Champagne toast with friends

How to Ring in 2015 Near National Harbor, MD

New Year’s Eve. For some, it’s the one of the biggest nights of the year. For others, it’s just a quiet night in watching the ball drop on TV. As a resident of The Esplanade, you have your pick of what you’d like to do. Go out on the town and revel or just have a glass of bubbly in your cozy, luxurious dwelling… whatever you choose, know that National Harbor, Maryland, has you covered!

Here are our top picks for ringing in the New Year in and around National Harbor:

Gaylord National Resort’s ICE

For a New Year’s Eve event that you and your children will love, head to the Gaylord National to see ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman. Inside, you’ll find more than 2 million pounds of ice sculptures—mostly depicting scenes from classic Frosty tales. Plus, kids will love the four ice slides inside. Children and adults alike will get a kick out of the Frostbite Factory—a live ice-carving station.

Bobby Mckey’s Dueling Piano Bar

For a lively and musical night out, make your way over to Bobby McKey’s. Musicians at the piano will take requests (you can probably expect to hear Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”) at the D.C. area’s only dueling piano bar until 2 a.m. Depending on the type of ticket you buy, you’ll also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Cheers!

Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen

For a night of hearty pub fare, great alcohol and music, head to Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen. Expect classic bar food fare like chicken pot pie, fish and chips and shepherd’s pie too. Harrington’s also is a great place to get your drink on—the pub stocks more than 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbon. Attendees also will enjoy live music featuring the Sam Grow Band. 

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Don your best masquerade mask and make your way to the Tasting Room to Celebrate. Don’t own one? No problem. Masks will be handed out at the door. Revel with other masked party-goers as you sip on a variety of whites and reds. One highlight is wine from Virginia-based Boxwood Winery, but you’ll also find champagne and sparkling wine on the menu too. Small plates complement vino here. Enjoy chicken and beef skewers, cheese and charcuterie plates in addition to a small selection of sandwiches too. Best of all, there’s no cover charge. Email party@thetastingroomwinebar.com to reserve your spot at this party.

Fun nights out that are within walking distance are yet another perk of living at The Esplanade. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to find a top-notch apartment, contact these luxury apartments in National Harbor today to secure your spot at this outstanding property today. Here’s to a great 2015!

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