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. Enjoy musical entertainment by Mosaic Steel Orchestra outside of the mall.
The fun continues until midnight at Town Center of Virginia Beach with live music on multiple stages. Opening acts include J & the Band in the Fountain Plaza, with WOAH! and MOER kicking off the party on the main stage. This year’s headline band is national recording artist 10,000 Maniacs! A midnight countdown with a spectacular laser light show, fireworks, and Virginia Beach Ball Drop 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. WVEC-TV 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|
|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|
| 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, fireworks display, ball drop and laser light show.
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.
Tickets will go on sale in December!
One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio.Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five (’82) and Secrets of the I Ching (’83) on their own Christian Burial Music label.
By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings 10,000 Maniacs were one of the original “indie” bands before signing with Elektra Records and making The Wishing Chair in 1985 with producer Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, REM). After touring extensively with REM and though out Europe John Lombardo left the band in July of 1986 and the band continued as a 5 piece.
In 1987 the Maniacs recorded and released In My Tribe. Produced by Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) this album broke into the charts, where it stayed 77 weeks, peaking at #37 and selling over two million copies. In My Tribe featured the hit singles “Don’t Talk,” “Hey Jack Kerouac,” “Like The Weather” and “What’s The Matter Here?” It was voted one of the 100 most important releases of the decade by Rolling Stone Magazine.
1988 saw the band debut on national television with appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live.
Blind Man’s Zoo, the 1989 follow-up, hit #13 on the Billboard charts and went platinum. It featured the hit singles, “Trouble Me and “Eat For Two.” The following world tour featured several European festivals, a string of US amphitheaters and the renowned Fourth of July concert with the Grateful Dead in front of 80,000 in Buffalo NY.
In 1990 the band released a compilation of their first two independent recordings called Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings along with a companion video entitled Time Capsule.
Our Time in Eden was released in 1992, and featured the hit singles, “Candy Everybody Wants” and “These Are Days” selling more than three million copies. Rolling Stone’s four-star review called it a “…gripping new album …with a provocative, unnerving power.”
A second Saturday Night Live appearance on Halloween ‘92, preceded the Maniacs memorable performance at Bill Clinton’s MTV Inaugural Ball where host Dennis Miller famously referred to them as “Chelsea Clinton’s favorite band”.
WOAH!’s mission is to provide you and your guests, with an immersive, live music experience! Comprised of some of the most talented and capable musicians from Hampton Roads and beyond, you can be sure you’ll be more than pleased with WOAH!’s rendition of your favorite radio hits! WOAH! also offers multiple male and female vocalists, with vastly different range and style. That alone, affords the band the ability to pull-off fantastic versions of songs, by virtually any and all artists, with 3 and 4-part harmonies that will leave your ears begging for more! With state-of-the-art, stage and production equipment, and a well-rehearsed show, WOAH!’s performances are nothing short of spectacular!
MŒR is a hot new band from Hampton Roads Virginia. This elite group was founded and established by Damian Bell (Drums), Tyrone Jordan (bass), and Mikhail White (Keyboard) on Feb 5th, 2016. After playing together for many years, the founders made a decision to change their destiny and form a band that would maximize their talents and expand their horizons. The vision of MŒR Entertainment is to bring a more versatile prospective to music while offering more to music lovers. Along side the founders are Alex Salinas on guitar/vocals, and Chelsea Elliot on lead vocals. MŒR is more than just a band but an experience that brings music lovers to the dance floor. Collectively, MŒR has toured the world playing in various places in the U.S and overseas. MŒR has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many stars including having the opportunity to play the main stage at the 2015 Shagfest. MŒR believes that music comes from the soul and wants to share that with music lovers around the world.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 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. Mosaic Steel Orchestra will perform outside of the mall.|
|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||J & the Band||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 premier viewing of the main stage, fireworks, ball drop 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||10,000 Maniacs||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||Fireworks and Laser light Show||Countdown Square|