Ring In The New Year Local Style

What Are Your New Year’s Plans?

New Year’s Eve, the night of parties, friends and fireworks all across the country. A night of reflection on the year just past and anticipation of the year ahead. Whether you love to dress up and go out on the town or have a nice quiet dinner at home with loved ones, our local businesses will be your supplier of joy and celebration.

Parties Around Town

NYE Gala
Ambient Performers by Elevate at the NYE Gala

Hit the town in glitz and glamour for the don’t miss party of the year at the Museum of Natural Sciences 2019 New Year’s Eve Gala. Delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, gourmet seafood, street taco and tapas stations, sushi display, small plates; late night snacks, candy bar, and amazing dessert displays. Of course it would not be a party without open bars on every floor serving premium liquors, wines, craft beers, custom cocktails and champagne. The event, hosted by Rocky Top Catering, kicks off at 8 pm and runs until 1 am. Tickets on sale now.

Want something a bit more casual? Head over to the Raleigh Beer Garden for hundreds of craft beer options, food, and a DJ spinning all night to ring in the new year in style. Tickets are only $10 to guarantee a spot inside after 10 pm. Or step it up a notch and attend the VIP NYE Experience in the heated beer garden tent. Your ticket purchase includes all of your food & drinks (an expansive dinner buffet & late-night buffet) party favors, countdown toast at midnight as well as entertainment throughout the evening and much more! Doors open at 9:30 pm and the party doesn’t stop until 2 am. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite today.

Neuse River BrewingNeuse River Brewing Company will host A Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Eve complete with no cover, DJ JD Silverthorne and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, it’s the best place to embrace your muchness! Dawn your wackiest of hats adorned with wingdings and funny things and travel down the rabbit hole of 2018 into 2019 at Neuse River Brewing Co.

Want more brewery happenings?  Head on over to Brewgaloo’s Facebook page.

Wine or Beer?Taylor's Wine Shop

Prefer to stay at home on the holiday? Pick up your wine from Taylor’s Wine Shop, featuring a fantastic selection of smaller batch and local wines and a well educated, friendly staff to recommend the best selections. If you are on the west side of town stop in to Red Line Wine and Beer, or better yet, have your beverages delivered to your door! Furthermore, D’s Bottle Shop in Wake Forest has a fantastic selection to peruse and several great options always on tap. Find more bottle shops around town using our Shop Local Raleigh member  directory.

Lincoln Theatre

Shows Around Town

For the music lover, Lincoln Theatre and The Pourhouse always have a spectacular lineup planned for the festivities. Check out Big Something’s 4 night run starting December 28 at Lincoln Theatre. Down the street The Pourhouse rings in the new year with Pie Face Girls, Vacant Company, and Drag Sounds. Buy your tickets in advance or pay at the door.

Dining Out

Italian, American, Mexican, whatever your flavor make sure it’s local! Book a table at Saint Jacques French Cuisine or cozy up with your date at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen. Chef Steve Day of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen will present a four course menu of inspired, locally sourced cuisine with the mix of Southern and International flavors on Monday, December 31st. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles to ring in the new year. Two seatings are available: make your reservation for either 6:00 pm or 9:00 pm by giving Plates a call at (919) 828-0018 and asking for Justin. This event is RSVP only so book your seat today! For more local restaurants, visit our directory.

For your 2019 New Year’s resolution, we ask that you add “spend more locally” to your goals. Help our community grow and prosper in the new year. Cheers!