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Patch Picks: New Year's Eve Events

Want to get out this New Years Eve, but stay close to home? Here are some great events in the area.

First Night Alexandria
1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Adults $20, children 12 and under free with a paying adult.
The historic City of Alexandria presents its annual all-day New Year's Eve celebration. Events for children kick off at 1 p.m., including the annual Fun Hunt and free arts programs at the . Then, at 5 p.m., events for adults begin, featuring live performances, a multi-media countdown show, and a 'ball drop', where plastic balls will be dropped on party-goers, which can be redeemed later for a chance to win prizes.

City of Falls Church 14th Annual Watch Night - Big Night in the Little City
7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Free, family friendly New Year's Eve celebration featuring seven live bands, a 20 piece orchestra, dancing, moonbounce, face painters and more. Free Shuttle Bus every 30 minutes from East Falls Church Metro Station to all venues, running from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Fairfax Four Miler 
6 p.m. 
Join the  and the City of Fairfax for a four-mile run through the city.  This event supports the Fairfax Police Youth Club. The post race party includes food and entertainment.Register online before the event.

 New Years Eve Buffet and Performance of 'I Do, I Do' 
6 p.m. 
Admission is $100, and covers dinner, the show, dancing, champagne, party favors and a late-night breakfast buffet after the countdown.

 
Admission is $150 and covers dinner for two, karaoke, and a live band performance. Call ahead for reservations.

Kate's Irish Pub New Year's Party 
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. 
Live show by the band Cheap Dates, and a special pre-fixed dinner menu with a wide range of dishes, champagne, and party favors. Entry is free, reservations required for dinner.


6 p.m. - 12 a.m. 
A live performance by Celtic Union, a three-course meal, a champagne toast to New Year's in Ireland, and party favors are included for $39.99. A $10.95 late-night fee covers a performance by DJ Espree and a champagne toast at midnight. Call for reservations.

Kilroy's Little Black Dress Party 
Kilroy's New Year's Eve party features a performance by DJ Sabra, dancing, dinner specials, and a champagne toast at midnight. Call ahead for reservations and pricing.


Admission of $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door, covers drink tickets, shots, a champagne toast and party favors. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.


12 a.m. 
Diners who are 21 or older will be treated to a free champagne toast at the bar to ring in the new year.

Know of other local New Year's Eve celebrations?  Tell us in the comments section of this article.

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