Last year, we elected to cancel all NYE events as did most other event creators in response to the pandemic. However, for 2021-2022, we believe it is time to reopen safely. We cannot wait to celebrate 2022 in epic style. Finding the right New Years Eve parties / events can be a difficult task, even for native Washingtonians. NYE is a major event, and picking the right party that fits your style, vibe and budget, is at the utmost importance. For the past 15 years, 360 Nightlife has had a track record in producing the best celebrations.
Why: This is Washington DC's #1 New Year's Eve event each year. After a 1-year hiatus (due to Covid-19), The Capital Gatsby New Year's Eve DC Gala returns! For 2022, Capital Gatsby Gala has relocated to one of Washington DC's newest and hottest event venues - HQO (DC Water's new HQ in Navy Yard). Launching during the pandemic, HQO is proving to be one of the most sought after new event venues in Washington, DC. Its central location in one of Washington DC's most popular neighborhoods - Navy Yard - just across the street from Nationals Park, alongside it's environmentally friendly allure, has made HQO the destination for some amazing event experiences. HQO boasts 150,000 gross square feet, floor to ceiling undulating glass windows with panoramic views of Anacostia River, multiple floors, a rooftop, patio, and LEED certified status. Capital Gatsby Gala will occupy the massive 13,270 square feet 1st floor lobby, 2nd floor, 2nd floor boardroom and large 1st floor patio (limited use). Due to Covid era best practices they have chosen not to exceed 700 persons (unless they elect to contract the rooftop), thus allowing plenty of space for event goers. Beyond an amazing event space, this upscale 2022 NYE gala features a 5 hour open bar, VIP room, multiple food stations, champagne toast at midnight, midnight countdown, world class DJ's including DC's Most Sought After DJ - DJ Vicious, and the International DJ LS , complimentary Gatsby / NYE inspired party favors, multiple photographers and videographers, dancers, and so much more. This will be one of the hottest NYE tickets in DC, so act fast before this event sells out or ticket prices increase. Note: Capital Gatsby Gala will adhere to all DC covid mandates. In addition, as mentioned they have relocated to a more spacious venue and will be limiting capacity to no more than 700 person for a better and safer experience to bring in 2022!
Audience: Ideal for Professionals, Upscale, International Crowd
Address: HQO - 1385 Canal St SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States
Full Info: DCNewYears.net
Purchase Tickets: Click Here
Why: Get ready for a night of mystery and intrigue, our annual Masquerade Ball returns this year at a new location. If you remember past years, you know that our NYE Masquerade Balls are one of the main events for NYE. For 2022, we are taking it up a notch at one of DC's newest and hottest restaurants Umaya Izakaya, located in the heart of City Center, DC. Umaya is the perfect setting for our NYE Masquerade Ball with its wooden Japanese styled decor adorned with an amazing fish tank centerpiece and modern lighting style. Celebrate the big 2022 in an amazing venue with custom decor and party favors! Tickets include a 1 hour open bar + Japanese Izakaya inspired appetizers from 9:30 - 10:30 PM and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets and tables sell out in advance so don't hesitate to book before it's too late. Music by DJ Alex Reyes spinning an eclectic mix of dance, top 40, house, international and club anthems.
Audience: Trendy, International & Upscale Professionals
Address: Umaya - 733 10th Street, NW, Washington DC (City Center)
Full Info: Tickets & Tables or Visit Official Website
Why: Add a twist to your NYE plans and celebrate it '90s style. Ring in 2022, but party like it's 1999 as our resident mixmaster DJ Mark-Z spins your favorite 90's jams. The sixth annual Back In Da Day 90's NYE party is taking place at one of DC's hotspots - Satellite Room - with 2 bars, and an outdoor covered patio deck, state of the art sound system, and vintage decor. Grab your best NYE or '90s fashion, and dance the night away to your favorite tunes from the '90s. You'll hear tracks from Jay-Z, Biggie, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ace of Base, Vanilla Ice, to just name a few. This party also includes an hour open bar and appetizers, as well as a complimentary champagne toast. Don't miss out on this ultimate '90s thrown down!
Audience: Young Professionals, Professionals, Those Who Like To Get Down!
Address:Satellite Room, 2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Full Info: Visit Official Website
NYE in DC is an awesome time but you definitely want to think ahead regarding transportation. Many partygoers decide to get a hotel near the party they are attending, and thus limit the amount of transportation they will need.
360 Nightlife has partnered with Lyft for the last 2 years to offer free ride credit to help patrons get to and from the party safely. You can simply follow this link and receive $10 in ride credit ($5 each way for the first 2 rides). In addition to Lyft, Uber is plentiful in Washington DC and there will definitely be no shortage of Uber drivers.
Although the 31st is busy, it is not impossible to catch plain old DC taxis. They are pretty much everywhere and will be in full force. In the past, the roads in DC are generally tame for NYE, with traffic congested in areas like Adams Morgan and Georgetown because of the concentration of venues and partygoers. Our advice is to hop out the cab and walk a few blocks if the party you are attending is in one of those areas. You will save some time.
Metro has just announced they will be keeping lines open until 2 AM for New Year's Eve. Since NYE falls on a Monday, this is great news. Normally, the metro would close at 11 PM on Monday, with some stations having their last train departing at 10:30. With this time extension, you can get in and out of the city easier.
For NYE 2021 - 2022, we are producing events that will fit the needs of any group. However, we know the past almost 2 years have been anything but ordinary. We are also aware of health risks and take it extremely serious. However, we believe it is time to return to normalcy with all best practices in mind. All events listed on this page will enact all Washington DC covid mandates. In addition, we also ask everyone to be courtesy and cautious. With that being said, when figuring out what to do on this important night, it is wise to rely on event planners with experience in creating lasting and memorable moments. Afterall, December 31st only comes once a year, and it should launch you into the next year in a positive light. 360nightlife.com is Washington DC's best event experience creators, hosting NYE and other major events for over 15 years. There is no other company that can come close to the expeirence and track record of 360nightlife.com. While many have imitated our events, style and even logistics/ticket prices, there is only ONE original.
Ticket prices generally rise closer to the New Year's Eve, and tables sell out in advance. To get the best deals and ensure availability, it's best to act sooner than later. Further, be understanding that some event prices may be higher than normal due to covid era precautions (ie. limiting the number of people or extra personal)
When picking the right NYE party, you need to consider many things including theme, crowd and venue. Hotel parties can be great, but they can also be extremely crowded and set you up to wait in line after line. In addition, an intimate restaurant celebration might sound ideal for the big night, but it can be a bit too tame with less fun involved. We believe the sweet spot is right in the middle. Our parties are in both large and mid-sized locations all around DC and offer complete open bar options and more affordable 1-hour open bar along with appetizers options. Each of our events attracts some of DC's most diverse and beautiful crowds with ticket prices that are fair and won't break your bank (unless you wait until the last minute). The goal is to give you the best of both worlds, a great experience at a reasonable price. Remember, the most important tip for a successful NYE is to stay safe and have fun!