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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Richmond

Ring in the New Year at these parties in Richmond

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Richmond. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Richmond for the holidays, or even if you already live here in the River City, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

friends toasting champagne

Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Richmond, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Richmond.

Best Richmond NYE Events

  1. NYE MASQUERADE Celebration 2023 (2 LOACTIONS NAMA AND SWITCH)
  2. New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Richmond
  3. New Year’s Eve at The Tobacco Company Restaurant
  4. The Hof New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
  5. NYE 2023 Celebration at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
  6. New Year’s Eve Fiesta at Havana59
  7. NEW YEAR’s EVE Bash feat: The Jangling Reinharts
  8. 18 Wheeler Grown & Sexy New Years Eve Party
  9. NYE 2023 at Stadium Bar & Lounge| SAT 12.31
  10. New Year’s Eve with Or Ami
  11. Gallery5 New Years Eve Celebration!
  12. Bubbly & Brews NYE Bash 2022
  13. New Year’s Eve @ Cobra Cabana
  14. Andy Frasco & The U.N. for New Year’s Kick Off!!
  15. New Years Eve Music Expo

NYE MASQUERADE Celebration 2023 (2 LOACTIONS NAMA AND SWITCH)

nye 2022 masquerade flyer
Source: Eventbrite

Celebrate the New Year w/ a Masquerade celebration. Join us on SAT, Dec 31, 22 at 9pm Wishing you peace, love, and laughter in the New Year.

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Broad Street! Get access to 3 venues with 1 Ticket at the NYE 2022 Masquerade Celebration.

Admission Includes:

Entry and access to 3 venues

4 fully stocked bars

3 Live DJs

Live Midnight Drop at all Venues

Complimentary Party Favors (Only available for first hour)

Appetizer Stations from 9pm until 10pm at Nama

Burlesque Dancers at Switch


New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Richmond

Ring in the New Year at Drive Shack! Festive Attire Encouraged. This driving range is not like others you’ve been to before, featuring a full bar, comfort food, and high tech golf play.


New Year’s Eve at The Tobacco Company Restaurant


The Hof New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate the New Year at The Hofheimer Venue.

The Masquerade Ball experience includes:+ DJ+ (2) Drink Tickets+ Midnight Champagne Toast+ Masquerade Mask+ Photo Booth+ Hors D’oeuvres


NYE 2023 Celebration at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER GREAT PARTY!

New Years Eve 2023 Celebration with KOS and DJ Dave. Hosted at the Hilton Short Pump and going on 14 years strong! Tickets are available for singles, couples, along with Hotel Packages below!


New Year’s Eve Fiesta at Havana59

Join us at Havana 59’s annual New Year’s eve Fiesta, as we say good bye to 2022 and welcome 2023!

As you already know, we always have a theme party, and this year’s theme is “Disco Glam”! Join in as we relive the glamorous disco era and welcome in a new year full of joy and prosperity. It is a Latin based party, so you know we will have Salsa, Merengue and Bachata right along with disco… It’s going to be an amazing party!


NEW YEAR’s EVE Bash feat: The Jangling Reinharts

NYE party with the Jangling Reinharts appearing at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $15 per guest. Gratuity of 20% is automatically added to all food and beverage purchases.


18 Wheeler Grown & Sexy New Years Eve Party

18 WHEELERS S/C PRESENTS 2022 Grown & Sexy New Year’s Eve Party

Music by DJ Dirty Money


NYE 2023 at Stadium Bar & Lounge| SAT 12.31

This New Years Eve come walk the Red Carpet and celebrate with friends, family, and new acquaintances at Stadium for 2023.


New Year’s Eve with Or Ami

We’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party from 8pm-10pm at Congregation Or Ami. Come and enjoy desserts and snacks, drinks, and live music by Royce Campbell. We’ll provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


Gallery5 New Years Eve Celebration!

Celebrate the last moments and memories of 2022 at gallery 5 & count down to 2023!

Featuring:

An evening of jazz by the Ayinde Williams trio

Plus a special musical performance by Classical Revolution RVA featuring Ms. Jaylin Brown to ring in the near year!

An art show on our walls, photo ops, drink specials, special local snacks, and more!

Tickets include your bubbly toast at midnight too!


Bubbly & Brews NYE Bash 2022

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Hardywood with brews, a bubbly toast, and an evening with J Tucker & The Krewe!


New Year’s Eve @ Cobra Cabana

ring in the new year from ur fave local snake pit. it’s totally safe down here, i promise 🙂


Andy Frasco & The U.N. for New Year’s Kick Off!!

River City Roll is excited to announce Andy Fransco & The U.N. are returning to River City Roll Friday, December 30th, to kick off New Year’s Weekend! Doors open at 7pm, Music starts at 8pm with special guest Deadsun. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 at the Door! Tables are first come first serve. Ages 21+ Only.

Andy Frasco & The U.N. are an American blues rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2007. The band consists of Andrew Frasco, Ernie Chang, Shawn Eckels and a consistently rotating and evolving cast of additional band members to form the U.N. Additional featured members of the U.N. include Daniel Avila, Andee “Beats” Avila, Floyd Kellogg, Supa Man from the band Philosophy of Soul, as well as members of the Kris Lager Band: Kris Lager, Jeremiah Weir, Brandon Miller, and John Fairchild. Matt Owen of Eclectic Tuba is the most recent member of the band.


New Years Eve Music Expo

We got the HOTTEST artists coming out to perform for the expo! Our last showcase of the year! Champagne toast at 12am! Happy New Years!


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Richmond?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Richmond is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Richmond, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.