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A New Year’s Eve Weekend in Williamsburg

If you celebrate Christmas, we hope you had a very merry one this past weekend! But the holidays aren’t quite over yet—there’s still a New Year to ring in with your closest friends and loved ones. If you happen to be staying at King’s Creek Plantation in Williamsburg this weekend, we can help you have a truly memorable New Year’s Eve and Day. After all, the only way to live is to celebrate!

Staying with old friends? Having a family-only New Year’s bash? Either way, you’ve got a great weekend ahead.

First, some dining options:


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Opus 9 Steakhouse
December 31

4:30 – 11 p.m.
It may seem like a bold claim, but you have not lived until you’ve experienced the culinary wonders of Opus 9 Steakhouse. This New Year’s Eve, their menu offers appetizers like duck confit ragout with Parmesan gnocchi (!) and entrées like lobster prosciutto ravioli with rainbow chard, arugula and sherry cream (!!). Call 757-645-4779 to make your reservation.

If you can’t make it to dinner, you can still catch a mouthwatering brunch buffet at Opus 9 on New Year’s Day, which will also make a first-timer’s life complete. Click here to see the amazing menu.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Café Provencal
December 31

5 – 9:30 p.m.

If you’re a foodie who loves to treat yourself, try the New Year’s Eve menu at Café Provençal at Williamsburg Winery. Choose from four and six courses with a wine list that will knock your socks off. Reservations can be made by calling 757-941-0317 and will require a credit card upon booking. (By the way, we’d like to add to last week’s blog on hot chocolate—Café Provençal dessert includes pumpkin cake hot chocolate.)


New Years Bash at Brass Cannon Brewing
December 31
If you’re looking for live entertainment and fun with friends, look no further. Brass Cannon Brewing is offering up live music, food, and local brews as guests bid adieu to 2016 and ring in the New Year. Admission to the party requires a ticket, which includes three pints of your choice, four hours of live music and food from Hungry Hungry Arrow. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased by calling 757-566-0001.  


And now, some family-friendly entertainment options:

First Night Williamsburg New Year’s Eve

December 31

3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Come experience First Night of Williamsburg, an impressive celebration welcoming families to a night of performing arts with the area’s finest professional entertainers. There’s something for everyone here—jazz, classical, Broadway, and folk music represent just a sampling of what’s in store. And make sure you bring your appetite, because there will be plenty of tasty food trucks and restaurants to choose from. Learn more at the official website, and purchase your tickets right here.


Stellar Noon Year’s Eve at the Virginia Living Museum
December 31

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
If you’re a space geek, the Virginia Living Museum’s Stellar Noon Year’s Eve is the perfect way to blast off into the New Year. Experience a space-adventure themed afternoon with awesome activities, where you can even dress the part and meet other costumed characters from your favorite space movies! Museum admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12.


First Hike Virginia
January 1

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come to York River State Park for a healthy outdoor New Year’s Day! Park admission will be free, and hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders are welcome to join this guided hike. Meet the group at the amphitheater behind the visitor’s venter and head off on a 4-mile trek to view hidden gems all throughout the park. Take in gorgeous views while you learn about the rich history of the area for a great start to 2017! Be sure to bring water and a lunch or snack. Dogs on leashes are welcome! Call 757-566-3036 to learn more.


At King’s Creek Plantation, we want to make sure each and every stay is significant and memorable. Join us this weekend to say farewell to old and welcome the new with open arms! We can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

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