About First Night Alexandria, VA

First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Our goal is to provide an alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations with an enjoyable evening of entertainment that is family-friendly and affordable. By providing a variety of music genres and interactive events, we are able to introduce attendees to a diverse range of performers and broaden their cultural experiences.  Additionally, through the collaborative support of churches, museums, retail establishments, libraries, private clubs, buildings and offices, recreation centers, city-owned facilities, theaters, and hotels, these locations become venues that showcase incredible local and regional talent.

First Night celebrations around the country are becoming more popular with each passing year. If you’ve never attended First Night Alexandria (VA) you don’t know what you’re missing!

For a small fee for adults (children 12 and under and active military are free), you have access to all the entertainment, more than 100 performances, all evening! Everything is within easy walking distances. And we celebrate the dawning of a new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River at the foot of King Street sponsored by First Night Alexandria and MGM National Harbor.

If you like the fireworks, help us keep bringing them to you. Producing such an amazing fireworks display is VERY EXPENSIVE. Contribute now!

It’s all great fun, affordable, safe and venues are alcohol free. Make your plans now to join us for First Night Alexandria on December 31st. We’ll update this site frequently so check back often and follow along as the final plans come together!