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.
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
|4535 Commerce St Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.557.0550|
|Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center||252 Town Center Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462||757.326.6200|
|Crowne 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|
| Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
|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.
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, 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.
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.
|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 several stages throughout the mall followed by a kids’ countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. Kids can make their own New Year’s Eve party hats and favors.|
|4:45PM – 5:00PM||Kids’ Countdown to 2018 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. This is the largest event of its kind on the east coast!|
|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 – 8:30PM||Party in the Plaza||Fountain Plaza||Live DJ Music and Dancing|
|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 premier viewing of the main stage, the Virginia Beach Ball Drop celebration, and laser light show. Tickets will be available for purchase in December.
VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Tickets are non-refundable.
|8:00 – 9:00PM||MOER||Countdown Square Stage||Live Music|
|9:15PM – 10:15PM||WOAH!||Countdown Square Stage||Live Music|
|10:30PM – 12:00AM||Switchfoot||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 Eve Beach Ball drops into Town Center to Ring in 2018|
|12:00AM – 12:20AM||Switchfoot Encore and Laser Light Show||Countdown Square|