Last Night on the Town Virginia Beach 2017
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Ring In 2020 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 FREE festivities kick off mid-afternoon at Pembroke Mall with family entertainment throughout the mall including magicians, jugglers, a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5 pm. Beginning at 2 pm, join the fun inside the Mall with magicians, jugglers, and arts and crafts. Free for all and family friendly! It all leads to the countdown and balloon drop to Ring in the New Year inside the Mall at 5 pm!

The fun continues at Virginia Beach Town Center’s Fountain Plaza with DJ Julz Gat Street Party in the Plaza and novelty entertainment from 6 pm until 8:30 pm with live music following until midnight. Opener Bennett Wales and the Relief kick off the party at the Countdown Stage on Columbus Street. Headlining the Countdown Stage on Columbus Street will be a memorable performance by The Deloreans as the beach ball drops to ring in 2020!

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!  For more VIP Party ticket info, visit

Town Center and Pembroke merchants, hotels and restaurants will offer New Year’s Eve rates and specials. For more information on rates and specials,  visit

Free parking will be available for all attendees in the Town Center garages, with overflow parking at Pembroke Mall.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted into the event but food, beer and wine will be available for purchase in the Countdown Square.  Guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and /or consume alcoholic beverages.  For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons and search bags of guests that are entering the event.  Beverage proceeds benefit Virginia Legends Walk.

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

A number of Pembroke and Town Center restaurants will be offering New Year’s Eve specials. Contact each restaurant for more information.

Town Center

Restaurant Specials:

TWIST: Twist will be holding a ticketed entry only event.  $60 per person or $100 for two tickets.  Passed hors d’oeuvres all night and a champagne toast at midnight for each guest.  Drink specials will run all night long…begins at 8pm.

YARDHOUSE: Special promotions for New Year’s Eve.  Regular Late Night Happy Hour specials, including half price appetizers from 10pm to close.  Party favors and hats for the occasion.  Midnight Beer Toast for all guests over 21 years of age when the Beach Ball Drops.

TUPELO HONEY: Spend New Year’s Day at Tupelo Honey with their famous brunch from 9 AM – 4 PM and $3 Bloody Mary’s all day!

RUTH’S CHRIS: Make reservations for NYE dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.  Open from 4 PM – Midnight on NYE.  Call 757-213-0747

Pembroke Mall

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 6 pm. Most Town Center restaurants will remain open all night. Most shops will remain open until 10 pm. 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.

Ride share pick-up and drop-off locations will be located in the shopping center parking lots along Constitution Drive.


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.


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



VIP Party

The Central Business District Association is hosting a stage-side, tented and heated VIP Party from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Let’s go back to the ’80s!  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 and the Virginia Beach Ball Drop celebration.  Tickets are $125 per person.  

’80s costumes suggested. Prize for best dressed ’80s couple! Free giveaways!

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.


Musical Performers

The Deloreans- Headline Act

The Deloreans is a seasoned show band compromised of 6 distinct vocalists that cover the most memorable artists and nostalgic songs of the ’80s.  Each band member is featured throughout the show, making this band’s most notable attribute its unmatched variety.  The Deloreans are known for their dynamic ’80s costumes, unstoppable energy, and their ability to bring down the house EVERY time. 

From small intimate weddings to city events drawing tens of thousands, the Deloreans have performed all over the East Coast since 2007.  Not matter the size or venue, the Deloreans always leave the crowd chanting, “one more song!”

The Deloreans’ members are professional, seasoned performers.  Collectively, they have performed in over 6 countries, for several heads of state, and for three sitting U.S. Presidents.  With over 2,000 shows under their belts, their talent is finely tuned and their show is time-proven. 

Get ready for the time of your life!


About Bennett Wales & The Relief

Bennett Wales & The Relief are a 5 -piece rock ‘n’ roll band from Virginia Beach, VA.  Focusing heavily on making rock ‘n’ roll dangerous again, this energetic quintet introduces the new while carrying a torch of the old.  BWTR released their freshman album, “Flood Without Water” in the fall of 2017.  The band has shared the stage with a variety of notable acts including:  Goo-Goo Dolls, All-American Rejects, Marcus King Band, Time Reynolds, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, among others.  From playing the Blind of Back Bay Brewing in their hometown, to the festival plays such as Sweetwater420 Festival, Summercamp, and Mountain Music Festival, BWTR has worked to spread the gospel of rock ‘n’ roll across the nation.  The band is currently  in the midst of planning a tour in support of their new album due to release this fall.

Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
2:00PM – 4:45PM Family Entertainment Pembroke Mall
4:45PM – 5:00PM Kids’ Countdown to 2020 and Balloon Drop Pembroke Mall
6:00PM – 8:30 PM DJ Street Party in the Plaza Town Center Fountain Plaza Stage
5:00PM – 12:00AM Town Center Merchant & Restaurant Specials Town Center
8:00PM – 12:00AM Food & Beverage Sales Countdown Square
8:00PM – 12:00AM CBDA VIP Party – BACK TO THE ’80s Stage Side Tent
9:00PM – 10:15PM Bennett Wales and the Relief Countdown Square Stage
10:30PM – 12:00AM The Deloreans Countdown Square Stage
11:58PM – 12:00AM Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop Countdown Square
12:00AM – 12:15AM The Deloreans Encore Countdown Square

Schedule subject to change.