It's time to say goodbye to 2016. Bid farewell and start a new year with your friends and neighbors in Downtown Harrisonburg. There's no shortage of champagne toasts, dance parties, and swanky dinners. There's even a ball drop at the stroke of midnight. Here's your guide to the best bashes around town, including special holiday hours for downtown businesses.  

New Year's Eve

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza (11am - Midnight): The menu will feature special entrees and appetizers prepared by Chef Colin Auckerman.

Beyond (11am - 2am): From 10pm to 2am, you can dance the year away at Beyond's NYE Dance Party. 

Billy Jack's Wing & Draft Shack (10am - 2pm): Free Champagne toast at Midnight

Brothers Craft Brewing (Noon - 10pm): If football and beer is more your style on NYE, then Brothers has you covered with a Rejuvenating Saturday. 

Clementine (11am - 2am): Celebrate NYE with Brian Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts + Jim Lyon. The show starts @ 9:30pm.

Explore More Discovery Museum (6-9pm): The kids won't want to miss the Street Bubble Wrap Dance Party that kicks off at 9pm. 

First Night Harrisonburg's 25th Anniversary (6pm - Midnight): First Night transforms retail stores, churches, and downtown businesses into performance venues that showcase local and regional talents. Check out their website for a complete line-up of performances and kids' activities. 

Food.Bar.Food (11am - 2pm & 4-10pm) - Enjoy inspired cocktails during happy hour from 4-6pm.

Glow Run 5K (5pm): A 5K course that starts and finishes downtown and runs through JMU's campus. Sign up

The Golden Pony (9am - 2am): Starting at 9pm, DJs Barkley and Ryan Clark will be rockin' the Two-Floor Dance Party. 

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint (11am - 2am): Free Champagne toast at Midnight

Jack's Hideaway (8pm - 2am): Free Champagne toast at Midnight

Jimmy Madison's - Dust off your 80's garb for their Back to the 80's NYE Dance Party. Enjoy a special dinner and drink menu, party favors, and a complimentary Champagne toast at Midnight. 

Joshua Wilton House: Enjoy their Shenandoah Valley sourced, 3-course, prix fixe menu. Price: $55/person. Seating is available from 5 - 9pm. Reservations recommended. 

Local Chop & Grill House: Indulge in a 3-course prix fix menu. Price: $65/person. Dining room seating is available from 5-9pm. The bar is open from 4pm to midnight. 

Pale Fire Brewing (1pm - Midnight): The brewery is celebrating NYE with the release of Lucille Two

Ruby's Arcade (11:30am - Midnight): Get your game on til Midnight! 

Three Notch'd Brewing (Noon - 11pm): Special pricing on growlers all day long. The last keg of 2016 Biggie S'mores will be tapped at 4pm during their NYE Celebration

Wolfe Street Brewing (Noon - 2am): Complimentary beer cocktail toast at midnight, live music and DJs. The music starts at 9pm.  

Starting at 11:15pm, there will be a special dance party on Court Square leading up to the ball drop. At midnight, view the ball drop from in front of the Courthouse. 

New Year's Day

Some businesses may be closed or have special holiday hours on New Year's Day. 

  • Bella Gelato & Pastries: Closed
  • Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza: Closed
  • Beyond: 4 -9pm 
  • Billy Jack's: 10am - 12am - New Year's Day Brunch 
  • Black Sheep Coffee: Closed
  • BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe: 11am - 2pm (Lunch only)
  • Capital Ale - NY Brunch 
  • Clementine: Closed
  • Food.Bar.Food - 10am-2pm
  • Friendly City Food Co-op: Closed
  • The Golden Pony: 12am - 11pm - Brunch Specials include fish and chips, corned beef hash, special Bloody Marys and black eyed peas served on the side of every meal.
  • Jack Brown's: 11am - 2am 
  • Jimmy Madison's: 10am - 2pm - New Year's Day Brunch 
  • Joshua Wilton House: Closed
  • Kline's Dairy Bar: Closed
  • Little Grill Collective: 8am - 3pm
  • Local Chop & Grill House: Closed
  • Pale Fire Brewing: Closed
  • Ruby's Arcade: Closed
  • Shenandoah Joe: Closed
  • Three Notch'd Brewing: 4-10pm 
  • Wolfe Street Brewing: 2-8pm