Washington, DC New Year's Eve Parties

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Many Washington, DC hotels and other venues put together special packages and parties for celebrating New Year’s Eve. You can choose from a myriad of places to check out the December 31, 2017 party scene and ring in the New Year 2018. Make hotel reservations early because many of the properties sell out; all packages are subject to availability. Please note that hotel rooms are priced separately from party entrance fees. You may find a better deal on accommodations at a nearby hotel than at the one hosting a party you want to attend.

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An International Celebration of Many Nations

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
+1 202-234-0700

Things to Do DC sponsors the New Year's Eve celebration at the Omni Shoreham Hotel located at 2500 Calvert Street NW. The party includes 15 internationally themed celebrations, seven separate party rooms with five huge ballrooms, exclusive Cirque Du 2018 performances, an open bar, elaborate dinner menus, a midnight champagne toast, midnight balloon drops, multiple live bands, DJs, karaoke, strolling entertainers, and more.

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Professionals in the City New Year's Eve Gala

900 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
+1 202-739-2001

Passport to the World Gala: An International Red Carpet Affair at the Embassy Suites at the Washington DC Convention Center located at 900 10th Street NW caters to the city's young professionals crowd. Themed rooms include Paris City of Love, Monte Carlo Casino Fun, Kingdom of Spain Nightfall Ball, Red Light District, and more. The event includes multiple buffet stations and dance floors, open bar, live cover band, DJ, karaoke, palm reader, late night comedy show, and more.

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Downtown Countdown

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
+1 202-483-3000

DJ Vice kicks off this year's Downtown Countdown at the Washington Hilton located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW. The super-bash includes live music, comedy entertainment, balloon drops, and top-of-the-line amenities. A five-hour open bar keeping the libations flowing. Rest your feet after dancing the night away in the Comedy Theater where you can enjoy the acts of six renowned comedians performing red robin style.

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MGM National Harbor "Dom Perignon Luminous" NYE Party

101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
+1 301-971-5000

Celebrate the New Year in style at the MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino located just minutes from the city in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Check out the table games and slots and visit the Felt Bar and Lounge where you can enjoy views of the Potomac River and an open bar and champagne toast at midnight.

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Big Night DC

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Fort Washington, MD 20745, USA

Billed as the DC area's largest New Year's Eve extravaganza, Big Night DC at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, located just minutes from downtown at National Harbor, Maryland, spreads themed party rooms throughout the ballroom complex of the resort with live bands, DJs, dance floors, food and beverage stations, casino games, karaoke, party favors, and more.

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New Year's Eve International Spy Gala

10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
+1 202-842-1300

Celebrate the new year at the espionage extravaganza at The Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. This all-inclusive, upscale, formal affair features a premium open bar all night, five international buffets, dessert stations, and a wide selection of timeless hits by top DC DJ’s. For Your Eyes Only exclusive entertainment includes sexy Golden Girls, a mock casino gambling with 007 prizes, martinis at the ICE bar, exotic Bond cars, fun props, photo souvenirs, champagne all night, party favors, two huge balloon drops, and more.

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Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala

2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
+1 202-328-2000

The International Club DC hosts a gala at the Marriott Wardman Park located at 2660 Woodley Road NW. The celebration of music, cuisine, culture, and dancing includes 10 themes, five live bands, a balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free-flowing champagne, party favors, and a five-hour premium open bar. For dinner choose from either a sit-down three-course dinner with champagne and appetizers or a dinner buffet representing food from five international cities.  

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New Year's Eve at the Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037-1906, USA
+1 866-271-0218

Ring in the new year at the ice rink on top of the Watergate Hotel at 2650 Virginia Avenue NW. A Lavish New Year's Eve Party includes an open bar, buffet, and champagne toast.

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Tony & Joe's #RiverBash2018

3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
+1 202-944-4545

Join the party on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K Street NW. The New Year's Eve celebration at Tony & Joe's includes a top-shelf open bar, hearty appetizers, heated party tents, and live music.

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Inner Caucus & WHUR 96.3FM New Year's Party

5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311, USA
+1 703-845-1010

This event at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center at 5000 Seminary Road in Alexandria, Virginia attracts equal numbers of singles and couples alike. Five unique settings feature a wide range of music including jazz, R&B, hip-hop, funk, reggae, soul, African beats and salsa. Proceeds benefit organizations such as the United Negro College Fund, Blacks in Government Scholarship Fund, and The Black Student Fund.

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New Years’ Eve Silent Disco Dance Party

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
+1 202-265-1600

Dance to your own beat at the Embassy Row Hotel located at 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Three DJs with three different channels direct the entertainment. Tickets include admission, headset rental, and a complimentary sparkling wine toast.

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13th Annual Masquerade Ball

600 14th St NW #700, Washington, DC 20005, USA
+1 202-393-1900

Usher in the new year at MXDC located at 600 14th Street NW. This event includes a one-hour open bar, MXDC-catered appetizers, entertainment by Miami's DJ Q, and champagne toasts at midnight. Masquerade masks are available to borrow, but partygoers are encouraged to bring their own as well.

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4th Annual "Back in da Day" 90's New Year's Eve Party

3813 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011-5840, USA
+1 202-506-2080

Tired of the same old New Year's Eve celebration? Ring in 2018 by partying like it's 1999 at Ten Tigers Parlour located at 3813 Georgia Avenue NW. DJ Mark-Z spins your favorite '90's jams.

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4th Annual New Year's Eve Burlesque Ball

1327 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
+1 202-506-7776

Imagination meets reality at The Manor, located at 1327 Connecticut Avenue NW. This New Year's Eve event includes a one-hour open bar, DC's own DJ Will G., and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Burlesque dancers perform throughout the venue.

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Gatsby Room—A Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Affair

2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
+1 202-506-2496

Transport yourself to the decade of decadence via this roaring '20s affair aptly called the Gatsby Room. The party takes place at the Satellite Room located at 2047 9th Street NW.

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Celebrity Masquerade Ball

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
+1 202-737-1234

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the Celebrity Masquerade Ball at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, located at 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, with music by DJ EPX and DJ CYD, dinner with partial views of the Capitol, a balloon drop, a midnight champagne toast, laser light shows, and more.

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A New Day 2018 at Southern Hospitality

1815 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
+1 202-588-0411

Join more than 300 people on two dance floors at Southern Hospitality located at 1812 Adam Mills Road, NW. The tented and heated patio extends the party space. SoHo's admission price includes one hour of open bar and appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.

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Dirty Bar & Dirty Martini Eyes Wide Shut New Year's Eve 2018

1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Treat yourself to an all-access Eyes Wide Shut double party at Dirty Bar & Dirty Martini at 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW on Dupont Circle in the heart of DC's social scene. This mega-event includes a five-hour premium open bar and a live DJ playing Top 40, hip hop, house, and mash-up hits. Count down to midnight with a complimentary glass of champagne.

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3rd Annual Mellon Gala

1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20240-0001, USA
+1 202-373-8183

The District of Columbia’s best and brightest gather on New Year's Eve at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW to support local philanthropy and enjoy a night of elegant entertainment. The Mellon black-tie gala features a red-carpet entrance, top-shelf open bar, free-flowing champagne, multiple DJs and genres of music, and passed desserts and hors d’oeuvres for an unforgettable night of celebration.

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