfolk are back in full swing, with options running the gamut from an upscale lunch cruise to a glitzy drag show. No matter your style of celebration, there’s a festive way to ring in 2023 in Norfolk. So, put on something sparkly, get ready for champagne sips, and join in the spirited festivities of these New Year’s events.
NYE Signature Lunch Cruise
Start the festivities early with a New Year’s Eve Signature Lunch Cruise in Norfolk. Whether for a romantic date or a special celebration with friends and family, celebrate the new year in style on the Elizabeth River with a lunch buffet freshly prepared by a chef, City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality and full bar service. While onboard, guests will enjoy exceptional views of the Navy’s Atlantic fleet, dining and dancing, a sparkling wine toast, DJ entertainment and festive décor.
New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise
Ring in 2023 on the water with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise in Norfolk. Whether for a romantic date or a special celebration with friends and family, celebrate the new year in style on the Elizabeth River with a lunch buffet freshly prepared by a chef, City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality and full bar service. While onboard, guests will enjoy exceptional views of the Navy’s Atlantic fleet, dining and dancing, a sparkling wine toast, DJ entertainment and festive décor.
NYE Dinner at Glass Light
Ring in the new year Glass Light style! Enjoy an elegant evening with Executive Chef Zack Close who will prepare an exquisite, five-course dinner including a glass of Champagne Drappier “Carte d’or.” Start with an amuse bouche of black ruffle arancini, followed by a scallop carpaccio. Then savor potato gnocchi, followed by rockfish and then a short rib. End with a flourless chocolate cake.
Ring in the New Year at The Main
Dine. Party. Snooze. Honestly, what more could you ask for on New Year’s Eve? Norfolk Hilton The Main is hosting a fabulous package featuring delicious food, a great party and a soft pillow to start of 2023. The Main will transform into the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration featuring three parties under one roof, live entertainment, dining in the hotel’s world-class restaurants and overnight guest room packages. Plus, there will be a grand dessert buffet with an elaborate selection made by their in-house pastry team for those booking the Dine. Party. Snooze. or the Dine. Party. packages.
NYE Live! at Waterside
There’s plenty to look forward to in the year ahead, but first, look forward to one of Norfolk’s best NYE celebrations. Start the evening with a four-course dinner at Striper’s, with each course being served with a glass of wine or a beer. Then enjoy live music and entertainment, a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, food buffet stations and drink tickets, a 360 photo booth and NYE party favors, plus a DJ and bull riding at PBR.
New Year’s Scream at Smartmouth Norfolk
What better way to ring in the New Year than a cozy night in at Smartmouth Brewing Co. with friends, family and a few favorite local bands? This New Year’s event is all about keepin’ it real, so wear what you like, bring who you like, and drink what you like. No need for reservations, tickets or tuxedos—just a night of rad tunes and access to Smartmouth’s special extended menu featuring guest ciders, guest brows and champagne! Live performances will feature The Warm Hug, Pearloid, Obscure Son and Lazy Dangers.
Drag in the New Year with Reaver NFK
Join Javon Love and her queens on Colley Avenue to drag in the new year! Say farewell to 2022 properly with the help of this fierce hostess and super talented lineup of performers. The beer will be flowing, glitter will be sparkling, and these queens will be providing a show you don’t want to miss! Tickets include admission and a champagne toast at midnight.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Granby Theater
Get your masquerade attire ready and break out those masks for this legendary celebration at a fabulous local venue. The event features DJ Manifesto, traveling all the way from Las Vegas, and a buffet experience available for purchase on a per-plate basis. Surreal stage design, state-of-the-art sound, light shows, visuals, CO2 blasters and a VIP section top off a grand experience.
New Year’s Eve 2023 at The OV Beach Tavern
Spend NYE in OV! Ticket includes live performances by Ray West and Mostly Water, one drink, a champagne toast, party favors and hors d’oeuvres. Plus, the full OV Beach Tavern menu will be available for purchase.
RNB Block Party
RnB Block Party is back for the end-of-year finale you don’t want to miss! It’s time to R&B the night away and dance into the new year!
New Year’s Day Signature Brunch
After having a fabulous time at one of these Norfolk New Year’s events, start the new year off right with a signature brunch aboard City Cruises. Guests will enjoy a festive brunch buffet along with full bar service and City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality. There will be exceptional views of the Navy’s Atlantic fleet, bottomless mimosas and a live jazz band on the Elizabeth River.