Last Night on the Town Virginia Beach 2017
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Ring In 2019 during Virginia Beach’s “Last Night on the Town”

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Pembroke Mall and The Town Center of Virginia Beach

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 throughout the mall by Magical Solutions, Inc., including a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM.

The fun continues until midnight at Town Center of Virginia Beach with live music on multiple stages.  Join us for a Party in the Plaza from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and then at 9 pm, we will  kick off the party on the main stage. This year’s headline band is national recording artist SWITCHFOOT! A midnight countdown with a spectacular laser light show and a Virginia Beach Ball Drop celebration will ring in 2018!

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. Local news 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.

Last Night on the Town is presented by the Central Business District Association in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach.

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.

 

Pembroke Mall Retail and Restaurant Directory

Town Center Retail, Restaurant and Hotel Directory

Is this an all ages event?
Yes, bring the entire family!
Event time?
Last Night on the Town begins at 2pm and ends at 1am.
Are there free places to park?
Yes! Free parking in all town center parking garages and at Pembroke mall.  Check parking locations here
Are there accommodations?
Yes! Our Hotel Partners are ready to check you in!
What if it rains?
This is a rain-or-shine event. Make plans to have a terrific evening, no matter what the weather!
Will businesses in the area be open?
Mall businesses will close at 6pm. Most Town restaurants will remain open all night. Most shops will remain open until 10pm. Many retailers will stay open during the event. However, final determination on store hours the night of the event will be decided by each individual business owner.
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, but for safety reasons no pets will be allowed inside the event area. Service animals trained to assist disabled persons will be allowed into the event.
Are cameras allowed at the event?
Yes! Take lots of pictures, and share your favorites. Tag us on Facebook (Last Night on the Town), follow us on Twitter  (@lastnightonthetown) and flickr (vbcityphotographs) “Last Night set” , and hashtag us with images on Instagram (#lastnightonthetown)
What items can I NOT bring into the event area?
The following items CANNOT be brought into the event area:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Backpacks of any kind
  • Food or beverage of any kind
  • Alcohol (beer, wine, and champagne will be sold at the event)
  • Containers or coolers of any kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (exceptions for people with mobility limitations)
  • Bicycles
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Instruments and laser pointers
  • Picnic baskets
  • Lawn furniture
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • No illegal vending is permitted—no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed

Additional General Information

Access Options

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.

Security/Safety

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

Taxi/Car Services

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

Uber 

Lyft

VIP Party

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, the Virginia Beach Ball Drop celebration and laser light show!  Tickets are $125 per person.  

VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Purchase Tickets (on sale December 1)

Musical Performers

 

Switchfoot – Headline Act

Formed in San Diego in 1996, SWITCHFOOT is Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboard, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums). Since their start, the band has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out world tours with over 4 million concert tickets worldwide.

 

SWITCHFOOT released their latest album, Where The Light Shines Through, on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records.  Where The Light Shines Through is the band’s tenth album and the first since 2014’s highly acclaimed Fading West. The album was self-produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown.

 

Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has also been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over a million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am Foundation, providing services to underprivileged and disadvantaged youth. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

 

Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
2:00PM – 4:45PM Family Entertainment Pembroke Mall
4:45PM – 5:00PM Kids’ Countdown to 2018 and Balloon Drop Pembroke Mall
5:00PM – 9:00 PM Roving Entertainment and Street Performers Town Center
5:00PM – 12:00AM Town Center Merchant & Restaurant Specials Town Center
5:30PM – 8:30PM Party in the Plaza Fountain Plaza
7:30PM – 12:00AM Food & Beverage Sales Countdown Square
8:00PM – 12:00AM CBDA VIP Party Stage Side Tent
8:00 – 9:00PM MOER Countdown Square Stage
9:15PM – 10:15PM WOAH! Countdown Square Stage
10:30PM – 12:00AM Switchfoot Countdown Square Stage
11:58PM – 12:00AM Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop Countdown Square
12:00AM – 12:20AM Switchfoot Encore and Laser Light Show Countdown Square
2017 Event Map

         Event Map

2017 Event Schedule

      Event Schedule