VIRGINIA BEACH -- Celebrations on New Year’s Eve tend to be for the adult crowd, leaving many children at home with a babysitter. This year, the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association is hosting “Last Night on the Town” a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at The Town Center of Virginia Beach and Pembroke Mall.
The party kicks off in the afternoon at Pembroke Mall with entertainment for the whole family, including a mock New Year’s Eve countdown at 5 p.m. for the little ones who can’t make it to midnight.
The adult fun continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music from the Gin Blossoms and a spectacular laser light show to ring in 2014.
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Hotels in The Town Center of Virginia Beach and restaurants in the area will offer their own New Year’s Eve rates and specials.
A tentative schedule of events is listed below.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Performances throughout Pembroke Mall by The Magic of Krendl and Company
4:55 p.m. Children’s Countdown
5:00 p.m. Dinner Specials at various Town Center and Pembroke Mall Restaurants and Bars.
5:30 p. m. Carbon Jam LIVE at the fountain plaza!
7:30 p.m – 12:00 a.m. Beer & Wines sales to guests over 21 years of age with proper identification
7:45 p.m. - Opening remarks by event emcee, 13 News Now Reporter Mike Gooding at Countdown Square Stage
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - The VIP Event at The Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Cheap Thrills at Countdown Square Stage
10:30 – 12:00 a.m. Gin Blossoms at Countdown Square Stage
12:00 – 12:20 a.m. Laser Light Show at Countdown Square Stage (Effects by Pyrotecnico Special Effects and Lasers)
12:20 a.m. Gin Blossoms Encore at Countdown Square Stage