It's hard to believe that just in a few short days, we'll be saying goodbye to 2014 and welcoming 2015 with open arms. There will be plenty of festivities for everyone here in the good ole' RVA so we'll break it down for you.
You could ring in the New Year on Brown's Island. On Dec. 31, Richmond will kick off the holiday with a 50-foot video ball and tower light show. This community event is free. Don't want to be left out in the cold? No worries; there will be tiered-ticket pricing available for heated VIP areas and cabanas. Sponsors for the event include: Summit Media, Ciroc, Specialty Beverage, Comcast Spotlight, RVA Magazine, GayRVA, Aloft West Richmond, Bio Ride, Amerigas, RVA Fashion Week and Red Bull. For band lineup, ticket information and directions to Brown's Island, visit the website here.
If you prefer to stay insider where it's cozy, celebrate New Year's Eve at Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. Party during casino night with Black Jack, Roulette and Craps. There will be live entertainment provided by Kings of Swing and DJ Erickeeps will keep the party rocking. Tickets to the event include heavy hors d'Oeuvres, desserts, two drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a chance to win great prizes.
Spend time at the Jefferson Hotel for New Year's Eve and receive a $50 gift card to use anywhere in the hotel or for valet parking. For a family-friendly event, visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for New Year's Eve Family Frolic.
The law firm Allen & Allen will be hosting Sober Ride Home this year in Richmond. The company is partnering with Napoleon Taxi to ensure that people get home safely. Just call 804-354-8294 or 354-TAXI between the hours of 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 5 a.m. Jan. 1 and mention Sober Ride Home to get a ride. The taxis will only take people home, not to other venues such as bars and restaurants.