Celebrate the “Last Night on the Town,” the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s Eve event!
The festivities kick off mid-afternoon at Pembroke Mall with family entertainment by Magical Solutions, Inc., including a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. Enjoy an amazing performance by Krendl, the world renowned escape artist who will return to Last Night on the Town from the world tour of Broadway’s The Illusionists.
The fun continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music on multiple stages. Opening acts include Borderline Crazy in the Fountain Plaza, with B.J. Griffin & The Galaxy Groove and Jesse Chong kicking off the party on the main stage. This year’s headline band is national recording artist Smash Mouth! A midnight countdown with a spectacular laser light show, fireworks, and Virginia Beach Ball Drop will ring in 2017.
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, with food and adult beverages available for purchase. A separate, ticketed VIP Party hosted by the Central Business District Association will be held stage side in a heated tent, providing VIP guests with the best views of the festivities!
Town Center and Pembroke merchants, hotels and restaurants will offer New Year’s Eve rates and specials. WVEC-TV and BOB FM will broadcast live from the event. Free parking will be available for all attendees in the Town Center garages, with overflow parking at Pembroke Mall.
Check these hotels for special rates when making your reservation!
Hotels outside of Town Center will run shuttles to and from the event throughout the night.
|The Virginia Beach Westin at Town Center
Add a little luxury to ring in 2017 when you book our New Year’s Eve package featuring:
Stay one night for $399 – Book Now
Stay two nights for just $80 more – Book Now
|4535 Commerce St Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.557.0550|
|Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center
Ring in 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Town Center! Enjoy our Bed & Breakfast package, which includes a hot breakfast buffet for two in our Garden Grille, or book one of our other rate options to suit your needs. Choose from a standard room with a king or two queen beds, our deluxe whirlpool king room, or one of our one-bedroom king suites. Our Garden Grille & Bar serves dinner as well, and will be open from 5-10pm to help you start your New Year’s Eve celebration with a delicious meal and beverages. Our staff wishes you a safe and fun New Year’s Eve and a prosperous 2017! For pricing and information, please click here.
|252 Town Center Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.326.6200|
|Crown Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center
Enjoy complimentary round trip shuttle service to Town Center from the Crown Plaza. Book your stay early for the best rates. Breakfast included. – Book Now
|4453 Bonney Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.473.1700|
|The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Conference Center||5655 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.499.4400|
| Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Last Night on the Town Package
Starts at $125 plus taxes per night – includes bay view suite double/double – includes shuttle to/from Town Center – and 2pm check out on January 1, 2017 – Book Now
|2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451||757.481.9000|
A number of Pembroke and Town Center restaurants will be offering New Year’s Eve specials. Contact each restaurant for more information.
Many of the Town Center and Pembroke Mall retailers are offering New Year’s Eve specials during Last Night on the Town. Stop in at the stores below for special offers.
Click here for a directory of Pembroke Mall.
Click here for a directory of Town Center restaurants, hotels and retailers.
Just Cupcakes – Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Just Cupcakes. We’ll be offering festive cupcakes pared with champagne or our red velvet hot chocolate. Two cupcakes and a split bottle of champagne for 2 will be $20.
Sumatra Salon & Spa – Countdown to the New Year and SAVE! Sumatra is offering $20.17 off all services over $100, December 26-31. book your appointment now! Sumatra is located in the heart of Town Center at 232 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Call 757-456-9900.
Special parking for disabled individuals is available. These spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying state-issued (any state) disability placards or license plates. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Accessible restrooms will be available. Service animals trained to assist disabled persons will be allowed into the event.
Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all event attendees. To ensure this, there will be on-site security provided by local police. If you’re experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate an event staff member or police officer.
WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARD VIOLENCE OF ANY TYPE. ANY INCIDENTS WILL BE ADDRESSED BY THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND EVENT SECURITY. ANY PERSONS INVOLVED IN FIGHTING OR VIOLENT ACTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM SITE AND/OR ARRESTED, NO EXCEPTIONS
Stay safe! Book a room at one of the nearby hotels, or call for a ride home:
Black and White Cab – 757.855.7528
All City Cab Company – 757.428.8294
Yellow Cab of Virginia Beach – 757.460.0605
Alba Taxi – 757.425.2522
Eagle Taxi Cab – 757.705.2727
The Central Business District Association is hosting a stage-side, tented and heated VIP Party from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Admission includes 2 drink tickets, cash bar, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to VIP restrooms, great food, and fun, with premier viewing of the main stage, fireworks display, ball drop and laser light show. Click here to purchase tickets.
VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Tickets are non-refundable. Event will be held rain or shine.
Smash Mouth was formed in 1994 in San Jose, California. The band is composed of Steve Harwell (vocals), Paul De Lisle (bass), Michael Klooster (keyboards), Jason Sutter (drums), and Sean Hurwitz (guitar). After playing a summer festival with No Doubt and Beck, Smash Mouth decided to record an album, Fush Yu Mang, released in July 1997. The band was subsequently signed by Interscope, which released “Walkin’ on the Sun” as the band’s first single. “Walkin’ on the Sun” became a number one modern rock hit and pushed the album into the Top 40.
