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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Arlington, VA

There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Arlington, VA comes into play.

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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Arlington, VA

The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Arlington VA. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Arlington, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Arlington, VA

What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

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Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

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The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Arlington, VA

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Arlington, VA.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Arlington, VA. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Arlington, VA

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Arlington, VA

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Arlington, VA may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Arlington, VA

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Arlington, VA

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

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Track Covid-19 in Arlington County, Va.

Daily Covid-19 admissions in the Arlington County areaAbout the dataData is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Arlington County, an area which may be larger than Arlington County itself.The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients tested positive for Covid in hospitals and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a c...

Daily Covid-19 admissions in the Arlington County area

About the data

Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Arlington County, an area which may be larger than Arlington County itself.

The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients tested positive for Covid in hospitals and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a community.

Total population

Ages 65 and up

Total population

Ages 65 and up

An updated vaccine is recommended for adults and most children. Statewide, 22% of vaccinations did not specify a home county.

Nearby hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied

About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: The hospitals map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023.

How trends have changed in Arlington County

About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: Weekly county death data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Arlington County. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.

Historical trends in Arlington County

The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated.

About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated. Weekly county case data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023. Test positivity data is based only on test results reported to the federal government and is a seven-day average.

By Jon Huang, Samuel Jacoby, Jasmine C. Lee, John-Michael Murphy, Charlie Smart and Albert Sun. Additional reporting by Sarah Cahalan, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker and Josh Williams. See a full list of contributors to The Times’s Covid-19 data reporting here.

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Data on this page is reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Population and demographic data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. Hospitalization data is reported by individual hospitals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and it includes confirmed and suspected adult and pediatric patients. The C.D.C. does not provide complete vaccinations data for some counties and caps its vaccination rate figures at 95 percent.

The C.D.C. may make historical updates as more data is reported.

The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on Covid cases in May 2023.

What's Open, Closed For New Year's 2024 In Arlington

ARLINGTON, VA — New Year's Day falls on a Monday in 2024, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.Arlington County government will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. Other services have schedule changes on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day or surrounding days.Arlington County government offices: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.Arlington Public Schools: On winter break from Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Monday, Jan. 1.Courts: The Arlington Circuit Court, General D...

ARLINGTON, VA — New Year's Day falls on a Monday in 2024, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.

Arlington County government will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. Other services have schedule changes on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day or surrounding days.

Arlington County government offices: Closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Arlington Public Schools: On winter break from Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Monday, Jan. 1.

Courts: The Arlington Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1 and Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Parking: Permit parking is always in effect unless specifically noted on the sign. Meters are not enforced on holidays.

Libraries: Arlington Public Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1.

Recycling/Trash/Organics Curbside Routes – No collection on New Year's Day. Curbside collection will shift by one day for all routes (e.g., Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday).

Department of Motor Vehicles: All DMV customer service centers are closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Post offices: Closed on Monday, Jan. 1.

Metrorail: On New Year’s Eve on Sunday, Dec. 31, Metrorail will operate on Sunday schedule, with service starting at 7 a.m., but ending at a time to be determined after midnight. On Monday, Jan. 1, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday holiday schedule from 7 a.m. to midnight. For more details, go to https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/index.cfm.

Metrobus: Will operate on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. More details at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/.

ART Bus: ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

Parks & Recreation Facilities & Programs: All community centers, administrative offices and classes are closed from Monday, Jan. 1. The Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1. Parks in Arlington will be open over the New Year's weekend.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington: Closed on Monday, Jan. 1. The Arlington County Animal Control team can be reached for emergencies at 703-931-9241.

Sheriff's Office: Administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1. Fingerprinting for the public and county employees are open Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the sheriff's office website for detention center visiting hours.

Metallica's VA Move | Best Pizza | Heroic Rescue: NoVA Good News 2023

Good news in NoVA includes metal legends Metallica invest in region, "Quadg0d" lives up to the hype, and heroes save woman from burning car.The top good news stories for 2023 included Metallica makes big investment in NoVA, town named one of the most "Christmassy" in the U.S., and local student places second In Scripps National Spelling Bee.Here's a roundup of the top good news stories from 2023 across Northern Virginia:Vienna senior Ilia Malinin, who made history in figure skating competition, once...

Good news in NoVA includes metal legends Metallica invest in region, "Quadg0d" lives up to the hype, and heroes save woman from burning car.

The top good news stories for 2023 included Metallica makes big investment in NoVA, town named one of the most "Christmassy" in the U.S., and local student places second In Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Here's a roundup of the top good news stories from 2023 across Northern Virginia:

Vienna senior Ilia Malinin, who made history in figure skating competition, once again proved why he is the self-proclaimed "Quadg0d."

