These are some of our favorite New Year's Eve events. View a full list here.
RaleighWRAL First Night Raleigh (Fayetteville Street) - Downtown Raleigh's largest New Year's celebration features nearly 100 performers in over 35 venues throughout downtown starting at 2 p.m. There will be a Ferris wheel, neon pop-up roller rink and more fun before the acorn drop and fireworks.
Raleigh's Ultimate New Year's Eve Party at Isaac Hunter's (414 Fayetteville St, Raleigh) - At midnight, ring in the New Year and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast while watching the Giant Acorn Drop from Isaac Hunter’s famous Fayetteville Street patio.
New Year's Eve at Raleigh Beer Garden (614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh) - Enjoy a party in the climate-controlled event tent at the back of the Raleigh Beer Garden. Your ticket purchase includes all of your food and drinks, party favors and a countdown toast at midnight.
NYE at Little City Brewing (400 W North St, Raleigh) - VIP tickets include a full buffet and a premium open bar package including beer, wine, beer, craft cocktails and a champagne toast.
NYE at The Architect (108 E Hargett St, Raleigh) - Tickets include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
NYE at Level7 (101 Park at N Hills St, Raleigh) - Enjoy live entertainment featuring Awkwardly Friendly at this rooftop bar at the AC Hotel in North Hills. There is also no cover charge.
No Fuss, No Frills NYE Party (Boxcar Bar and Arcade, 330 W Davie St, Raleigh) - Enjoy a relaxed New Year's Eve celebration all day at Boxcar. Doors open at noon and there are drink specials all day, no cover charge and a countdown to midnight.
14th Annual New Years Eve Bash (City Limit's Saloon, 901 Tryon Hill Dr., Raleigh) - Doors open at 9 p.m. for this bash that will include DJ Smoore and the Funky Bunch.
The "Best View in Town" New Year's Eve Celebration (Residence Inn's 10th and Terrace, 616 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh) - This rooftop party will include a midnight toast, hors-d'oeuvres and fun!
Back to the Future New Year's Eve Party (Alamo Drafthouse, 2116 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh) - Hop on your hoverboard, don your favorite decades attire, and join Alamo for this interactive movie party featuring movie props, collectible goodies and a radical recreation of the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in the lobby. The doors open at 8:30 p.m., followed by the film screening at 9 p.m. After, there will be a lobby party with a champagne toast at midnight.
NYE Boodle Fight (Mofu Shoppe, 321 S. Blount St., Raleigh) MOFU is hosting a meal fit for a king with dishes like suckling pigs, roasted duck, grilled lamb, octopus, squid, shrimp and whole fishes, cheeses, traditional Asian desserts, fruits, chocolates and more.
Rockin' Raleigh New Year's Eve Countdown (The Junction, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh) - Tickets include three premium drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a personal mini-champagne bottle at midnight, pizza buffet, cheesecake and dessert bar and more.
A Mad Hatter's NYE Party (Neuse River Brewing, 518 Pershing Rd, Raleigh) - Travel down the rabbit hole at this party featuring DJ JD Silverthorne and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
NYE at Level-Up Kitchen and Barcadium - Ticket includes a full buffet, free play on cabinet games and a bar package including beer, wine, craft cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight.
New Year's Eve at Watts & Ward (200 S. Blount St., Raleigh) - The craft cocktail bar is ringing in the new year with live jazz from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
New Year's Eve Through the Decades (Kings Bowling, 141 Park At North Hills St, Raleigh) - There will be a live DJ mixing beats from every decade, lane packages and more fun.
NYE at Coglin's (226 Fayetteville St., Raleigh) - There will be a champagne toast at midnight and a complimentary New Year's Eve gift to the first 50 people through the door.
Whiskey Kitchen New Year's Eve - Ring in the new year with live entertainment, dancing and champagne.
New Year's Eve Gala- All four floors of the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be open and will feature passed hors d'oeuvres, gourmet food stations and amazing dessert displays, open bars on every floor with premium liquors, wines, craft beers, custom cocktails and champagne, DJs, ambient performers and a live band.
Durham, Chapel Hill and CarrboroGlow Up in 2019 at Unscripted Durham (202 Corcoran St, Durham) - Glam yourself up a glitzy night featuring disco balls, dancing, photobooths, a DJ and champagne toasts.
NYE at Alley Twenty Six (320 E Chapel Hill St, Durham) - Reservations are open for a three-course prix fixe dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Cocktail pairings are available at an additional cost.
New Year's Eve Party at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. (219 Hood St., Durham) - The brewery will be celebrating New Year's Eve with music from Carolina Soul and a giveaway for a year of free beer.
Keep it Durham, Durham (Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham) – Close the year in style and start 2019 off right at Fullsteam with food trucks, a dog walk, jazz and tarot card readings.
What the Funk NYE 2019 (Beyu Caffe, 341 West Main Street, Durham) - This party at Beyu Caffé features food, drinks, and dancing. Go VIP and get a seated ticket which comes with a seat at a table, glass of champagne for a New Year’s toast and access to the buffet.
Talulla's Bollywood NYE 2019 (456 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill) - Enjoy this non-stop dance party featuring drink specials, belly dance performances and a champagne toast at midnight.
Ellis Dyson and the Shambles NYE Party (The ArtsCenter, 300 G E Main St, Carrboro) - Local old-time favorites Ellis Dyson and The Shambles, joined by singer Katharine Whalen, ring in 2019 with a foot-stompin' set of Squirrel Nut Zippers songs for audiences both young and old.
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Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!