New Year's in the District
December 28, 2005 8:51 AM   Subscribe

What does Washington DC do on New Year's Eve? Bonus points for under-21 or 21+ *wink wink nudge nudge* things.

I saw this question about DC between Christmas and New Year's, but what about actually on the night of the 31st? Is there any event similar to the ball dropping or fireworks or anything? I imagine they do something on the Mall. Note that bars and clubs aren't really possible, nor is spending a lot of money.
posted by borkingchikapa to Society & Culture (6 answers total)
We're new here as well, but try out Things to do in DC.
posted by matty at 9:36 AM on December 28, 2005

I read recently that Alexandria's First Night is supposed to be the best in the area.
posted by amarynth at 10:12 AM on December 28, 2005

Honestly, we leave town!
posted by echo0720 at 10:38 AM on December 28, 2005

Washington Weekend Preview
posted by mookieproof at 10:51 AM on December 28, 2005

I'll be at the Clarendon Ballroom m'self, though it was more of a "well, we don't know what the fuck else to do" kind of decision than something I would recommend. Not that it'll suck - Gonzo's Nose is unoffensive coverband stuff and fairly lively and CB's pretty large and has some indoor and outdoor area - but I spent last New Year's Eve in New Orleans so it's suffering by comparison for me...
posted by phearlez at 2:10 PM on December 28, 2005

Here's the list from DCist which might have something of interest.
posted by youcancallmeal at 3:19 PM on December 28, 2005

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