Are you ready to ring in the New Year in Virginia’s Blue Ridge?

There are all kinds of parties, dinners, and celebrations happening throughout the Roanoke Valley where you can join the fun.

From casual, family-friendly fun to elegant, romantic parties to enjoy with that special someone, you’ll love spending New Year’s Eve in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Here is a list of 2018 New Year's Eve events in the region. Click on the event title for an expanded description of the event.


The following is a more detailed listing of this year's New Year's Eve events in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Big Lick Downtown Countdown - New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location: Market Square - Downtown Roanoke
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Join all your friends in Market Square (pictured at the top of this post) for the 6th annual Big Lick Downtown Countdown, presented by Big Lick Entertainment. There will be indoor & outdoor parties, live music by multiple bands, a VIP area, and great options for food & drink.

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New Years at Noon

Location: Berglund Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Want to celebrate New Year’s with the kids without keeping them up all night? Growing Up in the Valley’s New Years at Noon event is a great way to celebrate the holiday during the day with the entire family. There will be inflatables, games, and various kids activities, as well as a sensory ball drop that mimics when the clock hits midnight.

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Dress to Impress New Year’s Eve Party

Location: Corned Beef & Co.
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Show off your best outfit and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Corned Beef & Co. in Downtown Roanoke, which will be featuring a festive atmosphere, complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a special steak & shrimp dinner.

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Martin’s Downtown New Year’s Eve Party with Lazy Man Dub Band

Location: Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill
Time: 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
With a reputation for being one of the best live music venues in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, you can count on the New Year’s Eve party at Martin’s featuring a great local band. Close out the year as you jam out with the Lazy Man Dub Band.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at The Hotel Roanoke

Location: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Make the last night of the year one of luxury at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. In addition to being able to see the beautiful tree displays as part of the Fashions for Evergreens event, there will be a special New Year’s Eve dinner at The Regency Room restaurant, a New Year’s Eve Gala in the Crystal & Roanoke Ballrooms, and a countdown to midnight in The Pine Room Pub.

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New Year’s Eve Chef’s Dinner at Chateau Morrisette

Location: Chateau Morrisette Winery & Restaurant
Time: Seatings at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Make your last meal of the year the most delicious one with an amazing 5-course dinner at Chateau Morrisette that presents expertly crafted food & wine pairings. There are 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. seatings, but book your spot now as advanced reservations are required.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner

Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hokies always know how to throw a party and you can celebrate with a New Year’s Eve dinner at Preston’s Restaurant at The Inn at Virginia Tech. The dinner includes a 5-course meal, live entertainment, and champagne toast. Reservations required.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance

Location: The Floyd Country Store
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Dance the year away at the iconic Floyd Country Store. Known for its legendary Friday Night Jamboree parties, the Floyd Country Store will provide the same type of festive atmosphere and live music by Franklin County based Five Mile Mountain Road as guests show off their best moves all the way to midnight.

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New Year’s Eve at Peaks of Otter Lodge

Location: Peaks of Otter Lodge
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Make your reservations now to take part in the New Year’s Eve at the beautiful Peaks of Otter Lodge, located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There will be a dinner buffet, live entertainment and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve with Biscuit Miller & The Mix

Location: Blue 5
Time: 9:30 p.m.
A New Year’s Eve featuring blues music and craft beer? Head to Blue 5 - Virginia’s Best Beer Bar, which will be hosting popular blues musician Biscuit Miller, who is currently on tour promoting his Blues with a Smile album.

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The White Room New Year’s Eve Party

Location: Blue 5
Time: 9:00 p.m.
If you’re not partying downstairs with Biscuit Miller, head upstairs to Blue 5’s White Room for a swanky New Year’s Eve Party, where attire is upscale and there will be light appetizers as well as a midnight champagne toast.

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Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs New Year’s Eve Game

Location: Berglund Center
Time: 6:05 p.m.
The Rail Yard Dawgs will try to close out the year with a win as they host the Knoxville Ice Bears on the ice at Berglund Center. Cheering on the Dawgs with friends and family is a great activity to kick off your New Year’s Eve festivities.

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South Hill Banks & The Floorboards

Location: 5 Points Music Sanctuary
Time: Doors Open - 6:00 p.m. | Performances - 8:00 p.m.
5 Points Music Sanctuary is closing out the year with multiple nights of live music as part of its New Year’s Breakdown series, including a show by South Hill Banks and The Floorboards, two Virginia based bands, on New Year’s Eve.

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Visit the Calendar of Events for more information about what’s going on in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Need plans for the new year? Take a look at our VBR Bucket List and check each one off the list!