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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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Sundays in downtown! 
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! 
Celebrate NYE at Lantern
Come ring in the New Year with Lantern Restaurant! This year they are offering a 3-course dinner for $68 per person, not including tax, gratuity, or beverages. They will also offer an optional wine pairing for $27 per person. The menu includes lots of local and regional delicacies. 
Call 919-969-8846 for reservations. 
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Midnight at Talulla's
Celebrate New Year's Eve 2015 at Talullas with non-stop energetic music provided by KASHIF CHUGHTAI aka DJ KASH! Complimentary baklava & champagne toast at mid-night, watch the ball-drop on the big screen, and dance the night away to the Beats from the East.Talullas is located at 456 W Franklin St. $20 cover at door, but tickets available online. 

Night Lights: A Family 
New Year's Eve 

  Join us at NIGHT LIGHTS and celebrate a family New Year's Eve on Wednesday, December 31 from 3 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! Space is limited, registration required. 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. Reservations are encouraged.Call 919-240-4560 to reserve a table. 
A Very 506 New Year's Eve 
Featuring The Old Ceremony with Skylar Gudasz! Wednesday, December 31 at 9:30 pm.They'll will be also doing a champagne toast at midnight! 

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, $69 per person prix fixe menu you won't want to miss. Call (919) 960-2770 to make your reservations today! 

Carolina Inn NYE Dinner
Start the new year off by dining on cuisine made by Executive Chef James Clark and the culinary team at The Carolina Inn. This dinner is offered as a three-course meal and champagne toast from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Call for reservations at 919-918-2735 or visit

Party & Dance with the Nomads!

Wednesday, December 31 from 8 pm to 1 am: Nomads Band is doing it again! For the 12th year in a row they'll be rockin' in the new year at R&R Grill. Hors d'oeuvres, Champagne toast, Party Favors, Midnight Breakfast Buffet. $35 per person. Dress in your finest party attire.
Call (919) 240-4411 for reservations and information,  
Take Two Tour at Ackland
Sunday, January 4 from 4 pm to 5 pm: Two experts offer different perspectives on works on view in PhotoVision, inviting conversation during their tour. Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public. This is the last day that the PhotoVision exhibit will be up at the Ackland Museum, so don't miss your last chance to see it!  
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