2019 is quickly drawing to a close, and on December 31 the whole family can ring in the new year at First Night Alexandria. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration features more than 100 different live performances at a variety of venues throughout downtown Alexandria, and your ticket gives you access to all of them. You can tap your toes to folk music, jazz quartets, rock bands, and much, much more (visit the website for a full schedule and map of venues). Musical performances wind down around 11:45 in order to funnel everyone out to the Rock the River party on the Potomac, where a huge fireworks display caps off the night in style.
Advance ticket sales start at $25 for adults (kids 12 and under are free), but the price rises to $35 on the day of the event, so if you want to save a few bucks, be sure to head online ahead of time.