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If you’re in Williamsburg this New Year’s Eve, you’ll only have one problem: You’ll have to choose between a ton of amazing things to do! Whether you’re single, in a couple, or part of a family, this list we put together has something for you.
Have we mentioned how much we love this place? The Virginia Living Museum is a truly awesome opportunity to connect kids of all ages to the natural wonders of Virginia. With incredible exhibits that feature everything from animal sanctuaries to a list of shows played in a state-of-the-art planetarium theatre, there’s nothing like the VLM.
And on New Year’s Eve, it’s hosting a space adventure-themed celebration! Come meet your favorite Star Wars characters and enjoy space-themed, kid-perfect activities!
Perfect for: Everyone
Where: Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square
When: Tuesday, January 1 @ 10am
If you’re like us, you might have a New Year’s resolution to put down your phone and be more in the moment. There’s no better way to feel present than to participate in the Hair of the DoG 5K! Choose from a competitive 5K race, a 5K walk, a fun and festive formalwear race (pajamas allowed), a weight challenge division and a Kids’ Fun Run. Besides making you feel all rosey and healthy, you’ll be helping a great cause, as a portion of the net proceeds raised will go to a local charity.
Perfect for: The over-21 crowd
Where: 525 Prince George St. Williamsburg, VA
When: December 31, 2018, 7pm – January 1, 2019, 12:30am
For a more “traditional” NYE celebration, head to the 500 block of Prince George Street. Just look for the big heated tent with live music, craft beer stations hosted by Precarious Beer Project, and craft cocktail and wine stations hosted by Amber Ox and The Hound’s Tale Restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary (and essential) champagne toast at midnight!
And don’t forget! Liberty’s Ice Pavilion in Colonial Williamsburg, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, and Christmastide at Jamestown Settlement are magical holiday experiences that are still going strong, so try them all this weekend and finish out the year strong!