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Celebrate New Year’s Eve In DC at the Gaylord National Resort

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Gaylord National Resort

BIG NIGHT DC extravaganza

December 31, 2011 | 9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Tickets on sale now… and going fast!

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (date) -- Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the East Coast’s hottest new premier destination. The spectacular Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the Washington region’s most spectacular and largest luxury resort, will again be the host venue for the Nation’s ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash – Big Night DC. Big Night DC has gained national renown as one of the most extravagant New Year’s Eve galas in America. It has sold out every year in the past decade. Big Night DC will be in its fourth year at the massive Gaylord National Resort, which is a virtual city unto itself, and sold out with nearly 7,000 tickets (with several thousand more placed on a waitlist). This year the party space has been expanded again by 20,000 square feet to even better accommodate the guests. “We’re very excited to once again host the nation’s premier New Year’s Eve event at the nation’s premier party facility,” said Rich Shea, Principal, HiBall Events. Join DC’s social elite as they roam freely from ballroom to ballroom, throughout this magical wonderland, enjoying 15 enormous party areas – all overflowing with spectacular entertainment and impeccable service. Best of all, the event ticket is all-inclusive, affording party goers an evening of unforgettable fun, with full open bars and top-notch food stations featuring gourmet cuisine by Gaylord National’s renowned chefs.

Big Night DC Includes:

  • Endless full, open bars

  • 15 massive themed party areas

  • Five dance floors

  • The hottest party bands and DJ's on East Coast – including Mr. Greengenes,

Dr. FU, Burnt Sienna, Kristen & The Noise, DJ’s Pat Premier, Lil’ Fos, and many,many more!

  • First-class cuisine stations

  • Huge midnight celebration

  • Party favors

  • Much, much more!

This year’s various party zones include: Monster Energy Club Zone Ballroom, Dewey Ballroom and Stage, Retro Ballroom (Best of 70's, 80's & 90's dance tunes), Hip Hop Ballroom, Electronica Club Ballroom, Dining Ballroom and the Chill Zone. VIP event guests enjoy access to all these areas, plus special areas designated just for them, including private top-shelf bars and a Casino Lounge. New this year is a Velvet Rope VIP ticket. This ticket is for a limited number of guests to include: 8 PM entry, 8-9 PM cocktail hour, private tables and more premium amenities.

Big Night DC consistently enjoys a reputation as the number one most sought-after New Year’s Eve events in the country. The event has sold out in advance every year for the past decade, and this year promises to be no different. Tickets will sell faster than ever in anticipation of this over- the-top event.


Unlike other regional events, Big Night DC utilizes a proprietary, best-practices model to manage every logistical aspect of the event. This ensures customer service which is unparalleled in the industry. The upshot: guests spend the evening celebrating, not standing in lines.

Visit the event website at to see food and drink menus, and to view images of past year’s events.


Visit to purchase tickets or for more information about this over-the-top event. Main event tickets are available starting at $109 per person. VIP event tickets are available starting at $169 per person. Tickets are all-inclusive.

Hotel Accommodations

Why go home when you can spend the night in the region’s most luxurious new resort? The Gaylord National is pleased to offer special discounted rooms to Big Night DC guests. Big Night guests can stay a second night at the Gaylord National for just $99, turning New Year’s Eve into a two day unforgettable experience. To inquire about room availability, go to the rooms page on the web site. (Note: Room reservations do not include event tickets. Event tickets must be purchased separately, via the event website at

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Big Night DC, LLC

Big Night DC, LLC, (Big Night) is a Virginia-based event management company, co-owned by HiBall Events and Party DC Events. With more than twenty years experience, the management team at Big Night has produced more than 2,100 events from coast to coast – from black-tie galas for 7,000 guests to street festivals with over 30,000 attendees, and everything in between.

Big Night utilizes their proprietary Best Practices Model designed to meticulously manage every logistical aspect of their events. This ensures customer service which is unparalleled in the industry. This, combined with Big Night’s unmatched experience in entertainment and marketing coordination, has created a resume of sold-out events which are the envy of the entertainment industry.

Media Relations Contacts

For more information about Big Night DC:

Rich Shea, President, HiBall Events

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