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Guide to the First-Ever 'First Night Vienna' New Year's Celebration

Event promises free family fun on four stages.

The very first 'First Night Vienna' is a New Year's Eve celebration for all ages Tuesday, Dec. 31. Logo from First Night Vienna
The very first 'First Night Vienna' is a New Year's Eve celebration for all ages Tuesday, Dec. 31. Logo from First Night Vienna
We know it's not even Christmas yet, but why not start making plans now for a local New Year's rockin' eve? 

For the first time ever, Vienna will hold its very own First Night Vienna on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event will feature live music at four stages, geared to all ages. 

The weather forecast is for clear skies Tuesday and Tuesday night. Temperatures will be chilly so be sure to bundle up.

Presented by the Vienna Business Association and the Town of Vienna, this alcohol-free celebration will be held in the heart of town on Historic Church Street. The evening will include food, entertainment, music and hands-on activities.

This free event will feature food trucks, give-aways for children, and two New Years celebrations ( 9 p.m. for younger children and a finale at midnight). 

Directions, Parking, Street Closings
  • First Night Vienna will be held in the vicinity of the Church St. NE and Dominion Road NE intersection in Vienna, near the Vienna Town Green and along the W&OD Trail.
  • Church Street will be closed between Center Street and Mill Street
  • Handicap parking at Bike Trail Parking Lot (In/Out will be open from Maple Avenue)
  • Suggested General Parking Areas: Closed businesses along Mill Street (access from Ayr Hill) and Maple Avenue; Vienna Presbyterian Church lot; surrounding streets

Locations and Entertainment Schedule

First Night Vienna will be held in different spots around town, surrounding the Freeman House, and on the street in the heart of historic Vienna.

1. A heated Main Tent will be located at the Caboose Parking lot on Church Street:

  • 7-7:45 p.m. Groovy Nate - kids music, puppets-comedy
  • 8-8:50 p.m. The Great Zucchini -magic & comedy
  • 9 p.m.- midnignt.  After Hours Band DANCE PARTY- Rock, R&B, Soul, Motown, Disco, Groove, Swing.
  • Midnight – New Year’s Eve celebration

2. Concorde Masonic Lodge 307146 Church St. NE

3. Caffe Amouri  - 107 Church St. NE

  • 7-7:30 p.m. Camille Thornton - McLean Idol
  • 7:30-8 p.m. Ethan Schaefer - 2012 Vienna Idol
  • 8-8:30 p.m. Scott Butler - Rock Troubadour
  • 8:30-9 p.m. Suburban Hearts - Singer-Songwriter Duo
  • 9-9:30 p.m. Ethan Schaefer - 2012 Vienna Idol
  • 9:30-10 p.m. TBS Band - Rock & Pop Punk
  • 10-10:30 p.m. Jessica Yellowitz - Vienna Idol 2nd
  • 10:30-11:30 p.m. Suburban Hearts - Singer-Songwriter Duo

4. VPC/Vienna Presbyterian Church - 124 Park St., NE

  • 7-7:45 p.m. Jessica Yellowitz - Vienna Idol 2nd
  • 8-8:45 p.m. Justin Trawick - Folk-Rock-Urban
  • 9-9:45 p.m. Silver City Country – Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Folk
  • 10-10:30 - Scott Butler - Rock Troubadour
  • 10:30-11:30 - Polly Baker - Country
Sponsors of First Night Vienna include: Plaka Grill, Town of Vienna, Vienna Smiles, Madison High School Boosters, Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna Idol, Sanctuary Interior Design Build, Benjamin Moore Vienna Paint & Decorating, Whole Foods Vienna, Weichert Realtors Mary Foerster, The Artful Gift Shop, Caffe Amouri.
sharon hayman December 13, 2013 at 07:55 AM
What a great event. Thank you to the sponsors.
John Smith December 13, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Any word on street closures? Church St. from Lawyers to Mill perhaps? And during what hours?
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) December 13, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Hi John, Good question(s). We'll be sure to find out and post that information as the event gets closer!
John Smith December 29, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Still waiting for that information about street closure locations and times, Mary Ann. Thanks for any updates.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) December 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Hi John, looks like Church Street will be closed between Center Street and Mill Street. We'll try to get the information on the time of the road closing and post that too.

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