ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A new year, a fresh start.
Against the historic well-lit backdrop of Old Town Alexandria Wednesday night, there were plenty of new beginnings.
One of those new beginnings? A new marriage! Matt and Erin Smyre chose New Year's Eve as their wedding date.
When asked why they chose to get married on December 31st Smyre replied: "we like to party."
For Brittany Fallon, the new year is a new party.
"It's great. It's a party every year," Fallon said.
Fallon's birthday falls on New Year's Eve and this year happens to be her 21st.
"We're having a great time, loving it," Fallon said.
First Night Alexandria had many entertainment options for all ages.
With more than 100 live bands, people danced, cut loose and rung in the new year.
It seems 2015 will be a Happy New Year indeed.