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

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Nerd Nite Chapel Hill

Enjoy a Discount at Brilliant You Denim!

Through December 31st

Lantern New Year's Eve

Night Lights: A Family New Year's Eve Celebration

Sunday, December 31 
2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center with Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership will host Night Lights, a day of New Year’s Eve activities for kids of all ages on Sunday, December 31st from 2 p.m. - 6 p,m.  (More info)
Franklin Street Yoga Center

Full Moon Magic and Creating Your Vision for 2018 at Franklin Street Yoga Center

Monday, January 1 
2:00 P.M.

First day of the new year and we also have a super full moon. A chance to shine the bright light of illumination on your goals for this year ahead, and clarity about what your ready to leave behind. This workshop will help you step into 2018 with intention and grace. (More info)

Compass Center Volunteer
Enjoy our fare-free bus system. Visit and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.
Free Weekend Parking for the holidays continues! (More info)

Disco Sweat XXXV / New Year's Eve at Nightlight

Sunday, December 31
9:00 P.M.

The Thirty-Fifth Disco Sweat
New Year's Eve Dance Party
$5 members / $2 membership
good music, good times (More info

Sparkle into the New Year at Julian's

Need to add a little more sparkle to your New Year's Eve plans? Julian's has the perfect assortment of glimmering bangles, just for you. (More info

Lantern New Year's Eve

Come Ring in the New Year with Lantern

Sunday, December 31 
5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M

This year Lantern is offering a 3-course dinner featuring Red Poll Beef, High Rock Farms chestnuts, Louisiana citrus and an option to add wine pairings to each course.

$75* per person
$27 wine pairing
See the menu

Please call 919-969-8846 with any questions or to make your reservation. (More info)
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.
Alex Rike