Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville

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With only a few weeks left in December, the new year will be here before we know it!  New Year’s Eve represents the beginning of another year, which means a fresh start. If you’ve had a rough or challenging year, now is the time to let the past go and move forward. Hopefully, the new year will bring good memories, new opportunities, and renewed energy. Have you decided how you’re going to spend the last moments of 2018? If you need some ideas, here are a few events going on New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville.

First Night Virginia

First Night Virginia first began back in 1982, modeled after the city of Boston’s First Night tradition that began in 1976. With a focus on bringing the community together, the event is family-friendly and alcohol-free. First Night Virginia takes place on the Downtown Mall, with events happening between 4:00 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. If purchased before December 28th, wristbands are $16 for adults, $6 for children, and $38 for a family of four. After that date, the admission increases to $20 for adults, $9 for kids, and $49 for families. If you have children under the age of five, there is no entry fee. The city offers free parking at Water Street and Market Street garages with your First Night wristband. For a full schedule and map of event locations, visit their website.

New Year’s Eve at Live Arts

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve on a rooftop at Live Arts! Local Charlottesville band The Barons and DJ Epic will be providing tunes. In addition to music, the rooftop party will have lasers for your viewing pleasure. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. If you’re interested in attending the party, be sure to buy tickets now as space is limited! You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. Grab some friends and enjoy the evening looking down on the city.

Studio 54 at the IX Art Park

If you want to try something a bit different this New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville, check out Studio 54 at the IX Art Park. With disco music and top hits from the late 1970s, you can boogie yourself into the new year! Tickets are only $15 and include a free champagne toast at midnight, free hors d’oeuvres, and drink specials. The party will be from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m, so go get your groove on at the IX Art Park this New Year’s Eve!

Those are just a few ideas of how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville. If you don’t feel like a night out on the town, having a relaxing evening in at your luxury Arden Place apartment is perfectly fine too! Staying warm and toasty on the couch is a great alternative for those who prefer a quiet night. Cheers to 2019!

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