Kids Karnivals: 6 to 9 p.m. at four warm indoor venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End
Live Entertainment: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at warm indoor venues throughout Old Town
Rockin’ on the River: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St.
Midnight fireworks: Potomac River at the foot of King St.
Grab your 'besties and the rest' and plan to meet up in Old Town Alexandria for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of First Night Alexandria. This annual live music and performing arts festival is the largest New Year’s Eve party in the D.C. region that is safe and fun for the entire family and culminates with a fantastic fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Take your pick from country to Caribbean, rock to reggae, jazz to swing, folk to acapella, or comedy to magic as you enjoy a concert or dance the night away. Thanks to our community partners, you can experience outstanding performing artists in cozy boutiques, art galleries, offices, ballrooms and historic sites from the Rail to the River. Age-appropriate activities await our youngest party animals at the four Kids Karnivals happening from 6 to 9 p.m., complete with their own creative countdown. Starting at 10 p.m., head to the waterfront with your All Access Badge for the 'Rockin’ on the River’ dance party in the park, featuring DJ Ray Casiano and fireworks at midnight sponsored by MGM National Harbor, along with food trucks and prizes.