At this time of year, it’s a perennial question, one dating back at least as far as a pre-rock n’ roll record by The Orioles: “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” It’s the biggest party night of the year–the one no one wants to stay at home for–and the options for the evening’s entertainment are so ridiculously overabundant that it can be easy to end up totally paralyzed by the sheer amount of activities to choose from. But have no fear, party people! We here at RVA Magazine sympathize with your plight, and have put together this helpful consumer guide to getting the most out of the last night of 2012!
Before we begin, though, we must remind everyone not to put yourselves in a dangerous situation. If you’re going to be drinking, do not drive. Seasoned drunks call New Year’s Eve “amateur night” for a reason–a lot of people who aren’t normally out and about while intoxicated end up wasted and making a public menace of themselves on this night every year. Don’t put yourself or anyone else at risk! Make advance plans for a designated driver, a place to stay, or a safe and sober ride home. Allen And Allen and Napoleon Taxi are teaming up to offer free rides home between 11 PM and 3 AM on New Year’s Eve–click HERE for details. Other options, such as the To The Bottom And Back bus, are also available. Have fun, but be safe!