Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala at the Luxurious Willard Intercontinental: DC's Premier and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration
Attend on your own or with friends to celebrate New Year's Eve with free-flowing champagne and an open bar, delectable dinner and desserts, midnight balloon drop as well as live bands and a nightclub experience with our DJ spinning the hottest international dance hits, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and more…

Event Date

Friday, December 31, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Event Address

Willard InterContinental Washington, DC
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20004

Requested Attire

Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire Requested. Kindly mote that this event is strictly for guests 21 and over. ID required for admission. Please note that IDs will be checked/validated.

Event Description

Steeped in 200 years of history, the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington, DC is the venue for Washington's premier & most luxurious international New Year's Eve celebration. Celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style & indulge in a sophisticated haven of luxury & service in the heart of Washington DC as we bid adieu to 2021 and welcome 2022!

We have assembled a selection of the finest entertainment from around the world to bring you an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance. Attend on your own or with friends and join other outgoing internationally-minded professionals from around the city and the globe for an exciting New Year's Eve gala. You do not need a date to attend so attend on your own or with friends. Experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve party as you indulge in free-flowing champagne, an open bar, a spectacular balloon drop, & dance the night away to live bands & DJs. For dinner choose from a VIP sit down 3-course dinner with champagne or a dinner buffet of international cuisine. Also enjoy exquisite desserts by the pastry chef at the Willard!

Specially discounted tickets available now for a very limited time!

Celebrate NYE in grand style with each ballroom representing an international destination with entertainment from around the world, party favors, & more! The gala this year is presented with limited availability of tickets so reserve your tickets now as space is limited.


Event Agenda (May change)

The admission registration desk will be on the lobby level. Kindly note for your security, tickets will be released at the admission desk ONLY to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID & the credit card used to make the reservation. If you have purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guests. For your security, no tickets will be released unless photo ID matching the name of the person who purchased the tickets is presented with the credit card used to reserve the tickets.

Kindly mote that this event is strictly for guests 21 and over. Please note that IDs will be checked/validated.

10:30 PM After-Dinner Admission Tickets
Post-dinner late admission tickets include delectable desserts, themed celebration areas, open bar, midnight champagne toast, a spectacular midnight balloon drop in the Euro Discotheque Ballroom, live bands, DJs spinning international club hits, & party favors. Please note that dinner is not included with the 10:30 PM admission tickets. Themes, bands, entertainment & menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

Ambassador Level Tickets with Buffet Dinner & 9:00 PM Admission.
Admission at 9PM, internationally themed celebration areas, open bar with free-flowing champagne, international dinner buffet presented in the Euro Discotheque themed ballroom foyer representing the cuisine of vibrant international destinations, delectable desserts, midnight champagne toast, a spectacular balloon drop, live bands, DJs spinning international club hits, & party favors. Dinner is served until 10:00 PM with desserts served after that. Please ensure you arrive prior to 9:40 PM to enjoy the dinner buffets presented as dinner service concludes at 10:00 PM. Themes, bands, entertainment & menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.

Presidential Ticket with 8:00 PM Admission and 3 Course Dinner 
In addition to general admission benefits, enjoy a 3-course sit-down dinner with champagne at 8:00 PM. We will be seating you with other guests at tables of ten (10). If you have a large group of guests and wish to sit together, please arrive together and let us know when you check-in so we may assist you. Table seating and live music is presented while dinner is served for the prelude to an exciting celebration. Please be on time as the last dinner seating is at 8:40 PM! After the Presidential Dinner service concludes at 9:30 PM, join us in the ballrooms downstairs to enjoy the New Year's Eve Gala! Themes, bands, entertainment & menus are subject to change as we continue to refine the gala.
 
The New Year's Eve Gala concludes at 2:00 AM with certain entertainment, bands, and aspects of the gala concluding at 12:30 AM, 1:00 AM, and 1:30 AM. Bar service concludes at 1:30 AM with nonalcoholic drinks served until 2:00 AM.

Map/Parking

The Willard InterContinental is a sophisticated haven of luxury and service in the heart of Washington DC. The hotel, the venue of choice for Presidential inaugural balls, has played host to world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities, and now it is your turn to experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration one of Washington's premier and most historic hotels. We encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as we sold out each of the previous years. The Metro is just a couple of blocks away providing easy access.

Hotel parking is limited & available on a first-come basis and not guaranteed. We recommend Uber, a cab or the Metro as parking is limited. Valet & self-parking for event attendees is $35.00. Valet & self-parking for overnight guests is $55.00. Self-parking entrance is on F Street between 14th & 15th Street. Additional parking: Metropolitan Square on F Street between 14th & 15th Street, nearby garages, or street parking. Parking rates are subject to increase.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

All Ticket Sales are Final. No cancellations or refunds on tickets for any reason, including severe winter storms, government actions, or health restrictions.

