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Galas and New Year’s Eve Events in Washington, DC0 comments


Many hotels in the Washington, DC area have special packages and parties for New Year’s Eve.
| by Rachel Cooper | 2012 |

Following are a few special places to check out the party scene and book a room to ring in the New Year. You should make your reservations early, because many of these hotel galas sell out. Please note that all packages are subject to availability.

Downtown Countdown DC
New Year’s Eve Party at the Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC. The party features a 5-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, multiple rooms of entertainment including 3 bands, 4 DJs, 5 comedians, dancing, karaoke, and DC’s largest midnight balloon drop. This year will feature live performances by Grouplove and G. Love and Special Sauce.

An International Celebration of Many Nations
Things to Do DC sponsors the New Years Eve celebration at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington DC. The party includes 10 international themed celebrations, 7 separate party rooms with 5 huge ballrooms, exclusive CIRQUE Du New Year’s Eve Air and Ground Performances, open bar, elaborate dinner menus, midnight champagne toast, midnight balloon drops, multiple live bands, DJs, karaoke, mock casino gambling, strolling entertainers and much more.

Yuletide Ball New Year’s Eve Gala
An international dance competition hosted annually in Washington DC will present a New Year’s Eve Gala at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC. The event is black tie and features a performance by dance champions Maxim Kozhevnikov and Anastasia Grigoreva. Admission includes hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, a gourmet four-course dinner with a complementary glass of wine, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets are required. Call (301) 972-2416.

New Year’s Eve James Bond 007 Thunderball Gala
Euronet International sponsors the Bond extravaganza at The Washington Plaza Hotel, Ten Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. Celebrate into the Living Daylights of 2013 at the Annual 007 Licensed To Thrill Thunderball. This all-inclusive, upscale, formal affair features PREMIUM OPEN bar all night, five international buffets, dessert stations, and a wide selection of timeless hits by top DC DJ’s and a seven piece orchestra. For Your Eyes Only exclusive entertainment includes sexy Golden Girls, mock casino gambling with 007 prizes, martinis at the ICE bar, exotic Bond cars, fun props, photo souvenirs, champagne ALL night, party favors, two huge balloon drops, and much more.

Big Night DC
The DC Area’s Largest New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Themed party areas will encompass the ballroom complex of the resort with live bands, DJs, dance floors, food and beverage stations, casino games, karaoke, party favors, and more. Live bands include Mr. Greengenes and Kristen & The Noise. DJ Pat Premier, DJ Lil’ Fos, and DJs Beach and Kwest are confirmed to be spinning into 2013.

Washington Redskins New Years Eve Masquerade
Hyatt Regency, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia. Ring in New Years 2013 with the Washington Redskins! Join your favorite players for all you can eat, live entertainment, and open bar. Enjoy an evening of intrigue, mystery and fantasy as they unveil the men behind the masks. Proceeds benefit Every Child Fed.

International Club of DC New Year’s Eve Grand Ball
Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC. An International Celebration of music, cuisine, culture, & dancing. Five live bands, a balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free flowing champagne, party favors, and 5-hour premium open bar. For dinner choose from either a sit down 3-course dinner with champagne and appetizers or a dinner buffet representing food from 5 international cities.

W Hotel Washington DC
515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 661-2400. Pinstripes and Pinups. The hotel will transform the rooftop P.O.V. indoor lounge into a burlesque cocktail club, with dancers, shadow boxes, pool tables and more. This year’s theme is “Grandeur and Glamour”. DJs will be spinning throughout the hotel, including the Living Room Lobby and throughout the rooftop, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at midnight; the event will feature a cash bar.

Park Hyatt Washington
24th and M St., NW. Washington, DC. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a sophisticated party including live music, tapas table, chocolate & sweets, and champagne toast at midnight.

Professionals in the City New Year’s Eve Gala
The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC. Themed rooms, multiple buffet stations and dance floors, open bar, live Salsa band, live orchestra and swing band, DJs, late night comedy show, and more.

20s and 30s New Years Eve Party
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC. Open bar, DJs, live entertainment, dancing, food. A similar celebration will be hosted by the 30s and 40s Group at the same location in a different ballroom.

Inner Caucus & WHUR 96.3FM New Year’s Party
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The event attracts equal numbers of singles and couples alike. Five unique settings feature a wide range of music including Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul, African Beats and Salsa.

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