The follow-up album, Astro Lounge, was released in 1999, generating the hit “All Star”. A collection of early material, East Bay Sessions, also appeared that same year. The band’s work of the early 2000s including albums Smash Mouth (2001) and Get the Picture? (2003) pleased fans of sparkling pop music. The group also contributed numerous tracks to a variety of motion pictures, most notably their cover of the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” (from their eponymous release) to the soundtrack of 2001’s hit movie Shrek. Many of these then appeared on the August 2005 Smash Mouth hits collection All Star Smash Hits. Harwell could be spotted in early 2006 as a cast member on the sixth season of VH1’s celeb-reality TV show The Surreal Life. Smash Mouth’s fifth studio album, Summer Girl, appeared in early September. Six years later the band released another album, returning in the summer of 2012 with their sixth album, Magic.
BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove is a 6 piece band from Virginia Beach, VA. Fronted by the Singing Cellist BJ Griffin, the band has a unique sound that sticks with you well after the show. The Galaxy Groove set list includes a perfect mix of oldies-but-goodies with the newest music out today that keeps you dancing all night long. With fun arrangements of popular songs, and a voice like BJ Griffin’s, the possibilities are endless. Bj’s voice is rivaled as “young Stevie Wonder” and the technical prowess make for perfect combination to captivate any audience. The band can pull off anything from Michael Jackson to Jeff Buckley and they also also plays original tunes written by BJ. The chemistry of the band is undeniable when watching a show and they are quickly gaining local popularity. Especially having a cellist leading the band, the Galaxy Groove puts a unique twist on every song they do and has molded into an unmistakeable entity.
Jesse Chong is a performing songwriter and musician based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is one of the most well known and respected artists in the regional scene. Not only does Jesse perform regularly as a solo artist, but he sits in with a variety of musicians in the area and plays with his own ensemble known as the “Chong Band”.
Jesse has officially self-produced and released three albums- two of which are available through his website, CD Baby, and ITunes. Chong has been a consistent headliner on the area’s main stages and festivals, and is a staple of the local music scene.
Jesse is known for his musical versatility and genre blending. What may one night be a reggae band can be a rock or funk act the next. Chong’s solo show consists of acoustic guitar and the phenomenon of live looping- a skill which gives him the ability to be a one man band. His great original music and encyclopedic knowledge of cover songs have kept him one of the busiest working musicians anywhere.
The chameleon-like Chong has opened for varied artists across the spectrum. The Wailers, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, INXS, Willie Nelson, Neville Brothers, Stephen Marley, Dark Star Orchestra, Leon Russell and Derek Trucks are just a few. Chong’s musical style is often compared to Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Ben Harper/Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley.
Borderline crazy is a fun, top 40, pop/rock cover band based out of Virginia Beach! They perform favorites ranging from the 50’s to today!
|2:00PM – 4:45PM||Family Entertainment||Pembroke Mall||Magical Solutions will delight New Year’s revelers of ALL ages with roving entertainment and performances on 4 stages throughout the mall followed by a kids’ countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. Enjoy a mystifying and magical performance by world renowned escape artist Krendl, along with Iggy the talking dragon, stilt walkers, mimes and all sorts of crazy creatures. Kids can make their own New Year’s Eve party hats and favors.|
|4:45PM – 5:00PM||Kids’ Countdown to 2017 and Balloon Drop||Pembroke Mall||5…4…3…2…1… Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year at 5:00 PM with the kids’ countdown and balloon drop in Pembroke Mall.|
|5:00PM – 9:00 PM||Roving Entertainment and Street Performers||Town Center||Fire throwers, stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes, a dance troupe and more will delight the crowds in the Fountain Plaza and throughout Town Center as they await the countdown to midnight.|
|5:00PM – 12:00AM||Town Center Merchant & Restaurant Specials||Town Center||Shop and dine at Town Center while enjoying New Year’s Eve discounts and specials|
|5:30PM – 8:00PM||Borderline Crazy||Fountain Plaza Stage||Live Music|
|7:30PM – 12:00AM||Food & Beverage Sales||Countdown Square||Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase in Countdown Square. ID required.|
|8:00PM – 12:00AM||CBDA VIP Party||Stage Side Tent||The Central Business District Association is hosting a stage-side, tented and heated VIP Party from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Admission includes 2 drink tickets, cash bar, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to VIP restrooms, food, fun, and preferred of viewing the main stage, fireworks, ball drop and laser light show. Tickets will be available for purchase on December 1 for $125 per person.
VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Tickets are non-refundable.
|8:00 – 9:00PM||B.J. Griffin & the Galaxy Groove||Countdown Square Stage||Live Music|
|9:15PM – 10:15PM||Jesse Chong||Countdown Square Stage||Live Music|
|10:30PM – 12:00AM||Smash Mouth||Countdown Square Stage||Live Music|
|11:58PM – 12:00AM||Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop||Countdown Square||Countdown as Virginia Beach’s New Year’s Beach Ball drops into Town Center to Ring in 2017|
|12:00AM – 12:20AM||Fireworks and Laser light Show||Countdown Square|