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Celebrate New Year's Eve Downtown!


Thursday, Dec 31 | 3 - 6 pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Now kids can enjoy ringing in the new year too at NIGHT LIGHTS at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. NIGHT LIGHTS offers activities, interactive games, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater to ring in the new year! Register at

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Fitzgerald's Irish Pub NYE

Thursday, Dec 31 

Enjoy a prix fixe, three-course dinner for two for only $45 per couple --it even includes two glasses of wine or champagne. Call 919-240-4560 or email to reserve your table. 

Toast 'n Toast at Zog's

Thursday, Dec 31 | 8 pm

Ring in the New Year at Zog's Art Bar & Pool Hall with free champagne toast and free (bread) toast, jam, and jelly bar! More Info Here.

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Carolina Inn

Thursday, Dec 31 |5 pm - 10 pm

Enjoy an exceptional three course New Year's Eve dinner created by Executive Chef James Clark; share a romantic dessert made by pastry Chef Sara Thomas, and celebrate with a champagne toast. $75 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under. Call for reservations at 919.918.2735. 

Nomads Band at R&R Grill

Thursday, Dec 31 | 8:30 pm

Join the Nomads Band, local legends, and ring in the New Year at R&R Grill. Great music, party hats, noise makers, champagne toast, friends, and fun! Tickets $10. Reservations: email

Best Countdown Ever

Thursday, Dec 31 | 10 pm

DSI Comedy Theater will ring in the New Year with laughter, of course! The 21 + party will have party favors, noisemakers, champagne, cash bar, and plenty of comedy. Tickets at 

Kipos NYE Celebration

Thursday, Dec 31 

Join Kipos for a New Year's celebration, the Greek way! Enjoy bouzouki players, bellydancers, champagne toasts, and exclusive menu specials! To reserve a table call (919) 425 – 0760. 

NYE Dinner at Lantern

Thursday, Dec 31 

Offering a 3-course dinner for $68 per person, not including tax, gratuity, or beverages. Lantern is also offering an optional wine-pairing for $27 per person. The menu includes lots of local and regional delicacies. Call 919-969-8846 for reservations. 

A Local 506 NYE with Benji Hughes

Thursday, Dec 31 | 8 pm

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Benji Hughes spends much of his time masterminding his blend of inventive rock and ballads. At times earnest, at others whimsical, Benji is equally adept at keyboards and guitar. For tickets visit 

Beer Study Tap Takeover

Thursday, Dec 31

Say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 at Beer Study when Burial Brewery and Haw River Brewery take over the taps! 
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