Best New Year's Eve Activities In North Carolina

Known for its breezy coastal beaches and beautiful rolling mountains, North Carolina makes the perfect New Year’s Eve destination for almost any lifestyle. Usher in the New Year with a range of thrilling activities ranging from themed/throwback galas to unique events like a murder mystery party where you can investigate a crime. No matter your style, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this New Year’s Even in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

SeaWitch New Year’s Eve Bash, Carolina Beach, NC

Known as the best New Year’s Eve party in the Wilmington area, the SeaWitch New Year’s Bash offers everything you desire for a spectacular celebration. Attendees enjoy a red carpet walk-in, live entertainment, DJ performances, huge dance floor, complimentary party favors and champagne split, a photo booth, and a special festive dinner menu with unbeatable drink specials. This formal event is held in a heated tent at the SeaWitch Cafe' & Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.

Charlotte New Year’s Eve Party, Gatsby’s House, Charlotte, NC

Join the most upscale Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve party in Charlotte at the Hilton Charlotte Uptown Hotel. This grand party features live DJ performances, multiple fully-staffed bars, festive party favors, five hours of prepaid drinks, and fabulous countdown in a massive ballroom setting. There’s also an amazing VIP area offering more perks including complimentary hors d'oeuvres, upgraded party favors, ultra-premium prepaid drinks, and exclusive access to the VIP area.

New Year’s Eve Ball at The Lookout, Wilmington, NC

Swing into the New Year at The Lookout, boasting gorgeous views of the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington. This Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve Ball features live Jazz entertainment, dancing, complimentary Great Gatsby welcome cocktail and midnight champagne toast, exclusive drink specials, professional photographer on-site, and more surprises for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Masquerade Murder 8: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Party, Raleigh, NC

Dress up in your favorite cocktail attire and head to the top murder mystery party in the area - A New Year’s Eve Mystery Party hosted at the historic City of Raleigh Musuem. Attendees can experience an immersive, real-life game of Clue and play a role in the investigation of the crime! There’s also a complimentary dessert bar and champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Summerfield Farms, Summerfield, NC

Kick off the New Year country-style at Summerfield Farms, a working farm and event venue hosting a spectacular New Year’s Eve Bash. This 21-and-over celebration features multiple bars including on the rooftop terrace, DJ entertainment, dancing, a food truck on-site, and photo booth followed by a bubbles toast and ball drop in the barn at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Statesville Civic Center, Statesville, NC

Kick off the New Year at one of the hottest parties in the area hosted at the Statesville Civic Center. The New Year’s Eve Bash features an evening of entertainment and food with all proceeds benefiting the Speak Life and Live organization to help the community. VIP table perks include exclusive seating, noisemakers, champagne, chocolates, and photos with the band.

New Year’s Eve Gala at Thalian Hall Center, Wilmington, NC

Experience an elegant soiree at the legendary New Year's Eve Gala at the Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts. Enjoy a scrumptious three-course dinner, dessert, drinks, and a sensational live performance followed by karaoke and a live champagne toast to complete the memorable evening.

North Carolina’s Official New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, Raleigh, NC

Join North Carolina’s Official New Year’s Eve Extravaganza for an unforgettable evening at the elegant Hilton Raleigh North Hills hotel. This event is hosted in the hotel’s beautiful ballroom and features multiple DJs for live entertainment, fully stocked cash bars, and free hors d'oeuvres for VIP attendees.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, Graham, NC

Dress up in your best attire and don your most interesting mask for the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball hosted at the Euphoria Wedding Chapel & Events in Graham. This formal celebration is for ages 25 and up and features DJ entertainment, catered food, free champagne at midnight, a cash bar, and VIP upgrades. Masks are optional at this black tie event.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Village Inn Hotel & Event Center, Clemmons, NC

For a totally awesome 80’s and 90’s throwback New Year’s Eve party, look no further than the Village Inn Hotel & Event Center in Clemmons. This high-energy celebration features live entertainment by the hottest 80’s tribute band in the state, multiple DJs, party favors, full cash bars, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne countdown at midnight.

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