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New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Toast, Dance, Run, Hike, Golf and More

Make plans to ring in 2014.

By Patch Staff

How do you plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Here are some events happening around Northern Virginia, D.C. and Fredericksburg.

Did we miss any New Year's Eve soirees? Let us know in the comments.

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First Night Fredericksburg: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. - 12:15 a.m., Downtown Fredericksburg. Globe drop and midnight countdown begin at 11:40 p.m. at Sophia and George streets. Admission buttons are required for everyone three years and older to attend the indoor and tent area performances and ride the trolley. $5 in advance, $8 at the event. Children 3 and under are free.

Ringing In Hope: A New Year's Eve Celebration: Tuesday, Dec. 31, noon, at Brambleton Town Center. The 1K walk kicks off at noon, followed by the 5K at 1 p.m. and 10K at 1:15 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served to race participants at finish line along with post-race massages. Free family fun activities include pony rides, a barrel train ride, face painting, tattoos, music, moon bounces and more. Registration: 1K, $12; 5K, $30; 10K, $35. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd, Brambleton.

'First Day Hikes' New Year's Day at Virginia State Parks

Fairfax Four-Miler: Start off your New Year's Eve with this festive four-mile run, hosted by Pacer's running store in Old Town Fairfax. Pizza and beverages will be served to all participants. $40, includes a race sweatshirt. Race kicks off at 6 p.m. Pacers, 10427 North St., Fairfax City.

New Year's Eve Golf Tournament: Annual four-person scramble. Entry fee includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, prizes and lunch. $70. Begins at 10 a.m. Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave.

ArtSpace Herndon's New Year's Eve Celebration. 7 p.m.: Family-friendly art activities and music. 8 p.m.: Music by The Music Loft's "Jumbo Shrimp" youth band. 9 p.m.: Bonfire and drum circle. 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Jazz music by Al Robertson Quartet featuring Frank Lombardi, light refreshments, and a champagne toast at midnight. All ages. Free and open to the public. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St. 703-956-6590.

First Night Alexandria Festival. A family-friendly festival in Old Town Alexandria. Shops and restaurants transform into performance venues to showcase local talent. Fun includes live music, dancing, art, and a fireworks show on the river. Noon to midnight. King and Royal streets. All ages welcome. Tickets are $20, kids 12 and under and active military are free.  

First Night Vienna. A family-friendly street festival featuring live music, artisan booths, food, family-friendly activities and more. Ring in the new year early at 9 p.m., or stay for the final countdown at midnight. 7 p.m. to midnight. Free admission. Along Historic Church Street.

80s New Year's Eve Dance Party. Dance the year away with The Legwarmers, a popular area 80s band. 9:30 p.m. $50. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church.

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Ring in the New Year at the Silk Mill: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Inn at the Old Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg.  Dinner, dancing, fireworks, balloon drop, champagne toast.  $135 per couple. Special rates for overnight accommodations.

New Year's Eve at Liberty Center: 3 - 5 p.m. Pizza and Bowling Special; 6 - 9 p.m. Family Bowling Special; 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Ring in the New Year Special; at Liberty Center, 5801 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg.

New Year's with the Transmitters at Kenmore Inn: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. dinner in the main dining room at the Kenmore Inn, 1200 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Live reggae music by the Transmitters begins at 9. Tickets are $35 ($30 for dinner patrons) and include hors d’oeuvres, a drink ticket and dancing. Call 540.371.7622 for reservations.

New Year's Eve with Frankenfut at The Colonial Tavern: 9 p.m. at The Colonial Tavern, 406 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg. "New line up, same rock and roll."

New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Xbox One Giveaway: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings Southpoint, Fredericksburg. Club-style celebration with three DJs.

Park Lane's New Orleans Style Masquerade Ball: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Park Lane Bar & Grill, 1 Towne Centre Blvd, Fredericksburg.  Costumes and masks are not required, but encouraged. Prizes for the best costume and mask will be given hourly, beginning at 9 p.m. New Orleans style dinner, music by DJ JRB, balloon drop with cash and prizes. No cover.

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