Washington, DC New Year's Eve Parties & Hotel Specials

2017-2018 Galas and New Year's Eve Events in Washington, DC

Big Night DC New Year's Eve Extravaganza
••• Big Night DC New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Courtesy of Big Night DC

Many Washington, DC hotels and other venues have special packages and parties for New Year’s Eve. Following is a guide to special events and places to check out the party scene to ring in the New Year. You should make your hotel reservations early because many of the rooms sell out. All packages are subject to availability. Please note, hotel rooms are priced separately. You may find a better deal on accommodations at a nearby hotel rather than the one that is hosting the party.


An International Celebration of Many Nations - Things to Do DC sponsors the New Years Eve celebration at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington DC. The party includes 19 international themed celebrations, 7 separate party rooms with 5 huge ballrooms, exclusive CIRQUE Du New Year’s Eve Air and Ground Performances, open bar, elaborate dinner menus, midnight champagne toast, midnight balloon drops, multiple live bands, DJs, karaoke,  strolling entertainers and much more. 

Professionals in the City New Year's Eve Gala  - Passport to the World Gala: An International Red Carpet Affair, Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center, 900 10th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001. 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.


Downtown Countdown - Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC.  With Grammy Kick off the new year with live music and DJ headliners, comedy entertainment, balloon drops, and top-of-the-line amenities. Nominated acts such as Bowling for Soup rocking out with their hits, "1985", "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" "High School Never Ends" and "Almost" way in to the new year and a 5 Hour Open bar keeping the libations flowing.

Rest your feet after dancing the night away in the Comedy Theater where you will enjoy the acts of 6 renowned comedians performing red robin style. 

MGM National Harbor "Dom Perignon Luminous" NYE Party - National Harbor, MD. Celebrate the New Year in style at the DC area's newest attraction -  MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino. Check out the table games and slots and visit the Felt Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy views of the Potomac River and an open bar and champagne toast at midnight. 

Big Night DC - The DC Area's Largest New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Themed party areas will encompass the ballroom complex of the resort with live bands, DJs, dance floors, food and beverage stations, casino games, karaoke, party favors, and more. Live bands include Go Go Gadjet, DJ Chris Styles, and more. 

New Year's Eve Spy Gala Washington DC - The espionage extravaganza at The Washington Plaza Hotel, Ten Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. Celebrate the new year at the Annual New Years Eve of 007 Intrigue. This all-inclusive, upscale, formal affair features PREMIUM OPEN bar all night, five international buffets, dessert stations, and a wide selection of timeless hits by top DC DJ’s and a seven piece orchestra.

For Your Eyes Only exclusive entertainment includes sexy Golden Girls, 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 much more.

Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala - The International Club DC hosts a gala at the  Marriott Marquis Washington DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC. An International Celebration of music, cuisine, culture, & dancing includes ten themes, five live bands, a balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free flowing champagne, party favors, and 5-hour premium open bar. For dinner choose from either a sit down 3-course dinner with champagne and appetizers or a dinner buffet representing food from 5 international cities. 

New Year's Eve at the Watergate Hotel -  Kingbird Party at the Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC.

Culinary stations, live performance by DJ Howie, champagne and sorbet float station. 

Tony & Joes Riverbash - Georgetown Waterfront, 3000 K St., NW Washington DC. The New Year's Eve celebration includes a top shelf open bar, 8 bar locations, heavy hors d'oevres, heated party tents and live music. 

Inner Caucus & WHUR 96.3FM New Year's Party - Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. The event 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. 

New Years’ Eve Silent Disco Dance Party – Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Dance to your own beat with three different live DJs and three different channels. Each ticket includes admission, headset rental, and complimentary sparkling wine toast.

Annual Masquerade Ball - MXDC, 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC. This event includes a one hour open bar, MXDC catered appetizers, Miami's own DJ Q, and champagne toasts at midnight. Masquerade masks will be provided but patrons are encouraged to bring their own as well. 

Back in the Day 90's New Year's Eve - Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St NW, Washington, DC. Tired of the same old New Year's Eve? Ring in 2017 but party like it is 1999, at this 90's New Year's Eve bash at . DJ Mark-Z spins your favorite 90's jams. 

NYE Burlesque Ball  - The Manor, 1327 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC. This event includes a one hour open bar, DC's own DJ Will G., and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Burlesque dancers will be performing throughout the venue.  

New Year's Eve at Maté Lounge DC - Maté Lounge DC, 3101 K Street, NW Washington DC. Enjoy two hours of sushi and Latin fusion cuisine followed by a midnight champagne toast. Music by amazing beats by DJ Pandu. 

Roaring 20's NYE at Satellite Room - Satellite Room, 2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC.Transport yourself to the decade of decadence via this roaring 20's NYE affair aptly named 'The Gatsby Room'.  

90s NYE - Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington DC.  Celebrate the New Year with 90s DJ Music, more than 15 bars, including dinner with partial views of the Capitol, ballon drop, midnight champagne, laser light shows and more. 

A New Day 2018 at Southern Hospitality - Southern Hospitality, 1812 Adam Mills Road, NW, Washington DC. An annual NYE affair celebrating new beginnings. SoHo will feature 2 DJ's and one of DC's largest heated tented patios. 

Midnight in the French Quarter NYE at Vieux Carre - 1413 K St NW Washington DC. Transport yourself to New Orlean’s French Quarter without leaving DC this New Years. Guests will enjoy a 1 hour open bar and appetizers, complimentary party favors, and access to the exclusive downstairs speakeasy. One of DC’s favorite dj’s will spin the best in house, hip hop, and top 40 to keep you grooving. 

20s and 30s Going Out Group New Year's Eve  - The City Club of Washington, 555 13th St. NW Washington DC. Open Bar, live entertainment including roaming illusionists, fortune tellers and sketch artists, light hors d'oerves, DJ and dancing. 

See also, 10 Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve in Washington DC

See also New Year's Eve in Maryland and New Years Eve in Northern Virginia