2021 is FINALLY coming fast!
Here are some local family-friendly events in Hampton Roads where the kids can help celebrate the New Year. Noonday celebrations, balloon drops, countdowns, overnights, and more!
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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wild Welcome 2021 at The Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 9am - 5pm
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA
Description: Help the VLM celebrate 2021 with party hats and Animal resolutions posted throughout the museum. As you explore the museum, you can find all 21 animals with "resolutions" for the New Year. You will be asked (via a fill in the blank at front desk) to FIND animals' "resolutions" posted throughout the Museum. SHARE your resolution for a chance to be featured on our social media from 1/2/2021 - 1/5/2021! Receive a NEW YEARS EVE hat and celebrate the promise for a great 2021!
Cost: Activity included in museum admission. Secure your timed tickets today with limited capacity. Masks required both indoors and outdoors with social distancing.
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Make Something Studio 3235 Bridge Road Suite 8 Suffolk, VA 23435
Description: Drop the kiddos off to Make Something, countdown till noon AND enjoy a Sparkling Cider Toast! Please register in advance.
Cost: $28 per child
Noon Year's Eve with Suffolk Public Library (Online)
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Location: Your home - registration required.
Description: Celebrate the New Year early with a countdown, balloon drop, crafts, and more! This year the party will be virtual and we'll provide party kit for you to throw your own rockin countdown at noon! The party will start at 11:30am and we will ring in the New Year at Noon together! Program supplies will be available for pickup at the chosen location prior to the program air date. Please reserve your supplies by filling out the registration form. Since this is a family program, you will receive supplies for 4 people. We will contact you when your supplies are ready for pickup. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to a Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins.
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 11:30am - 1pm
Location: My Gym Virginia Beach, 1554 Laskin Road, #118 Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Join us for a mid-day celebration to ring in 2021! Apple Juice toast at NOON. Lots of games, party favors, songs, dances and more. Great from families of all ages. Must pre-register. Space is limited. *This is NOT a drop off event*
Cost: $15/child ($5/sibling discount)
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 beginning at 12pm
Location: The Shack 712 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: We’re so excited to announce our plans for New Year’s Eve at The Shack - It’s 2021 Somewhere! An all-day event, ringing in the new year every hour, on the hour, all around the world! Celebrate each time the clock strikes midnight somewhere else in the world with our special “Cheers from Here!” drink menu
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 1-5pm or 6-10pm
Location: Pinboy's at the Beach 1577 Laskin Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: 2 FAMILY PARTIES 1PM-5PM OR 6PM-10PM $99.95 PER LANE, UP TO 5 GUESTS PER AREA 4 HOURS UNLIMITIED BOWLING FREE SHOE RENTAL LARGE 1 TOPPING PIZZA UNLIMITED POPCORN PARTY FAVORS "AFTER DARK" LIGHTING RED PIN PRIZES HOLIDAY TOAST DEPOSIT-PAID IN FULL WHEN BOOKED COVID-19 POLICIES FACIAL COVERINGS MUST BE WORK AT ALL TIMES. HEALTH CHECKS DONE PRIOR TO ENTERING BUILDING. DESIGNATED PRIVATE BOWLING AREAS COMPLETE LANE SIDE SERVICE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR PRIVATE AREA.
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 beginning at 3pm
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach 3900 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: “Check Out” of 2020 and “Check Inn” to 2021 at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach for New Year’s Eve! Celebrate under the stars all while social distancing in your guest room or on your private balcony! Your room will overlook the center courtyard and pool deck where you can start the evening off with family friendly movies on the LED Billboard Screen and then dance the night away with the sounds of “Vinyl Headlights” and watch the ball drop in Times Square on the big screen! What better way to ring in the New Year for couples and families! Happy New Year from Team Holiday Inn North Beach!
Cost: Packages from $199. Limited Availability for this Oceanfront Event!
NYEvenings (Virginia Beach) Canceled
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, December 30-31, 2020 from 5PM - 11PM
Location: Town Center of Virginia Beach & Pembroke Mall, One Columbus Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Although there won’t be an official countdown, a big stage, or confetti this year, we invite you to ring in 2021 by enjoying a night (or two) on the town. From 5PM-11PM on December 30 and 31, you’ll discover boutique performances all throughout Town Center. Local musicians, jugglers, balloon artists, and more will serenade and dazzle guests as you make your way to your favorite Town Center dining destination. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.
Date: Thursday & Friday, December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021 at 7pm
Location: Family Fun Xperience 206 16th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Come experience some unique fun and games as we celebrate the end of 2020 at FFX with an island flair! New Year's may ring in at our beach at midnight, but the new year starts on the island of Tonga, and then ends a bit more than 500 miles away on several islands including American Samoa. We'll be ringing in the waves of 2021 a few times as we go around the world celebrating and playing along with all kinds of fun. Kid-friendly, but kids not required - bring a date, friends, your church or work group, or we always love if you bring your family along!
Each event ticket includes:
- All games and countdowns
- Non-alcoholic 'champagne' toast
- Prizes and competitions
- General admission seating to our comfortable couches
- Concessions area
- Specials and awards for everyone ready to party island style or with any other garb representing any country around the world!
- And more!
Get out of the house one last time, and experience an alternative to the usual NYE shenanigans - we have our own brand of funanigans all year long at FFX!