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8 Places to See Fireworks Near DC This NYE

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8 Places to See Fireworks Near DC This NYE

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"Want to kick things up a notch? Jump aboard this Gatsby themed yacht party and celebrate New Years Eve with the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20’s."

Washington DC New Years eve fireworks displays are some of the best in the country. When the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve, we will officially kick off 2019 with a bang.

Enjoy the colorful burst and explosive crackling in the night’s sky as the fireworks fall over the Nation’s Capital.  The National Mall and iconic DC Memorials will be illuminated by this celebratory display.

Here are all the places in and around DC to see spectacular firework displays this NYE:

The National Mall

washington-dc-new-years-eve-fireworks-things-to-do-dcEnjoy the breathtaking monuments and memorials on The National Mall while watching DC’s firework display.

Website | 9:00 – 9:30 PM | Washington Monument grounds

Over the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia.

Stop by First Night Alexandria– a celebration of the new year through the performing arts in historic Alexandria– and snag a prime viewing spot for the firework display.

Website | 7 PM- 12 AM | Alexandria, VA

The City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland

The best spots to check out New Years Eve fireworks in Annapolis include the city harbor, specifically Susan Campbell Park and near Main Street.

Website | 3 PM – 11:30 PM | Downtown Annapolis, Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

The Baltimore Inner Harbor is home to several restaurants and venues perfect to spend a NYE evening before watching the midnight show.

Website | 9 PM- 12:30 AM | Baltimore Inner Harbor

First Night Winchester

If you find yourself closer to the Blue Ridge Mountains, particularly Shenandoah Valley, then the First Night Winchester is the perfect town to enjoy the best combinations of music, food, and entertainment.  This quaint town also celebrates with an official “Apple Drop” at midnight.

Website | Fireworks at 12 AM | Winchester, VA

The National Harbor

The National Harbor will have fireworks every weekend leading up to NYE. They are also host to Big Night DC, which will include a gala at the Gaylord National Resort and Hotel. The Big Night DC includes grand NYE events and also grants you access to one of the best viewing locations for DC’s firework show.

Website | 12 PM- 5:30 PM December 22, 2018 | National Harbor

Gatsby’s DC Fireworks New Years Eve Yacht Party 2019

Don’t just watch the fireworks from alongside The National Harbor, jump aboard this Gatsby themed yacht party and celebrate New Years Eve with the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20’s.

Website | 9 PM – 1 AM | 137 National Plaza National Harbor, MD 20745

New Year’s Eve Cruise Aboard Odyssey

An alternative to the roaring 20’s is offered by Entertainment Cruises whose New Years Eve cruise features live entertainment, dinner, and a champagne midnight toast.

Website | 9 PM – 1 AM | Departing from 580 Water Street SW, Washington DC

Featured photo via Unsplash

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Dana Disante
Dana Disante
Dana Disante is the Events & Features editor for CAPITOL STANDARD magazine and covers Arts & Entertainment for Northern Virginia Magazine.