Virginians are ready to ring in the new year.
There are a host of different ways to celebrate locally, but a few people spent the last night of 2010 being philanthropic.
One of the biggest parties in Roanoke took place at the Hotel Roanoke. About 700 people attended.
But the gala wasn't just for dinner, dancing and drinking, all of the money raised from the event will go to local charities.
This is the 33rd year for the event, which is put on by Preceptor Omicron.
Organizers say they are thrilled to host a party that is not only fun but also helps out the community.
"This year we have a theme of food and shelter. So we chose eight primary charities such as food banks and places that provide shelter," said Bonnie Surface, President of Preceptor Omicron.
Last year's New Year's Eve bash brought in about $7,000. This year, the sorority expects to raise about the same amount.