9 Best New Year's Experiences in Washington D.C.


Washington D.C. offers a variety of New Year's Eve events and attractions, catering to family-friendly, romantic, and wild parties, making it a must-visit destination.

Nothing beats watching the spectacular fireworks display over the iconic monuments and landmarks of the National Mall.

Fireworks at the National Mall


If you love live music, you should check out the special New Year’s Eve concert at the Historic Maryland Theatre

Concert at the Historic Maryland Theatre


For a glamorous and unforgettable New Year’s Eve, you can hop on the Spirit of Washington yacht and join the Gatsby’s DC Fireworks Yacht Party

Gatsby’s DC Fireworks Yacht Party


If you prefer a more serene and relaxing way to welcome the new year, you can try forest bathing at the US National Arboretum.

Forest Bathing at the US National Arboretum


For the ultimate New Year’s Eve party, you can head to the Gaylord National Hotel & Resort and join the Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza


If you want to explore the nightlife of Washington D.C., you can join the NYE Bar Crawl and get access to six of the best bars in downtown.

NYE Bar Crawl


For a fun and romantic New Year’s Eve activity, you can go ice skating at the Wharf, the newest waterfront destination in Washington D.C.

Ice Skating at the Wharf


If you want to laugh your way into the new year, you can catch a comedy show at the DC Improv, the premier comedy club in Washington D.C.

Comedy Show at the DC Improv


If you are looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, you can head to Alexandria, a charming historic town just across the river from Washington D.C.

First Night Alexandria


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