Happy New Year: Fireworks in the DMV!

The New Year is coming, so it’s time to celebrate! Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas light up in a vibrant display of colors with the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks. Alexandria is the place to be if you want a good view of the fireworks. Join us in exploring the history of this tradition and practical tips to make the most of this fireworks celebration.

This year, Old Town will feature two dazzling fireworks displays: one scheduled for 6 p.m. and another at midnight. The midnight show will launch from Waterfront Park, casting vibrant bursts of color over the Potomac River. For optimal viewing, consider waterfront restaurants, riverside parks spanning from Oronoco Bay to Jones Point, and the First Night Alexandria festivities as prime locations to enjoy the spectacular fireworks.

Here are the viewing locations that Visit Alexandria recommends:

  • Canal Center Plaza (Center Canal Plaza)
  • Rivergate Park (2 Montgomery St.)
  • Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.)
  • Founders Park (351 North Union St.)
  • Waterfront Park (1A Prince St.)
  • Windmill Hill Park (501 South Union St.)
  • Fords Landing boardwalk (99 Franklin St.)
  • Jones Point Park (Jones Point Dr.)
  • George Washington Masonic Temple (101 Callahan Dr.)

For those seeking alternative midnight fireworks options in the DMV area, Annapolis, Maryland, and WinterFest at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, are available choices. The Merriweather Symphony of Lights will present a fireworks show at 7 p.m., and admission requires tickets priced at $15 for individuals aged 4 and above. Additionally, another option is National Harbor on Saturday, December 30, where you can catch fireworks and witness the season’s final tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

As we bid farewell to the past and step into a brand new year, the Capitol Express Tours team wants to extend our heartfelt wishes for a Happy New Year to all our valued customers. We are immensely grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us, allowing us to be a part of your memorable experiences throughout the year. Your enthusiasm and support have been the driving force behind our commitment to providing exceptional tours of our nation’s capital. Here’s to a year filled with joy, discovery, and countless new adventures. Thank you for choosing Capitol Express Tours, and we look forward to welcoming you on board for more exciting journeys in the upcoming year!

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