2023 New Year’s Eve Events in Roanoke

2023 New Year's Eve Events in Virginia's Blue Ridge

New Year's Eve Roanoke

Join the celebration of the new year in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

There are many fun ways to spend New Year’s Eve in the Roanoke Region, including family-friendly activities for those who’ll be in bed long before midnight and fun galas and parties where you can party the night away.

Here is a preview of the 2023 New Year’s Eve events in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

NOTE: All info is subject to change. Please check event websites and social media pages for the most updated information.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Fincastle Courthouse - Botetourt County

Fincastle - Ringing of the Bells

Historic Fincastle | Time: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
The ringing of the bells on New Year’s Eve in Historic Fincastle is a classic holiday tradition in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. In a ceremony that has taken place for over 150 years, the town pays its respects to the end of the dying year and celebrates the arrival of the new year. The following is an excerpt from the Town of Fincastle website describing the various parts of the tradition:

"At fifteen minutes until midnight the tolling begins. The bell in the Court House is struck and afterwards, at twelve second intervals, bells of the churches ring in a clockwise order about the town: Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, and Episcopal. This continues until the bell at the Court House strikes twelve. Taps are played to signify respect for the dying year. The bell-ringers in the Court House then strike the digits of the New Year - for example, one, nine, nine, eight. Then, three shotgun blasts indicate that it is time for bells to joyously welcome the New Year by ringing for an additional ten minutes."

Town of Fincastle Website >

Preceptor Omicron’s New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Time: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The annual New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration will be a festive party to wrap up 2023. Tickets are available at the price of $250 per couple ($125 - single) and this includes a buffet dinner for two, live music by The Kings & Uptown Trio, and participation in a balloon drop & champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Gala Website >  

New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebration at The Hotel Roanoke

The Regency Room & The Pine Room at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Time: Seatings available from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Ring in the new year with an elegant dinner and celebration in The Regency Room, featuring a 4-course prix-fixe plated dinner and party favors. Reservations are strongly recommended - call (540) 853-8280 to reserve your table.

If you're looking for a lighter celebration, The Pine Room and 1882 Lobby Bar will offer a more informal celebration. Reservations are required in The Pine Room (service from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) and can be made by calling (540) 853-8280.

New Year's Eve at The Hotel Roanoke >

New Year's Eve Party at Corned Beef

Corned Beef & Co. | Time: Opens at 4:00 p.m.
Ring in the new year with your friends at Corned Beef & Company in Downtown Roanoke. Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring boom boom shrimp, 8 oz. sirloin, cheddar mashed potatoes, house salad, and a bottle of champagne. Following dinner, there will be a party with DJs & party favors.

New Year's Eve Party at Corned Beef >

Light It Up New Year's Celebration Package at Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake Lodge
Welcome the new year under the starry skies at Mountain Lake Lodge by taking advantage of the resort's special New Year's Eve Celebration Package. The special getaway package includes overnight accommodations, a $100 dining credit for Harvest Restaurant, NYE glow-in-the-dark dance party, night ice skating with glow sticks, bonfire with smores, and a New Year's Day breakfast buffet in Harvest.

New Year's Celebration Package Details & Reservations >

New Year's Eve w. Empty Bottles & Star City Soul Club

Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill | Time: 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill in Downtown Roanoke will host a New Year's Eve party featuring live music by Empty Bottles and DJ sets by Star City Soul Club. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve Party at Martin's >

New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance

The Floyd Country Store | Time: Dinner - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. | Dancing: Starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Floyd Country Store will host its 8th annual New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance celebration. Dinner is served from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and then you will dance the night away with live music by the Twin Creeks Stringband, Larry Sigmon & The Virginia Girls, and Raistlin Brabson & Up Jumped Trouble.

NYE Dinner & Dance Details & Tickets > 

New Year's Eve Wine Paired Dinner

Beliveau Farm Winery | Time: 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Beliveau Farm Winery will host a special New Year's Eve celebration featuring a five-course wine-paired dinner, a welcome cocktail, a midnight toast, and fun activities throughout the night. Call (540) 961-2102 for reservations.

Beliveau Farm Winery Website >   

Other Events Happening on New Year’s Eve

Elmwood On Ice - Roanoke, VA

WBDJ7’s Elmwood On Ice

Elmwood Park - Downtown Roanoke | Time: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WDBJ7’s Elmwood On Ice (pictured above) will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, providing plenty of time to enjoy some ice skating in the park with family & friends! Skate rentals are available for $2 or you’re welcome to bring your own skates at no charge. Admission to the ice skating rink is $10.

Elmwood On Ice Details >

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs New Year’s Eve Game

Berglund Center | Time: 6:05 p.m.
The puck drops early as the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs take the Berglund Center ice for the final time in 2023 in a game where they'll host the Knoxville Ice Bears. Cheer on the champs as they look to close out an exciting year with a victory.

Rail Yard Dawgs Single Game Tickets >

2023 Botetourt Chamber Tinsel Trail

Historic Fincastle | Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Experience the Botetourt Chamber Tinsel Trail in Historic Fincastle! You can see the trees on display and also head over to 1772 on Main & Rooftop for a cocktail before making your way to the courthouse for the ringing of the bells at midnight.

Tinsel Trail Details >

Fashions for Evergreens

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
The beloved Fashions for Evergreens display at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is one of the best traditions of the season in Virginia's Blue Ridge. It's a fun celebration of the holidays with amazing holiday trees and decorations throughout the hotel & conference center spaces, which make for fantastic family photos.

Cast votes for your favorite trees and help raise money for the United Way of Roanoke Valley.

Fashions for Evergreens Details >

Earth, Wind & Fireside Collective NYE Party

5 Points Music Sanctuary
5 Points Music Sanctuary will be jamming out to finish 2023 with three full sets from Fireside Collective. The sets will feature down and dirty acoustic bluegrass, the 5PTS Hornsman, and the hottest Earth, Wind & Fire covers to get funky in the New Year.

5 Points NYE Party Tickets >

49 Winchester w/ Wayne Graham

Harvester Performance Center
49 Winchester will wrap up a 3-night series of concerts at the Harvester Performance Center with a New Year's Eve show with special guest Wayne Graham. The Virginia-based band is known for creating a unique brand of alt-country blended with rock & roll and high-octane Appalachian folk.

49 Winchester Tickets >

New Year's Day Events

New Year's Day Breakfast & Brunch

The Regency Room | Time: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Start 2024 off right with The Regency Room's Grand Buffet Breakfast and Brunch Celebration at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The breakfast will be offered from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by an enhanced brunch celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call (540) 853-8280 to make your reservations.

Holiday Dining at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center >

New Year's Recovery Brunch

Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill | Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Get 2024 started right with a delicious brunch at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill in Roanoke. You can watch college football and New Year's Day bowl games on TV while feasting on brunch dishes such as biscuits & gravy, shakshuka, corned beef hash, mimosas, and more. Reservations are recommended.

Martin's Reservations >

First Day Hikes

Natural Bridge State Park - Virginia

Virginia State Parks
Start the new year with a hike in one of the amazing Virginia State Parks in Virginia's Blue Ridge! Parking fees are waived at Virginia State Parks on January 1, offering families the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the trails on the first day of the year.

First Day Hikes is an initiative of America's State Parks, and hikes are offered in state parks across the country.

The following state parks are great options to check out in Virginia's Blue Ridge:

​Virginia State Parks First Day Hikes Info >

To learn more about fun experiences in our region that you can check out in the coming year, we recommend visiting our complete Calendar of Events and also taking a look at our guide of Things to Do.

Visit our Holidays section for more holiday resources and fun.

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