New Year’s Eve celebrations

Whether you plan to ring in 2010 with your friends, family, or both, you are sure to find a great place to celebrate in Richmond.

Whether you plan to ring in the 2010 with your friends, family, or both, you are sure to find a great place to celebrate in Richmond. We’ll be adding to this list as more and more events pop up. (And if you’ve got something planned for the 31st, let us know!)

New Year’s Eve Toast with Seymour

From 10am to 1pm children can enjoy Radio Disney and Seymour for an apple juice toast.

Location: Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad Street
Contact: 804-474-7000

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

Fun for all ages (including crafts and live music) with regular garden admission, $10 for adults and $6 for children. Also, a winner will be drawn for the 25th Anniversary Silver Subaru give-away.

Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Contact: 804-262-9887

New Year’s Eve with Erik Griffin

This early show includes dinner with several choices for entree. Seating is at 6:30pm and is first come first sat. You must e-mail with your dinner selection. See site for more menu details. Show begins at 7:30pm. Go here for tickets.

Location: Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 11800 W. Broad Street
Contact: 804-521-8900

Strawberry Street Cafe

This Fan fave is offering a three-course dinner for two for only $49.95 per couple. They’ve also got plans for a New Year’s Day brunch from 10am to 4pm.

Location: 421 N. Strawberry Street
Contact: 804-353-6860

Sine’ Irish Pub

Two New Year’s Eve toasts:one for the Irish New Year at 7pm and another at midnight to ring in the American New Year. Includes live music and a special menu. No cover charge!

Location: 1327 E. Cary Street
Contact: 804-649-7767

New Year’s Eve at New York Deli

Aww, RIP, Carytown New Year’s Eve. These guys were one of the major forces behind that now defunct tradition (Can you call it a tradition if it only lasted a few years?), and they’re not giving up yet! They’ll have food, DJ’s, a champagne toast… and a few, yet-to-be revealed plans. Be there at 7pm to join in on the fun.

Location: 2920 W. Cary Street
Cost: 804-358-6262

2nd annual Richmond Roots Extravaganza at The Camel

Featuring performances by Jackass Flats, The Hotseats, and Bar NUN. $20 get you in the door, some delicious snacks, and a champagne toast at midnight. Festivities start at 8pm.

Location: 1621 W. Broad Street
Contact: 804-353-4901

Tiki Bob’s Fire & Ice Ball

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a 2010 cash balloon drop. I’m not sure what it is, but it sounds promising. $10 cover charge (and dress to impress). VIP party starts at 7pm, doors open to the general public at 9pm.

Location: 110 N. 18th Street
Contact: 804-644-9091

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

Make your reservations as early as possible for the second or third floor. On the first floor, there will be a champagne toast and a performance by Black Cash at midnight. The club portion of the restaurant will open at 8pm. No reservations are available for that, however there will champagne table service for four. $20 cover charge.

Location: 1201 E. Cary Street
Contact: 804-782-9555 ext. 208 for more information

Can Can Brasserie

The regular dinner menu will be available as well as a champagne toast at midnight. For the first time, they will be offering New Year’s Day brunch starting at 10am.

Location: 3120 W. Cary Street
Contact: 804-358-PARIS

End of the Decade New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Say goodbye to the aughts with your fellow Richmonders at Planet Zero. Featuring musical stylings DJ Rattan and performances by Fuzzy Baby, Rattlemouth, and NO BS Brass. A cash bar and snacks will be available, and a there will be a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. There is a $20 cover charge.

Location: Zero E. Fourth Street
Contact: 804-232-6464

Cha Cha’s / Lucky Buddha / Europa

These three restaurants are working together to provide an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience. $30 will get you access to all three locations – however, if there is a line, you must still wait. If you become a VIP by renting a table at one of the bars, you will be permitted to line jump at all of them and granted open bar access from 8pm to 9pm. VIPs will also be given one bottle of champagne for their table. All ticket holders must arrive before 10pm or they will be added to a waiting list for another ticket.

Locations: Cha-Cha’s (1419 E. Cary Street), Lucky Buddha (1421 E. Cary Street), and Europa (1409 E. Cary Street)
Contact: See restaurant listings for contact information

The Jefferson

Special pricing on packages including a room and more. Advance reservations are required.

  • Lemaire New Year’s Eve Dinner Package includes a deluxe room, dinner for two from Chef Bundy, dinner gratuities and valet parking. Taxes are additional.
    Deluxe Room $345
  • Tj’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Package includes a deluxe room, dinner for two from Chef Schroeder, dinner gratuities and valet parking. Taxes are additional.
    Deluxe Room $250
  • New Year’s Eve Bed & Breakfast Package includes a bottle of sparkling wine, breakfast for two, breakfast gratuities, valet parking and complimentary downtown transportation. Taxes are additional.
    Superior Room $250

Location: 101 W. Franklin Street
Contact: 804-788-800 or stop by the website.

Acacia Mid-Town

Choose between dining at the bar or in the dining room. The dining room will have a four-course menu with several options, $49 per person. At the bar, you can reserve a spot or just walk in to enjoy a selection of small plates.

Location: 2601 W. Cary Street
Contact: 804-562-0138


Special Infuzion restaurant hours of 11am until 2am with renowned Blues artist Ronnie Owens and Terry Garland playing from 8pm until midnight. Club Infuzion will be open from 9pm until 2am with Special Guest DJ DS-95 playing electronic house music. Cover charge is $5.

Location: 1401 Roseneath Road
Contact: 804-447-6852

Party at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

Dining, dancing and live entertainment. Package deals on tickets ranging from $69 to $389. Click here for more details.

Location: 191 Town Center West Blvd. in Short Pump
Contact: 804-364-3600

NYE 2010 Charity Benefit Bash

Get your name on the guest list no later than 6pm on New Year’s Eve and help raise funds for People Helping People Global’s projects in Granada, Nicaragua. Open bar, appetizers, live music, free pool and champagne toast at midnight. The event lasts from 9pm to 2am and costs $50.

Location: Baja Bean Company, 1520 W. Main Street Basement
Contact: 804-257-5445

We know this probably goes without saying, but please be careful when you’re out celebrating this New Year’s Eve. We hope you’ll pick a designated driver or make use of the various cab and car services in Richmond.

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