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NYE Celebrations in Downtown

November 30, 2018 by Rania Zaied

Looking for a special way to ring in 2019? Downtown Harrisonburg has you covered!

Brothers Craft Brewing: Toast to 2019 with some delicious craft beer at their New Years Eve bash that starts at 8pm and goes until midnight. Flavor Savor will be there with food and Brothers will be pouring some of their rare sours before a formal toast with Barrel-aged Steadfast at midnight. Anyone who is still around after midnight will have a chance to purchase a bottle of Barrel-Aged Steadfast (there’s only been a few instances for the public to get their hands on a bottle).

Clementine: Dance your way into 2019 at Clementine’s double floor dance party featuring DJs Fayo and Barkley. The party kicks off at 10pm and includes a champagne toast at midnight. 

First Night Harrisonburg:  Churches and spaces throughout downtown will be transformed into performance venues, from 5pm til midnight, that showcase local and regional talents – a range of live music, drumming, dancers, face painters and more. Don’t miss some of the highlights including the kids’ bubble wrap dance party at 9pm at Explore More Discovery Museum and the ball drop on Court Square at midnight. Here’s the full schedule

Generations Crossings’ NYE Glow RUN: The 5K is an awesome way to finish out 2018. The course starts and finishes downtown and runs through JMU’s campus. At pre-race packet pick-up, participants will receive glow sticks, glow necklaces and other fun glow swag so you’ll be ready for race day. The course is lined with strobe lights, black lights, and music to keep you motivated. The kids get their own RUN too. The Kids Countdown RUN starts at 5pm. They’ll run a quarter-mile down the Glow Run course where there will be a special countdown and ball drop just for them. Register online. 

The Golden Pony: The Pony is celebrating with with a party on two floors! DJ Ryan Clark and a few special guests will keep the party going downstairs while Karaoke brings the fun for everyone upstairs. Get there early for some cool 2019 glasses and other fun swag. 

Food.Bar.Food: Indulge in a 3-course culinary adventure dinner being offered by Food.Bar.Food. With four different culinary styles being offered for the event, you can choose one cuisine or, if you’re feeling adventurous, mix and match them all! The 5th menu is the vegan and gluten free 3-course dinner option for the evening. This is certainly not a dinner to miss! For tickets and more information, head over to their event page.

Hotel Madison: Say hello to 2019 in style with amazing food, live music, dancing, and celebration at Hotel Madison’s first New Year’s Eve Bash! Doors open at 8pm to a delicious display of food, several premium bars, a Photo Booth, and more! Starting at 9pm, dance the night away to the music of Everyday People and finish off the evening with a champagne toast as the ball drops. This is not an evening to miss! For more info, check out the event page!

Jimmy Madison’s: Stop by Jimmy Madison’s New Years Eve party for amazing food, great drinks, and even better company. Enjoy complimentary party favors and a champagne toast while listening to music by Gypsy Town.

Joshua Wilton House: Their chef’s have gone all out with this 6-course menu, utilizing high-end items from across the globe, while complementing them with local products to create a dinner sure to amaze you for $75/person. Wine parings are available by their knowledgeable staff for an additional $25/person. Call 540.434.4464 to make reservations. 

Local Chop & Grill House: Celebrate with a three-course dinner of seasonal options sourced from fantastic local farms, and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine (or cider for the kids) on the house. Reservations will be accepted from 5 PM until 9:30 PM, and the Local Bar will be serving an a la carte version of the menu on a first come first served basis. To make a reservation, call 540.801.0505.

Pale Fire Brewing Co:  Pale Fire is bidding farewell to 2018 with  live music from 10pm until 12:30am. The Sustainers, a local rock and soul cover band are sure to entertain. Festive attire and dancing shoes are encouraged! RSVP to their Facebook event.

Rocktown Kitchen: Head over to Rocktown Kitchen for a true Mardi Gras style celebration that helps a great cause! This event will support the Harrisonburg Women’s Service League and the Blue Ridge CASA for Children. Tickets are available in advance and can be bought on the hwsl.org website. The event will also feature door prizes, a full Jazz band with dancing, costume contest, and much more