New Year’s Eve… for some people, it may be the one time each year that they can go out on a fancy date or a late-night (or all-night) fun outing with their friends. But those with older children — or even those with younger ones — who want to celebrate with their families can still go out and have fun! Here in Northern Virginia we have great ways to celebrate, thanks to all-ages community events that include live performances, fireworks, and more. Best of all, some of those are totally free! In our area we also have fun daytime events — both on December 31st and on January 1st — to celebrate the new year and keep the kids busy while they are on their school winter break. Want to see what fun is coming up? Be sure to check our detailed guide to Family-friendly New Year’s events!