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What To Do & See Downtown For New Year's Eve!

What to Do & See Downtown for New Year's Eve!

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FREE Holiday Parking   
Parking is FREE on weekends in downtown Chapel Hill this holiday season! Parking at on-street meters and off-street lots is free on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of December. These lots are free until 5pm on the same Saturdays: Wallace Parking Deck located at 150 E. Rosemary St., 140 West Lot, and at the Rosemary /Columbia Lot at 100 E. Rosemary St.  
Don't Go Stir-Crazy!
The Ackland Art Museum is open Dec  27, & 28 starting at 10am. The current stunning exhibit is The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989. Kidzu Children's Museum is open regular hours until Sunday, December 29. And Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is closed Dec 24 & 25 but open the rest of the holiday break! 
Get Glam for the Holidays
Ready for those holiday parties? Look and feel good after a day of beauty - the perfect way to start fresh in the new year. Downtown Chapel Hill's salons offer hair styling, makeup applications, mani/pedis and more - for men, women, and kids!
Celebrate NYE at Lantern
Come ring in the New Year at Lantern Restaurant with a 4-course dinner for $68 per person, not including tax, gratuity, or beverages. The menu includes lots of local and regional delicacies. Accepting reservations for parties of any size. Call 919-969-8846 for reservations. 
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Paint the Town Red!
West End Wine Bar hosts local band Red Sky Moon starting at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, December 31 for a New Year's Eve party to remember! Champagne toast at midnight!
Party in Style!
Still need that perfect sparkly party dress for New Year's Eve? Shop downtown! Go vintage or modern - downtown Chapel Hill's retail shops have what you need to ring in the new year! And don't forget the accessories - like jewelry, scarves, belts and purses - which make your outfit! 
A Family New Year's Eve
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Join us at NIGHT LIGHTS and celebrate a family New Year's Eve on Tuesday, December 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Family-friendly activities, performances, and a kids' countdown under the stars to ring in the new year! Free and open to all! For details CLICK HERE.

New Year's Eve at Fitzgerald's 
Fitzgerald's is offering a prix fixe dinner for two this New Year's Eve for only $45. Choose 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and 2 glasses of wine or champagne from the New Year's Eve menu. There will be a 6:30 and 8:30 seating and reservations are encouraged.Call 919-240-4560 to reserve a table. 
New Year's Eve Show at LOCAL 506
Rock into 2014 with Dex Romweber Duo, Melissa & The Swinglers, Ray Anonymous (of Red Hot Poker Dots) on Tuesday, December 31. Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm. Tickets $10.00.  

Book your New Year's Eve dinner plans now! Many downtown restaurants are offering special menus for the evening. 

Happy New Year's from Elaine's

Ready to kick off 2014 the right way? Join Elaine's for a delicious New Year's Eve dinner with four courses for only $69. And for $30 more, you can enjoy an excellent wine pairing with your meal. Check out the menu then call (919) 960-2770 to reserve a spot! 

Countdown at Midnight at Talulla's
Let Talulla's be a special part of your New Year's celebration! Open New Year's Eve with a celebratory menu and after-dinner DJs will be spinning the best international & top 40 music beginning at 11:00 pm-till... Ring in the New Year at Chapel Hill's most unique venue with a live countdown on an 8 ft. projection screen plus full bar. 

NYE Bash with the Nomads!

The Nomads Band hosts it's 11th annual New Year's Eve party at R&R Grill this year on Tuesday, December 31. Doors open at 8pm, band starts at 9pm. Hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors, and a midnight breakfast buffet. $45 per person, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Lineberger Cancer Center. Call 929-4745 for
reservations and information. Tickets can also be purchased at R&R Grill.  
Brunch at Carolina Brewery
Open all day on New Year's Day with plenty of football and traditional New Year's food, as well as Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and your favorite beer on tap - including a New Year's Day Brunch!  
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.