8 Incredible Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Richmond

“A new heart for a New Year, always!”  

Another year passes by. And as we try to gulp it down and usher in the new year, we need some adventures or celebrations to mark the occasion of a new year coming in. 

And if you are in Richmond, you are in for a treat. 

In this article, I have curated a list of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Richmond. So explore ahead! 

1. A One-Day Trip from Richmond

For people stuck at home or who haven’t had the opportunity to travel around this year, the best thing to do this New Year’s Eve while in Richmond is to take a trip for two days and a night. Or more, depending on your holidays. 

There are a lot of places to visit in Richmond and around. So pack your bags and travel solo! If your friends and family are interested, take them too! But before, select a place depending on your mood, whether you want to relax or spend the entire day sightseeing. 
Head here to find the best places to travel in Richmond for a quick New Year getaway.

2. Catch a Classic Theater at The Byrd

The literary geeks often find themselves out of place with the New Year events and activities. The crowd can get annoying, and the holidays make you feel pressured. There are theaters and movie halls, and libraries to cover you up. 

The Byrd in Richmond screens classic shows and movies during the New Year time. Visit their site, check their shows, book your ticket, and head over to the theater for your New Year festival! 

You can take a date if you wish to make it more happening. 
Head here if you are looking for date night ideas in Richmond.

The Byrd Theater in Richmond

3. The Escape Adventure Chester

For people looking to make a difference this New Year, visit us at The Escape Adventure, located 10 minutes from Richmond. We will make sure that you have an adventurous tale to tell everyone! 

We offer a range of puzzles and challenges for you to enjoy. With many themes to choose from, it makes the perfect place to ring in the new year! We also provide private party places for you to hang out and chill after the games are over. 

So this New Year, challenge your mind and test your teamwork skills. Gather your friends and family to our escape rooms to shout the countdown marking New Years’. We will do it with you! 

Our friendly staff will make your night even better! 

We are led by a veteran who couldn’t escape his entrepreneurial passion. After serving for 20 years, he found a new calling – utilizing his over two decades of experience in leadership to train the next generation of leaders through fun and thrilling activities. 

Hence, if you are around Richmond, make sure to drop in. 

Escape Rooms also make great team-building activities, making New Year the perfect opportunity to take your team out. 

Head here if you are looking for escape rooms for 13-year-olds in Richmond

Friends playing escape room games

4. Go Adventure Sporting 

Where are the adventurous brave hearts? And what are you up on, New Year’s? 

I’d ask you to go into adventure sporting, but you have already done your research. But just in case you think that the activity wouldn’t suffice on New Year’s Day, then I’ll ask you to do exactly that! At least you’d have the adventure to talk about! 

If you haven’t done any adventure sporting, head to this link to discover the various adventure sports available in Richmond. You could start small, and every New Year, you’ll have an adventure sport added to your list! 

Kayaking, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and mud running by the James are some activities that will challenge you both in mind and body. Get your friends and get that ticket you have wanted for a long time.

To have a blast on Thanksgiving Day with your kids, explore our article!

Adventure sporting in Richmond

5. An Attempt to Capture the New Year Spirit

A shout out to all photographers and cinematographers who aim to capture the festival spirit but end up canceling it. This time, pick your camera up, pack all your gear and equipment, and walk down the streets to click whatever comes your way. 

Everybody is in their best attire, the roads are adorned with lights, and everything is photogenic. You are bound to get your shot. And if you are a content creator, by the end of the day, you can make your own New Year video blog. 

The only thing that is stopping you is YOU. End the day with a sumptuous dinner with drinks at a local restaurant to cool off the hard work you pulled off after such a long time! 

Do it, even if you are new in the game or are looking to try different things on New Year.

New Year Night Chester

6. Catch a Live Music Tour or Concert

Booking tickets is the only problem if you are late to discover music events around New Year’s. Head here to view concerts or tours happening in Richmond

But if you missed them, don’t worry. There are tons of live music events happening in Richmond. Simply choose a place and head over for a night of music, food, and drinks! 

Nothing can go wrong with music; instead, you will have the best time of the year!

7. Wine & Food Tour

Wine and food tours are a great way to spend time with friends and family. They allow you to taste different kinds of wine and foods and learn about the area’s history and culture. 

Richmond has many wine and food tours available, so you can choose one that suits you and your group’s interests. Many tour operators also offer wine and food tours in Richmond on New Year’s Eve. 

And what better than tasting wine on New Year’s? Probably, a Happy New Year!

Wine and food tours in Richmond

8. Seek an Activity You Have Never Done Before 

You are tired of the same New Year rituals? Do something you have never tried or tick off something from your bucket list. 

Take that tour, visit that city, go adventure sporting, try out an escape room, hike the mountains, or even do as simple as taking a rest while staying indoors or cleaning up your room, or reading a book you have wanted to read for a very long time. 

Don’t let the holiday fevers get to you or take the pressure of the world. Sink in, in your own sweet way, and make it the most significant event of your year! 

Man walking alone in grass

So there you have it, fellow adventurer! A list of awesome things to do on New Years’ Eve in Richmond that are sure to get your heart racing, and voila – you’re on your way to claiming 2023 as the best year yet. 

Do you have new activities to suggest? And what are you up to on New Year’s? 

Tell us in the comments below! 

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year from the entire team at The Escape Adventure


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