Last Night on the Town Virginia Beach 2015
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Ring In 2016 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 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.

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

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.

Hotel Address Phone
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 Town Center and Retailers will be offering extended hours and specials throughout the night. Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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.


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.


VIP Party

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.

Musical Performers

Smash Mouth is headlining the 3rd annual Last Night On The Town!

Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated Rock Band

BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove

BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove

A Perfect Mix of Oldies-But-Goodies

Snackbar Jones

Snackbar Jones

Covering Multiple Genres

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos

Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

Unique Blues with Crossover Appeal

Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
2:00PM – 4:45PM Family Entertainment by Magical Solutions Pembroke Mall
4:45PM – 5:00PM Kids’ Countdown to 2016 and Balloon Drop Pembroke Mall
5:00PM – 12:00AM Roving Entertainment and Street Performers Town Center
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
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
9:15PM – 10:15PM Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos Countdown Square Stage
10:30PM – 12:00AM Smash Mouth Countdown Square Stage
11:58PM – 12:00AM Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop Countdown Square
12:00AM – 12:20AM Fireworks and Laser light Show Countdown Square