It seems appropriate to give a shout out to the turning of the decade. Welcome to the ’20s! (Whoa. What?) With such a momentous occasion headed our way, now is a good time to take a look at the area’s coolest, newest, and maybe a few familiar New Year’s Eve celebrations since we brought you some ideas a few years ago.
Ready? HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Brix 27 Bistro is hosting a $50 per person, 3-course prix fixe (fixed price) menu for New Year’s Eve. Brix 27 (131 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, 304-616-1628) opened in 2017 and infused some wine, food, and fun in the area. With seatings available from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, eat well, grab a bottle of bubbly from the wine shop to go, and make it to your next party to ring in the new year. Find more info here: New Year’s Eve at Brix.
New Year’s Eve Apple Drop is a free, family-friendly event for the early birds in our mix who want to celebrate early. (Hey, it’s midnight somewhere in the world, right?) Join the fun in the Town Square from 4:30-6:30, and enjoy free apples, donuts, hot apple cider, live music, and family activities. The apple drops at 6:00. No sitter required!
In Charles Town, we have the choice of a familiar celebration and a new option to consider:
The Hollywood Casino is hosting their big bash again this year with their big bash. Come join in the fun with the Countdown to 2020 Dance Party featuring Earth to Mars, a Bruno Mars tribute band. Tickets are $25.00 and include two free drinks. Other fun can be had in the casino, with giveaways and promotions happening throughout the event. Find out more: Hollywood Casino New Year’s Eve.
Looking for something a little lower-key? Inkwell’s Tavern is hosting their first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration. Tickets include live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, select cocktails, and beers, as well as a midnight toast. Inkwells is taking care of its customers by keeping Lyft drivers on standby in case anyone needs a safe ride home. (Smart!) 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm New Year’s Eve. More info: Inkwell’s New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party.
First Night Winchester is THE place for a budget-and-family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Admission is $10, with children under 10 FREE. Festivities include dance performances, face painting, museum entries, music performances and more. The $10 per person gives you a button – wear that and you’re IN. Grab the schedule of events here: First Night Winchester.
A no-cover karaoke and dance party soiree? Sign me up. The Devonshire Arms Café & Pub is hosting this event with DJ Michelle spinning for some dancing and you can brush off your rendition of “I Will Survive” for some New Year’s Eve fun. Ring in the roaring ’20s with a midnight toast! Head over to Facebook for more info.
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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year friends! May the next year – and next decade – be prosperous and bring you joy.