Two men saved a woman from a burning car after a crash in Spotsylvania County on Sept. 10. Authorities said the vehicle went off the road, hit several trees and caught fire. The driver was unconscious and two witness sprang into action, cutting the driver's seat belt and pulling her from the burning vehicle."

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington welcomed “Reclining Liberty” to Arlington at an event where the public got a chance to meet the artist behind the statue and learn about the statue’s meaning.

Metallica, the legendary hard rock band, has acquired a majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing, a leading provider of vinyl records based near Springfield.

A student from Northern Virginia was the runner-up in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Charlotte Walsh, 14, a student from Arlington in a Fairfax County education program, was one of 11 finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Kids at Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School eagerly lined up to make their selections from a new vending machine. But it wasn't a normal vending machine with snacks that they were after. It was books.

Vera Punke has lived a long life and has been widowed four times. Now, at 108 years old, the spunky Arlington resident jokes that she will only date older men.

Virginia is home to one of the top 50 pizzerias in the United States, according to a ranking by Italian pizza experts.

Alexandr Pichev's recent decision to buy a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket turned out to be a profitable won. He ended up winning a top prize of $5 million in the $326,000,000 Fortune game.

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Break out those sparkly outfits and dancing shoes to bid adieu to 2023 and welcome 2024. Whether you’re looking for a 21-and-over event or something the kiddos will enjoy, these local parties and performances are sure to be a good time.Do you find joy in debunking conventional wisdom on topics ranging from labor unions and media mergers to technology and Taylor Swift? Catch a live performance by comedian and iconoclast Adam Conover, creator and star of th...

Break out those sparkly outfits and dancing shoes to bid adieu to 2023 and welcome 2024. Whether you’re looking for a 21-and-over event or something the kiddos will enjoy, these local parties and performances are sure to be a good time.

Do you find joy in debunking conventional wisdom on topics ranging from labor unions and media mergers to technology and Taylor Swift? Catch a live performance by comedian and iconoclast Adam Conover, creator and star of the series Adam Ruins Everything. Kids are welcome at the 7 p.m. show ($28), with adult supervision. The later show at 10 p.m. ($38) includes a champagne toast. // 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington

Usher in the new year, Balkan style, with specials like tuna tartare, lamb kebab, scallops, beef tenderloin and beef carpaccio flatbread. The first of two seatings, from 5-8:15 p.m., includes unlimited small plates for $79.99. The second, which includes a DJ spinning tunes, runs from 9-10:30 p.m. for $99.99. Both have $4.99 drink specials. Prefer takeout so you can watch the ball drop at home from your couch? A grab-and-go menu ($89 per couple) includes Balkan salad, Brussels sprouts with bacon, grilled beef tenderloin, pita, cornbread, and chocolate and raspberry cakes. Place to-go orders by 3 p.m. Dec. 30. // 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

If beer, doughnuts and old-school video games are your idea of a party, this is the spot. From 8 p.m.-1 a.m., the newly opened Shirlington beer hall will host a Winter Wonderland NYE Party with $10 bottles of champagne and two specialty doughnuts: Blood Orange Champagne, filled with strawberry jam and topped with a blood orange champagne glaze; and Chocolate Cocoa doughnut with dark chocolate ganache glaze and mini marshmallows ($4.95 each). Astro is also hosting New Year’s Day brunch with $8 Bloody Marys.// 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington)

Bottles will pop and bubbly will flow when this Clarendon pub’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Extravaganza kicks off with a complimentary open champagne bar from 9-10 p.m. Stick around to party and raise a glass to 2024 at midnight. // 1210 N. Garfield St., Arlington (Clarendon)

Ring in the new year with unlimited small plates and holiday specials—including branzino, shrimp, lobster, lamb and salmon—during one of two dinner seatings, from 5-8:15 p.m. ($59.99 per person) or 9-10:30 p.m. ($74.99 per person). Both seatings include discounted $4.99 drinks. On the rooftop, a DJ will provide music from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

Masking up never looked so good. The multi-level entertainment venue is hosting a masquerade ball, kicking things off at 7:30 p.m. with music, dancing, multiple bar stations, a photo booth and party favors, culminating in the requisite midnight champagne toast. Here’s a preview of what’s in store. Tickets $30-$50. // 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

Take a trip to the tropics at this Clarendon newcomer where, starting at 9 p.m., you can dance the night away in multiple party rooms to DJ-spun tunes and later toast 2024 with a midnight celebration. General admission is $15, and table service is available for $95-$715, depending on the size of your party. // 2854 Wilson Blvd., Suite B, Arlington (Clarendon)

