December 31, 2019 – 2:00pm to January 1, 2020 – 12:15am
Celebrate “Last Night on the Town,” the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s Eve event!
The FREE festivities kick off mid-afternoon on December 31st at Pembroke Mall with family entertainment throughout the mall including magicians, jugglers, a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5 pm. Beginning at 2 pm, join the fun inside the Mall with magicians, jugglers, arts and crafts and a Mad Science workshop station. Free for all and family friendly! It all leads to the countdown and balloon drop to Ring in the New Year inside the Mall at 5 pm!
The fun continues at Virginia Beach Town Center’s Fountain Plaza with DJ Julz Gat and a dazzling light show from 6 pm until 8:30 pm with live music following until midnight. Bennett Wales and the Relief kicks off the party at the Countdown Stage on Columbus Street at 9 pm. Headlining the Countdown Stage on Columbus Street will be a memorable performance by The Deloreans as the beachball drops to ring in 2019! Get ready to dance the night away with the region’s premier party band. The Countdown Stage will feature the East Coast’s largest dance floor with a light show for the ages!
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, with food and adult beverages available for purchase. A ticketed VIP Party hosted by the Central Business District Association will be held stage side in a heated tent, providing VIP guests with the best views of the festivities! VIP Party tickets are available beginning Dec 1st at http://www.lastnightonthetown.com/.
Town Center and Pembroke merchants, hotels and restaurants are offering New Year’s Eve rates and specials. For more info on rates and specials, please visit http://www.lastnightonthetown.com/
Free parking will be available for all attendees in the Town Center garages, with overflow parking at Pembroke Mall.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted into the event but food, beer and wine will be available for purchase in Countdown Square. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages. For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons and search bags of guests that are entering the event. Beverage proceeds benefit Virginia Legends Walk.
Last Night on the Town is presented by Live! On Atlantic and Central Business District Association in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2 pm – 4:45 pm
Family Entertainment – Pembroke Mall
Magical Solutions will delight New Year’s revelers of ALL ages with roving entertainment and performances on several stages throughout the mall followed by a kids’ countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. Kids can make their own New Year’s Eve party hats and favors.
4:45 pm – 5 pm
Kids’ Countdown to 2020 and Balloon Drop – Pembroke Mall
5…4…3…2…1… Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year at 5:00 PM with the kids’ countdown and balloon drop in Pembroke Mall. This is the largest event of its kind on the east coast!
5 pm – 12 midnight
Town Center Merchant & Restaurant Specials – Town Center
Shop and dine at Town Center while enjoying New Year’s Eve discounts and specials.
6 pm – 8:30 pm
DJ Julz Gat – Fountain Plaza Stage
Party Music, dancing and high energy light show
8 pm – 12 midnight
Food & Beverage Sales Countdown Square (Columbus Street)
Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase in Countdown Square. ID required.
8 pm – 12 midnight
CBDA VIP Party – Stage Side Tent
The Central Business District Association is hosting a stage-side, tented and heated VIP Party from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Admission includes 2 drink tickets, cash bar, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to VIP restrooms, food, fun, and premier viewing of the main stage and Beachball drop. Tickets will be available for purchase in December. VIP guests must be 21 years or older. VIP catering provided by Catherine’s Catering. Tickets are non-refundable. For more VIP Party ticket info, visit http://www.lastnightonthetown.com/
9 pm – 10:15 pm
Bennett Wales and the Relief
Countdown Stage on Columbus Street
10:45 pm – 12 midnight
Countdown Stage on Columbus Street
Countdown and Beachball Drop – Countdown Square (Columbus Street)
Count down to New Years as Virginia Beach’s Beachball drops into Town Center to Ring in 2020!
12:05 am – 12:15 am
The Deloreans Encore
Schedule subject to change
About The Deloreans
The Deloreans is a seasoned showband comprised of 6 distinct vocalists that cover the most memorable artists and nostalgic songs of the ‘80s. Each band member is featured throughout the show, making this band’s most notable attribute its unmatched variety. The Deloreans is known for their dynamic ‘80s costumes, unstoppable energy, and their ability to bring down the house EVERY time.
From small intimate weddings to city events drawing tens of thousands, the Deloreans have performed all over the East Coast since 2007. No matter the size or venue, the Deloreans always leaves the crowd chanting, “one more song!”
The Deloreans’ members are professional, seasoned performers. Collectively, they have performed in over 6 countries, for several heads of state, and for three sitting US Presidents. With over 2,000 shows under their belt, their talent is finely tuned and their show is time-proven.
Get ready for the time of your life!
About Bennett Wales & The Relief
Bennett Wales & The Relief are a 5-piece rock n’ roll band from Virginia Beach, VA. Focusing heavily on making rock n’ roll dangerous again, this energetic quintet introduces the new while carrying the torch of the old. BWTR released their freshman album, “Flood Without Water” in the fall of 2017. The band has shared the stage with a variety of notable acts including: Goo-Goo Dolls, All-American Rejects, Marcus King Band, Tim Reynolds, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, among others. From playing the Blind of Back Bay Brewing in their hometown, to festival plays such as Sweetwater420 Festival, Summercamp, and Mountain Music Festival, BWTR has worked to spread their gospel of rock n’ roll across the nation. The band is currently in the midst of planning a tour in support of their new album due to be released this fall.
About Live! On Atlantic
Live! On Atlantic is the events program presented by the City of Virginia Beach with concerts, festivals and exciting activities held at the oceanfront resort area. An impressive array of events including cultural celebrations, family adventures and national-level music festivals entertains resort visitors and Coastal Virginia residents throughout the year.
Live! On Atlantic is funded through City of Virginia Beach Tourism Investment Program and administered by IMGoing Events. IMGoing Events is a Virginia SWaM certified, full-service, entertainment company providing first-class live experiences as well as being an innovative leader in the production, booking and marketing of live entertainment events. For a complete event calendar and more information, please visit www.LiveOnAtlantic.com.
About Central Business District Association
The Central Business District Association is a 501 (c) 6 business organization. Their mission is to support the growth and development of the business community within the City of Virginia Beach’s Pembroke Strategic Growth Area (SGA). In doing so, it is recognized that advancements in policies and amenities within this urban core ultimately benefit the entire city and the region as a whole.
The CBDA works with government, community, and business leaders in developing meaningful relationships to promote the area as a primary center for business which offers unique professional, retail, residential, cultural and recreational opportunities. It provides a forum to identify and define issues of importance to its membership, including the attraction to, and retention and growth of businesses within the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area. The CBDA influences government action that will directly benefit the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area and its stakeholders, and it endeavors to serve as a leader in shaping policies that favorably impact the city and the region.
The CBDA hosts a variety of informative and educational programs and events attended by prominent business, political and community leaders. These events provide exceptional networking opportunities for members, and further the organization’s mission by bringing individuals and businesses together with similar goals in support of the Pembroke SGA.