If the event is restricted or postponed due to COVID, other pathogen, government guideline, mandate, or action, as well as any other factor beyond our control including severe winter storms, any ticket purchased can be transferred to attend the 2023 New Year's Eve Gala or other subsequent New Year's Eve Gala by emailing us at [email protected]

While we do not expect government mandates which may require restrictions that result in the cancellation, restriction of capacity, or other limitations which might affect the event, you agree that such possibility exists by purchasing a ticket. By purchasing a ticket, you agree that ticket reservations for the 2022 New year's Eve Gala will be transferred to the 2023 New Year's Eve Gala or other future New Year's Eve Gala in the event of government action beyond our control which might result in the postponement and rescheduling of the event for a future year.

Since ticket processing fees as well as payments made to vendors and performers engaged for the gala are nonrefundable, by purchasing a ticket, you agree that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellation, nonattendance for any reason, as well as rescheduling of the event at our sole discretion due to government restrictions, actions, or other conditions.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required to attend All guests are required to present proof of full vaccination with matching photo ID for admission: 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this policy. No refunds will be given if you are denied admission due to lacking proof of full vaccination.

Vaccine Boosters Recommended with Your Doctor's Consultation If it has been more than 6 months since you were fully vaccinated, we highly recommend a vaccine booster with the consultation of your doctor. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to consult with your doctor with regards to receiving a vaccine booster prior to attending the event. You agree to adhere to any potential future health guidelines that may require boosters to be considered fully vaccinated.

Masks are Optional but Highly Recommended Currently, masks are optional per DC COVID Guidelines in effect on Monday, November 22, 2021. By participating in the event, you agree to follow the DC COVID guidelines in effect at the time of the event and understand and agree that the guidelines may change at any time without notice.

Agree to DC Health Guidelines and ICDC Policies You along with your guests agree to adhere to the DC Health guidelines in effect at the time of the event: By participating in the event, you agree to adhere to all government health mandates regarding public events on the day of the event, including future health guidelines that may require boosters to be considered fully vaccinated: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

You also agree to adhere to International Club of DC policies for ticket reservations, participation in events, and acceptable behavior: https://www.internationalclubdc.com/About/TicketSalesPolicy.aspx

Admission Criteria Tickets will only be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID and credit card used to reserve the tickets. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s). All attendees must be 21 & over. No large bags or winter coats are allowed in the event space. Security staff may screen guests and anything brought into the event space. By participating in the event, you accept the responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Hotel parking is limited and not guaranteed due to the availability of space. All ticket sales are final.

The gala concludes at 1:30 AM with some aspects of the gala concluding at 12:00 Midnight (balloon drop) and 1:00 AM (bars and certain entertainment).

Event Details Subject to Change Please note that as we continue to refine the gala, themes, menus, entertainment, bands and other gala details are subject to change. We may add, change, or remove any menu item, advertised band or entertainment, or other aspect of the gala.

Attend in Good Health By participating in the event, you agree to follow the DC COVID guidelines in effect at the time of the event: https://coronavirus.dc.gov and warrant and represent that that neither you nor your guests are experiencing any COVID symptoms. In the event that you or your guests experience potential COVID symptoms prior to the event, you can request your tickets be transferred to the 2023 New Year's Eve Gala or a future New year's Eve Gala by contacting us at [email protected]

Liability Disclaimer While we have put in place health and safety measures, including requesting proof of vaccination, by purchasing a ticket, you accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 or any other pathogen along with all consequences resulting from exposure or infection, including but not limited to physical injury, illness, temporary or permanent disability, death, and economic or financial loss.

By participating in the event, you agree that while we have communicated health and safety measures along with DC COVID guidelines, we do not have police or law enforcement powers to physically enforce health and safety measures or mandates. Therefore, you agree to hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless for any noncompliance of the health and safety mandates by another attendee, event participant, or third party.

By participating in the event, you agree to release, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers from any and all liability for personal injury, including death, and property damage that arise out of the activity.

By participating in the event, you agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, not to make negligence claims against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers for losses, debts, demands and/or damages for personal injuries or wrongful death suffered as a result of participation in the activity.

You understand and agree that by taking part in this ticketed activity will have the effect of releasing, discharging, waiving, and forever relinquishing any and all actions or causes of action that you may have or have had, whether past, present, or future, whether known or unknown, and whether anticipated or unanticipated by you, arising out of your participation. This release constitutes a complete release, discharge, and waiver of any and all actions or causes of action against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers.

You understand and agree that by participating in this ticketed activity, you are to release, indemnify and hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability or costs, including attorney fees, associated with or arising from your participation in activities.

You also agree to convey these terms to your guests and ensure their acceptance and agreement of these terms prior to attending the event.