Christmas has passed, but the holiday festivities haven't ended in Leesburg. New Year's Eve is this Friday, and there are plenty of places that you can ring in the new year.
The big event in town is First Night Leesburg. Downtown is closed off to traffic and will host nearly 100 musical performances, including jazz, classical, rock and bluegrass from groups like Harley String Band and The Pan Masters.
First Night Leesburg is a family-friendly event, and will also feature hayrides, puppet shows, comedy from Last Ham Standing, animal presentations and dance performances from Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, among others.
Tickets for First Night Leesburg are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors aged 50 and older and $3 for children aged 3 - 12.
Downtown restaurants and bars will also be open on New Year's Eve. The Wine Kitchen will host a Blues and Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. That night, the restaurant will present a Culinary World Tour dinner from 6 – 9 p.m.
Palio of Leesburg will serve a special prix fixe dinner, featuring live music throughout the night. Dinners will be served at 5 p.m. and 8.p m. at a cost of $55 per person for dinner and a glass of Prosecco wine.
Tuscarora Mill is also having a special four-course New Year's Eve dinner with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
For those looking for more of a party, Spanky's Shenanigans is having a New Year's bash with music by Grand Theft Radio. A $10 cover pays for party favors and a midnight toast.
Nearby Bunker Sports Cafe is celebrating with a DJ spinning top 40 hits, a complimentary buffet and a midnight champagne toast. The cost is $10 after 8 p.m.
King Pinz Bowling is also hosting a New Year's Eve bash from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The $75 ticket price includes food, drinks, a DJ, dancing, a midnight toast, and bowling.