Where to Ring in the New Year in the Triangle

2019 New Year's Celebrations in the TriangleWhen it comes to New Year’s bashes, the Triangle offers tons of variety to choose from. Whether your favorite local spot is hosting a special NYE blowout, or you head to your area’s downtown celebration, there’s no shortage of places to kiss this year goodbye. Here are a few unique events happening on New Year’s Eve this year.


Night Lights: A Family New Year’s Eve

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Free, $5/person for star show | moreheadplanetarium.org/newsroom/all-news-releases/night-lights-a-family-new-years-eve-1

Celebrate the new year in a unique way with science activities and performances, planetarium shows, a photo booth and more. Tickets are only available online and space is limited so be sure to purchase ahead of time.


The Clockwork Ball - A Steampunk Masquerade at Haw River Ballroom

1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw

$20 in advance, $25 at the door | https://www.hawriverballroom.com

Glam your way into 2019 at the Clockwork Ball while you enjoy performances by Shady Darling & the Velvet Curtains and enchanting music from Jazz and the Blues to Dark Cabaret and Neo Vintage & Dance music.


First Night Raleigh

Raleigh City Plaza | firstnightraleigh.com

The 28th Annual WRAL First Night Raleigh will kick off once again this year! Spanning over 20+ blocks in Downtown Raleigh, this celebration offers a daytime Children’s Celebration from 2-6pm and performances including musical offerings, theater, dog shows, and access to delicious eats. Don’t forget to head over to Fayetteville Street at midnight to witness the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop!


The Triangle’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh | facebook.com/nyeraleigh/

iHeartMedia’s NYE celebration is exclusively for individuals that are 21 years old or older and features entertainment spread out through three ballrooms, views of the Acorn Drop, a photo booth, boozy beverages, and much more.

While these are just a few of the incredible events going on around the Triangle this year, there are tons of local joints opening their doors in celebration on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to hit up your favorite local brewery or hangout spot with your friends and family for the ultimate memory-making experience.

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