Best Places to Find New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Virginia 2018

New Year's Eve FireworksEveryone likes to celebrate New Year’s Eve in their own way. Some people like to find the biggest party with the loudest music, others like to enjoy small celebrations with family and friends, and others still like to do what I do…fall asleep on the couch at 10 pm while waiting for the ball to drop. But no matter how you like to start the new year, you have to admit, there aren’t many things that make a statement quite like New Year’s Eve fireworks.

If you’re looking for a fun, festive way to get your new year started off with a bang, then you’ll want to check out these incredible New Year’s Eve fireworks displays around the state. If you can’t make it to these events, we have also listed some live streams of fireworks shows from around the whole so that your family can enjoy them from the comfort of your home (you also don’t have to stay up late!)!

Online Streams

Dubai (Light Show)

Time: 3:00 PM EST
Live Stream: Link



Time: 6:50 PM EST
Live Stream: Link


London, England

Time: 6:55 PM EST
Live Stream: Link


Sydney, Australia

Time: 8:00 AM EST
Live Stream: Link


Live Events Around Virginia

B2 NYE Fireworks, Oyster Roast and Live Music (at Billsburg Brewery)

December 31, 2017, 4pm – 12am

Ring in the New Year at Billsburg Brewery with their first ever Oyster Roast and Fireworks extravaganza. The event features all-you-can-eat Seaside Salts Oysters, beer, fireworks, live music, and much more.

Cost: $50/person or $80/couple. Purchase tickets here.

Contact and Location:
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Blue Ridge Mountain Holidays – New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017, fireworks at 10pm

With events and celebrations to suit every taste and style, New Year’s Eve at Wintergreen is a one-stop shop for holiday fun. Start your new year right with skiing, snowboarding, and tubing all day, followed by everything from special dinners to kids’ NYE events to parties on the patio. But whatever you do, don’t miss fireworks over the mountainside starting at 10pm!

Cost: Click here to see a complete list of scheduled events and associated costs

Contact and Location:
Wintergreen Resort
11 Grassy Ridge Rd
Wintergreen, VA 22958
434-325-8180 (event details)
434-325-2200 (Wintergreen Resort)


First Night Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria
December 31, 2017, 10am – 12am

As the largest family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party in the Washington, D.C. area, First Night Alexandria offers family-oriented activities all day long. Starting with kid-friendly activities at 10am and wrapping up with a spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River at midnight, First Night Alexandria features 150 performances at 24 indoor venues.

Cost: $30/person, Children 12 and under and active military free

Contact and Location:
Old Town Alexandria
Various locations
See a complete schedule of events and venues here. (703) 746-3299


First Night Winchester

December 31, 2017, 10am – 12am

Join the fun at First Night Winchester. This family-friendly event is the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Shenandoah Valley and features live entertainment, including music, puppet shows, kids’ events, and more. Enjoy discounts from local restaurants, then at midnight, welcome the New Year with the official “Apple Drop” and midnight fireworks display. (Keep in mind that the best views are from the Loudoun Street Mall!)

Cost: $10/person, Children 5 and under are free
Purchase a First Night Winchester button for access to a full day of activities. Click here to purchase buttons online or learn where to purchase them in person.

Contact and Location:
Old Town Winchester
Various Locations
Winchester, VA 22601
540-327-3503 (First Night Winchester)
See a complete schedule of events and venues here.


Mimslyn Inn New Year’s Gala

Luray, VA
December 31, 2017, 6pm – 12am

Mimslyn Inn presents a special New Year’s Eve celebration featuring two dining options—and one great party. Start with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres at 6pm, then choose from a gourmet or causal dining option with live music, followed by a DJ for dancing, and a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight.

Dinner and Dancing Reservations for Casual Buffet: $100/person
Dinner and Dancing Reservations for Black Tie Dining: $125/person
(plus tax and gratuity)
Click here for complete menus and overnight packages.

Contact and Location:
The Mimslyn Inn
401 W Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
(540) 743-5105