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. The fun continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music on multiple stages. 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 2016.
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 seats in the house!
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 and VIP packages 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
The Westin will offer special guest room rates with a view over Town Center. the New Year’s Eve package will include a bottle of champagne, party favors and breakfast for two in the the morning. The Westin restaurant will have drink specials and the market place will be serving hot beverages and snacks all night!
|4535 Commerce St Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.557.0550|
|Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center
The Hilton Garden Inn’s New Year’s Eve package includes champagne upon arrival, dinner for 2, and breakfast for 2 on New Year’s Day. Book by December 28. Click here for pricing.
|252 Town Center Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.326.6200|
|Crown Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center||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|
A number of Pembroke and Town Center restaurants will be offering New Year’s Eve specials. Contact each restaurant for more information.
A number of Town Center and Retailers will be offering extended hours and specials throughout the night. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
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
The Central Business District Association is hosting a stage side, tented and heated VIP Party from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Guests will enjoy food, cash bar, two drink tickets, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to VIP restrooms, and the best seat in the house for viewing the main stage, ball drop and laser light show. Tickets will be available for purchase December 1 – December 29 or until sold out.
VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Tickets are non-refundable.
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated Rock Band
A Perfect Mix of Oldies-But-Goodies
Covering Multiple Genres
Unique Blues with Crossover Appeal
|2:00PM – 4:45PM||Family Entertainment by Magical Solutions||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 the talented Tony Steinbach and his duo juggling act, magician Dave Rosado, Iggy the talking dragon, as well as stilt walkers, mimes and all sorts of crazy creatures. Become a mad scientist for the afternoon and make your own New Year’s Eve party hats and favors.|
|4:45PM – 5:00PM||Kids’ Countdown to 2016 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 – 12:00AM||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 Street Entertainment, Merchant and Restaurant Specials|
|5:30PM – 7:30PM||BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove||Fountain Plaza Stage||BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove is a 5 piece band from Virginia Beach. 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 heralded as a “young Stevie Wonder” and he has the technical prowess that makes for a perfect combination to captivate any audience. Songs include everything from Michael Jackson to Jeff Buckley, along with a number of original tunes.|
|7:30PM – 12:00AM||Adult Beverage Sales||Countdown Square|
|8:00PM – 12:00AM||VIP Party||Stage Side Tent Purchase VIP Tickets|
|8:00 – 9:00PM||Snackbar Jones||Countdown Square Stage||Snackbar Jones has an extensive song list that includes a wide variety of styles, including modern rock, top 40, pop, hip hop, country, alternative, 80’s, 90’s, R&B, classic rock, disco, oldies and traditional songs. Snackbar Jones has performed from Key West, Florida to Rochester, New York and everywhere in between. They’ve shared the bill with such acts as The Beach Boys, Salt & Pepa, Eddie Money, Kool & the Gang, and The Smithereens.|
|9:15PM – 10:15PM||Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos||Countdown Square Stage||Two time International Blues Challenge Finalists, Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. In 2014, the band won VEER Magazines “Best Blues” award and released a full length album with festival performances booked across the country. The crossover appeal of the Conqueroos has led them to share the stage with a diverse range of blues artists. From modern blues rock pioneers like Tab Benoit, Hamilton Loomis, Trampled under Foot, and Albert Castiglia, to more traditional artists like Big Joe and the Dyna Flows, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. With a band of musicians this diverse you can cover a lot of ground but they also write strong songs with instrumental hooks and lyrics that speak with emotion and depth. If your taste in blues is filled with funky rhythm and explosive guitar work anchored by old school harp and lively vocals, this is your new favorite band.|
|10:30PM – 12:00AM||Smash Mouth||Countdown Square Stage||2015 has been a banner year for the unstoppable Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated band Smash Mouth. In late 2014, Universal released Smash Mouth’s “ICON Series” CD. A lofty achievement for any band, it is a perfectly condensed representation of Smash Mouth’s best work to date. This year, the highly-anticipated, definitive and authorized Biography of Smash Mouth’s deep and fabled 20-year history became available in bookstores everywhere and through e-books. The band also released it’s long-awaited “LIVE” album. Capturing stellar performances, these explosive recordings were harvested from two late-2013 concerts in Rapid City SD and Manilla, the Philippines. “Anyone who’s never heard Smash Mouth play live is gonna be totally blown away” confirms lead singer Steve Harwell. “Cuz live, our band is a whole different animal”.|
|11:58PM – 12:00AM||Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop||Countdown Square|
|12:00AM – 12:20AM||Fireworks and Laser light Show||Countdown Square|