Celebrate sports-bar-style with a late-night happy hour (starting at 8 p.m.) that includes $15 champagne bottles and beer pitchers, $6 Tito’s vodka cocktails and $2 Jell-O shots. Snack on $10 pizzas, wings and burgers while you watch the New York City ball drop televised on the bar’s 20-foot screen. // 2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington (Shirlington)

Time to bust out those neon bangles, shoulder pads and slouch socks. This totally awesome soiree includes a DJ spinning throwback tunes by The Cure, Madonna, Run DMC, Def Leppard and other nostalgic favorites, plus a “Name That Tune” contest, prizes for the most inspired ’80s attire, drink specials, glow sticks and the requisite bubbly toast at midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $35. //227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna

Welcome the future with a blast from the past. The DMV’s favorite ’80s cover band The Legwarmers takes to the stage at 8 p.m. with a playlist that includes hits by artists ranging from Prince to Poison. Guests can safety dance while enjoying party favors and buffet-style finger foods. Actual legwarmers and stone-washed jeans optional. Tickets $50. // 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church

Makers Union pub in National Landing (Courtesy photo)

The new National Landing location of this gastropub will ring in 2024 with Cabaret Countdown, a show chock full of singing, dancing, drag and burlesque numbers. Afterward, a DJ will spin tunes until 2 a.m., and at midnight, there’s a complimentary champagne toast. The $135 ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres (shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, cheeseburger sliders, mini crab cakes and more), three drink tickets, an ice luge, photo booth and party favors. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the show starts an hour later. Must be 21 or older to enter. // 1450 S. Eads St., Suite 65, Arlington (National Landing)

Bluegrass band The Seldom Scene will take the stage at The Birchmere on New Year’s Eve (Facebook photo)

The beloved venue where stars like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris and Dave Matthews have played is hosting an evening of bluegrass. Unlike in past years, this show starts earlier (7:30 p.m.) and ends before midnight (by 10:30 p.m.), making for a relaxed celebration with bands The Porch Delights and The Seldom Scene. Tickets $49.50 // 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Bring the kids to Tysons for a daytime bash that includes face painting and a balloon drop. (Photo by Patricia Prudente on Unsplash)

Prefer to celebrate on the earlier side? Doors open at 11 a.m. for this free bash for youngsters, with festivities from noon-6 p.m. The event includes free face painting, a balloon drop at 2 p.m. and live character performances by Spider Man and Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, plus a sparkling apple cider toast. // 7581 Colshire Drive, McLean

Baltimore-based dance party cover band UTC will get guests grooving at this Clarendon nightspot and music venue, which serves a sandwich known as Goat in a Boat, chicken shawarma and self-described killer guac. Make a night of it from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tickets $20. // 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

The annual, family-friendly Watch Night Falls Church always draws a crowd with a rockin’ street party (Facebook photo)

Starting at 7 p.m. in the Little City, this family-friendly event is open to the public and offers live entertainers on the main stage at the intersection of Broad and Washington streets, including local high school singer Ruby Jones, NoBetterOff and Skyline Band. Find children’s activities such as bounce houses, rock walls, rides and karaoke in Fun Alley (100 block of West Broad Street). Just before midnight, gather at Broad and Washington streets to count down the last minutes of 2023 and watch the lowering of a 75-year-old lighted star. // At the intersection of Broad and Washington streets, Falls Church

The bar at WHINO in Ballston (Courtesy photo)

Doors open at 8 p.m. at the “lowbrow” art space, restaurant and bar in Ballston, and the party starts at 10 p.m. with tunes courtesy of DJ Ty One and DJ Xtreme Sound, a champagne toast at midnight and a late-night menu until 1 a.m. Tickets $25. // 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 2110, Arlington (Ballston)

Local rock band Wicked Jezabel headlines an all-night party at JV’s in Falls Church. (Photo courtesy of Wicked Jezabel)

Have yourself a “wicked” New Year’s Eve at JV’s, a local destination for live music for 75+ years. Doors open at 6 p.m. and local rockers Wicked Jezabel take the stage at 9 p.m., with popular cover tunes. Nibble on apps and food specials, pick up some party favors, enter raffles and sip champagne when the clock strikes 12. Tickets $40.// 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church

Enjoy picture-perfect craft cocktails at Wren in Tysons (Courtesy photo)

The Japanese-style restaurant is offering a special New Year’s Eve dining menu and live entertainment. For $95, guests will enjoy a four-course meal with dishes such as grilled halloumi cheese wrapped in prosciutto, salmon sashimi pizza, sushi, lobster corn kakiage soba noodles, Japanese shaved ice and mochi doughnuts. Add cocktail or wine pairings for an additional $55. // 1825 Capital One Drive, Tysons

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