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.

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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. RVA Bachata New Year’s Eve 2022
  2. 2022 Black Tie New Year’s Eve Gala
  3. ​​NEW YEARS EVE BASH w/ The Real Geniuses
  4. NYE 2022 Masquerade Celebration
  5. Richmond NYE Bar Crawl
  6. New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack Richmond
  7. New Year’s Eve Comedy Celebration and Event
  8. Drip Gods Ent. X VCU Parties Presents: Way 2 Sexy NYE Bash
  9. PLF Presents: Decemberween 2022 – A New Year’s Eve Costume Ball
  10. NYE With The Crain Brothers Band @ JJ’s Grille
  11. New Years Eve w/ Suggesting Rhythm at The Beacon Theatre

RVA Bachata New Year’s Eve 2022

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Let’s ring in 2022 together at the greatest Latin event in town. Great music, beautiful venue at Tabol Brewing, and family-friendly!

For our 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Party, RVA Bachata is thrilled to partner with Tabol Brewing once again to ring in 2022 with you!

Tabol Brewery has indoor/outdoor spaces available, including a huge indoor dance floor, an outdoor fire pit with comfortable seating, and a balcony deck.

Enjoy music by DJ Ruddy Rivera, a dance class by Ciara Morales (DC/NOVA), and several more surprises TBA!

This event is family-friendly. Children 15 years of age and under are free with parental supervision.

Online sales are $30. Online sales end on December 31, at 11AM. Prices at the door start at $40. Get your discounted tickets early here!

2022 Black Tie New Year’s Eve Gala

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in grand style & indulge in a sophisticated haven of luxury & service as we ring in 2022! Formal attire is required for this event in Petersburg, just south of Richmond.

We have assembled a selection of the finest entertainment from RVA to bring you an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance.

Experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party as you indulge in free-flowing champagne, a spectacular balloon drop, enjoy an assortment of hors d’oeuvre and dance the night away to Another Level Live band/DJ. Learn more and get your tickets here!

NEW YEARS EVE BASH w/ The Real Geniuses

Celebrate 2022 with the New Year’s Eve Bash with The Real Geniuses appearing at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA. 

Ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks, dancing, and live entertainment at The Tin Pan! Dinner includes a prix-fixe menu with options for everyone, but be sure to let the organizers know about any dietary restrictions when you purchase tickets. Your ticket includes a champagne toast and live music from The Real Geniuses.

Get your tickets or learn more about this event here!

NYE 2022 Masquerade Celebration

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Richmond’s Largest NYE Celebration featuring access to 3 Venues with 1 Ticket! Celebrate the New Year with a Masquerade celebration.

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

6 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 Sonora

Burlesque Dancers at Switch

Get tickets here today!

Richmond NYE Bar Crawl

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Your wristband gains you access to 4-6 Downtown Richmond bars , FREE entry to crawlers ($20-40 to non crawlers per bar ) ……

The bars include the Stadium Sports Bar, with a buffet at 6:30, Margarita Cantina, featuring a live DJ, and Fallout, with more to come!

You will receive an itinerary upon check-in with all venues, specials, offerings for night. 

Tickets for the Richmond NYE Bar Crawl include drink tickets, a complimentary appetizer buffet, a photo booth and photo backdrop, champagne toast, live music and karaoke, DJs, drink specials, and a VIP view of the ball drop. 

Get your tickets early at this link!

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. Learn more about the packages below or get tickets here!

1st Floor Package – $249 per bay (only $42/person!)

Reserved bay for up to 6 people on the 1st floor

Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am

New Year’s Eve party favors

Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water

2nd or 3rd Floor Package – $399 per bay (only $67/person!)

Reserved bay for up to 6 people on either the 2nd or 3rd floor

Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am

(1) Chandon split per person

New Year’s Eve party favors

Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water

Complimentary appetizer station

Premium Package // 2nd Floor, Center Bays – $900 for two bays (only $75/person!)

(2) Side-by-side reserved, center bays for up to 12 people on the 2nd floor

Unlimited BayPlay from 9 pm – 1 am

Greeted with ready-to-drink cocktail buckets

(1) Chandon Split and cooler bag for each guest

New Year’s Eve party favors

Unlimited soda, tea/coffee, water

Complimentary appetizer station

New Year’s Eve Comedy Celebration and Event

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Enjoy a free buffet, champagne toast, DJ, and other giveaways as you hear some of the finest comedians on the East Coast while you party. This Comedy Celebration and Event takes place just northeast of Richmond in Tappahannock, VA. See comedians Bo Dacious and Maria Sanchez as you laugh into the New Year. 

There will also be a DJ before and after the comedy show, and your ticket includes dinner, drink specials, and a free champagne toast. Learn more or get your tickets here!

Drip Gods Ent. X VCU Parties Presents: Way 2 Sexy NYE Bash

RVA we bring to you a NYE experience like no other. Way 2 Sexy NYE Bash step out in your sexiest fit and lets bring in 2022 with a banger! 

This NYE party takes place at The Blackbird Collective in Richmond, with live entertainment from DJ Jaeslimm. Learn more and get tickets for this Drip Gods party here!

PLF Presents: Decemberween 2022 – A New Year’s Eve Costume Ball

You are cordially invited to join us in Richmond, Virginia for PLF’s DECEMBERWEEN 2022: NYE (Halloween in December on NYE)!

Decemberween 2022 is officially on, and will be loaded with all the music, dancing, creativity, costumes, camaraderie, and community fun that you’ve come to expect, with even more new surprises in store.

We will once again transform Diversity Richmond’s 15,000 square foot event space and outdoor area into multiple immersive environments for fire performance, live music, 3 stages with bands and DJs, interactive art installations, circus arts, stage performances, outdoor pyro-sculptures, mutant vehicle showcases, 3 libation stations, food trucks, vendors and more! 

Get your tickets and learn more about this exciting event here!

NYE With The Crain Brothers Band @ JJ’s Grille

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Join us for an exciting New Year’s Eve celebration with The Crain Brothers Band live at JJ’s. Doors will open at 6PM for ticketholders only. Live music will begin at 9PM.

Tickets are available today at this link!

New Years Eve w/ Suggesting Rhythm at The Beacon Theatre

Suggesting Rhythm will perform their first ever NYE SHOW on Dec. 31, 2021 at The Beacon Theatre Hopewell. Doors open at 7pm. Show 8:30pm. Learn more and get tickets here!


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.