Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve DC 2024 Events & Celebrations


Pop, Clink, and Fizz! Your Go-To Guide to DC’s Most Sizzling New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas

Ready to ring in 2024? Check out the best events in DC here, and you can also view this guide to New Years Eve DC after. Washington DC is your oyster. From masked balls to 90’s throwbacks, drag queen brunches to mystery dinners, the nation’s capital has something for everyone. So, lace up those party shoes, and let’s dive into this wild celebration of the New Year. Don’t miss out.

DC’s Best NYE 2024 Parties: Glam to Glitz

Capital Gatsby New Years Eve DC Gala at HQO

Time travel to the era of flapper dresses and dapper suits at the Gatsby-themed spectacle hosted by 360 NIGHTLIFE at HQO. Premium drinks, gourmet fare, world-class DJs, and a champagne toast under the fireworks-lit sky by the Anacostia River. Ring-a-ding-ding indeed! (HQO, 1250 1st St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

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Photo of the Capital Gatsby New Years Eve Gala via 360nightlife.com

National Masquerade New Years Eve DC Ball at Umaya

Embrace the mystique of the evening at National NYE Masquerade Ball. This event is in it’s 16th year, and was one if not the original NYE Masquerade event in DC (or at least the longest running). Experience an enchanting night of Izakaya-inspired bites, premium tipples, and groovy beats that will keep your feet moving till the wee hours. Masquerade masks will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own to stand out. 1-hour open bar and appetizers from 9:30 – 10:30 PM, and VIP tables available. (Umaya, 733 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

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National Masquerade New Years Eve Ball at Umaya Cover Photo by 360nightlife.com

90s New Years Eve Party at Baja Tap

Relive the rad 90’s era at Baja Tap’s NYE bash. Jam to classic 90s hits, enjoy an open bar, and indulge in delectable eats – a real blast from the past! 1 hour open bar and appetizers from 9-10 PM with one of the best 90’s DJ’s from NYC – DJ TRIZZO. This party has returned for the first time since 2021. (Baja Tap, 1330 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009)

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90's New Years Eve Party at Baja Tap 2024 Cover Photo

New Years Eve DC Dining Options: Food that Makes You Go Yum!

Here’s a sneak peek into Washington DC’s culinary delights for your NYE 2024 feasting:

Zatiyana in Washington DC by Jose Andres - picture of dining room

Zaytinya: Mediterranean Marvel

For a taste of the Mediterranean in Penn Quarter, Zaytinya is your gastronomic haven. This is a great place to start out on your New Years Eve Washington DC adventure. (Zaytinya, 701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Le Diplomate: French Fantasy

Dine like a Parisian in the heart of DC at Le Diplomate in Logan Circle. A foodie’s paradise indeed! (Le Diplomate, 1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009)

Picture of food at Le Diplomate in DC

Rasika West End: Indian Indulgence

Spice up your NYE in DC with a vibrant journey through Indian cuisine at Rasika in the West End. (Rasika West End, 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037)

Getting Around DC on NYE

Navigating DC is a breeze, even on NYE. With the Metro running until 3 am, and Lyft and Uber always just a few minutes away, you can party hop without a worry. And if you’re old school, taxis are still around, though you might have to hunt for one.

DC’s NYE Staycation: Best Hotels to Sleep, Dream, Repeat

Picture of Hampton Inn by Hilton Navy Yard Room looking into Nationals Stadium

After a night of revelry, retreat into the cozy comforts of DC’s top hotels:

Navy Yard: Central Location at Hampton Inn by Hilton at Navy Yard

Nat’s Park, restaurants, nightlife and just minutes from The Wharf. Hampton Inn by Hilton has one of the best rooftop views. Plus, they have a special NYE room block for $164 from any dates between 12/28 and 12/31/23. It includes a King size room, free WiFi and breakfast. Can’t beat that! Click here to take advantage of the New Years Eve DC block rate.

Georgetown: Ritzy Relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton or Quirky Comfort at The Graham Georgetown

Choose from the luxe Ritz-Carlton or the quirky Graham Georgetown for a peaceful slumber. (Ritz-Carlton, 3100 South St NW, Washington, DC 20007; Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007)

Downtown: Modern Marvel at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Retreat to modern comforts in a central location at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Right off Mass. Avenue, this is a great central New Years Eve DC location. (Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001)

NoMa: Vibrant Vibes at Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol

The vibrant Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol is the perfect place to rest after a night of dancing. (Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, 33 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Where to Watch DC New Year’s Eve Fireworks (both official & unofficial)

Washington DC Fireworks as seen on the Anacostia River on New Year's Eve

Finally, the cherry on top of your NYE celebrations – the fireworks! Our opinion, head to the rooftop of HQO for breathtaking views of both official and unofficial firework displays in DC and Maryland. You have birdseye view all over the DMV & spectators have seen firework displays last year (both official & non-official). Fireworks generally begin popping off around 11:30 and continue until a little past midnight. (HQO, 1250 1st St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

Alright folks, that’s your guide to a sizzling NYE in DC. So, strap in, gear up, and let’s roll into 2024 with a bang! Countdown begins… 3…2…1…Happy New Year!

Oh, and most importantly, BE SAFE! New Years Eve DC comes around once a year, it should be the start of an amazing year, so don’t spoil it by acting reckless. Be sure to not drink and drive & just have fun. We wish you a very happy new year!

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