Start Drafting Your “New Year New Me” Post for Instagram, and Kick Off 2019 with these Awesome NYE Celebrations in the District



The District never has you scrounging for something to do or somewhere to go, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. There are endless open bars, live performances, and champagne toasts to choose from.

We’ve taken the hassle out of deciding by putting together a list of some of the events we foresee will be loads of fun and help get this new year started off right– so you can keep calm and party on!

Bring in 2019 and kick off your resolutions at one of the many events going on right here in the DC area:

Big Night D.C.’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

For all of you party animals, this celebration goes until 3AM! With FIFTEEN themed parties, FIVE dance floors, and all of your closest friends, this is bound to be a night you won’t forget. Prices vary depending on which tier ticket you buy, so be sure to check out all of the exclusive options before they sell out!

Kelly’s Irish Times

Ring in 2019 with your best Irish jig at Kelly’s Irish Times, voted one of the best bars in America. Between the open bar and champagne toast, you’ll have plenty of liquid courage to show off your best dance moves. There will be appetizers, party favors, and a live DJ! General admission and VIP ticket information available here.

Grand Central

Get ready to pop the champagne at this New Year’s celebration! There will be a live DJ, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and plenty of dancing right in the heart of Adams Morgan– the perfect place to bar hop and keep the party going as you ring in 2019 all night long. Whether you’re thinking general admission or VIP, this shindig is sure to get 2019 started off on the right foot.

Inaugural Navy Yard New Year’s Eve

Help Mission Navy Yard kick off 2019 by celebrating at their Inaugural New Year’s Eve Party. Your ticket purchase includes an open bar, two DJs, appetizers, and party favors. To keep the party going afterward, your ticket will also get you special access to post parties.

Gatsby Masquerade Gala

The Showroom DC is hosting a Gatsby-meets-masquerade party for all you fancier folks here in the District. Yes, they have the obvious party favors and open bar, but what if we told you among the many food stations there would be a mac n’ cheese bar?? That alone has me sold. The sooner you buy your tickets, the cheaper the price.

17th Annual International Spy Gala

This one goes out to all you gamblers and risk takers. The International Spy Gala at the Washington Plaza Hotel will have a mock casino, so you’ll either walk in to 2019 a little richer or maybe a little wiser– or both. As added bonuses, there will be multiple DJs, spy-inspired ice sculptures, and, of course, an open bar. For more information and ticket pricing, check out their website.

New Year’s Eve International Gala

Do something different to kick off 2019– party among cirque performances at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. If that’s not enough to spark your interest, what if we told you Washington Nationals’ Teddy and Washington Capitals’ Slapshot would be in attendance as official party mascots? There are general admission, reduced post-dinner admission, and VIP options available here.

The Embassy Row Hotel Silent Disco

It’s really easy to not stress out about finding a DD or avoiding surged Uber prices when you can head upstairs to your room as soon as the party ends. At The Embassy Row Hotel, you can party all night long at their silent disco and then head upstairs to crash from dance-induced exhaustion. Book your one-stop party here.

How are you planning to bring in 2019? Let us know in the comments and tag us during your celebrations using #DCFray and #FrayLife!


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