New Year’s Eve celebrations in Central Virginia

There are several fun events - including a few at noon on Dec. 31 - to ring in 2018 in Central Virginia! Check out the list below, and check back throughout the week for updates.

Children's Museum of Richmond

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
All 4 locations

“Noon Year’s Eve Bash” with family activities and countdown to noon. Seymour parade, games and more.

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Science Museum of Virginia

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2500 W. Broad St.

Join “Noon Year’s Eve” to see a dramatic and quirky version of the traditional ball drop. Watch 2,018 bouncy balls, paper streamers and confetti bring the Rotunda to life. Event is included with Museum admission.

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Lewis Ginter

2- 5 p.m.
1800 Lakeside Ave.

“Family Frolic” includes live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade and more. Those who attend the event and are already in the Garden can stay to attend Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights from 5-10 p.m.

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Busch Gardens

Evening fireworks included with Christmas Town admission.



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Main Street Station

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
1500 East Main St.

LE’MASQUE: 007 NYE Celebration is a James Bond Casino Royale themed gala benefiting Single Mothers United.

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New Years Eve - Ball Rise

The HofGarden

8 p.m.
Hofheimer Building Event Venue
2818 West Broad St.

One of Richmond’s most popular New Year’s Eve events – a Ball Rise – is returning. Two bands and a DJ after midnight.


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The Kool & The Gang concert has been postponed until the summer. Click here for more information.

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Circuit Arcade Bar

8 p.m.-1 a.m.
3121 W Leigh St.


More than 50 arcade games and 50 self-serve beer taps. Music from Wax Moon Records, lip-sync battles and more.

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