Family Friendly New Year's Eve Celebrations Around Virginia

Dec 28, 2017

New Year’s Eve rounds out the holiday season. Here's a look at family-friendly ways to ring in the new year, around the state.



Noon Year's Eve at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond


For those who don't want to stay up until midnight, the Science Museum in Richmond hosts a countdown at noon on December 31. The kid friendly event features a quirky ball drop where 2,018 bouncy balls will fall from the ceiling along with confetti. At noon there's an apple juice toast. Admission to the museum is required, but there's no additional cost.


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New Year's at Noon in Roanoke


Growing Up in the Valley's New Years at Noon isn't a new event, but it is the first time the celebration will be at the Berglund Center. There will also be a ball drop here -- 60,000 bouncy balls. Ticket prices include activities like face painting, a magic show, and cartoon character appearances. 


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First Night Virginia in Charlottesville 


The annual First Night Virginia in Charlottesville is an art festival along the Downtown Mall. Headlining this year are multiple performances of the Lucky Dare Devil Thrill Show at the Paramount Theater. Other entertainment includes puppet shows, Irish dance and multiple musicians. 


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This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.